Must-See at NAB 2018

NAB kicks off April 7th with what promises (as usual!) to be an amazing event.

NAB Show® is home to the world's largest collection of vendors driving the future of media and entertainment. From content creation to consumption, myriad solutions await you on the Show Floor andIMG 1865 are organized into eight Exhibit Communities to allow for efficient exploration. Get the first look at new products, discover import/export opportunities, and experience next-generation technologies through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations and technology-focused pavilions. Prepare to meet with C-level executives, trendsetters, and technology gurus responsible for advancing the tools you need to succeed in a digital world.

Again this year we are expanding our video coverage with programming on SVN LIVE! Tom White, Sports Editor; Tom Wilson, Video Journalism Editor; and John Churchman will be bringing you interviews and new product demonstrations from our partners and other exhibitors. We will also have special guests talking about new industry trends and products that could affect YOU and your school. 

Visit the SVN listing of our partners and advertisers who will be exhibiting at NAB 2018 in our April Special Supplement. If you are attending NAB, please drop us a note at  and meet up with us for a quick shout-out on our SVN LIVE! broadcast and perhaps a quick 2-3 minute statement on why YOU think educators should attend NAB.

Then, follow up with the 2018-2019 issue of the SVN Partner Product Guide, for product information and case studies on the new products our partners are releasing. The SVN Partner Product Guide will be available in May, following all the exciting new releases at NAB. 

When you inquire about products that you have seen in SVN, make sure you tell our partners that you see their ads in School Video News!

Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design will be exhibiting its latest broadcast product offerings at NAB 2018, including the URSA BroadcastBMDBroadCam camera for studio programming and live production. URSA Broadcast works with existing B4 broadcast HD lenses, supports both HD and Ultra HD production, and features a 4K sensor, extended video dynamic range, traditional external controls and buttons, built-in optical ND filters, dual CFast and dual SD card recorders and more. Blackmagic Design will also showcase the new ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, a high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 switcher, ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel, a compact hardware control panel designed to work with all ATEM switchers and Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter, which convert standard television industry connections for video, audio, power, talkback, tally and more into a single SMPTE hybrid electrical and fiber optic cable.

Henry Engineering

SixMixNew SVN partner Henry Engineering will have their Sports Pod on display at NAB. Look for company president Hank Landsberg in the Broadcast General Store Booth, #C2022. He'll be there to explain how Sports Pod works, and how it integrates with other products that are ideal for sports event video broadcasts.

The Sports Pod was recently reviewed by Tom White, and solves a myriad of technical problems that are common with play-by-play broadcasts. Sports Pod is an announcer's "mini-console" that gives the talent control of their mic and headphones. It lets each announcer turn his mic on and off, talk-back to the Producer off-air, and create a custom mix of their headphone audio.

Henry Engineering has a really cool product coming soon that will revolutionize the way you do sports broadcasts! Drop by Booth C2022 to hear all about it at the 2018 NAB.


NewTek provides creators of live video the ability to work simply with powerful solutions that enable network-style broadcasts without the barrier of entry of network-level price points. Be it business, schools, churches, sports or a creator with an idea and some passion, NewTek has a solution that allows them to create their content and grow their audiences, brands and business faster than ever before.TC1.control.surface

SL-5516 (Adjacent to NewTek Exhibit)

NDI® is in use on millions of devices and allows multiple video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP. NDI can encode, transmit and receive many streams of high quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real time. This benefits any network-connected video device, including video mixers, graphics systems, capture cards, and many other production devices.

NDI also makes it possible to exponentially increase the number of sources available for live production switching, without directly attaching to devices, changing locations, or investing in expensive, high-bandwidth networks that simply replace SDI-based workflows.

NewTek is committed to continually updating NDI into the future, and offers applications to further boost the power of the interface.


LiveU 03 400LiveU is driving the live video revolution, providing live video streaming for TV, mobile, online and social media.

At this year’s NAB, The Gadget Professor, Don Baine will present LIVE coverage of NAB 2018 from the LiveU Studio in booth C2617. The Gadget Professor Live at NAB” will give show attendees and viewers an exclusive look at new product announcements, live streaming industry news, and expert interviews from NAB.

LiveU will also be demonstrating its flagship LU600 portable transmission solution with the HEVC Pro card offering the ultimate video performance in live streaming for global newsgathering and beyond.

LiveU Solo – LiveU’s high-quality, plug-and-play live streaming device for the online media market will also be at NAB with some big news about new features and updates! Stay tuned!

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Come visit Broadcast Pix at NAB 2018 to experience how you can Take Control Anywhere with BPswitch. The BPswitch family of integrated production switchers with control-over-IP capabilities allows live production from anywhere on any device. Now shipping, BPswitch is your cost-effective solution with secure cloud control and full motion video. Every system includes NewBlueNTX 3D motion graphics, clip stores, customizable multi-view, ioGates media management, device control, and more.

Come visit us in booth SL8320, to see for yourself how BPswitch can simplify your operations and elevate the level of your video productions. Book your show meeting today!

Roland Pro/AV

09 v60hd top 480Roland Professional A/V, is a division of the Roland Group, is dedicated to the support of audio and video professionals demanding excellence in both performance and system design.

Roland Pro AV an industry leader in live to internet production tools for educational environments manufacture all-in-one AV Mixers for web streaming and recording. NAB 2018 will feature the Roland VR-4HD and VR-50HD AV streaming solutions and the brand new V-60HD and XS-62S production switchers with audio. These switchers are ideal for sports broadcasting, distance learning, flipped learning, drama production, news media production or any live produced content for web streaming or recording applications.

Ross Video

Ross powers video productions for billions of global viewers daily with the industry’s widest range of smart production solutions.

Ross also makes it easy for schools to create compelling content for news, sports & entertainment, and engaging material for other school venues including, concert/theater/auditorium venues, distance learning rooms, school board meeting rooms and sports stadiums/arenas/gymnasiums.

For schools, Ross offers an unrivalled range of products and services to create that live production content comprising virtual studios, real-time motion graphics, cameras, robotic camera systems, production switchers, video servers, infrastructure and routers, social media management, newsroom systems and mobile live events.

Ross Smart Production Solutions for Education also allow educators to more affordably train students using industry standard workflows with Ross products to best meet each school’s unique production requirements, instructional needs and other administrative support applications.

Visit Ross at NAB Booth SL 3305 to see all of our solutions in action.



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