NAB Show 2021 has been rescheduled to Oct. 9-13 next year. Originally slated for April 11–14 in Las Vegas, CEO Gordon Smith said in a statement that with continued uncertainty over what the next six months will bring, it appears it will be well into next year before the pandemic is under control in the U.S. “We also have our own concerns around being able to deliver the type of event in April that will not only drive results, but one that can be produced safely for all involved and without significant limitations on the experience,” continued Smith. He added that moving NAB Show to October means alternate 2021 dates are being considered for NAB Show New York, held annually in October. The 2021 Radio Show will co-locate with NAB Show in Las Vegas, as will NAB’s Sales and Management Television Exchange, with the opportunity to add additional partner events.
Dave Charles of Media Results International (MRI) is offering an affordable way for broadcasters to safely work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with IT/Engineering partner Glenn Prins, they’ve launched MRI Home Studio, offering tech support and setup for stations looking for consistent, high-quality, remote solutions. Read more here.
GB Labs, which offers intelligent storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries, has announced that Side Street Post & VFX Vancouver, supported by GDS Communications, has chosen GB Labs’ SPACE SSD NAS shared storage system to drive Side Street’s DaVinci Resolve Studio systems. With its massive disc performance of 12GB/s, it now enables all of Side Street’s DaVinci Resolve Studio workstations to simultaneously playback 4K DPX streams at full resolution, with no network slow-down or dropped frames. With Vancouver a major market for episodic television and feature film production – a lot of it captured in 4K, 6K or 8K – the grading process requires a very high data rate. A major differentiator with all GB Labs storage systems is that they do not require the user to replace or dispose of their existing storage. Like many other GB Labs users, Side Street was able to make use of its existing SAN by incorporating GB Labs ECHO Bridge as a way of accessing SAN data, or moving files to it for near-line storage.