Random notes as I sit on the casino floor editing video, going over the NAB blogs – including Lost Remote and numerous other tech sites tonight on the wifi…
Bob Barker of Price is Right fame was inducted into the NAB Hall of Fame today. I’m told he received a standing o, asked audience members to “come on down” to play some Plinko, promptly gave away fabulous cash and prizes and likely told peeps to get their pets spayed or neutered.
Other stuff from today: some people are saying the audience numbers for NAB is down. I can’t really tell the difference from year’s past.
The Associated Press is announcing mobile video. Interesting. I haven’t spoken with any vendors about wireless yet, but there are many here that offer such. Mostly spoke to people about streaming.
Talking with Adobe tomorrow about its new offerings, including flash and Media Player 1.0.
Caught up with Carlos Lovato of Tulsa-based Media Specialists, see below. He says IPTV is the big deal this week. After speaking with my friends at News9 last night, it seems another biggie is the forced digital transition coming in February.
Overwhelming is the word after the first extended tour through the NAB Show floor. Cameras, lights, software, hardware – seems much bigger than the previous years that I attended.
There are gadgets and demos everywhere you turn. Loads of energy and people who know this stuff cold. We stopped by Panasonic, JVC, Prompter People, and others for demos and, well, free stuff.
Sidebar: the Las Vegas free public wifi is dog slow. Pretty much a dial up situation. Yet as I sit here in the concourse a steady stream of peeps are asking if I’m getting wifi. They seem amazed.
Check out the NAB Show blog.
On with the show… click on each for larger versions (and a few comments).
So I was checking my email via Blackberry this morning. Saw Berry Tramel’s script he emailed before this morning’s taping. Berry wrote about Bob Stoops’ crazy scoring system from Saturday’s Red-White football game.
Good stuff. Check out the video from Berry.
And check out Damon Fontenot’s videos from the scene.
Tim Robbins spoke this morning at the NAB show. Here’s more.
I love the Lost Remote. A great Web site. I’ll be linking to my friends a lot this week for NAB coverage since they do a bang up job. And catching up with them tomorrow for, uh, more conversation.
NAB president David Rehr spoke a lot about the Internet today and how television needs to expand beyond the living room. Maybe that’s something local associations should learn.
More later today from the trade show floor. Hoping to hit up Adobe about their new flash streaming.