WATCH: All the New VR and Audio Products from NAB 2016
Rounding out our video coverage of NAB 2016 with a glimpse at what future conferences may hold.
We pumped out 106 videos for you this year at NAB 2016, there were 70 up on YouTube with accompanying articles in the first four days alone. As a reader, we understand this must've been a little overwhelming. To make things a little easier for you to digest, we're breaking our content down by category.
If there was one common thread at Sundance, TriBeCa and SXSW this year it would have to be the mass groups of people waiting in lines down streets and around corners to get a taste of Virtual Reality. It was surprising, then, to see that VR wasn't a major player at NAB 2016. Maybe it's a testament to the fact that companies aren't quite sure what the best use of this emerging technology is yet, or perhaps they are under the impression VR really is just a passing trend. It is our belief, however, that in the coming years we'll be seeing exponentially more booths displaying VR products. The industry is just not quite there yet.
One truth about film that will never change is that there's nothing more important than capturing clean, uncompromised sound. Companies like Zoom have made a point of helping budget filmmakers achieve this for the past decade, but it's always interesting (or frustrating) to check out what some of the highest end audio equipment on the market is capable of.
Below are lists of all our VR and audio videos from NAB or, alternatively, just click play on the playlists up top and let em' ride.
- Sound Devices Updates the 688 Mixer & PIX-E5 Interface Firmware
- Aputure's New Affordable Fresnel LEDs, A-Lyra Lavalier Mic & D3 Shotgun Microphone
- Tascam's DR-10 SG All-in-One Recorder/Microphone & DR-701d 6-Track Recorder
- Sennheiser's New MKE 440 Stereo Shotgun Microphone Looks Weird for a Reason
- Zoom Shows Off New Versatile U-44 and U-24 Mobile Audio Interfaces
Virtual Reality and 360
- Skywand VR Lets You Virtually Walk Through the Sky to Map Out Your Drone Shots
- Re:Vision Effects Introduces the Re:Lens Plug-in for Creating 360 Degree Video
- GoPro Keeps Moving in the Direction of VR and 360 Degree Video with Omnirig & Odyssey
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