NAB 2017: The Official Toolfarm Guide #NABShow #NAB2017 Updated Thursday, April 20, 2017
NAB will be here before you know it and Toolfarm is the place for up to date information about the tools you care about, updated several times a week.
Updated April 20, 2017 – News is pouring in! We have updated info for the IMUG post-NAB meet, added Greyscalegorilla info, NewBlueFX and Rampant Design Tools Sales info.
Contact Michele Terpstra with any information you would like posted about your booth or event, or to correct any errors.
Post|Production World Conference – Save $100 using the code PPW03 or PPW19.
NAB takes place every year at:
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
Phone: (702) 892-0711
Monday, April 24, 2016, 10 am – 6 pm
Tuesday – Wednesday, April 25 and April 26, 9 am – 6 pm
Thursday, April 27, 9 am- 2 pm.
Register for NAB here. Register by mid-March to receive your badge in the mail! U.S. media registering after Friday and international press will need to pick up badges onsite at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Free Expo Codes
Vendors at the show each have their own free code. There's a competition put on by the show for exhibitors to get at least 300 sign ups. See below in the vendor grid for some free codes. I would recommend that you register for a free one, even if you aren't sure that you can make it to the show. The code will save you about $150 on a pass. Let us know if your booth has a code and we'll add it to the list.
There are loads of free guest pass codes for a Free Exhibits Pass on Twitter now, but here are a few from our vendors. Note: Free Expo codes are good until March 24, after that, they're $25.
- Avid: LV8863
- BorisFX/GenArts/Imagineer Systems: LV2749
- Digital Anarchy: LV8974
- Maxon: LV2835
- Pomfort: LV8972
- Telestream: LV9254
Map My Show – NAB Floor plan
Get some tips on how to make it through the convention at your best!
Last year we put together a fun survival video for attendees. It's as relevant this year as it was for last!
Also, check out:
- Kylee Wall's NAB Show Guide to Thriving (instead of just surviving)
- Walter Biscardi's NAB Guide Annual Tips from a Convention Veteran
- An Introvert’s Guide To NAB by Chris Potter
- NewBlueFX Survival Guide to NAB 2015
NAB Survival – Is it in the shoes? – The article in which I try to impress upon you the copious amounts of walking
to be done at what is a very large trade show situated in the Mojave desert.
It's early so we haven't heard if everyone who had booths last year will be participating again. We'll edit the list below as we get information and add notes as needed. If you have information that we should add, please contact Michele.
SL = South Lower
SU = South Upper
C = Central
|Autodesk||Ren Deluxe A & Q||
NAB 2017: Visit the Avid Booth or Follow Us on Social Media for Daily Contests and Giveaways!
NAB 2017: Avid Main Stage Guest Speaker Presentations
|Digital Anarchy||Plug-in Pavilion SL5228||
Free Exhibit Hall Pass with code: LV8974
Come see CoreMelt at the Supermeet.
|Digital Production Buzz||SL12405||
Tune in for a liveBuZZ from the show! Larry says, “And, thinking of The Buzz, we will be back at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas in April. We are originating something like 24 live shows in four days. The website isn't ready yet – you'll find last year's coverage at www.nabshowbuzz.com– but we have already started booking guests. If you are interested in being on the show, drop me a note.”
|Fayteq||SL5329 – Plugin Pavillion|
FilmLight will be featuring products at the following booths:
Grass Valley Demonstrates Upgraded Solutions at NAB 2017 to Improve Breaking News Production – GV STRATUS, EDIUS and Ignite now have more features for efficient, integrated reporting.
Greyscalegorilla will have a booth directly behind the Maxon Booth.
|NewTek||SL5016||Kiki will likely be presenting Tricaster non-stop for 4 days! I don't know how she does it. See the news from NewTek about NAB 2017|
|NewBlueFX||SU7325||NewBlueFX Show Specials|
|Rampant Design Tools||n/a|
Register for an NAB expo pass using discount code: LV9254
Press release: Telestream Demonstrates Field-proven Solutions for Turning Video into Revenue at NAB 2017 with Wirecast and Lightspeed software.
|Tiffen||C6019||Come see a live demo of their Tiffen Dfx software as well as their Steadicam rigs and all that fun stuff.|
|Video Copilot||Adobe: SL4010||
Founder Andrew Kramer will talk about the increasing demand for visual effects across multiple disciplines and how visual effects are evolving to help filmmakers tell richer stories that connect more deeply with audiences. Andrew will be presenting at the Adobe booth on Monday, April 24th at 2:00 PM and Tuesday, April 25th at 2:00 PM.
Sales: Zaxwerks NAB Sale is on!
Save 35% on Zaxwerks products now through April 20, 2017
*Plug-in Pavilion Booths. Multiple companies in one big section. Plugin Pavilion companies this year: Digital Anarchy, RE:Vision Effects, and more.
Sunday, April 23
What: The Mixer lets you catch up with friends. Or meet your ‘virtual’ friends from around the world. Plus, make new friends. Where else will you find colorists from around the planet all in one room!
When:Sunday, April 23, doors open at 7pm
Where: 108th floor of the Stratosphere Tower, 2000 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
More info: coloristmixer.com
BCPC + #PostChat NAB Show Mega Meet-Up
What: Join us for a Blue Collar Post Collective + #PostChat NAB Show Mega Meet-Up. Instead of creating discrete meet-ups that ruin your social calendar even more than it already is, we're combining forces for one big casual hang. No raffles, no announcements, just a group of post production nerds on the eve of NAB and a bar within reach.
Where: O'Shea’s Casino, 3535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
When:Sunday, April 23 at 6 PM – 8 PM PDT
Monday, April 24
Breakfast with Avid Editors?
If they're doing it again this year, we'll have the info here.
IMUG Media Motion Ball 2017 – 20th Annual Event!!
What: The premier event for post-production, motion graphics, 3D and anyone in the production field attending NAB.
Where: Monte Carlo Hotel
When: 5:30-9:30pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Dinner from approx 7 pm. The event finishes at about 9:45 pm.
Tickets: More info to come Tickets available March 6!
NAB Show Opening Party
When: 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Complimentary admission for Attendees and Exhibitors with your badge
Tuesday, April 25
4K 4Charity Fun Run
Where: Sunset Park
When: 7:30 AM
Technically a “before hours” event, if you haven't put enough mileage on your shoes, join the 4K 4Charity fun run. 4K is not actually that far and I could probably even handle that distance!
More info: 4K 4Charity Fun Run
The Sixteenth Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet
What: Mingle, network, enjoy adult beverages with your industry peers while learning about the latest trends in collaborative editing workflows!
Where: RIO Hotel – Pavillion Ballroom, 3700 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
When: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – 7 PM – 11 PM (doors open at 4:30 PM for SuperMeet Digital Showcase. SuperMeet begins at 7:00 PM)
Buy Tickets: Get tickets Admission includes 2 raffle tickets per person.
Wednesday, April 26
Thursday, April 27
IMUG Post-NAB Meetup at the Beerhaus
Due to construction, the annual meet up has been moved to Beerhouse, nearby, just across the Park Plaza. Things usually get going around 6-ish.
Official NAB Show Closing Party
When: We'll let you know
Complimentary admission for Attendees and Exhibitors
Other Things to Check Out at NAB 2017
It's still early but we know we'll have stuff to post here in the next few weeks. Stay tuned. Bookmark this page. It will be updated.
Show Opening, April 24
Jane Pauley to Emcee.
Virtual and Augmented Reality Pavilion
Future of Cinema Conference
The Society for Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) presents a two day conference entitled; The Future of Cinema: The Intersection of Technology, Art, & Commerce in Cinema. The conference has been scheduled for April 22 and 23.
Learn more at Broadcast Beat
Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion
Aerial Cinematography Techniques Field Workshop
Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS or Drones) are a staple in the toolkit of any videographer, and with good reason; they are used not only to create beautiful video from new (and previously unachievable angles), but to collect data that can be used for other production content. Cost effective, reduced risk, and often able to access in places that are generally inaccessible, this is not surprising that video professionals are rapidly adding sUAS to their production kit. Instructors include Douglas Spotted Eagle and Luisa Casanovas.
NAB Foodies Guide
from Broadcast Beat
An ongoing series of Final Cut Pro X workshops featuring workflows and case studies.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24-26 at the Courtyard by Marriott Las Vegas Convention Center. Seating is limited and first-come first-served. On-time arrival and registration prior to the event is highly recommended to avoid lines at the event, though registration does not guarantee your spot. See the presenters list, including Steve Martin from Ripple Training, Mark Spencer, Jeff Greenberg, Patrick Imhofer, Robbie Carman, Alexis Van Hurkman, and others.
Women in Post Production PR List
If you're a company looking to staff your NAB Show booth soon, I can provide you a list of well-qualified women who are interested in this work. And if you're a woman, you can add yourself with this form — for booth work, podcasts, panels, and other stuff. Via Kylee Peña.
postPerspective launches Impact Awards at NAB 2017
Randi Altman's postPerspective is honoring innovative products and technologies for the post production and production industries.
April 22-23, 2017 | Wynn Las Vegas
Posted by Michele Yamazaki