NAB Show 2019: The Official Toolfarm Guide #NABShow #NAB2019

NAB Show Toolfarm Guide
Updated 4 April 2019
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NAB Show 2019. Here’s your definitive guide to post-production events and NAB Survival info for NAB 2019! Plan your trip to maximize your time.

NAB Show 2019 is just around the corner. Here’s your definitive guide to post-production events and NAB Survival info for NAB 2019! Plan your trip to maximize your time so you don’t miss the presentations and events that you really want to attend.

NAB Sales

Sales info will be posted on our news blog as it is announced. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook for sales announcements.

Contact Michele Terpstra with any information you would like posted about your booth or event, or to correct any errors.

The Expo

NAB takes place every year at:
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
Phone: (702) 892-0711

Exhibit Hours

Monday, April 8, 2016, 10 am – 6 pm
Tuesday – Wednesday, April 9 and April 10, 9 am – 6 pm
Thursday, April 11, 9 am- 2 pm.

Registration and Free Exhibits-Only Codes

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 – Free registration ends 3/24/2019

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 passcodes for a Free Exhibits Pass on Twitter now, but here are a few of our vendors.

  • Bluefish:  LV8762
  • BorisFX: LV8958
  • Digital Anarchy: LV4979
  • Telestream: LV2889

Expo Maps and App

Map My Show – NAB floor plan

First Time to NAB?

Get some tips on how to make it through the convention at your best!

NAB Survival Video

A couple of years ago, we put together a fun survival video for attendees. It’s as relevant this year as it was for last!

Toolfarm NAB Survival guide from Toolfarm on Vimeo.

Read Michele’s NAB Survival Guide

Also, check out:

Booths not to Miss

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.

Booth Abbreviations

SL = South Lower
SU = South Upper
C = Central

Company Booth Notes
Adobe Systems


Adobe’s booth is always a hot spot at NAB. Andrew Kramer always fills the seats, as well as Jason Levine, and more.

Adobe has a partial schedule online. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see it.


Ren Deluxe – C & D

Avid SU801 Avid Connect 2019

They don’t have their schedule up yet but last year I caught a fantastic presentation from the editors of Stranger Things. Las year, Avid also raffled copies of Media Composer and Pro Tools at their booth and on their social channels When we have more info, we’ll add it.

Blackmagic Design SL216 and SL5216 The Blackmagic Booth is always the first to greet you when you come into
BlueFish444 SL9021 Via Twitter:



Boris FX SL7620 Boris is in the same space as last year. Each year, Mary, Ross, Peter and the rest of the team show you what’s new in Continuum, Sapphire, and mocha!
News: BorisFX NAB 2019 – New Features Sneak Peek

Boris FX Demo Schedule for NAB (PDF)

NAB 2019 Giveaway: Over $75K of Editing, Post & VFX Prizes

Digital Anarchy


Digital Anarchy will be showing Transcriptive and Beauty Box
Digital Production Buzz


Tune in for a liveBuZZ from the show!

We’ll link their schedule when it’s ready.



Film Convert


Note this is a meeting room and not a presentation space, but if you’d like to meet with them, they will have a presence there.


The full range of FilmLight systems will be demonstrated on booth SL4105.

“FilmLight will be at NAB showing updates to its Baselight toolkit, including T-Cam v2. This is FilmLight’s new and improved color appearance model, which allows the user to render an image for all formats and device types with the confidence of color.” Read more at Post Perspective

Frame.io SL2426 While we don’t sell Frame.io at Toolfarm, they have a product that is beloved by many of our customers. Also, they have a stellar lineup at their booth. Presenters include Stu Maschwitz of Red Giant, Ryan Connolly of Film Riot, Alexis Van Hurkman, as well as presentations about Kyno and Silverstack Lab.

Frame.io Schedule

Grass Valley SL106


Last year, Greyscalegorilla had booth directly behind the Maxon Booth. Chad Ashley of Greyscalegorilla, and Chris Schmidt, formerly of GSG will be presenting on the Maxon stage. Read the press release from Maxon.
iZotope SL8727


Each year, Maxon puts on their C4DLive broadcast with experts in the industry giving inspirational presentations. They also give away great prizes. They don’t have info yet but you can sign up to be informed of upcoming content.

PR: Maxon Announces Exhibitor Presence at 2019 NAB Show

Maxon’s C4D Live Schedule is up

NewTek SL5016 Kiki will likely be presenting Tricaster non-stop for 4 days! I don’t know how she does it.


NewBlueFX is on the lower level this year. Come check out Titler Pro!
Pomfort C7935 Stop by to see the newest transcoding enhancements for Silverstack Lab, and get an exclusive sneak peek at what’s coming up for LiveGrade Pro.


Information on what Telestream will be showing is here.
Video Copilot Andrew Kramer will be presenting at the Maxon booth this year. See the Maxon Press Release


Last year we had a great demo of the 3D audio software. Super cool.

Unofficial Events

If you know of event details that have been released, let us know! If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, also see Broadcast NAB Show Party List.

Sunday, April 7

The Colorist Mixer

What: The Colorist Mixer an industry Meet & Greet. Colorists, Editors, DPs, Directors and DITs (plus their assistants) and the Vendors who serve them are all invited for an evening of great conversation, food and drink.
When: 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Where: Virgil’s BBQ (in the Linq Promenade), 3545 Las Vegas Blvd South
More info/Tickets: Tickets are on sale and going fast

Blue Collar Post Collective Meet-Up

What: BCPC is dedicated to supporting emerging talent in post-production and making the industry more inclusive, and we do this through regular meet-ups where “everybody knows your name” and free events. Whether you’re emerging talent, an established pro, or somewhere in between, come hang out with people from ALL areas of post-production and have some fun.
Where: The Linq outside O’Shea’s Casino, 3535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
When: 6 pm
Learn more

Mograph Meetup

What: Join Greyscalegorilla, School of Motion, Video Copilot, and aescripts + aeplugins for drinks at the NAB MoGraph Meetup. This event has quickly become the must-attend party for all motion designers.
When: 7:00 – 9:00 PM PDT
Where: Beerhaus, 3784 S Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Tickets: Space is limited. Register here.

Monday, April 8

Color Day

What: FilmLight Colour Day masterclasses
When: All day.
Where: Renaissance Hotel Las Vegas. Monday April 8.

Register here


IMUG Media Motion Ball 2018 – 22nd Annual Event!!

What: The premier event for post-production, motion graphics, 3D and anyone in the production field attending NAB. The MediaMotion Ball (MMB) is from 5:30 pm on Monday, April 8th at NAB. The subsidized ‘end user’ ticket price gets you a great sit down dinner, dessert, and entry into the prize draw. There is also a cash bar.

Ticket price will rise to $65 after mid-March

Where: SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
When: 5:30-10:00 pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Dinner from approximately 7 pm.
Tickets: Tickets available

Enter to Win a ticket to the MediaMotion Ball


The Creative Oasis

What: Escape the NAB hustle and recharge with delicious drinks and inspiring conversations with your fellow video pros. There will be video prizes, canapés, and special guests. RSVP required. Brought to you by FilmConvert, Wipster, and FiLMiC/p>
When: Mon, 8 April 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
Where: Oak & Ivy, 707 Fremont Street, Downtown Container Park, Las Vegas, NV 89101
More Info: Tickets available at EventBrite

Tuesday, April 9

4K 4Charity Fun Run

This one may be an actual official event, but we’re listing it here anyway.

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


Wednesday, April 10

Thursday, April 11

IMUG Post-NAB Meetup

Things usually get going around 6-ish. We’ll get you the details of the location when we hear about it

Other Things to Check Out at NAB Show 2019

It’s still early but we know we’ll have the details to post here in the next few weeks. In the meantime, stay tuned. Bookmark this page. It will be updated whenever anyone sends us new information. There are a lot of events listed at Premium Beat as well.

NAB Show Opening

April 8, 9am-10am
North Hall Main Stage

Open VFX Software Standard Comes of Age

Room N243 – North Hall
April 8, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Open Effects is a standard widely used in the VFX industry to interface between host applications and plug-ins. The Open Effects Association promotes open standards in the visual effects community to improve interoperability, reliable development, and user experience. Join us and find out how we’re working to improve your work and let us know your needs and thoughts for the future of OFX.

Who Should Attend:  Anyone involved in VFX: product designer and developers, writers and market leaders, CTO, VFX supervisors, technical directors, and resellers.

Hosted by: Open Effects Association (www.openeffects.org), Press Release


What: #GalsNGear host a pop-up event and live-streamed show during NAB, kicking off at 8:30 am with a NETWORKING COFFEE followed by a lively PANEL DISCUSSION and gear demos on the NABSHOW Live! stage with women from across the spectrum of technical jobs in production and post.
When: Tuesday, April 9, 8:30 – 9 a.m.Where: NABSHOW Live! stage
Learn more: #GalsNGear
Note: Kylee Peña tells us that this event is free to anyone with a badge

#GalsNGear Initiative to Expand at NAB Show 2019 – Studio Daily March 28, 2019

The Faster Together Stages

LumaForge is behind a new event which will be taking over for the Supermeet on Tuesday, April 9th at the Rio. The Faster Together Stage will be everything that you love about the Supermeet, along with all the incredible insights from previous Faster Together Stages, all in one big event. Michael Horton’s raffle is happening!

When: Tuesday April 9, 2019, 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
Where: Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, 3700 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103
More info: Get Tickets Now (and check out the fantastic lineup of speakers!)

NAB Foodies Guide

from Broadcast Beat
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Avid Connect

April 6-7, 2017 | Wynn Las Vegas
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Posted by Michele Yamazaki