The latest Government Video Expo opened today in Washington, DC, and, as in years past, our podcast, the Digital Production Buzz, has a team of reporters covering the event.
I thought you might be interested in how we are covering it.
We have equipped each of our reporters – Ed Clark and Tchad Moore – with a Zoom H4n digital recorder and two Shure SM58 hand mikes.
Our producers – Cirina Catania and Debbie Price – have scheduled interviews with conference speakers and key industry leaders which Ed and Tchad then interview. (We are always interested in interviewing new people — let me know if you want to be added to our list.)
The interviews are transferred from the Zoom recorders via USB and compressed, in their raw state, into a single ZIP file which is transferred to our home offices here in LA via Dropbox.
The files are then downloaded and edited by Hilary White and myself. As soon as they are edited, the files are posted to our GV Expo Buzz website, while two or three of our favorite interviews will be featured on this week’s show, with a few more featured next week.
If you haven’t checked out our latest interviews, make a point to visit here.
And, if you are in the DC area, swing by the Walter Washington Conference Center and check out the exhibits. They always have a great collection of new gear that’s worth seeing.
Thanks – and let me know what you think.
2 Responses to Covering GV Expo in Washington, DC
I went to the expo yesterday and I have to say I was a little disappointed. It was smaller than I thought it would be but that aside, the companies that did show up with cameras (I didn’t see Sony) had a really poor selection of what you would think the gov’t type small video shops would be using. Panasonic had the X305 as one of if not the only prosumer style camera; JVC had their really expensive gear and of course, Canon had the C300 and a bunch of other really high-end gear. I don’t know about you, but I don’t know many government people who are shooting meetings that need a 20k body only camera. I was really looking forward to seeing a bunch of the other cameras that were in and around price and quality range of the X300/305 and some P2 cameras that didn’t cost an arm and a leg.
Thanks for the feedback – I wasn’t able to attend the show this year. I appreciate your thoughts.