Catching up with friends, seeing practical applications, and some sad news.
By Chris and Trish Meyer | April 21, 2009
Loitering at the Plug-in Pavilion were (left-to-right) Aharon Rabinowitz (All Bets Are Off Productions), John Dickinson (Motionworks), Zax Dow (Zaxwerks), Brian Maffitt (Total Training), and Chris Meyer.
NAB this year is certainly a cross between the best of times (catching up with friends and seeing cool new toys) and the worst of times (the horrendous economy casting a pall around the halls). We've been in Las Vegas since Friday night, and teaching a few sessions at the Post Production World conference in the North Hall. So it was nice to finish up our sessions Monday morning and hit the show floor. Word has it that attendance is down from 107,000 last year to just 80,000 this year. You can tell its down because you don't need binoculars to see Peder Norbby demo Particular 2 at the Red Giant booth in the Plug-in Pavilion (more on that, and other plug-ins, tomorrow). But first, what we saw and heard on Monday: