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Next Video Expo's Must See Exhibitors

UPDATE: Though the exhibits for the Next Video Expo may be closed now, stay tuned to HDSLR Shooter to for our interviews from the show floor.
Tomorrow is the Next Video Expo+Conference, and we wanted to direct your attention to some of the awesome manufacturers that will be in attendance, and what we hope to see from them at the show.


Akitio – Booth #: 218

We’ve been using Akitio’s Palm RAID thunderbolt drive (review coming soon) for a good while now and absolutely love it. Every time we see Akitio, we get a look at another awesome drive, and they’re really a great choice for storage. They make everything from the small portable drives to desktop storage, and even large network storage drives. Deffinitely worth a look for anyone in production, as their drive’s speeds let you load and unload media fast in the field or studio.
From Next Video Expo: Akitio designs and creates Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt2, USB, FireWire & eSATA storage solutions to suit multiple needs and projects. Headquartered in Brea, California. We now have a full range of direct attached and network attached storage products to satisfy the needs of a wide range of customers. We strive to create products that match our core values, products that are easy to use, reliable, innovative, environmentally friendly and also affordable. At Akitio we believe in creating cutting-edge products that are both easy to use and also reliable. We believe that our products should last and that you should enjoy using them. We strive to create the most user-friendly experience possible with the most reliable and long lasting materials and parts available so that you will continue to enjoy using our great products for a long time to come.

Azden Corporation – Booth #: 102

We’ve been using Azden’s wireless microphones for years now, with no trouble whatsoever. They’ve never lost signal, there’s never been any pops or cracks in the audio. Keep in mind this is during some of the most interference heavy shows, such as NAB, where we can use our Azden lavalier mic and handheld wireless mic the whole show without any issue. They’re a must see company for your audio capture needs.
From Next Video Expo: Azden offers a complete line of quality audio products for DSLR and Video Camera’s, Smart Phones and Tablets.  Products include wireless microphone systems, shotgun microphones and portable mixers.

Blackmagic Design – Booth #: 317

Blackmagic Design has become an integral part in our workflow. We’ve come to regularly use both the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera for all of our show coverage and many other videos you see here on HDSLR Shooter, and we couldn’t be happier with the result. Given Blackmagic’s close listening to its customer base, and continuing efforts to improve existing products, we are always excited to see what Blackmagic has in store at any show.
From Next Video Expo: Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, audio monitors, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check

Canon – Booth #: 101

Naturally, Canon will be a stop for many with the recently announced 7D Mark II. Whether or not it will actually be on display at Next Video Expo is unknown, though there will still be plenty of Canon experts on hand to answer any questions you may have.

From Next Video Expo: Canon U.S.a. Inc., a world leader in professional imaging, delivers innovative products and comprehensive solutions designed to provide the high-quality performance and advanced features professionals in multiple markets need to capture, process, and reproduce their visions.


Carl Zeiss – Booth #: 307

What is there to say about Carl Zeiss? You really can’t do any better. Zeiss’ recent releases of the Otus and Loxia families of lenses has shown their intent to move into a cost effective, adaptable stance that adds even more to their already overwhelming appeal. We’ve covered the Otus regularly, with its most recent member, the 1.4/85, having been on display at photokina.  The Loxia series is exciting as well, living up to the spirit of the DSLR itself with its design that works equally well for both photo and video. We can’t wait to see more out of these lens families, and from Zeiss as a whole, at Next video Expo.
From Next Video Expo: Carl Zeiss produces the finest cinematography lenses in the world. New for 2014 is the Compact Zoom 15-30/T2.9, featuring an interchangeable mount for PL, EF, MFT, E and F mount cameras. Like the CZ.2 and CP.2 family, it is a small, light-weight lens and covering a 24×36 sensor, making them the ideal choice for a wide variety of cameras. Visit the Zeiss website at: for more information.
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LAPPG – Booth #: 417

The Los Angeles Post Production Group is an awesome monthly group that brings some awesome experts from the pro-video industry to talk mostly about post production. However they also frequently cover video capture, cameras, camera accessories, career guidance, and much more. Combine that with the casual atmosphere, lack of bias toward editing system, and amazing prizes every month, and this is definitely worth your first Wednesday of every month.
From Next Video Expo: The Los Angeles Post Production Group is a leading professional organization for content creators. Founded in 2008, LAPPG provides a monthly forum for networking, exchanging knowledge and ideas, exploring the latest technologies and providing face to face opportunities for professional growth. Our meeting are fun, informative and career enhancing. Membership to the group is free by emailing

Marshall Electronics – Booth #: 104

Marshall Electronics has always been an awesome monitor manufacturer, with spot on camera top monitors, 4K quad viewing monitors, and more. These days they’re expanding their line of cameras with the palm sized HD CV500-M2. They also have the awesome MXL Mics branch that caters to any audio capture need you may have, especially for the musicians out there.
From Next Video Expo: Marshall Electronics is a leading manufacturer of LCD rack mount and camera-top monitors for broadcast, multimedia, video, film, and news professionals worldwide. Marshall offers a large assortment of technology including IP cameras, audio monitors, professional microphones, outdoor field monitors, In-Monitor Display (IMD), Quad Viewers, converters, stand-alone post monitors and DSLR cameras to capture HD video.

NewBay Media LLC – Booth #: 124

Or Next Video Expo hosts, be sure to learn more about NewBay while you’re at their event! They have a wide and very dynamic portfolio of work, helping bring together all manner of professionals through their numerous events.
From Next Video Expo: At the Content Center of the World’s Most Dynamic Industries – Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education.  We connect and inform millions of constituents in these markets through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building, informative events. Our unparalleled reach provides marketing partners with exciting, engaging, and effective targeted communities, and connects them with decision-makers and influencers across these markets.

Written by Jake Fruia

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