In the heart of Las Vegas, from April 13th to April 17th, the National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB) drew industry professionals from all corners of the globe. Among them were Matt Smith and Ed Smith representing Edit House Productions, LLC, excited to explore the latest advancements in video technology.

This year, NAB 2024 was markedly different from its previous years, with roughly half fewer attendees due to what we’re told are still the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the reduced numbers, the convention buzzed with excitement as attendees from all over the world explored innovations and solutions in broadcast television production.

One of our primary objectives at NAB 2024 was to find a wireless 4K transmitter/receiver pair to streamline our production workflow by eliminating the need for HDMI cabling on shoots. Visiting two leading vendors initially, Matt and Ed encountered a challenge: latency in viewing. However, a recommendation from Sony representatives led us to Teradek’s booth, where we discovered equipment that promised zero latency—a game-changer for our operations. It was a decisive moment, and Edit House is now poised to integrate Teradek’s solution into our toolkit.

In addition to our pursuit of wireless transmission solutions, we also explored the potential of the Ronin 4 gimbal system. Paired with the Sony FX3 camera, this combination could change our approach to capturing smooth, cinematic shots.

Amidst the bustling exhibition halls, one of the highlights of the trip was the serendipitous encounter with neighbors from Rio Rancho—Lectrosonics. Renowned for their audio recording technology, Lectrosonics boasts an impressive array of accolades, including an Emmy® Award for engineering excellence in sound quality.

Reflecting on our NAB 2024 experience, Matt and Ed emerged with a clear vision for the future of our company. Armed with cutting-edge technology from Teradek and the promise of seamless cinematography with the Sony FX3 and Ronin 4, Edit House is poised to elevate our production capabilities to new heights. Moreover, forging connections with industry peers like Lectrosonics reaffirmed our commitment to excellence and innovation.

As the curtains close on another successful NAB convention, Edit House is again ready to acquire new  groundbreaking technologies, shaping the landscape of local video production for years to come. With our finger on the pulse of innovation, Edit House is not just observing the future of video production—we’re actively shaping it.

Ed Smith

Ed Smith

Ed Smith has been in television since the 80s and began Edit House Productions, LLC in 2000. He grew up in Culver City, California, where he enjoyed hanging out with his father on the sets of MGM Studios. Ed has been awarded dozens of Addy, Telly and Aurora Awards for cinematography, directing, and art direction. Over the years, Ed has produced for Fortune 500 companies like Pizza Hut, Cessna Aircraft, Coleman, and Rent-A-Center. Ed earned a MA in Communications and a BA in Radio-TV-Film from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.