Vendors of production control automation for news are offering broadcasters ways to tackle new challenges, such as automatically repurposing individual news stories within a newscast for distribution to smartphones and tablets, and controlling complex studio setups with dozens of on-set monitors, entire video walls and sophisticated camera robotics. This is the latest installment of a special series on emerging tech trends, NAB Hot Topics, that will appear each week leading up to the NAB Show that runs April 11-16 in Las Vegas. Next up on April 9 is Master Control Automation, as well as a Tech Roundtable. Read the earlier installments here.
Ross Video, Grass Valley and Sony will be showing the latest options in news production automation technology at next month’s NAB Show. With a majority of stations in the major markets already on board, vendors are turning their attention to smaller markets by offering new features including customization.