NAB 2019: K-Tek Talks Boom Poles and why a K-Tek one makes your life easy.

As a camera operator, I am guilty of it. I bet you are guilty of it too. Do you know what “It” I’m talking about? Thinking about sound last. For me, the work is all about how it looks. Do the visuals match the story? And, I am wrong. We all know bad sound can ruin a production. Hell, we even ran into audio problems during our NAB 2019 coverage. We had lost a mic to travel damage. Well, K-Tek talks to me about why I should be investing in better sound equipment like boom poles.

“Sound Within Reach” has been K-Tek’s slogan since creating our first boom pole in 1996. K-Tek has always considered the boom pole to be an extension of the audio professionals arm. It is essential that the pole has a natural design that simply extends the reach of the microphone, quietly and lightly towards the sound or voice being recorded.

When choosing which boom pole is right for you, there are a lot of details to consider. Boom poles are made for various environments, a 20’ uncabled pole may be ideal in one location but a 6 section, cabled, 8’ pole may be ideal somewhere else.

K-Tek makes several different types of boom poles: K-Tek Klassic poles are graphite and modular, with varying cabling options. Avalon Graphite and Avalon Aluminum are simpler in design. The type of pole you choose will be determined by your specific needs and budget.

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Nexis Shared Intelligent Storage and Nexis | CloudSpaces: The Winning Combination!

Avid announced new NEXIS Cloudspaces- which provide the power of the cloud to Avid user storage systems.

Avid Nexis Cloudspaces enhance media management and storage availability- giving users more storage as needed.

“Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces brings the power of the cloud to Avid NEXIS, giving organizations a cost-effective and more efficient way to extend Avid NEXIS storage to the cloud for reliable backup and media parking. Working with Microsoft we are offering all Avid NEXIS users a limited-time free offer of 2 terabytes of Microsoft Azure storage that is auto-provisioned for easy setup and as much capacity as you need, when you need it.”

Dana Ruzicka, Chief Product Officer and Senior Vice President at Avid

Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces Includes:

Leverage the power of Avid NEXIS:

Avid Nexis’ work space management gives users all the flexibility and cale of the cloud.

Safely back up or park media:

Nexis users can sync work spaces to their Avid Nexis Cloudspaces with better organization, security and efficiency, rather than traditional risky manual storage processes.

Free up Avid NEXIS storage:

Avid Nexis Cloudspaces replace a need for external drives for productions on a tight budget. Cloudspaces allow creators to offload media not currently in production.

Get super-simple setup:

Cloudspaces offer users easy activation and auto-provisioning via the Avid Nexis console and an Avid Link account.

Gain better workflow and cost efficiency:

Nexis Cloudspaces streamline production time by eliminating the need to manually store media from USB and external drives. Avid has a variety of subscription plans available, to minimize storage expenses.

Increase scalability, capacity, and reliability with Microsoft Azure:

Avid Nexis Cloudspaces extend storage to Microsoft Azure. Users can benefit from both Nexis’ robust system and Azures hyper-scale storage capabilities.

Avid NEXIS Cloud Spaces will be made available April 2019.

Check out the Avid’s full press release HERE

Learn more about Avid HERE

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