NEXI were at the opening day of BVE2013 yesterday. We had a great time checking out all the latest production gear and catching up with some stalls we have spent time with in the past (Hello NewTek and Atomos!!).

Ben and Mat were able to have a good try-out of the NewTek TriCaster 455 & 855 production switcher, a must buy for Internet Television producers. Although Ben has been a big fan of TriCaster for years, the device was new for Mat, who had only ever heard about it from Ben. Finally he got the chance to see its impressive features and benefits for himself. Sadly, we weren’t able to catch up again with the lovely Carter, who we had met and interviewed previously at last year’s IBC for Film Live – although I’ve been chatting to him over Twitter. A meet up for NAB will be on the cards!

I settled down and enjoyed a demo led by Don Ballance and Kiki Stockhammer, showing the audience all the features on the TriCaster system in an interesting live presentation.

Over at Atomos, sushi was being made by a pro sushi chef, which I was especially impressed with, being a hardcore sushi fan. When we hooked up with CEO, Jeromy Young and his crew at IBC last year, I had a portrait drawn of me – as a Samurai!, as there was an artist at the stand. But back to more serious matters – there’s going to be some very exciting announcements coming from Atomos later on in the year – we can’t wait to check out their new products.

We also had a look at Black Magic Design, who had their 2K Black Magic Cinema Camera on display. In fact, there was so much to see and do we are heading back again tomorrow, for the final day of the show.

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