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Q&A Series

Dan Miall, CEO of BirdDog and Josh Bernstein, CTO of BirdDog are ready to share their expertise on how they manage the challenges of streaming live concerts with challenging stage conditions while being tasked with uncompromised visuals. When asked about the biggest trends and challenges impacting the industry, check out what their insights and what you should be hunting down on the show floor!

Visit the Create Zone: Conversation Corner on the show floor and get ready for ‘Hello’ BirdDog: Redefining the Live Concert Streaming Experience session to gain more valuable insight!

What are the biggest trends impacting the community/industry right now?

The biggest trend is AI evolution in production and workflows. AI is reshaping content creation and enhancing efficiency across the industry. From automated metadata tagging to the integration of AI into production gears, AI is a game-changer.

Another big trend is the decentralization of workflows. Traditional centralized workflows are giving way to decentralized models. Cloud-based collaboration tools, remote editing, and distributed production teams are becoming the norm.

What challenges does the community need to overcome, because of these trends?

Skill gap and balancing creativity. As AI evolves, media pros need continuous training to stay updated. While automation and AI enhance efficiency, maintaining artistic integrity also remains a challenge.
The lack of suitable tools that facilitate seamless remote collaboration. When teams are spread across different locations, there’s a need to invest in platforms that enable real-time collaboration, secure data sharing, and effective task management to overcome this.

What’s one thing you wish more media pros knew about?

The Power of Networks. NDI (Network Device Interface), other complimentary streaming protocols, local and global. It enables seamless video production, real-time collaboration, and flexible workflows. Media pros should explore its potential. It’s a new skill, and for the uninitiated it can either be daunting or end in disaster – take the time to learn about networks… people!

What are the top 3 things that attendees should go hunt down on the show floor to expand what they just learned in your sessions?
  1. BirdDog’s latest innovations. Check out BirdDog’s ecosystem that are designed for seamless production orchestration for broadcast, live stream, conference, live events and more. We are showcasing new cameras, a wide PTZ range and Cloud solutions. Engage with our experts to understand how they fit into your workflow. 
  2. Adobe. Dive deep into Adobe’s suite of creative tools. Learn about the latest features and integrations, including their Premiere Pro which allows Adobe Creative Cloud users to directly connect to BirdDog Cloud Connect without having to leave the Adobe Interface.
  3. NDI. Visit their booth to learn about the technology and NDI-compatible products. Explore how NDI can enhance your production workflows.
What discussions should they be having with the exhibitors?
  • Workflow integration – discuss how their products integrate with existing workflows. Ask about compatibility, APIs, and interoperability.
  • Use cases – understand real-world applications. Share challenges and seek customized solutions.
  • Roadmaps and future developments – inquire about upcoming features, enhancements, and their vision for the industry.