The Esports Opportunity for Professional AV
Esports’ ascendance into the mainstream is presenting an ever-growing opportunity for manufacturers and resellers of professional audiovisual, IT and video equipment. Despite the pervasiveness of online-only events throughout 2021 and 2022, as well as the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, the market saw a 76% rise in pro AV sell-in, when comparing 2022 to pre-Covid 2019.
Is There a Place for Large Sensor Video Acquisition in Live Production?
As the broadcast system camera market has started to recover from the impact of COVID-19, a notable development has emerged. Broadcasters are increasingly utilizing large sensor system cameras for live productions alongside traditional three-chip 2/3” cameras.
One of the standout themes to have emerged during the media industry’s response to the pandemic period has been ‘accelerated change’, with companies abruptly shifting to adopt new technical practices and move to a new way of working, (in many cases years before they had planned to). As one tech giant put it in a recent keynote address, 2020 has been a leap year for broadcasting that has seen us jump three to five years ahead in terms of digital video adoption.
Professional Audio in Broadcast and Video Production: Through the Pandemic and Beyond
The broadcast and video content industries have experienced significant changes over the past 12 months. The outbreak of COVID-19 has come as a substantial external shock, hindering the creation and supply of premium content.