NAB 2020 Announcements Timeline

With the world in lock-down due to the COVID 19 outbreak, NAB 2020 was cancelled and the industry has been scrambling to schedule press releases and online event dates. As a service to our community, Dataclay has assembled this list of announcements and resources related to our segment of the industry. We will keep it updated throughout the year, so check back regularly to see what’s new.

Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 16.2

Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 16.2, a new update to the company’s popular edit, color, visual effects and audio post production software that includes major Fairlight updates for audio post production. This new update also includes many improvements for color correction, editing and more so is recommended for all users.

Blackmagic DesignMarch 5, 2020

Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Announces Nomad—A Remote Workflow Tool for EVO

Studio Network Solutions (SNS), a leading media technology company that enables video teams to securely store, share, and organize media, today released SNS Nomad, a free utility for users of the EVO shared storage system.

SNSMarch 16, 2020

Facilis Releases Version 8 of HUB Shared Storage System And Version 3.5 of FastTracker MAM with Proxy Encoding To Cloud for Remote Workflows

Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, announced today the release of Version 8 of the Facilis Shared Storage System, Version 3.5 of its FastTracker Media Asset Management software, and new Object Cloud remote workflows. These are available immediately and free of charge for any eligible Facilis customer with a current software support contract.

FacilisApril 7, 2020

Zixi partners with Blackbird for global live video editing

Zixi, the industry leader for enabling dependable, live broadcast-quality video over any-IP, and award winning architect of the Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP), today announced a partnership and integration with Blackbird, the world’s fastest, most powerful professional cloud video editing and publishing platform that provides rapid access to video content for the easy creation of clips and highlights to multiple devices and platforms.

BlackbirdApril 8, 2020

Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Announces Full Compatibility with New Productions Workflow in Adobe Premiere Pro

Studio Network Solutions (SNS), the world leader in workflow storage for professional video teams, today announces full compatibility of its EVO shared media servers with the new Productions feature set in Adobe® Premiere® Pro.

SNSApril 14, 2020

Adobe Video: Livestream Series with Jason Lavine

It’s a little different this year, without the NAB buzz we’re all used to, on the show floor and in the news. While we can’t travel to tradeshows these days, we can still connect with each other. Starting at 9:30am PT on April 14th, Adobe is presenting a special video livestream series on Premiere Pro and the Adobe video/audio apps. We’ll be looking at tools, case studies, and workflows (local and remote) that help you get to great faster. Join Adobe evangelist Jason Levine, product team members, and inspiring content creators for engaging demos, discussion, and live Q&A. 

Adobe's BlogApril 14 - 17, 2020

Telestream Vantage IMF Producer Automates IMF Package Creation from Adobe Premiere Pro Timeline

Telestream®, a leading provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, recently announced Vantage IMF Producer, a Vantage option that automates the creation of IMF (Interoperable Master Format) packages from Adobe® Premiere® Pro, an industry leader in video editing. Using a Vantage panel within Adobe Premiere Pro provides direct access and significant workflow efficiencies for editors wishing to use Vantage’s comprehensive IMF processing and packaging.

TelestreamApril 15, 2020

Autodesk announces Flame 2021

Flame 2021 is here bringing even more speed and flexibility to compositing, color grading, and finishing workflows. Building on the machine learning-powered features first introduced in Flame 2020, this update adds more uses of AI – this time for isolating features on the human face. By popular demand, we’ve also added a new GPU-accelerated Physical Defocus effect as well as a slew of finishing enhancements to make it easier to adjust looks across many shots, share updates with clients, and create beautiful work, fast. Those of you doing finishing work for streaming services will also now enjoy powerful new workflows for certified Dolby Vision HDR authoring and display.

AutodeskApril 16, 2020

Dalet SaaS Solution Focuses on Business Continuity and Remote Production for Media Operations

Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, made available today an important remote production solution that enables newsrooms and media organizations to carry on critical content production and distribution operations amid the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Dalet Galaxy xCloud, a secure and highly scalable SaaS solution hosted by Dalet, extends on-premises production and enables an exceptional, friction-free remote editing and collaboration experience from home to hub.

DaletApril 16, 2020

Vizrt and Newtek TV online channels launch

Vizrt Group, the parent company of Vizrt, NewTek and NDI, will be going digital to help share its news and announcements from the upcoming 2020 NAB Show in Las Vegas for those unable to attend because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). It will do so via new VizrTV and NewTekTV “digital-first” communications platforms.

TVTechnology articleApril 17, 2020


In light of the cancellation of the 2020 NAB Show next month, Maxon will be hosting a virtual NAB presence on featuring an incredible line-up of presenters. Beginning Monday, April 20, the artists originally slated to appear in Las Vegas will share production tips, techniques and inspiration featuring Maxon’s Cinema 4D, Red Giant and Redshift product lines.

c4dlive.comApril 20 - 21, 2020

Join TV Technology for a Free Spring Show Products Preview

TV Technology and TVBEurope invite you to attend our special free “Hot New Products” webcast series in April.

Part of our Spring Show @ Home initiative, this webcast series will bring you daily one-hour webcasts that air at 11 a.m. ET during the week of April 20-24, when our industry would normally gather in Las Vegas.

Leading TV and Video technology companies will have the opportunity to introduce their new products to you and explore the features and applications in presentations of 10- to 12-minutes each, hosted by editors Tom Butts and Jenny Priestley.

TVTechnologyApril 20 - 24, 2020

 Dell Technologies Media Live!

Want to hear how the industry sees the future of creation, production and playout? Hosted by the Dell global team of media experts, our webcast series will provide an in-depth look at how leading vendors, industry analysts and most importantly, your industry peers are preparing to drive the future of media workflows. If you are looking for ways to help your organization enable more effective collaborative workflows and gain deeper insights into the trends driving the Media & Entertainment workflows, Dell Technology and Partner experts will help you uncover how to support your priorities, give you faster time to results, and help you uncover your organization's value.

DELLApril 21 - 22, 2020

ATTO Technology Virtual NAB Booth

Join ATTO Technology for a WebEx event April 29, 11:00 A.M EDT (8:00 A.M. PDT/4:00 P.M. BST) featuring our latest connectivity solutions for media professionals.

The next best thing to a real tradeshow, we'll have demos showing the impressive performance of our Ethernet and Fibre Channel products including live chat with our experts!

ATTOApril 29, 2020

Sony NAB online event

Join us on April 30th at 10:00 AM EDT to discover our comprehensive suite of tools and technologies to help power your creativity

Sony's NAB PageApril 30, 2020


Each year, we look forward to connecting with you at the annual NAB Show. But with this year’s NAB cancellation, we’re excited to still connect with you, virtually – please join us May 12, 13, 14 for Quantum’s VirtualQ | NAB, three days of live keynotes, sessions, technology demonstrations, roundtable discussions, and more.

Quantum's Virtual NABMay 12-14, 2020

NAB Show Express

While we may not be able to meet in Las Vegas this year, NAB Show is dedicated to delivering the resources and connectivity that keeps us all moving forward.

NAB Show Express has been built with the flexibility for every one of us to find what we’re searching for and design our own experience.

Take in live, scheduled and on-demand videos covering everything from tech to distribution to content creation.

NABShow.comMay 13 - 14, 2020

We may not be together in Las Vegas for this year’s NAB, but we wanted to bring you the experience all the same. Here’s your chance to win big just for signing up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page! We’ll be drawing one name on May 15th from newsletter registrants, and that winner will receive a complete set of John Buck’s “Timeline” book series.

Award winning editor, John Buck has mixed together nine years of research, 100 x one-on-one exclusive interviews and thousands of emails into a landmark book series called “Timeline: A History of Editing”.

“This is the best history of film/video editing development I’ve ever seen in one place.”

Ralph Guggenheim, Head of Lucasfilm’s Editdroid team.

Can’t wait to see if you win on May 15th? You can buy John’s series anytime here.

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