Notably absent from NAB this year were competitors Avid and Apple who both pulled out of the show leaving Adobe to slug it out with Microsoft. I recall when I went to NAB in 2006 that Avid, Apple and Adobe all had very large competing booths right across from each other. At that time I saw several emerging trends which now two years later are becoming the norm.
- H.264 as standard video delivery format
- Mobile content
- Alternate distribution channels
- Tapeless acquisition
- Move from SD to HD
These are a few links I've been checking to get updates from the show: