In mid-December 2004, EventDV celebrated its forthcoming inaugural issue with the announcement of a new annual award for event videography products such as cameras, editing software, storage, displays and more. The 2005 EventDV Reader's Choice Awards will be voted on by thousands of practicing videographers who read EventDV magazine.
This year's categories include the following: digital video camcorders, lighting kits, lavaliere microphones, shotgun microphones, non-linear video editors, workstations, effects and compositing software, DVD authoring software, DVD duplicators, DVD production systems (integrated duplicators and printers), and blank DVD media. "With attention to all the key product groups and input from EventDV's highly targeted readership, the awards will identify the products most favored by professionals working in the videography field," said Nathans.
The Reader's Choice Awards will give readers a 15-week opportunity to vote for their technology products of choice in 15 categories. "We selected the categories that best represented the essential equipment of professional video production and post-production," said EventDV editor Stephen Nathans. "There are certainly products that videographers use that aren't included here. But we felt it was necessary to restrict the categories to groups of products that matched up well against one another."
Voting will remain open from January 1 to March 15, 2005. Each voting page will include all the nominees in a category plus a space for write-in votes. Winners and runners-up in each category will be reported in the April issue of EventDV and announced at NAB 2005 in Las Vegas