CTIA Wireless 2012, What will Wireless have for Video soon?

by Beata Dumaplin

Videographers have been using wireless technology with wireless mics and recording devices for years, and in our society today, almost everything is wireless. Wireless phones, Internet, printers, keyboards and mice; access to anything, virtually everywhere. Even our childrens toys have wireless capabilities, with downloadable apps and games. Wireless devices have taken our world by storm and if youre ready to jump on the invisible bandwagon, you should join us as we set our sights on CTIA, the International Wireless Expo.

CTIA is like a giant meeting of the wirelessly minded. A variety of companies will be there, from computer based companies like Sony Electronics, Dell and Electronic Arts, to cell phone carriers like AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and even application corporations such as Pandora and Firefox are all scheduled to attend. Beside these well-known names, over 1,000 exhibitors will be there, showcasing their newest contributions to the wireless world. Meeting from May 8-10 this year in New Orleans, Louisiana, CTIA will be hosting a variety of keynote speakers from all different fields of wireless technology. CEOs and chairpeople from Pandora, the Federal Communications Commission, Visa, MasterCard and so much more. In the afternoon on the 8th of May, they will be hosting their first Carrier Roundtable where the major cell phone carrier representatives will be talking about their latest innovations in wireless. Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak on Thursday the 10th.

Although video doesnt seem like a main focus in this conference, we are hoping to see more innovated steps toward wireless in our field as well. We are sure that advancements in smartphone technology will be sure to assist the cellphone cameras use. We have already seen upgrades in lenses that apply to your smartphone camera and major players are starting to find ways to use video from smartphones in full fledged movies. We hope to see more interesting advances in that field.

Though wireless has not yet made a giant impact on the video creating world, we already have some abilities to edit footage on tablets and smartphones and it would be nice to see wireless streaming technology from our video cameras to our computers, or a more advanced editing software for the smart phone. Whatever the future holds for wireless technology, it will be at CTIA. So stay tuned, well be there to check out all of the latest advancements and well be sure to tell you all about it.

Beata Dumaplin is a freelance writer and independent photographer.

Jennifer O'Rourke
Jennifer O'Rourke
Jennifer O’Rourke is an Emmy award-winning videographer & editor.

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