Yervant Keshishian

Yervant Keshishian

Technical Director and Sales Engineer Varto Technologies

Yervant Keshishian works as a Technical Director and Sales Engineer at Varto Technologies, a broadcast integration company. Yervant, and Varto Technologies, are dedicated to finding innovating and cost effective solutions that will help improve their client's workflows. Yervant has designed workflows, as well as directed countless live-to-linear TV and live-to-web productions across the country, include sporting events, concerts, news broadcasts, clip shows, comedy shows, gaming tournaments, worship services, corporate events, and more. Yervant's critical eye helps him to identify creative workflows and the best practices for delivering compelling productions to the air.

9:00 am - 9:50 am
Lincoln B

Varto User Group Breakfast - TriCaster & NDI User Group: NAB Highlights & Interactive Forum

Discover the latest TriCaster and NDI advancements at our JAG Conference User Group session, where we'll kick off with an overview of the groundbreaking updates from the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Learn about innovative features such as HTML 5 Cloud Graphics and how they can revolutionize your live productions. Following this brief presentation, the session will transition into an interactive forum for both new and experienced TriCaster users. Participants can ask questions, discuss workflows, and learn from each other's experiences, with our presenter offering demonstrations and insights into real-life workflow scenarios. This engaging session provides an opportunity to connect with industry peers, share best practices, and stay ahead of the curve in live video production.

Presenter Yervant Keshishian- Technical Director and Sales Engineer, Varto Technologies

10:00 am - 11:15 am

Real-time Video Updates and Information During Critical Situations - Sponsored by LiveU

Respond faster and make informed tactical decisions, the key factors for all Police, Fire and OEM Situations. A panel of experts will discuss mission critical elements such as real-time video surveillance, bonded cellular technology, using drones in the field, along with The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2024 that includes the American Security Drone Act, which prohibits the government from using federal funds to purchase drones made in China or certain other countries. Plus, we will discuss the collaboration between Local Government Access TV and the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) being highly effective in disseminating important messages to the community. Will include a live equipment demonstration.

Panelists: Alex Joice, VP of Solution Sales Engineering, LiveU; John Centanni, OEM Director of East Hanover; Louis Venezia, Bloomfield Fire Chief; Luis Figueiredo, Detective Elizabeth Police Dept.; Doug Seidel, Piscataway, TV; Yervant Keshishian, Sales Engineer, Authorized Trainer & Technical Director, Varto Technologies; Moderator: Bob Duthaler, President of JAG

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Less Gear and Better Production - Sponsored by DeSisti

Streamlining your workflow in the field by minimizing gear and optimizing production can significantly enhance efficiency and make your work more manageable. We will discuss ways to Prioritize Essential Equipment (cameras, audio and lighting kit), Multifunctional Tools - a smartphone with a high-quality camera can eliminate the need for a second camera in many situations. Invest time in learning the ins and outs of your equipment. This familiarity will enable you to work more efficiently and troubleshoot issues quickly. By implementing these strategies, you can create a more nimble and efficient production workflow in the field, allowing you to focus on capturing high-quality content without being weighed down by excess gear. Plus learn about the latest gear to make this all possible! Panelists: Ed Cologna, Cologna Productions; Paul DeStefano, Northeast Regional Sales Manager, DeSisti; Northeast Regional Sales Manager, DeSisti; Yervant Keshishian, Sales Engineer, Authorized Trainer & Technical Director, Varto Technologies; Moderator/Panelist: Don Smith, Station Manager, Cranford TV