This has to be one
of those ideas that people will be kicking themselves for not thinking up —
using a small video screen as a mic flag to provide a flexible, constantly
changeable graphic. It grabbed media and attendee attention not only at the NAB
Show but also CES.
The only question is
how mad you’re going to make the other media outlets when you stick this on the
Video Mic Flag, from
the Recom Group, is a three-
or four-sided mic flag; each panel is a 2.8-inch OLED video screen with an
onboard video player. Each side/screen is independent and contains its own
storage so each side can play a different file: AVI movies or JPEG picture or
slide show. Onboard storage for each screen is 2 GB.
The OLED screens
make the screens bright. Each screen is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion
battery. The recharging procedure is via a mini USB, similar to a cellphone.
Eight hours is the expected battery charge life.
A soft foam core
center is used to secure the Video Mic Flag to a mic body. Price: $598.