Sorry to say, I am not at NAB 2011 - but several fellow COWs and Twitterites are and following their updates is the next best thing to being there.
Thanks to companies exhibiting all being media companies, as well as re-sellers and individuals, YouTube and Vimeo are flooded with videos from the show floor. It is almost like being there only without the long lines for a cup of coffee.
Although I don't use Final Cut, I was interested enough in the results of Apple's supermeet to follow tweets from the event. I am growing to really enjoy Twitter, after a couple of years of not quite seeing its value.
Here are the feeds I am following - some from COWs some not:
And you can check out some video coverage here as well:
I'm sure we'll get lots of good updates from our friends once they get home and tally up their slot machine winnings.
As for me, while surreptitiously attending NAB from my desk chair, I am working my way through 130 pages of interview transcripts for one video project, and researching venous diseases for another.
I did attend NAB in 2007 - it happened to be the same week as one of the medical conventions we attend. Here's hoping for a return visit in the not so distant future.
Enjoy the dry heat.