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Anton Bauer Unveils Gold Mount Solution and MATRIX Cheese Plate at NAB 2012

Take a close look at both products from the show floor

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | May 11, 2012

At NAB 2012 Anton Bauer unveiled its QRC-CA940 Gold Mount solution for the new Canon EOS C300 digital cinema camera that is designed to streamline battery management for users. They also rolled out the MATRIX Cheese Plate, a new mounting plate that mounts directly on 15-mm or 19-mm rod systems. Kyle Dann gave us some details about the products and let us take an up close and personal look at them. Read More

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Videoguys NAB 2012 Reflections

The Post PC era & the Post Apple era in Post. NAB is Professional again.

By videoguys.com | May 11, 2012

 

NAB is a professional show - again. Over the past few years the NAB show started to feel more and more like CES. We were starting to become dominated by the Apple distortion field and the thousands of FCP fans that attended. While FCP had made enormous inroads into... Read More

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Check out the LitePad Loop from Rosco Laboratories

An innovative and unique approach to the ring light

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | May 10, 2012

Mike Wagner from Rosco Laboratories shows us the LitePad Loop which is a sleek, easy to use ring light that produces a great quality of light. He shows us how it attaches to a camera and a number of different filters that are available. Read More

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Boxx TV Eliminates Latency for Broadcasters

Provides a live-to-air microwave link from any camera without ghosting, break-up or interference

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | May 09, 2012

Scott Walker from Boxx TV tells us a little bit about the company and details what kind of range and capabilities their latest products feature. He shows us the transmitter and receiver, as well as what the receiver looks like when it's on a mobile platform to turn it into a walk-around monitor. Read More

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Vizrt Shows off an Easy Way to Create Complex Graphics for Broadcast at NAB 2012

Viz Trio is the number one character generator (CG) for live televised events anywhere on the globe

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | May 09, 2012

Vizrt provides media companies with the tools they need to create the highest quality content to distribute it to any platform. At NAB 2012, we grabbed Chris Black to tell us about their Viz Trio system which they were showcasing. The Viz Trio is a character generator which allows you to have complete control over your video and graphic content during a broadcast. It provides you with an easy way to great complex graphics. Read More

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NAB 2012: Assorted Snapshots

A few cool things I saw at the show that didn't fit into any other articles.

By Adam Wilt | May 08, 2012

I got this fisheye lens, y'see, and by gosh and by golly I'm a-gonna use it.

NAB is too big a show in too short a time to see more than a fraction of it. I've covered a few things in some depth (as have other PVC folks), but there's plenty more that slips by without proper coverage. Here, I have a few photos of interesting things that I saw in passing, with pointers for more info should anything catch your fancy. Read More

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Learn About a Brand New Family of Newtek TriCasters

Professionals can choose from a number of different TriCaster systems

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | May 08, 2012

We grabbed Carter Holland from Newtek to hear about their exciting news at NAB 2012. He told us about their next-generation product family, which includes TriCaster 8000, TriCaster 855 and TriCaster 455 which enables professionals to meet rapidly evolving consumer demand for high-quality, live programming, by delivering live video content to multiple viewing platforms. Read More

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Sony quietly announces the NX30 camcorder, a little sister to the NX70

With an 1/2.88" sensor and 26mm wide angle (35mm eqv), the NX30 should ship in June for well under US$2500.

By Allan Tépper | May 08, 2012

Although during the past year I’ve written quite a bit about the Sony NX70 (officially, the HXR-NX70) here in ProVideo Coalition magazine, I haven’t yet published my review on it because I only received the NX70 loaner unit yesterday. While I prepare the review of the NX70 in the next couple of weeks, I feel compelled to let you know that at NAB 2012, Sony quietly announced the NX30 (HXR-NX30), a little sister (i.e. smaller and lower cost) to the NX70 which apparently shares the same sensor and almost identical specs on its lens. From my perspective, the NX30 is clearly focused by Sony to overtake the market space currently occupied by the Canon XA10 and the Panasonic AG-HMC40 (price/size/progressive/electric zoom/balanced audio inputs), about which I’ve already written a few times. In this first look at the NX30, I’ll highlight the NX30’s unique characteristics, make some initial observations & comparisons, and include some videos about it.

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Tessive Shows off Their Time Filter at NAB 2012

The filter smooths motion blur and improves the 180-degree shutter look

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | May 07, 2012

We talked to Tom Davis, Tessive CEO, to find out more about their Time Filter product. The Tessive Time Filter is a shutter that goes in front of the camera's lens. This tool acts as a global shutter for digital cinema cameras, smoothing motion blur and improving the 180-degree shutter look. Read More

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Schneider Optics Presents the Cine-Xenar III Series Lenses

Schneider Optics Presents the Cine-Xenar III Series Lenses

They've gone from a 5 piece lens kit to a 6 piece by adding the 18mm

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | May 07, 2012

We talked with Niki Mustain from Schneider Optics to find out more about their Cine-Xenar III Series Lenses, which can be used on a film or video camera and will be available this summer. The lenses range from an18mm/T 2.2 to a 25mm/T 2.2, 35mm/T 2.1, 50mm/T 2.0, 75mm/T 2.0 and 95mm/T 2.0. Designed for PL-mount 35mm single sensor and film cameras, the fine optics feature fast T/stops, superb image quality and robust construction. Read More

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NAB 2012: RED

RED's Ted Schilowitz discusses 2012's products, and a photo gallery.

By Adam Wilt | May 07, 2012

RED's "Leader of the Rebellion" Ted Schilowitz held a press conference at NAB on Monday, describing the projects and products RED is working on. Rather than paraphrase him, I've got him on card (well, it's not "on tape" and it's not "on film"; what are we supposed to say these days?) so he can tell you himself. I also have a collection of images shot around the RED booth, for your viewing pleasure. Read More

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NAB 2012: Camera Support

A few of the interesting bits 'n' bobs that make cameras usable.

By Adam Wilt | May 05, 2012

At NAB I found support vendors at the affordable end of the spectrum I hadn't seen before, comfy Aaton-style handgrips, F65 tweaks by Carlos Acosta, and a "drive-by demo" of a handy zoom/focusing lever. Read More

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NAB 2012: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Quadcopters, hexacopters, and octocopters, oh my!

By Adam Wilt | May 04, 2012

It's true: the black helicopters are coming after you.

In the first two days of NAB, I saw five different folks walking through the halls carrying multi-rotor camera copters. In previous years? None. UAVs of all sort were all over the show; here are pix of a few of them. Read More

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NAB 2012: Recorders

2012 marks the return to the rack, only without the tape decks...

By Adam Wilt | May 04, 2012

AJA Ki Pro Quad 4K-capable recorder hooked to a Canon C500.

In the past few years the industry has been moving away from rack-mounted tape decks in favor of small, on-camera or near-camera, portable recorders using CF cards, SSDs, and hard disks. At NAB 2012, we saw a partial reversal of that trend: the recorders are moving back into the racks. Read More

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Heroglyph V4 Details from NAB 2012

Check out the latest and greatest development from proDAD

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | May 04, 2012

During proDAD's NAB 2012 gathering at Hofbräuhaus we talked with their very own Bob DeMoulin who shared some news about proDAD's latest product, Heroglyph V4. What is Heroglyph V4? It's a title, trailer and everything animation product that does more than simply create titles. Read More

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Everyone Needs a HIERO

Everyone Needs a HIERO

HIERO allows production facilities to efficiently conform, review and export shots to visual effects artists and into finishing systems

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | May 04, 2012

Ant Nasce, HIERO Product Manager, took the time to talk to us about the recently released HIERO which was being showcased at NAB 2012. He details the essential parts of the system and explains how it helps take the pain out of passing shots around a production facility. Read More

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NAB 2012: New EVFs

Two new viewfinders to compete with Zacuto and Cineroid, plus a bizarre prototype from Band Pro.

By Adam Wilt | May 04, 2012

Kinotehnik's LCDVFe showing a semitransparent mask.

Just when you thought you need only decide between Zacuto and Cineroid for add-on EVFs, NAB gave us two new choices. Also, Band Pro showed their own high-end EVF, and it's a weird one. Read More

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A collection of Avid Media Composer related links for my NAB Migrating to Avid class

I promised to post a bunch of helpful links for migrating editors so here they are.

By Scott Simmons | May 03, 2012

With the 2012 NAB show a thing of the past that means the Post|Production world conference is a thing of the past too. One of the classes I taught this year was Essentials of Avid Media Composer Editing for Migrating Editors . It was a great class and a full house of people moving or thinking about moving to Media Composer. I promised the class I would post a list of links and resources they might find useful when moving to Avid. Here’s that list.

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NAB 2012 Reveals Big Developments Coming up for NUKE

Jon Wadelton talks to us about some exciting news for NUKE

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | May 03, 2012

We grabbed Jon Wadelton, project manager for NUKE, to see if he could talk to us about what The Foundry has in store for 2012. He he gave us some info not only about what is currently being developed with NUKE but also what else we can expect to see from it this year. Read More

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See the Libec LX-5 and LX-7 Series in Action

Libec offers professional products at a cost effective price

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | May 03, 2012

Jose Larios, Sales and Marketing for Libec of America, shows off Libec's new tripods and fluid heads and gives us just a hint of what they can do. He details the specifications of each and gives details about their prices and availability. Read More

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