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A 1981 graduate of the Boston University College of Communication, Bruce A. Johnson got his first job in broadcast television at WFTV, an ABC affiliate in Orlando, FL. While there, he rose through the ranks from teleprompter operator to videographer, editor, producer and director of many different types of programming. It was in the early 1980's that he bought his first computer - a Timex/Sinclair 1000 - a device he hated so much, he promptly exchanged it for an Atari 400. But the bug had bitten hard. In 1987, Johnson joined Wisconsin Public Te...

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PVC NAB 2014: Matrox

PVC NAB 2014: Matrox

Making editing easier and more efficient for decades.

By Bruce A Johnson | April 13, 2014

Here's a quick booth tour with Scott Simmons.  Editing 4K and streaming appliances were the subject matter of the day.

 

 

 

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PVC NAB 2014: Blackmagic Design

PVC NAB 2014: Blackmagic Design

More out-of-the-box thinking with camera design

By Bruce A Johnson | April 13, 2014

Blackmagic Design has really turned heads over the last few years with their fairly unusual camera designs - and they aren't slowing down now.

 

PVC NAB 2014 Blackmagic Design from Pro Coalitions on Vimeo.

 

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PVC NAB 2014: Amimon

The power behind the aerials

By Bruce A Johnson | April 13, 2014

You may not recognize the name, but Amimon is a company pushing remote video to new heights - and distances.  Zero-latency video from 2000 meters away?  Sign me up.

 

PVC NAB 2014 Amimon from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

 

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PVC NAB 2014: Zylight F8 LED Fresnel

PVC NAB 2014: Zylight F8 LED Fresnel

A lot of capability in a sexy-thin package

By Bruce A Johnson | April 13, 2014

LED lighting keeps expanding in the pro lighting space, and the Zylight L8 fresnel fixture is one of the best I've ever seen.

 

PVC NAB 2014 Zylight from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

 

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PVC NAB 2014: WhisperRoom

PVC NAB 2014: WhisperRoom

Bring the quiet!

By Bruce A Johnson | April 13, 2014

The floor of the NAB Convention is loud...except in a certain, calming area.

 

PVC NAB 2014 WhisperRoom from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

 

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PVC NAB 2014: Vectormount

Give your GoPro the ability to pan with the wind

By Bruce A Johnson | April 12, 2014

Sure, it's nice to look straight ahead, but sometimes it's even better to be able to look around.  Vectormount gives your GoPro the ability to do just that.

 

PVC NAB 2014 Vectormount from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

 

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PVC NAB 2014: Telemetrics

You see their work every day and don't even know it!

By Bruce A Johnson | April 12, 2014

Telemetrics makes the world standard in robotic camera support. They showcased several new products at NAB 2014.

 

PVC NAB 2014 Telemetrics from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

 

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PVC NAB 2014: Soloshot 2

PVC NAB 2014: Soloshot 2

For those times when your friends can't come on your adventures

By Bruce A Johnson | April 11, 2014

Here's a pretty cool virtual "cameraman" to chase you around - and very reasonably priced to boot.

 

PVC NAB 2014 Soloshot from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

 

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PVC NAB 2014: Rigwheels

PVC NAB 2014: Rigwheels

Tough stuff at a scant price

By Bruce A Johnson | April 11, 2014

If you are looking for a slider system, be sure to give Rigwheels a chance.

 

PVC NAB 2014 Rigwheels from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

 

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PVC NAB 2014: Miller Camera Support

PVC NAB 2014: Miller Camera Support

In the words of Yoda: "So good you should look when 60 years old you are!"

By Bruce A Johnson | April 10, 2014

Miller Camera Support may be 60 years old, but they certainly aren't resting on their laurels.  Have a look at their new Cineline 70.

 

PVC NAB 2014 Miller from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

 

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PVC NAB 2014: Marshall Electronics

PVC NAB 2014: Marshall Electronics

Beautiful monitors, big and small.

By Bruce A Johnson | April 10, 2014

Have a look at two of Marshall Electronics newest monitors, including a 4K beauty.

 

PVC NAB 2014 Marshall from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

 

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PVC NAB 2014: The LTO Program

PVC NAB 2014: The LTO Program

A safe, cost-effective way to store your data.

By Bruce A Johnson | April 10, 2014

The LTO Program is a consortium of three big companies with a huge, noble goal - keep your data safe for a long time to come at a truly reasonable price.

 

PVC NAB 2014 LTO from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

 

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PVC NAB 2014: LaCie

Medium drives, HUGE drives, and fast to boot.

By Bruce A Johnson | April 10, 2014

The folks at LaCie are leading the charge into Thunderbolt 2 technology, and creating some enormously huge drive arrays with wicked transfer speeds.  Have a look.

 

 

PVC NAB 2014 LaCie from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

 

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PVC at NAB 2014: BBS Lighting Area 48 LED Softlight

PVC at NAB 2014: BBS Lighting Area 48 LED Softlight

There is a LOT of light coming out of this small package.

By Bruce A Johnson | April 10, 2014

Meet the Area 48 Softlight - a new take on LED softlights.

 

 

PVC BBS Lighting from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

 

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PVC at NAB 2014: Dougmon Camera Stabilizer

A new look at an old problem...

By Bruce A Johnson | April 10, 2014

Have a look at the Dougmon, a fresh take on a vexing problem.

 

PVC Dougmon from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

 

 

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PVC at NAB 2014: Create the Most Stable Video Around

PVC at NAB 2014: Create the Most Stable Video Around

By Bruce A Johnson | April 10, 2014

Larry Reich from Big Balance took the time to tell us about the various camera gimbals they showcased at NAB 2014. He focuses on the capabilities of their Gorilla product, which has a rugged handle and cradle that can balance cameras from 400-800 grams.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - A Lightbulb You Can Reuse

PVC at NAB 2014 - A Lightbulb You Can Reuse

By Bruce A Johnson | April 09, 2014

Learn about an LED replacement tube for fluorescent lights that's reusable from William Meurer at GoGreen.

PVC GoGreen from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - New Dreamcolor Monitors from HP

PVC at NAB 2014 - New Dreamcolor Monitors from HP

By Bruce A Johnson | April 09, 2014

Larry Mahoney talks to us about the new Dreamcolor monitors that HP launched during NAB 2014.

PVC HP Monitors from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

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REVIEW:  ProDAD ProDrenalin

A one-stop shop for your action-cam footage needs

By Bruce A Johnson | October 02, 2013

A few months back, I wrote a review of fish-eye management software from ProDAD called DeFishr.  Never ones to rest, ProDAD has followed up in record time with DeFishr on steroids – this time called ProDrenalin.  In addition to fish-eye reduction, ProDrenalin adds stabilization,... Read More

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NAB 2013: Digital Bolex

Yep, you read that right. Digital. Bolex.

By Bruce A Johnson | April 11, 2013

Just the thing for all those Super16 lenses that are collecting dust in your closet - here comes the Digital Bolex!

 

 

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