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PVC at NAB 2014 - CoreMelt and Imagineer Systems

mocha planar tracking technology for all! FCPX, PPro as well as their own mocha Pro

By Scott Simmons | April 23, 2014

Imagineer Systems is always part of the plug-in pavilion but didn’t have anything new to show this year, rather taking the time to have a small technology preview. But they did have Roger Bolton of CoreMelt in their booth again and Roger was demoing TrackX, the phenomenal tracking tool for Final Cut Pro X that uses mocha planar tracking technology.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - iOgrapher

Covering a tradeshow? Then the iOgrapher might be just your thing ... among other uses that is.

By Scott Simmons | April 22, 2014

Smack in the middle of the plug-in pavilion was what looked like a retail store. That was for iOgrapher and their iPad mount/holder/all-around-helper accessory that will come in most handy if using the iPad for camera-related or new-gathering work.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Announcements and Updates from ProMAX

PVC at NAB 2014 - Announcements and Updates from ProMAX

Find out the details around their tech preview as well as their alliance with NewTek

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 22, 2014

Woody Woodhall talked with Jess Hartman, CEO ProMAX Systems, about ProMAX's launch of their tech preview for their v4 software. This version allows you to mange the entire platform infrastructure from the browser.  They also talk about the ProMAX alliance with NewTek and the award... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - The Sony Production Experience

PVC at NAB 2014 - The Sony Production Experience

Take a tour of the various products and workflows from Sony

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 22, 2014

Mike DesRoches, Sr. Sales Support Engineer at Sony Electronics, gave us a tour of the Sony booth at NAB 2014 which encompassed almost every area of production. We started with some details and announcements around the the F5 and F55 as well as the shoulder mount Build-up Kit for these cameras.... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - EditShare and Lightworks

I talked both storage and NLEs at the EditShare booth with new devices and the Mac Lightworks Beta

By Scott Simmons | April 22, 2014

The EditShare booth is always a good stop at NAB as you can cover both storage and its many flavors as well as editing in stop. While EditShare offers many different storage options I wanted to take a look at the Field units that we reviewed on PVC last year (in the field and in the edit). And, of course, there’s that little thing called Lightworks and that beta that is supposedly finally coming to the Mac.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Listen to What Waves Can Do For Your Production and Workflow

PVC at NAB 2014 - Listen to What Waves Can Do For Your Production and Workflow

Discover how you can utilize these tools for better audio

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 22, 2014

Woody Woodhall talks with Luke Smith, North American Sales Manager at Waves, about the new products Waves had to showcase at NAB. They discuss some new plug-ins, new hardware and Woody digs into the details around how you can utilize old plug-ins.

 

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PVC at NAB - Broadcast and 4K Cameras From JVC

PVC at NAB - Broadcast and 4K Cameras From JVC

Cameras for everyone

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 22, 2014

Dave Walton, Assistant Vice President Marketing Communications at JVC, talks to us about the broadcast cameras and products JVC had to show off at NAB. They also previewed their entire line of 4K cameras that are built around a JVC manufactured image sensor that's capable of imaging at... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Ustream Voted the #1 Live Video Platform

Plus some info about new features

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 22, 2014

David Gibbons, VP of Marketing at Ustream, talks to us about how the Ustream platform gives individuals and organizations the ability to easily send their message to the entire world. He also tells us about being voted the #1 live video platform, new features such as channel managers and their... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - GoPro and the GoPro Studio Software

We all know GoPro's well so I discussed the software side of GoPro Studio, Cineform and ProTune

By Scott Simmons | April 21, 2014

Everyone knows GoPro and most everyone owns a GoPro or two so no need to dwell on what GoPro is all about. They didn’t have anything new at the show so I took the time to talk with one of their software engineers about GoPro Studio, camera settings for post-production and their post-production technology.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - The Revolutionary Andra Motion Focus System

PVC at NAB 2014 - The Revolutionary Andra Motion Focus System

Take an in-depth look at a motion capture system and remote focus pulling system combo

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 21, 2014

Matt Jeppsen and the Black & Blue Blog's Evan Luzi stopped by the Andra booth to talk with Sam Fisher, CIO of Cinema Control Laboratories, about the revolutionary product they were showing off at NAB.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Rampant and Indie Essentials

A new strategic alliance between Rampant Design Tools and That Studio is a big NAB announcement

By Scott Simmons | April 21, 2014

One of the big surprised of NAB 2014 came not from the big booths of Adobe, Blackmagic or AJA but rather the tiny plug-in pavilion; that little gathering of small developers who combine their small booths to create one very fun area of the South Hall. That announcement was that Rampant Design Tools and That Studio had formed a strategic alliance and split the great Rampant effects into two different categories. Henceforth we would have both Studio Essentials and Indie Essentials.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - ARRI Shows off the L5 LED Fresnel

Meet the newest member of the L-Series

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 20, 2014

Matt Jeppsen talks with ARRI's Michael Wagner about the compact and lightweight L5. New features available on the L5 include a PowerCON power connector and an on-board battery input that permits industry-standard batteries to power the L5 without any sacrifice in terms of features or light... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - DaVinci Resolve Gets More Edit Friendly

Lots of new editorial features highlight Resolve 11

By Scott Simmons | April 20, 2014

Sure Blackmagic Design had important new camera surprises (covered here by Matt) but it was the new features of DaVinci Resolve that most caught my eye. Why? Because they have added even more editorial tools to Resolve v11 and are building it into what looks to be a quite capable editor.

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Átomos announces Shogun 4K 4:2:2 recorder/monitor  w/ balanced audio

Átomos announces Shogun 4K 4:2:2 recorder/monitor w/ balanced audio

For the first time, Átomos has embraced balanced audio inputs and 4K 4:2:2 recording.

By Allan Tépper | April 19, 2014

At NAB 2014, Átomos announced its under-US$2k Shogun 4K 4:2:2 recorder/calibratable 7" 1920x1080 monitor with scopes, HDMI and 12G-SDI, and XLR<>Lemo balanced audio breakout cable. (More about that cable ahead in this article.) Átomos also made a joint announcement with Sony regarding the A7s 4K camera, which is aimed to compete with the Panasonic’s GH4, both of which work with the Shogun. Details ahead…

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Check out the New Tenba ActionPack Shootout for GoPro Users

Get to everything you need quickly and easily

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 18, 2014

Woody Woodhall talks with Peter Waisnor from Tenba about the ActionPack Shootout for GoPro Users. The bag can be swung around while it's still on your body and has a number of different placements and pockets for everything you need.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Exclusive Interviews from the MAXON NAB Main Stage

Find out what it can mean to utilize Cinema 4D

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 18, 2014

Mathias Omotola, Event Marketing Director at MAXON, and Kevin Aguirre, Designer at Cake Studios in LA, took the time to talk with us about what MAXON showcased at NAB 2014 as well as how people can and do use Cinema 4D. MAXON hosted more than 20 of today’s most talented CG artists... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - A Brave New World for Aspera

PVC at NAB 2014 - A Brave New World for Aspera

The new IBM subsidiary can change the way you approach a workflow

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 18, 2014

François Quereuil, Senior Director Worldwide Marketing at Aspera, talked to us about what it means for Aspera now that they are an IBM company. He tells us about the various topics and products that Aspera discussed with NAB 2014 attendees, which includes Aspera Drive and the concept of... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - New Products from Switronix

PVC at NAB 2014 - New Products from Switronix

Taking care of all your battery and charging needs

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 18, 2014

Ross Kanarek, Business Development Manager at Switronix, took the time to give us a quick tour of the products that Switronix had to showcase at NAB 2014. He shows us the Jetpack X system, their HyperCore batteries and their GoPro power solutions.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Dolby Introduces Us to the Next Generation of Audio

PVC at NAB 2014 - Dolby Introduces Us to the Next Generation of Audio

Check out a Personalized Audio Experience and a brand new codec

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 17, 2014

Woody Woodhall took a tour of the Dolby booth at NAB and talked the the folks there about how Dolby is and will be changing the way we think about audio. First, he talked with Robert France about a Personalized Audio Experience that will change the way people experience their entertainment.... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - iZotope Solves Your Audio Issues

PVC at NAB 2014 - iZotope Solves Your Audio Issues

Don't forget the audio!

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 17, 2014

Woody Woodhall stopped by the iZotope booth at NAB 2014 to talk about RX 3 with Evan Allen. With remedies for noise, clipping, hum, buzz, crackles, and more, RX 3 is the most robust and best-sounding audio repair toolkit on the market. They also discuss the wide range of audio products that... Read More

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