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PVC at NAB 2014 - Autodesk and the changes coming to Smoke for Mac

A subscription license and a product divergence are the highlights

By Scott Simmons | April 24, 2014

Autodesk was on many people’s minds at NAB 2014 as they were wanting to see the next advancement with Smoke for Mac. Autodesk didn’t make a huge feature splash with Smoke for Mac 2015 but instead announced a subscription model (yet another!). They also surprised many (and didn’t surprise others) with a new product called Flame Assist.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Promise Technology

A very small and very fast new RAID was on the agenda

By Scott Simmons | April 23, 2014

Promise Technology is best known in our circles as early supporters of Thunderbolt. They are also some of the first to market with Thunderbolt 2 support. The new thing they had to show at NAB 2014 was the small Pegasus2 M4, a little brother to their larger RAIDs.

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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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Fixing Titles in Final Cut Pro X

On This Week's MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | April 22, 2014

How good is your spelling?

Even if it's great, and even with Final Cut Pro's built-in spellchecker, it's still easy to make mistakes, particularly when adding titles to video that include people's names.

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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 Experts & Answers Webinars: NAB 2014 Wrap-up

PVC Experts & Answers Webinars: NAB 2014 Wrap-up

Scott Simmons and Matthew Jeppsen will be answering your questions on Wednesday, 4/30

By PVC News Staff | April 21, 2014

Join ProVideo Coalition writers Scott Simmons and Matthew Jeppsen as they talk through what they saw and what they didn't see at NAB this year. Highlights from the event will be showcased and we'll be discussing what those highlights mean to individuals and to the industry as a whole.... Read More

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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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NAB 2014 Aerial Videography & “Drone” Overview

Field Trips, Workshops & Manufacturers Make A Huge Splash This Year!

By Jeff Foster | April 18, 2014

Above all the buzz about 4K cameras and monitors at NAB this year, were flying cameras that sounded like large swarms of bees. POV photography and videography have literally taken off in the past 18 months in a big way, and NAB 2014 was just the place to learn more about this rapidly emerging technology... and how filmmakers will benefit from above AND on the ground!

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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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