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In third grade, Richard Wirth was already reading anything he could find about television while dreaming of becoming a professional in the world of television and film production. Stops on the life timeline at American Forces Television, the Motion Picture Association, several mid-western pr...

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PVC Video Production Podcast Roundup - April 2014

PVC Video Production Podcast Roundup - April 2014

Experiencing and recovering from NAB 2014

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 28, 2014

NAB is still the bullseye on the calendar of so many people across the industry, and 2014 was no different. digitalCINEMAcafe produced shows before and during NAB that talk through the people and technology that were all over the event, while The Cutting Room streamed interviews with... Read More

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Finally…The Ability to Stream Live with the Quality of a Multi-Camera Network Production Studio

Finally…The Ability to Stream Live with the Quality of a Multi-Camera Network Production Studio

An interview with the folks who’ve made the TriCaster a lot more versatile

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 28, 2014

News about Mushroom Networks entering the NewTek Developer Network was announced at NAB 2014, but digesting the significance of this solution was difficult during such a busy time period. Although there are multiple facets to this integration, the bottom line is that it will allow for live... Read More

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Blackmagic 4K Production Camera & IRND

How To Keep Out Infrared Pollution In Your Blacks

By Brian Hallett | April 27, 2014

That wide-open aperture... in full sun-light... I love it.  F/2.8, and lower, gives us the feeling of intimacy and helps us achieve the "film" look.  How much Neutral Density does it take to reach that look?  More importantly, how much Neutral Density can one use before Infrared pollution changes the color of your blacks?

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Advice and Insight Around Cinematic & Dramatic Lighting from August Bradley

Advice and Insight Around Cinematic & Dramatic Lighting from August Bradley

Plus info around his upcoming Big League CineSummit presentation

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 25, 2014

August Bradley creates distinctive portraits, conceptual images, TV commercials and short films with an artistic feel and a sense of drama and mystery. As such, he's someone who knows a thing or two about achieving dramatic lighting, and those insights are relevant to professionals no... Read More

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The Foundry launches MODO 801

The Foundry launches MODO 801

New release introduces new, innovative and significantly enhanced 3D content creation workflows

By PVC News Staff | April 25, 2014

Leading software developer The Foundry has announced the release of a brand new version of its popular 3D content creation application, MODO.   In MODO 801, nearly every element of the end-to-end 3D workflow has been improved upon and tweaked in response to extensive customer feedback... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - The Highly Adaptable Gratical HD, from Zacuto

Check out their latest EVF design concept

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 24, 2014

Jens Bogehegn talks to us about what Zacuto was showcasing at NAB 2014, which centered on the Gratical HD, as well as their Gratical LT. The Gratical is an EVF that uses an extremely powerful FPGA dual core processor and the latest micro-OLED displays, giving a hugely expanded contrast range... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Perform at Your Peak with the D4S from Nikon

PVC at NAB 2014 - Perform at Your Peak with the D4S from Nikon

Enhancements through the entire workflow

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 24, 2014

Steve Heiner talks to us about Nikon's D4S camera which is a brand new pro camera for still and multimedia photographers. It has a full compliment of HD video setting for videographers as well though. The D4S builds on the success of D4 with 30% faster image processing and substantial... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - FreeFly Systems Gives Us New and Interesting Ways to Move the Camera

PVC at NAB 2014 - FreeFly Systems Gives Us New and Interesting Ways to Move the Camera

Bring big-budget camera moves to your productions

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 24, 2014

Woody Woodhall talks with Tabb Firchau from FreeFly Systems about the various products they had to show off to attendees of NAB 2014. He shows us the MōVI M5 which draws on the advanced stabilization technology developed for the MōVI M10 allowing for amazingly smooth footage in even... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - ATTO Technologies Helps You Create an Effective Workflow

PVC at NAB 2014 - ATTO Technologies Helps You Create an Effective Workflow

Access storage and networks at speeds not previously available with firewire or USB

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 24, 2014

Wayne Arvidson, VP of Marketing & Channels at ATTO Technology, talked to us about the products they showcased at NAB as well as how people have and are dealing with workflow challenges. ATTO ThunderLink and ThunderStream products are focused on prosumer and professional audio and video... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Details Around the Hilio T12 and D12 from Litepanels

PVC at NAB 2014 - Details Around the Hilio T12 and D12 from Litepanels

Plus some info around their new LED Fresnels

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 24, 2014

Alan Ipakchian from Litepanels talks to us about the HILIO T12 and D12 which were both being showcased at the Litepanels booth during NAB 2014. The Hilio D12/T12 fixtures were designed by Litepanels to augment the lighting requirements of broadcast studios, as well as motion picture, episodic... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Digital Rapids Showcases Exciting Changes and Products

PVC at NAB 2014 - Digital Rapids Showcases Exciting Changes and Products

Find out the details around a big acquisition and their file-to-file media transformation solutions

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 24, 2014

Mike Nann from Digital Rapids talked to us about the big news that was just announced at NAB, which was around Imagine Communications acquisition of Digital Rapids. He talks through how the vision of both companies line up well, and also tells us about their file-to-file media transformation... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Check Out K-Tek’s New Take on Audio Bags

PVC at NAB 2014 - Check Out K-Tek’s New Take on Audio Bags

Learn more about the Stingray and their new audio harness

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 24, 2014

Woody Woodhall talks with K-Tek's Dave Fisk about their new product line of audio bags. They talk through the features of the Stingray bags that were on display at the show. The Stingray audio bag features a rigid internal frame that allows the bag to stand up on its own. The rigid... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Induro Gives us the Most Versatile Mitchell Hi-Hat Available

PVC at NAB 2014 - Induro Gives us the Most Versatile Mitchell Hi-Hat Available

The Mighty Mitch can handle its share of today’s cinema cameras and lenses

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 23, 2014

Woody Woodhall stopped by the Induro booth to check out the Induro LFB150M DR Mitchell Hi-Hat. The Mighty Mitch has a Mitchell base that has three key ways to quickly mount the head, a 2-3/4" hole, built-in bubble level as well as three 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 threaded accessory mounts.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Professional Film & Video Products from Schneider Optics

PVC at NAB 2014 - Professional Film & Video Products from Schneider Optics

Learn more about the new Xenon FF-Prime Lenses and iPro Lens System

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 23, 2014

Woody Woodhall talks with Niki Mustain from Schneider Optics about the new set of Xenon FF-Prime Lenses prime lenses. Each compact 3.3-pound lens offers all new optical and mechanical design for outstanding operation and performance as well as rugged reliability. The circular 14-blade aperture... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Sachtler Makes Things Easy and Affordable for Cinematographers

PVC at NAB 2014 - Sachtler Makes Things Easy and Affordable for Cinematographers

Check out the various products Sachtler had on display at the show

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 23, 2014

At NAB 2014, cinematographer Danna Kinsky talked to us about the Sachtler ACE System and its accessories. She details the changes to the products' head, baseplate, follow focus and matte box that make things easier on the user.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Check out the PL 25-300mm Cabrio Lens from FUJINON

PVC at NAB 2014 - Check out the PL 25-300mm Cabrio Lens from FUJINON

The lens is ideal for closer shots that can only be made with a wider angle lens

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 23, 2014

Thom Calabro, Director of Marketing and Product Development at FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division, talks to us about the PL 25-300 Cabrio lens. The PL 25-300 covers 31.5mm sensor size on a digital cinema style camera. While sensors on standard broadcast cameras are all the same size, sensors on... Read More

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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 - 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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