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NAB 2014: My Experience

What's it like for someone to work AND play at NAB 2014? Here's my experience!

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | April 28, 2014

I have to admit.  This year’s NAB was like my Oscars.  Normal people (like you and me) would go to the Academy Awards to do some “Stargazing”, as the expression goes.  That’s what I feel that I spent almost a week doing.  Star gazing.  Yes, I was there for work, and work I did, but as we all know, NAB is much more than that. 

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NAB 2014 Wrap-up. Winners, Losers, Storage and Software

The single biggest thing I saw in the south hall: storage

By Scott Simmons | April 28, 2014

Once again NAB 2014 was a very busy NAB. And once again I didn’t seem to venture very far out of the post-production-centric South Hall other than to head to the North Hall for teaching at Post|Production World. There was one visit to the GoPro booth but other than that the camera and acquisition-centric Central Hall was just a tunnel to the north. In addition to the winner and losers (which I’ll cover in just a bit) there were a few interesting things I noticed down south.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - FCPWORKS and their demo suite

Final Cut Pro X integration was the name of the game at this off-site NAB demo

By Scott Simmons | April 25, 2014

If you were watching PVC during the Monday of NAB 2014 you probably saw a series of videos posted about our visit to the FCPWORKS suite that was setup outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center. We were one of the first to take a tour of this suite dedicated to Final Cut Pro X workflows. It was an impressive collection of technology that revolved around FCPX.

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AJA converts PsF-to-progressive with new Hi5-Plus converter

AJA converts PsF-to-progressive with new Hi5-Plus converter

Despite popular confusion, 23.976PsF is not the same as 23.976p-over–59.94i.

By Allan Tépper | April 25, 2014

At its press conference at NAB, AJA launched its new US$395 Hi5-Plus converter which —in addition to converting from SDI to HDMI— can also convert PsF to true progressive, which I love. Frequent readers know that I am extremely intrigued by this topic. I am the same guy who —so far— has published 10 chapters in the PsF missing workflow series, and has reviewed products from Átomos, NewTek, and SoundDevices that convert PsF signals to true progressive and remove nasty pulldown on the fly. Let’s see what these devices have in common, what differs, and when each “fits” in a particular situation.

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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 - 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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Bossjock Studio creates a “live” radio studio in your iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch

Bossjock Studio creates a “live” radio studio in your iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch

Bossjock Studio replaces a recorder, carts, and in many cases, an audio mixer for podcasting and more.

By Allan Tépper | April 20, 2014

With its inboard virtual carts (to play intros, bumpers, commercial spots, PSAs, sound effects, and stingers), ducking and easy sharing, the under US$10 Bossjock Studio app in your iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch lets you produce your podcast or radio show in real time “live to flash memory”, encode it, and publish it online. This is my “first look” article.

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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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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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The Power of the Timeline Index in Final Cut Pro X

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | April 15, 2014

The Timeline Index is one of the hidden jewels of Final Cut Pro X. Have you been using it to its full potential?

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Red Giant talks Universe, BulletProof, PluralEyes and more

There's even some subscription and Instant 4K talk as well

By Scott Simmons | April 14, 2014

I couldn’t go to NAB without stopping by and visiting the folks at Red Giant Software. Their big news was the launch of Red Giant Universe and I talked with Sean from Red Giant about just that. But I didn’t want to let the other stuff go by unmentioned either so a talk with Randon gets us some info on Bulletproof, PluralEyes and the new Instant 4K.

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HP revitalizes DreamColor universe with 2 new models

HP revitalizes DreamColor universe with 2 new models

The new pro DreamColor monitor is larger, can accept 4K, and has many other improvements.

By Allan Tépper | April 14, 2014

At NAB 2014 in Las Vegas, HP showed two new DreamColor monitors with plenty to write home about! The new “pro” Z27X model has a larger 27“ diagonal panel, accepts up to a 4K signal, and costs substantially less than the original DreamColor monitor. Ahead I’ll explain many of its other improvements, together with some details on the new Z24X 24” “little brother” model, which is now the entry-level DreamColor monitor.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Talking CION workflow with AJA

As well as discussing some of their other NAB products

By Scott Simmons | April 13, 2014

AJA CION

While all the biggest news and coverage out of AJA came around their surprise CION camera I took my turn interviewing Bryce Button of AJA about a few things beyond the CION. I wanted to chat about another interesting surprise from AJA called the LUT-box. This unassuming $695 interface sits just outside of your viewing monitor in the signal chain and is designed to transform that signal with a 3D LUT. Yes some monitors can support a LUT so you wouldn’t need the device in those situations but there are many places where the LUT-box will be a great addition. Plus it’s the only box of this type designed for such a specific task.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Talking GPUs with NVIDIA

As well as how NVIDIA might help extend the life of an old Mac Pro

By Scott Simmons | April 13, 2014

We all know NVIDIA as a very important makers of GPUs for our post-production computers. But NVIDIA also makes a lot more stuff including the Shield portable and some serious rendering technology. But I didn’t talk to them about that stuff instead concentrating on those GPUs that apply to those of us in post-production … specifically how we might be able to use some of that NVIDIA technology to extend the life of an old Mac Pro. We talk Open CL, CUDA, Adobe CUDA specific acceleration and using multiple GPUs.

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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: 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 at NAB 2014 - Take an Exclusive Look at the CION from AJA

PVC at NAB 2014 - Take an Exclusive Look at the CION from AJA

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 09, 2014

Matt Jeppsen stops by the AJA booth at NAB 2014 to take a look at the big news from the show, which is around the CION camera AJA announced. Bryce Button talks through some of the details and features of the camera and the two discuss some of the camera's key features.

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AJA & Blackmagic announce shoulder-mounted 4K cameras

AJA & Blackmagic announce shoulder-mounted 4K cameras

Both offer RAW recordings + ProRes; Blackmagic emphasizes modular sensors: AJA emphasizes suede shoulder pad.

By Allan Tépper | April 08, 2014

At NAB 2014 in Las Vegas, both AJA and Blackmagic announced shoulder-mounted 4K cameras for attractive prices. AJA’s Cion camera uses an APS-C 4K/UHD sensor, while Blackmagic’s URSA offers 4 different sensor options which are user upgradable. The 4K/UHD sensor is Super 35mm. Some details are ahead, in alphabetical order…

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