VIZRT – Our Pick For Best Demo At NAB 2018

A mix of technologies shows what tomorrow's broadcast TV will look like
Across three massive halls, the NAB trade show is an overwhelming space, with tons of products, demonstrations, and people. Each trade show, I keep my eyes peeled for the most exciting thing at the show. Sometimes it’s gear, sometimes it’s a lecture, and sometimes it’s a demonstration of new technology. Such is the case with this demo... Read more

Tackling The 8K Workflow With RED

High-resolution cameras are changing the needs of creatives, but can they keep up?
When RED first shipped a 4K camera, most of the production world was still tackling the HD workflow, which put the company—and customers—on the bleeding edge of technology. As with any pioneers, those that jumped into 4K production did so with a bit of blind faith, and in the case of many production departments, a very light wallet.  The industry... Read more

Zeiss Shows Award-Winning Lenses, Partner Solutions

The legendary lens maker extends cine possibilities with lens data
At last year’s NAB, Zeiss updated their “best-selling prime lens” on the market with the introduction of the CP.3 and CP.3 XD lenses. Both lenses updated the optics of the CP.2 line, but the CP.3 XD added the sharing of frame-by-frame metadata in order to correct for lens characteristics or to add special effects in post.  Zeiss is showing off... Read more

Fiilex Q8 Travel

This new 340W Bi-Color LED Fresnel Kit offers powerful output, an impressive focusing range and premium construction
We stopped by Fiilex, sponsors of this NAB 2018 blog, to take a look at their new Q8 Travel lens, which we’ll be reviewing in the May issue of Digital Photo Pro/HDVideoPro. If you’re looking for a high-powered LED Fresnel light with a generous focusing range in a kit that’s highly portable, Fiilex’s new Q8 Travel offers powerful output in a... Read more

Insights And Automation In Stock From Pond5

The stock market is a critical part of video production, and Pond5 is one of the leaders
Want to learn more about high-quality cameras and videography? Sign up for our weekly newsletter, full of tips, advice, reviews and more!  Like many tech companies, Pond5 had humble beginnings focusing on a specific business need and has taken that solution and scaled it to a global level. For creatives in video production, getting access to high-quality... Read more

Frame.io Improves Workflow With New Tools

New Mac application and upcoming browser improvements make collaborative editing faster
Want to learn more about high quality cameras and videography? Sign up for our weekly newsletter, full of tips, advice, reviews and more!  Frame.io grew out of a small production studio and its need to coordinate the work of in-house staff and freelance content creators, as well as the need to have the flow of content reviewed and approved during... Read more

Core SWX Solves Battery Issues

Innovative chargers, batteries, adapters address video’s unspoken problems
Want to learn more about high quality cameras and videography? Sign up for our weekly newsletter, full of tips, advice, reviews and more!  While the technology of sensors, storage, transmission and lighting seems to continually charge ahead, a crucial technology still seems to be low on juice. Batteries, the chemical heart and lungs of a video... Read more

Manfrotto’s Great New Video Offerings

From tripods to Gorillapods to bags, Manfrotto has a ton of new products
Subscribe today to Digital Photo Pro magazine for tips, product reviews and advice on videography and cinematography!  Manfrotto, the legendary Italian maker of tripods and accessories, has grown over the years to become a real powerhouse of product development for photo and video.  Their booth at NAB 2018, found in the Vitec group’s space... Read more

Canon’s Video Prowess On Display At NAB Show 2018

Full-frame camera, lenses, displays expand company's lineup
Subscribe today to Digital Photo Pro magazine for all your favorite HD Video Pro resources for professional filmmakers!  Canon’s booth is always one of the anchors of the NAB trade show, and this year is no exception, with the company displaying several new products announced just ahead of the 2018 NAB including the new C700 FF camera. As the... Read more

Sony Crystal LED Accidentally Steals Show

Massive LED display offers jaw-dropping footage
Want to learn more about high quality cameras and videography? Sign up for our weekly newsletter, full of tips, advice, reviews and more!  When I traveled to Japan with Sony, one of the most impressive things I saw was the company’s massive Crystal LED display system, a wall-mounted series of LED panels that creates a display system as big as... Read more

Blackmagic Design Refreshes Camera, Software, More

After a “busy year,” Blackmagic launches NAB with a ton of updates
Want to learn more about high quality cameras and videography? Sign up for our weekly newsletter, full of video & camera resources for professional filmmakers!  It’s “been a pretty big year…been a pretty intense year” Blackmagic Founder and CEO, Grant Petty, announced at their annual press conference. The company started showing... Read more

Sony FS5 II, PXW-Z190, PXW-Z280 Cameras Arrive

Sony refreshes its video lineup at NAB 2018
Sony FS5 II Subscribe today to Digital Photo Pro magazine for all your favorite HD Video Pro resources for professional filmmakers!  At their NAB press conference, Sony announced a number of new video camera systems, the most notable being the FS5 II, the update to the popular FS5 Super 35mm camera. The FS5 II has improved color science, which... Read more
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