When I talked about NAB 2019 last time, it was mostly an overview of what the show looked like to me. I promised I’d give some of my reactions to exhibits as I asked myself, “Where are we going?” For this post, it’s all about the displays.
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When I was at CES in January, it was hard to avoid 8K, or so it seemed. At NAB, 8K... Read more
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention is over. They’ve torn down the booths and shipped all the equipment and left-over swag back home. They’re now setting up for the Water Quality Association Convention and Exhibition at the Las Vegas Convention Center. I guess you’ll still hear about streaming but in a whole different context.
I’ve... Read more
I’ve been using docks for laptops—and desktops—for ages and am very familiar with the OWC brand. When I first started using Thunderbolt, I needed to expand my connections and I used their original Thunderbolt dock.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the chance to run with their latest Thunderbolt 3 offering, the appropriately named OWC Thunderbolt... Read more
There are a number of trends taking place that will affect content creators working in video and film
In the past two years, we’ve seen some extraordinary technology developments at camera companies, as some competed to hop on the full-frame sensor bandwagon. Yet, not every documentary or corporate project needs that type of sensor, and some content creators were also looking for alternatives. Overall, there was an emphasis on full-frame lenses, but... Read more
The new 7-inch Atomos Shogun 7 touchscreen display impressed visitors to the Atomos booth at this year’s NAB
One of the most popular booths at NAB 2019, which runs through the end of today, has been the Atomos booth, in part because of the new product announcement the company made earlier in the week: They introduced the new Atomos Shogun 7, a 7-inch monitor, recorder and switcher that’s been designed to be a 1,500nit HDR touchscreen with 1,000,000:1 contrast... Read more
The electronics company produced a new interchangeable-lens 8K video camera
Sharp hasn’t made many cameras in the past 15 years. The last one I recall was the Epson R-D1 from 2005: An odd digital rangefinder that even kept the vestigial film-advance lever on the camera.
However, recently there was news (posted on the Japan headquarters website of Olympus) that the company was going to start making cameras with a Micro Four... Read more
The camera and lighting systems manufacturer used a simple subject and background to showcase just how versatile its mobile app could be for studio photographers
As you approached ARRI’s demo area at this year’s NAB show, you’d have seen a rather monochromatic still-life set up: In the center, there was a white statue of Ludwig van Beethoven resting atop a smooth, white pedestal. In the background, there was a simple white stucco wall.
However, if you looked above, you’d have seen a constellation of... Read more
Blackmagic emphasizes both software and hardware solutions for content creators
At this year’s NAB, Blackmagic showed off two important updates—one software, one hardware—in glass cases prominently displayed in the front of their very large booth in the south hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The first was the more recent of the two: The company announced earlier this week a major update to its DaVinci Resolve, the... Read more
Canon’s new line of PL-Mount primes provide filmmakers with lenses with character
For NAB Show 2019, Canon had an announcement of some very special and necessary lenses. In response to filmmakers and cinematographers looking for Canon glass with a PL mount, the camera manufacturer introduced its first set of seven cinema prime PL-mount lenses. According to the company, the lenses are “aptly named Sumire Primes. Pronounced ‘Soo-mee-ray,’... Read moreSponsored
As cameras increase in resolution and complexity, content creators are turning to Zeiss for powerful lenses that are dependable and reliable
For many content creators—from filmmakers and cinematographers as well as vloggers and photographers—the past two years have been exciting, if not a bit unnerving, as new camera bodies include large sensors with higher resolution. Such sensors can show unprecedented detail in video and stills, but they can more easily highlight flaws in lenses that... Read more