NAB 2016 Preview — Top Ten Things To See At The Show! (Part Two)

Five more essential stops at the world’s largest convention for multimedia productions!

There always seems to be a thematic focus at each year’s NAB convention, like drones in 2012-2013, 4K in 2014 and now more alphabet soup with trends like HDR, VR and 8K. This year’s NAB convention will be immersed, so to speak, in virtual reality technology, which is likely to explode in the next few years thanks to so many tremendous projects literally... Read more

NAB 2016 Preview — Top Ten Things To See At The Show! (Part One)

Rounding up the gear and events that we’re most excited to see during the next National Association of Broadcasters convention

From April 16th-20th, the largest convention in the world for broadcast, radio and entertainment technology, the annual NAB show, begins the weekend after next with an all out assault of press announcements and new gear throughout the weekend as well as the three days following. Held at the massive Las Vegas Convention Center, estimated attendance of... Read more

NAB 2016 Preview — On The Scene With Band Pro Film And Digital

Band Pro is bringing the swag to Vegas with new optics, virtual reality systems and the latest in high tech dollies

Based in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Munich, Tel Aviv and New York, distribution house Band Pro is going to be showcasing a number of new filmmaking solutions at NAB from IB/E Optics, Radiant Images and more. Found in the Central Hall, the company will host the annual ICG party on Monday April 18th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in their booth, C10408. Dark Corner... Read more

NAB 2016 Preview — Blackmagic Brings Fusion Software To The Mac Platform Free Of Charge

Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Studio software for the Mac OS and Windows features top shelf visual effects and sophisticated compositing in a free program download

The wonderfully audacious Blackmagic Design, omnipresent in the South Hall at NAB in Booth #SL217 for several years now, has announced that the newest iteration of the Fusion software is now platform agnostic. At long last adding Macintosh compatibility, Fusion 8, the gratis version, and Fusion 8 Studio, the professional solution for post production... Read more

NAB 2016 Preview — Atomos Flame Series With The Shogun And Ninja

Beginning at at only $1295, the first 10-bit field monitor and recorder to be capable of HDR capture

Atomos has been killing it in the monitor/recorder game for the last several years, especially at NAB, where the company has historically unleashed affordable and yet highly capable products like the Atomos Shogun and the Atomos Ninja models, which ultimately became the talk of every convention. This year, the new Atomos Flame Series steps up the capabilities... Read more

NAB Preview 2016 — Anamorphic/i 35-140mm Zoom Lens Plus Extra “Funkiness” Via The New Anamorphic/i SF Line From Cooke Optics

The optics maker will be on hand at NAB this year to show off not only a new anamorphic prime and zoom, but also a line of primes with exaggerated anamorphic effects

Cooke Optics has announced two new items for display at this year’s NAB convention in Las Vegas this April. The new line of Anamorphic /i SF lenses are based on the characteristic design of the venerable Anamorphic/i line of primes, only they have extra “funkiness”. In other words, during the coating process, the Anamorphic /i SF lenses are a... Read more

Behind The Scene — Zach McIntosh On Stock Sales Through Nimia

The co-founder of on the licensing needs and industry trends of stock footage services

With direct partnerships for top shelf clients like National Geographic, Vincent Laforet and Brainfarm, the website Nimia offers an alternate approach to stock footage licensing. Acting as more of an adjudicator, the website becomes liaison between yourself and footage licensee. The service has a flexible number of options from direct licensing to multi-agency... Read more

Behind The Scene — Selling 4K Footage Through Adobe’s Stock Sales Service

Zeke Koch, Senior Director of Product Management, Adobe Stock, answers questions on the trends he’s been seeing in 4K video content and gives tips and techniques for stock sales

Last month Adobe announced that more than 100,000 4K video assets had been uploaded for sale via the Adobe Stock service. An obvious new trend in stock sales, 4K is becoming more and more a must, especially as projects need to differentiate themselves from the more than a million high definition properties that the service already offers. In addition,... Read more

Gear — Panasonic VariCam LT With Canon EF Mount Available With Additional Options

Panasonic releases two more AU-VCVF10 OLED Viewfinder kits as well as reduced pricing on expressP2 media cards

Announced at the DGA in Los Angeles this last February 10th, the Panasonic VariCam LT shrinks down the VariCam 35 to a body that weighs only six pounds while also giving the historic variable-frame-rate line of cameras compatibility with the massive range of Canon EF mount lenses. Since it’s introduction a little over the year ago, the VariCam 35... Read more

Gear — Large Capacity G-Technology G-SPEED Shuttle XL Hard Drive Bays For Video Productions

Starting at $3299, a new series of portable 8-bay RAID offers video and media professionals huge storage, fast transfer and extensive backup options

As cloud services continue to gobble up consumer archival files, there are a few hard drive manufacturers like G-Technology that have begun to aggressively pursue media creators that are needing huge amounts of capacity as well as fast operation and secure control of files. G-Tech’s most recent announcement is aimed right at video and editing professionals... Read more

Gear — The New $3595 Sony PXW-Z150 Camcorder With UHD And Variable File Types

A single camera solution with versatility for documentary, ENG and other field work

Planned for availability this coming April (just in time for the NAB conference), Sony has announced details on a new UHD (3840×2160) compact camcorder for professionals requiring a singular run n’ gun solution. Capable of multiple file options, the PXW-Z150 has heightened low light abilities thanks to a 20 megapixel, 1-inch Exmor RS CMOS sensor... Read more

Software — Red Giant’s Updated Shooter Suite 13 Set Of Editing Plug-ins — Vital Editing And Synchronization Software At $399

Shooter Suite 13 includes an all new version of PluralEyes 4.0, an audio/video sync tool that works in seconds with most non-linear editing systems

Announced late last week, Red Giant’s Shooter Suite v13.0 is a new release of the series that bundles four video editing plug-ins for NLEs, including the latest iteration of PluralEyes, one of the most well known and well respected editing plug-ins for quick and accurate syncing of audio even without using timecode or audio claps or cues. PluralEyes... Read more