While NAB seems to be the least important thing to worry about at this time they do have some news on the current state of the show. Gordon H. Smith President and CEO of NAB has announced the Las Vegas show won’t be rescheduled, so basically it won’t happen this year. Instead, they are exploring … Continued
NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith today issued a letter to the NAB Show community providing an update about plans for NAB Show activities in 2020. In the letter, Smith announced that rather than rescheduling NAB Show for later this year, NAB would be unveiling a new digital alternative called “NAB Show Express”. They will also enhance the NAB Show in New York in October this year.
cinema5D is planning to hold a “Virtual Trade Show” as well to bring fresh new announcements to our readers even without the traditional NAB taking place.
Until the morning of today, March 11, the 2020 edition of the NAB Show was “proceeding as planned”, according to the official page, despite the fact that some companies had decided to not participate in the show. Now, the biggest industry event is cancelled.
The new update to the NAB Show 2020 website made it clear:
NAB has been monitoring the evolving situation on coronavirus both in the U.S. and around the globe. Due to the public health emergency we are currently facing, we believe that it is not possible to move forward with NAB Show as planned. Please
Adobe pulls out of NAB 2020. This is a big one for NAB and especially for us in the post-production field. Adobe has pulled out of NAB 2020 citing coronavirus concerns. They began notifying partners in the last day or two that they wouldn’t be attending or sponsoring events. This is the official word going around to partners. A bunch of the photography sites have been publishing this news and the photo folks usually get the news before us video folks so we in the post-production side of things will probably see a more official announcement soon so keep an Continue reading “Adobe pulls out of NAB 2020 citing COVID-19 concerns”
The health and safety of our employees is a top priority for Western Digital. Due to concerns regarding the coronavirus, we have taken the precautionary measure to withdraw from participating in NAB 2020.
This latest NAB withdrawal comes after AJA and Nikon both withdrawing this week. Western Digital had listed a booth on their NAB website so this probably took some thought. I honestly can’t remember the size of their booth in the past but since G-Technology is part of Western Digital it
In a bold move, Nikon just announced that they will not attend this year’s NAB show due to Coronavirus concerns. Nikon’s announcement comes only two days after AJA, a leading video gear manufacturer pulled out of the show. Things are not looking good for the tradeshow industry, with many conferenced baing canceled. AS a quick […]
Adobe is another company that has decided to cancel events due to the coronavirus concerns. The Las Vegas Summit, which was scheduled to run from March 29 to April 2 will be an online event.
Adobe’s digital experience conference Summit in Las Vegas, this year, has been cancelled, announced the company this Monday. Over the past few weeks, notes Adobe , “we have been closely monitoring and evaluating the situation around COVID-19 to ensure we are taking the necessary measures to protect the health and wellbeing of Adobe Summit attendees. As a result, we have made the difficult but important
With all the discussion going on about 8K, this year’s edition of NAB Show has a new option for those who like to be at the forefront: a new 8K course option from 4K 4Charity; run, runner, run!
The 4K 4Charity Run Series, an event that aims to help increase diversity and inclusion in the technology industry is upscaling the challenge that NAB attendees will face: besides the the popular 4K (2.49-mile) route, this year’s run includes a new 8K (4.97-mile) course option. The run, says the organizers, “provides a healthy, fun activity for NAB attendees, supports non-profits
Showcased at NAB 2019, the Cine 7 monitor is designed to work with support for ARRI, RED and Sony cameras. Now SmallHD has a limited offer for users of ARRI cameras: a free license worth $500.
If you buy the new Cine 7, a SmallHD 7-inch full HD touchscreen on-camera monitor with cinema camera control and built-in Teradek wireless video technology until May 19, 2019, through SmallHD or authorized dealers, SmallHD has a special offer for you: you are eligible for a free ARRI Camera Control License valued at $500.
As ProVideo Coalition noted last April, when the monitor was
At NAB 2019, I asked the lead programmers at FiLMiC Pro whether the VFR (variable frame rate) recording situation remained the same, in order to help you —our reader— to both understand and follow best practice regarding framerates when shooting on iOS, and later editing and distributing it. At their booth in Las Vegas, FiLMiC engineers reaffirmed something that hadn’t been mentioned publicly since my 2017 article called Understanding iPhone framerates for shooting, editing & distribution. Ahead I’ll update that information.
When you shoot video on iOS (including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch), framerates don’t work the way they
In recent NABs, the back end of Central Hall was filled with LED luminaires from a vast number of companies, all showing various interpretations of “daylight” or “tungsten” light (some of them more impressionistic than others). This year, the emphasis was more on colored light in all its variations…
Lenses with “Character”
Cinema glass continues to proliferate. This year the growth was focused on lenses for large format and lenses with “character”: primes
OK, it’s not something you’ll need every day, but it is cool: a semitransparent OLED monitor, made by striping OLED pixels on a glass substrate with about a 50% fill factor. LG displayed it in the North Hall, showing posh-watch videos in front of an array of posh watches…
Disclosure: there is no material connection between me and LG, and LG offered no compensation for favorable coverage.
JVC continues to build out its “Connected Cam” line of camcorders in which streaming is a built-in feature, not an afterthought add-on. The $3600 GY-HC500 is a 1″, 4K/60p camcorder with wired Ethernet built in for streaming and FTP transfer; it’s expected to ship in June. The $5000 GY-HC550 adds dual-band Wi-Fi with MIMO antennas and Zixi built in; it’s expected in May (Zixi adds error correction and recovery atop the UDP protocol, without the delays and latency of TCP).
These cameras make streaming as simple as onboard recording: once you enter your credentials for YouTube Live or other streaming
NAB 2019 marked the point where — without any particular fanfare — 8K television moved from a gee-whiz technology demo to a practical production, post-production, and distribution system.
Blackmagic Design’s signage was all about 8K; they showed off 8K recording, switching, terminal gear, and editing — everything, it seems, but cameras. No worries: Ikegami had 8K studio cameras and Sharp showed their 8K shoulder-mount camcorder, both were unremarkable in their normalcy. Only their 8K badging sets them apart from their run-of-the-mill HD and 4K brethren.
New York’s WPIX 11 used four of these cameras at Yankee Stadium until 1987, when they were “retired with gusto”. They languished in storage until recently, when MBT rescued them and was able to get two of them working using parts from all four.
At NAB 2019, Datavideo announced the NVS-33, an H.264 standalone streaming encoder and recorder. The NVS-33 has HD-SDI and HDMI inputs for video as well as stereo RCA unbalanced audio connections, for use when embedded audio is not available or desired. The NVS-33 can stream and record at different bit rates simultaneously, although I am disappointed to see how low the maximum is, as I’ll explain ahead, together with four questions I asked Datavideo. The NVS-33 records onto an SD card in NTFS, FAT, or exFAT. The latter is my favorite.
Datavideo states that the front panel operation with