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VER Announces Flex Solutions Mobile Truck Service

VER Announces Flex Solutions Mobile Truck Service VER, the leading global provider of production equipment and engineering support, announces their new Flex Solutions mobile truck service at the NAB Show. A new broadcast service, Flex Solutions specializes in HD multi-purpose support units and equipment rental.

Avid Unveils Media Composer | First—A Free Version of the Industry- Standard Video Editing System

Avid Unveils Media Composer | First—A Free Version of the Industry- Standard Video Editing System Avid Media Composer® | First, a free version of the industry-standard video editing system. Media Composer | First is a brand new, fully featured video editing solution that provides aspiring creative professionals, students, and those just starting their professional careers with free access to the same creative tools used by the most successful and acclaimed filmmakers and television program creators in the world. 

Sony Goes Beyond Definition at NAB 2017

Sony Goes Beyond Definition at NAB 2017 At NAB 2017, Sony is highlighting innovations in imaging, High Dynamic Range (HDR), IP and media solutions that enable the creation of dynamic content and increase workflow efficiencies for a range of applications and productions. 

Cineo and CueScript Make Lighting Talent Easy with Custom Matchstix™ Bracket

Cineo and CueScript Make Lighting Talent Easy with Custom Matchstix™ Bracket Cineo Lighting (NAB Booth C9945), a leader in the production of lighting systems for the motion picture, television and photography industries, has collaborated with CueScript (NAB Booth C10618) on custom brackets for CueScript teleprompters that allow the easy, highly adjustable, wobble-free mounting of Cineo’s versatile Matchstix™ color-accurate light source. 

FUJIFILM's First NAB Speaker Series Includes Noted Cinematographers

FUJIFILM's First NAB Speaker Series Includes Noted Cinematographers The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will hold its first-ever speaker series, featuring some of the industry’s top cinematography professionals, during the NAB convention. Speakers will represent a wide range of FUJINON lens users, including noted feature film, wildlife, and large-venue concert cinematographers. NAB runs from April 22-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. 

Skypanel Firmware 3.0 Brings 10 New Features

Skypanel Firmware 3.0 Brings 10 New Features The popular SkyPanel family of LED soft lights continues to improve with its third major firmware update. Bringing 10 new features and numerous refinements, SkyPanel Firmware 3.0 is a free update that can be downloaded by users and installed in any SkyPanel fixture.  

Navigating the HDR Waters in Post

Navigating the HDR Waters in Post

Some say HDR is the future of TV, while others think it’s a gimmick to boost TV set sales. Debate aside, High Dynamic Range (HDR) imagery for moving video is becoming increasingly popular and will be a key focus at NAB 2017. Not only do Netflix, Amazon and other streaming video on demand (SVOD) platforms offer HDR content to consumers, but we’re also seeing an increased demand for HDR-ready tools from our production and post customers.

ALEXA SXT Goes Wireless

ALEXA SXT Goes Wireless In a move that will increase efficiency on set, ARRI has integrated a high-quality and low-latency HD video transmitter and a WiFi radio into the new ALEXA SXT W model ("W" for Wireless). Based on the popular ALEXA SXT Plus, the SXT W will replace the ALEXA SXT Plus and ALEXA SXT Studio models.

Featured Interviews

Q&A's with major NAB Exhibitors

CW Sonderoptic Predicts 2017 the Year of New Formats

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Seth Emmons, Global Marketing Director, Leica Cine Products, provides insight into what to expect from Leica/CW Sonderoptic at the 2017 NAB Show.

Q What motivating factor drives you to continue innovating year after year?

A We have two main motivating factors. The first is of course the users who are always providing us great feedback on new or improved products. They do the wonderful work and our overarching goal is always to support them. The other factor is a sense of personal challenge and accomplishment. We are proud of the products we create and it’s wonderful to bring a new product to market and overcome the challenges that go with product design and manufacturing. Every success keeps us going and wanting to do bigger/better/more next time.

Atomos Discusses HDR 4Kp60 & Defines NAB 2017 as "Disneyland for Filmmakers"

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General Manager, Atomos, Tony Trent, answers a few questions about what to expect from Atomos at this year's NAB 2017 Show and his perspective on growing trends in the industry.

Q What motivating factor drives you to continue innovating year after year?

A We are driven to make great products people love – simple as that. Delivering cutting edge technology into the hands of our loyal users with simplicity and pricing they can’t believe is what drives the entire Atomos team.

Blackmagic Design's Dan May Talks Collaborative Workflows & More at NAB 2017

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Dan May, President, Blackmagic Design, answers a few questions regarding NAB 2017, including what to expect from Blackmagic, trends to look out for and where you can find them on the showroom floor.

Q Finish the sentence: 2017 will be the production industry’s year of _____

A Collaborative workflows. We are seeing a big push towards collaborative workflows as everyone is expected to do more in less time. There’s been a shift in how we consume content today, and as such, the demand for content has never been greater, as trends like streaming have become the new norm. Time is of the essence, and multiple professionals will often work simultaneously, regardless of location, on the same project in order to meet deadlines. To achieve this level of collaboration, the tools used must be flexible and able to interface with a variety of codecs, systems, specs, and standards. With collaboration comes the sharing of ideas and the increased understanding of different disciplines, for example, a colorist doing a bit of editing or VFX work, or a DP editing and grading. As professionals gain new skillsets, their tools need to support that knowledge being put into practice.

MASV Aims to Change the File Transfer Business Fast Delivery of Files/Develops Pay As You Go Plan

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Recently, ProductionHUB had the opportunity to visit with MASV’s David Horne, VP Marketing & Co-founder as the company gears up for 2017 NAB. He talked about how the company was formed and some of the challenges in moving large files quickly and providing a positive client experience.

Q Where do you see your company a year or two down the road?

A We want MASV.io to power the M&E industry's file transfer workflows and build a company where our users enjoy working with us.

We’re constantly trying to come up with new innovations for this space. There’s a ton of opportunity given the data explosion we’re seeing with 360 video, VR, AR, 4K and 8K, so it’s a good time to be re-evaluating how and why we do things to find simpler, better solutions.

NUGEN Audio Discusses NAB 2017 & The Production Industry's Year of Application

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Jon Schorah, Founder and Creative Director of NUGEN Audio about NAB 2017 and the debut of Halo Downmix.

Q What new products/services has your company introduced since last year's’ NAB?

A NUGEN Audio has introduced two new advanced software solutions for broadcast and post. The AMB Audio Management Batch processor was introduced last September, accelerating audio batch processing workflows significantly and reducing delivery times for tasks such as loudness correction, dynamics adaptation and upmixing. Queue and thread expansions were introduced to give even more scalability.

Wohler VP of Sales & Marketing Craig Newbury Gives Details on NAB 2017

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Craig Newbury, Vice President of Sales & Marketing of Wohler talks about what to expect at this year's NAB Show

Q One year from now, what new technologies do you think we’ll be discussing?

A The industry is quickly reshaping itself in so many ways towards a much wider and more demanding audience. Whether its VR or immersive audio we are discussing next, it is exciting to experience the change and rest assured no matter what the next big thing is Wohler will be looking to provide solutions for it.

Primestream Says This NAB 2017 is Going to be "Powerful"

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Chief Operating Officer, Primestream, David Schleifer, talks about the upcoming NAB 2017 show and what Primestream is excited to offer consumers.

Q Of all the other companies in attendance, which booths are you most excited to visit?

A I’m looking forward to having discussions with our 3 rd party technology partners at NAB like Amazon and SwiftStack for object-based storage solutions, Interra Systems for file-based Quality Control, Aspera and FileCatalyst for high-speed file transfer, Elemental and Telestream for seamless transcoding, AJA Video Systems for I/O hardware, and Adobe for the latest in non-linear editing.

Latest Show News

Read up on press from your favorite companies

NetApp Showcases Cloud-Connected, Next-Generation Media and Entertainment Solutions at 2017 NAB Show

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- April 19, 2017 -- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) will showcase cloud-connected and next-generation solutions and strategies for the media and entertainment industry at the 2017 NAB Show. The company, in conjunction with its partners, will demonstrate how NetApp data management solutions can accelerate production, modernize media data centers, and transform global repositories. The conference takes place April 22-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

COLORFRONT ON-SET DAILIES & EXPRESS DAILIES 2017 VERSIONS DELIVER MORE RAW ON-SET POWER AND UHD/HDR VERSATILITY

NAB 2017, Las Vegas, April 24, 2017 – Colorfront (www.colorfront.com), the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, will showcase the 2017 versions of its best-selling Express Dailies and On-Set Dailies systems for Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) image-processing, during NAB 2017.

Zylight and Chimera Provide Precise Electronic ‘Active Diffusion’ Technology at NAB 2017

Zylight and Chimera Provide Precise Electronic ‘Active Diffusion’ Technology at NAB 2017 Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, and Chimera Lighting have partnered to manufacture and distribute Active Diffusion, Zylight’s patented electronic diffusion technology. Built into a flexible LCD screen, the new Active Diffusion filter produces adjustable levels of diffusion, so there is no need to change diffusion gels. Active Diffusion will debut this week at the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev., and will be demonstrated by Zylight (Booth C7947) and Chimera (Booth C5046).

BB&S Pipeline 2’ 2-Bank Light Being Introduced at NAB 2017

BB&S Pipeline 2’ 2-Bank Light Being Introduced at NAB 2017 BB&S introduces the Pipeline 2’ 2-Bank remote phosphor LED light. This small footprint fixture is powerful and controllable, so it’s a good fit for broadcast studios, remote production, and cine work alike. Despite its small form-factor, the Pipeline 2’ 2-Bank provides high light output, low power draw, and extremely accurate color 98 TLCI accuracy. Available in 3200°K, 4300°K and 5600°K versions, each infinitely smooth-dimmable with no color shift or flicker. Compactly designed, the 2’…

VER Announces Flex Solutions Mobile Truck Service

VER Announces Flex Solutions Mobile Truck Service VER, the leading global provider of production equipment and engineering support, announces their new Flex Solutions mobile truck service at the NAB Show. A new broadcast service, Flex Solutions specializes in HD multi-purpose support units and equipment rental. The support units are customizable and can accommodate any type of facility including remote production, edit facilities, reality show productions, and operations trailers.

NewTek TriCaster Offers Native Support of JVC KY-PZ100 PTZ Cameras

NewTek TriCaster Offers Native Support of JVC KY-PZ100 PTZ Cameras JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced NewTek TriCaster® multi-camera video production systems will offer native support of JVC KY-PZ100 robotic PTZ network video production cameras. JVC will demonstrate its PTZ cameras at the 2017 NAB Show (Booth C4315), which runs April 24-27 in Las Vegas, Nev.

IMT and Vislink Show Newsnet at NAB

IMT and Vislink Show Newsnet at NAB xG® Technology, Inc. ("xG") (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW) a leading provider of wireless video solutions to broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, and private mobile broadband networks for critical communications, announced that its Vislink and IMT business units will demonstrate newsnet, a technological ecosystem that establishes a bi-directional IP network for ENG use, at NAB 2017. NAB 2017, which will take place April 22-27, 2017, isthe world's largest annual convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. Vislink and IMT will be in booth C8008, and will also be presenting at the session "The Evolution of ENG: Beyond One-Way Legacy Microwave to Bi-Directional IP-Newsgathering."