Each year at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, ProductionHUB recognizes the best of innovative manufacturers with the NAB Awards of Excellence. To receive the award, they must excel in demonstrating brilliance in technology, forward-thinking and tenacity to improve the production industry. If you know of any companies or products that exemplify innovation, submit nominations by email. We will also be accepting nominations at booth #C12129 during the show. Winners are determined by participant feedback as well as input from industry icons and ProductionHUB leadership team.
At NAB 2017, BB&S Lighting introduces new, fit-anywhere, 4-inch and 8-inch long Pipes to join their Pipeline family of 1-foot, 2-foot, 3-foot and 4-foot lengths. Each is available in 3200°K, 4300°K or 5600°K color temperatures.
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced today it will produce the first-ever live 4K video stream from space during a Super Session at the 2017 NAB Show. “Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to the Future with NASA and Hollywood” will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26 in room N249 of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).
Quantum Corp. today announced StorNext 6, a major new release of its award-winning StorNext® platform, adding new advanced data management features to the industry-leading 4K performance of the company’s workflow storage solutions portfolio. With this unique combination of performance and automatic, policy-driven management, StorNext 6 is engineered to overcome the challenges of ever-growing, higher-resolution content and capitalize on the opportunities to re-monetize or re-purpose that content.
Sigma is expanding its Cine Prime line to include two brand new lenses: the Sigma Cine FF High-Speed 14mm T2 and the Sigma Cine FF High-Speed 135mm T2. The high-performance Sigma Cine Prime product line, which now includes the following focal lengths and apertures – 14mm T2, 20mm T1.5, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5, 85mm T1.5 and 135mm T2 – is compatible with the latest full-frame camera sensor technology.
The Boom Box is a strong and versatile Microphone Boom Stand, which doubles as an Apple Box. Not only does it provide an ingenious way to stand and store a boom pole on set, it also provides a dedicated working platform and station for the boom operator. The new Sidekick KTA2B, a more compact solution to connect wireless transmitters to K-Tek Klassic Boom Poles.
Core SWX, a leader in battery and charging solutions, debuts the newest addition to its Hypercore line with the HC9 Mini at NAB 2017 (Booth C10248). The new HC9 Mini maintains all the features of the Hypercore line but was designed with smaller Cine cameras in mind, such as the RED DSMC2 and Arri Mini. Measuring in at only 3.54 in. x 4.65 in. x 1.90 in. (.09 m. x .12 m. x .05 m.) and weighing only 1.9 lbs. (861.8 g.), it is the perfect solution for today's lighter and more mobile camera set ups.
Convergent Design, a recognized world leader in on-camera recorders, today announces the Element series of multi-camera video recorders and switchers. These simple to use, cost-effective products, emphasize fast video productions by eliminating many time-consuming steps while providing unprecedented access to your video footage, even while you are still shooting.
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging, and electronics retailers, is set to bring the industry’s best professional broadcast and production gear to the NAB Show floor, all in one booth (C9539). In just a few weeks, the NYC-based photo, video and audio retailer will unveil the largest showcase of cameras, lenses, tripods, monitors, lighting, drones, switchers and more from the most popular and trusted brands on the market, including Arri, Angenieux, Atomos, Blackmagic Design, Canon, Fujinon, Litepanels, Sachtler, Sony and Zeiss – to name a few – at the 2017 NAB Show.
DoPchoice, known for innovative light directing tools, adds the new Octa 7 to its lineup of octagonal Snapbag® Rabbit-Ears softboxes. With a 7-foot (205cm) diameter, this larger octagonal-shaped softbox joins the smaller Octa 3 and Octa 5 to fit most LED soft lights.
LiveU today presented its HEVC Pro Card, offering a powerful addition to LiveU’s LU600 portable transmission unit for global newsgathering and events coverage. Integrating the LU600 with the new 4K HEVC/H.265 hardware-based encoder allows professional broadcasters and content creators to benefit from unparalleled video performance with extreme bandwidth efficiency.
The new 7-foot diameter Octa 7 Snapbag® joins DoPchoice’s Octa 3 and Octa 5 to provide a range of octagonal soft boxes to accommodate most LED soft lights. Quick set-up Snapbags feature a highly reflective inner fabric that provides maximum light output and delivers even illumination across the front surface.
Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, in collaboration with the Ronford Baker Engineering Company, known for its work with heavy-duty fluid heads and tripods in the cinema industry, announces the Skyline 90 Fluid Head, making its debut at NAB 2017 (Booth C7920).
The new update expands HDR and IP pipelines with support for Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and JPEG 2000 workflows. In addition to HDR-10, HLG playout is now also possible from Adobe® Premiere Pro® with AJA KONA 4, Io 4K and KONA IP.
AJA Video Systems today released Ki Pro Ultra v2.2 firmware featuring Avid MXF support for HD workflows. Ki Pro Ultra v2.2 is available now as a free download and expands production workflows by adding MXF with OP1a support for DNxHD encoded files to the portable file-based 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD video recorder and playback device.
Fans of Sony’s mirrorless full-frame cameras have a reason to smile: ZEISS has added a further tele lens focal length to its ZEISS Batis lens family. The new ZEISS Batis 2.8/135 is the first 135 mm AF focal length for Sony’s Alpha 7 system with E-mount.
AJA Video Systems today announced a $1000 price drop for Ki Pro Ultra, the company’s file-based 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD recorder and player, bringing the US MSRP down to $2995. Ki Pro Ultra is AJA’s next generation file-based video recorder and player with a built-in LCD monitor.
Cineo Lighting, a leader in the production of lighting systems for the motion picture, television and photography industries, will reveal the Quantum c80 (Qc80) full-gamut color lighting fixture at NAB 2017 (Booth C9945). Featuring 50,000 lumens of Cineo's proprietary color-tunable white light, the Qc80 also includes a full RGB gamut, which works in conjunction with the reference-quality white light as a complete, creative lighting toolkit.
Schneider-Kreuznach introduces new RHOdium Full Spectrum Neutral Density (FSND) filters, a lineup of high-end neutral density filters made to exceed the critical color standards of the newest 4K, 6K, and 8K resolution cameras. Available in 6×6 and 4×5.65 sizes, they come in a full range of densities: 0.3, 0.6, 0.9, 1.2, 1.5, 1.8, 2.1, 2.4, 2.7 and 3.0.
With the first in its series introduced in February of this year, “MK” lenses are currently designed for E-mount cameras and boast advanced optical performance, ultra-compact and lightweight design, as well as superb cost performance. FUJIFILM will exhibit in booth #C7225
Responding to the increasing need for character-driven, large-format optics, CW Sonderoptic introduces the Leica Thalia series of prime lenses.The focal lengths of the lenses include 24, 30, 35, 45, 70, 100, 120, and 180mm. The lenses are available in PL mount and offer /i Technology metadata contacts in the mount.
The arrowFX Fluid Heads feature robust, high-resolution magnetic encoders integrated into the fluid head. The arrowFX can precisely monitor and communicate, in real time, the exact position of the fluid head with zero latency.
Quantum Corp. announced purpose-built 4K video reference architectures that leverage the company's StorNext®-powered, disk- and flash-based workflow storage systems to maximize 4K stream counts and optimize performance levels in accordance with users' specific needs.
Band Pro (together with partners Angenieux and Jebsen Industrial) will debut the new Angenieux Type EZ-2 Zoom at this year’s NAB show. Band Pro’s booth #C10308 can be found in the central hall, directly adjacent to Sony. Type EZ-2, the newest addition to the series, is a wide zoom lens providing 15-40mm F1.9 / T2 in S35 format