Ahead of the National Association of Broadcasting (NAB) conference, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced a major update for video in Adobe Creative Cloud to help filmmakers and video producers collaborate and streamline video workflows.
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.
Core SWX, a leader in battery and charging solutions, announces its new line of Fleet Micro Charger at NAB 2017 (Booth C10248). The range of Fleet Micro Chargers offers the fastest battery charging times in the industry.
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.
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.
JVC Professional Video announced the GY-HM660SC ProHD sports coaching camera, which interfaces seamlessly with the XOS Thunder HD video editing platform used extensively throughout professional and collegiate sports.
Adding HDR and 1200nit brightness to a 19” monitor at an MSRP of $2,495 is an amazing feat itself, but the addition of recording, switching and playback is a true revolution, completely redefining how production monitors will be used on set and in studio.
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.
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.
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.