Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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Sony Puts the F55 on Your Shoulder with New Docking Hardware

At its NAB press event, Sony unveiled a shoulder-mount kit for the F55 and F5 that’s intended to quickly transform those cameras so they fit better in a run-and-gun environment, where operators are used to moving quickly while holding cameras … more »

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LaCie’s Thunderbolt 2-Enabled 8big Rack Crams 48 TB into 1RU

LaCie is adopting Thunderbolt 2 in a big way this year, with the pre-NAB introduction of three new storage products using 6 TB Seagate hard drives — including the new rack-mounted 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 system, which the company said … more »

Avid Adds Subscription Options to Media Composer

Avid announced a slew of subscription options for Media Composer at NAB that will allow users to pay for the software, including the Symphony option, on a month-to-month basis. Rates for Media Composer 8 start at $49.99/month with an annual … more »

Sony to Grow Services Business as 4K Production, Delivery Expand

On the eve of NAB 2014, Sony announced its plan to emphasize services, taking advantage of the transition from HD to 4K acquisition and delivery to expand its footprint in pro video beyond its well-known hardware offerings. “We see real … more »

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ILM VFX Supervisor Russell Earl on Building a Career

In high school shop class where most kids build cutting boards, bookshelves, and little wooden boxes, Russell Earl built a Queen Anne highboy, a Queen Anne lowboy, and a serpentine-front desk. Today, Earl is a visual effects supervisor at Industrial … more »

Angenieux Optimo Style 25-250mm Zoom Lens

Thales Angénieux Launches Optimo Style Zoom Series

Thales Angénieux announced  the Optimo Style series of zoom lenses in time for NAB. The big gun is the Optimo Style 25–250mm [pictured, top], a full-size zoom that weighs 16 pounds. (If it looks familiar, that's because it first showed … more »

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Letterman’s Late Night Debut

"Well, we've warned you": Watch the cold-open of the first episode of Late Night with David Letterman, originally aired in February 1982. 

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Convergent Design to Preview 4K Athena Tapeless Deck at NAB

Convergent Design is set to preview Athena, a new 4K/multistream recording and playback system supporting record and playback of up to 4K 60p — or up to two simultaneous output streams of 4K at 30p — for digital cinema (such … more »

Sonnet Ships Quietest and Most Compact Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Expansion Chassis

IRVINE, Calif. — March 11, 2014 — Sonnet today announced the Echo Express SEL, the latest addition to the award-winning Echo Express line of Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe expansion systems. Like the other members of the Echo Express family, the SEL enables the … more »

Darim and Silicon Imaging Launch Revolutionary 3D Virtual Studio

(NAB 2014, Las Vegas) Darim Vision, an innovator in MPEG encoding and visualization technologies and Silicon Imaging, an award winning manufacturer of 2K and 360 camera and recording systems, have joined forces to deliver an innovative family of trackless Virtual … more »