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NAB 2014 Wrap-Up: 4K for Broadcasters

Without a doubt, the big buzzword at NAB 2014 was, once again, 4K.  While 4K (4096×2160 or higher) has been available to feature filmmakers and commercial productions for years, the broadcast industry has been relatively unaffected due to the lack of … more »

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NAB Day Three: Camera Support and Audio

Day three had me back in Central Hall, looking at products to complete a camera kit—including tripods, camera/audio bags, field monitors, lenses and a few other things.   While everyone is talking about 4K cinema cameras on one hand and … more »

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NAB Find: Wayin Broadcast Integrates Social Media into Broadcasts

Every NAB I try to discover at least one small company Introducing the next runaway success. This year, I discovered Wayin. Their product, Wayin Broadcast, is the most thorough, intuitive and efficient tool I've seen yet to manage social media … more »

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NAB Day Two: (Mostly) Post-Production

Today I concentrated on mostly the post-production side of the industry in the upper and lower floors South Hall of the LVCC.   I'm sure I must have done six or seven miles walking, a good part due to being … more »

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NAB Day One: Big Surprises, Small Prizes

Today the NAB 2014 trade show saw some big surprises and some smaller cool product intros.  I will start with the big shockers and work my way down. Two years ago, Blackmagic Design, a company known for its post products, … more »

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AJA Enters the Cinema Camera Market with the Cion

Nick Rashby, President of AJA Video Systems, unveiled a host of new products for the mid to high end video production world. But jaws dropped at AJA's announcement and unveiling of Cion, the company's new entry into the motion-picture camera … more »

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Shotgun: Should You Be Using It?

I'm not a pro filmmaker. I have no clue if Shotgun is any good or not. But I have friends and family who do make movies and do use Shotgun, so I asked around. And because my research didn't dig … more »

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Larry Jordan on 7 Ways NAB 2014 Could Change the Way You Work

Some people attack NAB with a detailed plan and others simply let the undulating flow of traffic up and down the aisles guide them through the exhibition. Looking for a way to manage your days? We asked Digital Production Buzz's … more »

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The Future of VFX Work: Managing Remote Artists

Several of the large VFX and animation houses have developed online work environments that allow artists and supervisors to communicate in words and pictures. Some are cloud-based and some are simply Internet-linked real-time systems. And several work with Shotgun. They … more »

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VFX Cloud Houses, Part 3: Growing Opportunities

Here are two more cloud houses that are, indeed, quite different. One is based in Vancouver and another in Albuquerque. Yup…in old New Mexico. They each work with remote artists. Both work major motion pictures, commercials and music videos, etc. … more »