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Telling Stories with Stock Footage

Stock footage, like many opportunities, is what you make of it. Some clips might seem odd or unusable, but when you need a short clip to set a scene or to fill a gap, you'll be really grateful that a … more »

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NAB Top 10: Big Ideas in Production and Post

As always, picking the top products at an NAB show is a tricky task. Yes, some technology is an obvious game-changer right out of the gate, while other innovations either founder on their way out of the factory or stumble … more »

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NAB Day Four: Grab Bag

I went to the show a little misty-eyed today knowing it will be another year before I can hang out with 100,000 professional video-nerd friends again. So, today I was mainly wandering around looking for interesting things I may have … more »

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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 »