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Camera Department reviews NAB 2010

Going into this year’s NAB Show we hoped to find some new products, initiatives and offerings, but we did not expect monumental discoveries. We were pleasantly surprised at our findings.

The convention itself seemed to focus heavily on 3D production, the new popular shooting format of HD DSLR technology and general content workflow solutions. This was supported by various cameras and rigs, accessories, and highly organized and effective workshops. There were also many enlightening panel discussions supported by experienced diversified panelists.

This year’s attendees proved to be knowledgeable in their fields and focused on specific goals. There was less researching than we’ve seen in the past, as visitors came prepared to commit to products and services on the show floor.

The Canadian presence was quite evident wherever you went, from vendors to attendees. As usual the famous Canadian room was packed nightly with colleagues from East to West and even included some from the South!

NAB 2010 was once again a launch pad for unveiling memorable prototype equipment like Panasonic’s AG-AF100 and Sony’s 35mm based entry level digital camcorder amongst many others, leaving us looking forward to NAB 2011.

One of the convention’s most popular offering was the ALEXA from ARRI. Word has it that over 300 orders were placed, with at least 50 from Canadian companies.

Covergent Design found great success and a large following for their world’s smallest flash based HD recorder/player units: nanoFlash and the new nano3D kit. The high attendance at their booth was a testament to how companies who follow the cooperative business model will benefit from the input and create fine tuned offerings.

RED once again very cleverly benefited from the large clientele (aprx 88,000 registered) attending NAB by holding their own RED event at the Tropicana. They informed their users about their new Epic 5K with Mysterium X sensor. They also demonstrated how it compares to the currently popular Canon HD DSLR’s and Sony’s F35 when projected at 4K.

Some hidden gems of note: GoPro’s POV HD video camera. Their HD Hero was created for use on helmets, bikes, cars and is almost disposable at just a few hundred dollars. Nexto’s new NVS2525 portable download drive now allows for direct download of SxS, P2 and CF (using an adapter) with a preview window – no big data management computer required! Q5X introduced its waterproof mini wireless lav mic that fits in the sole of a tap shoe!

Apps were shown for use with Apple’s iPhone, iTouch and new iPad. These included Broadcast Pix’s iPixPanel Switcher control, Redrock Micro’s microRemote for their follow focus system, Movie*Slate’s timecode slate, and Vericorder’s video editing app.

The sheer amount of exhibits and offerings at NAB 2010 was astounding. To help navigate through the show, we’ve assembled concise video clips you can find at www.cameradepartment.tv

Looking ahead to the future, our colleagues in the acquisition stage of production are looking forward to this year’s Cinegear Expo in LA to continue the positive learning and networking.

As for NAB 2011, we are all looking forward to the advancement of flash based technology. Since this is the direction that the industry is heading, next year’s NAB should be an amazing showcase of product and service progression.

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Camera Department reviews NAB 2010

Going into this year’s NAB Show we hoped to find some new products, initiatives and offerings, but we did not expect monumental discoveries. We were pleasantly surprised at our findings.

The convention itself seemed to focus heavily on 3D production, the new popular shooting format of HD DSLR technology and general content workflow solutions. This was supported by various cameras and rigs, accessories, and highly organized and effective workshops. There were also many enlightening panel discussions supported by experienced diversified panelists.

This year’s attendees proved to be knowledgeable in their fields and focused on specific goals. There was less researching than we’ve seen in the past, as visitors came prepared to commit to products and services on the show floor.

The Canadian presence was quite evident wherever you went, from vendors to attendees. As usual the famous Canadian room was packed nightly with colleagues from East to West and even included some from the South!

NAB 2010 was once again a launch pad for unveiling memorable prototype equipment like Panasonic’s AG-AF100 and Sony’s 35mm based entry level digital camcorder amongst many others, leaving us looking forward to NAB 2011.

One of the convention’s most popular offering was the ALEXA from ARRI. Word has it that over 300 orders were placed, with at least 50 from Canadian companies.

Covergent Design found great success and a large following for their world’s smallest flash based HD recorder/player units: nanoFlash and the new nano3D kit. The high attendance at their booth was a testament to how companies who follow the cooperative business model will benefit from the input and create fine tuned offerings.

RED once again very cleverly benefited from the large clientele (aprx 88,000 registered) attending NAB by holding their own RED event at the Tropicana. They informed their users about their new Epic 5K with Mysterium X sensor. They also demonstrated how it compares to the currently popular Canon HD DSLR’s and Sony’s F35 when projected at 4K.

Some hidden gems of note: GoPro’s POV HD video camera. Their HD Hero was created for use on helmets, bikes, cars and is almost disposable at just a few hundred dollars. Nexto’s new NVS2525 portable download drive now allows for direct download of SxS, P2 and CF (using an adapter) with a preview window – no big data management computer required! Q5X introduced its waterproof mini wireless lav mic that fits in the sole of a tap shoe!

Apps were shown for use with Apple’s iPhone, iTouch and new iPad. These included Broadcast Pix’s iPixPanel Switcher control, Redrock Micro’s microRemote for their follow focus system, Movie*Slate’s timecode slate, and Vericorder’s video editing app.

The sheer amount of exhibits and offerings at NAB 2010 was astounding. To help navigate through the show, we’ve assembled concise video clips you can find at www.cameradepartment.tv

Looking ahead to the future, our colleagues in the acquisition stage of production are looking forward to this year’s Cinegear Expo in LA to continue the positive learning and networking.

As for NAB 2011, we are all looking forward to the advancement of flash based technology. Since this is the direction that the industry is heading, next year’s NAB should be an amazing showcase of product and service progression.

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Headline, Industry News

Camera Department reviews NAB 2010

Going into this year’s NAB Show we hoped to find some new products, initiatives and offerings, but we did not expect monumental discoveries. We were pleasantly surprised at our findings.

The convention itself seemed to focus heavily on 3D production, the new popular shooting format of HD DSLR technology and general content workflow solutions. This was supported by various cameras and rigs, accessories, and highly organized and effective workshops. There were also many enlightening panel discussions supported by experienced diversified panelists.

This year’s attendees proved to be knowledgeable in their fields and focused on specific goals. There was less researching than we’ve seen in the past, as visitors came prepared to commit to products and services on the show floor.

The Canadian presence was quite evident wherever you went, from vendors to attendees. As usual the famous Canadian room was packed nightly with colleagues from East to West and even included some from the South!

NAB 2010 was once again a launch pad for unveiling memorable prototype equipment like Panasonic’s AG-AF100 and Sony’s 35mm based entry level digital camcorder amongst many others, leaving us looking forward to NAB 2011.

One of the convention’s most popular offering was the ALEXA from ARRI. Word has it that over 300 orders were placed, with at least 50 from Canadian companies.

Covergent Design found great success and a large following for their world’s smallest flash based HD recorder/player units: nanoFlash and the new nano3D kit. The high attendance at their booth was a testament to how companies who follow the cooperative business model will benefit from the input and create fine tuned offerings.

RED once again very cleverly benefited from the large clientele (aprx 88,000 registered) attending NAB by holding their own RED event at the Tropicana. They informed their users about their new Epic 5K with Mysterium X sensor. They also demonstrated how it compares to the currently popular Canon HD DSLR’s and Sony’s F35 when projected at 4K.

Some hidden gems of note: GoPro’s POV HD video camera. Their HD Hero was created for use on helmets, bikes, cars and is almost disposable at just a few hundred dollars. Nexto’s new NVS2525 portable download drive now allows for direct download of SxS, P2 and CF (using an adapter) with a preview window – no big data management computer required! Q5X introduced its waterproof mini wireless lav mic that fits in the sole of a tap shoe!

Apps were shown for use with Apple’s iPhone, iTouch and new iPad. These included Broadcast Pix’s iPixPanel Switcher control, Redrock Micro’s microRemote for their follow focus system, Movie*Slate’s timecode slate, and Vericorder’s video editing app.

The sheer amount of exhibits and offerings at NAB 2010 was astounding. To help navigate through the show, we’ve assembled concise video clips you can find at www.cameradepartment.tv

Looking ahead to the future, our colleagues in the acquisition stage of production are looking forward to this year’s Cinegear Expo in LA to continue the positive learning and networking.

As for NAB 2011, we are all looking forward to the advancement of flash based technology. Since this is the direction that the industry is heading, next year’s NAB should be an amazing showcase of product and service progression.

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