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NAB 2011 roundup

By Danny F. Santos
TO411Daily Technical Writer

Every year in Las Vegas, a crowd gathers to celebrate the newest releases in media capture, processing, and display. NAB is the largest media technology trade show for content creators.

This year we had even more exciting releases and demos such as the Scarlett and the Epic. RED also has a few nifty toys to go with it’s line of cameras. They have developed an app for the iPad which can control pretty much every function on the camera wirelessly, just like their Redmote. 

The big news out of the RED booth, however, is the announcement of the Monstro line of sensor upgrades for the Epic. Keeping the details of the first sensor called Dragon to themselves, the rumour is that it’ll be a full frame 6k sensor available sometime in 2012.

Sony had their F3 super 35mm digital camera on display. Its sensor can reach a full 12 and a half stops of latitude and also uses a native PL mount and captures to a solid state drive (SSD) that is up to one terabyte in size.

In terms of solid state drives, Blackmagic released their own battery powered SSD capture deck, the HyperDeck Shuttle. It has an incredibly well thought out VTR like interface that captures 10-bit uncompressed 4:2:2 quicktime video. With HDMI and SDI in and out at $345USD, it’s quite possibly the best bang for your buck in terms of a capture drive.

Some great sliders and cranes were also showcased this year including the curious Cinevations ZoomCrane. It’s scissor like arm can extend up to 8 feet giving the operator the ability to not only get a crane shot, but also to dolly in or out by changing the length of the arm as the camera is rolling.

Redrock Micro has a sonar range finder with an electronic depth of field controller that hooks into an iPhone. The controller will actively display how far a subject is from a camera and the camera assist can pull focus on the fly. There are obviously some circumstances where using the range finder would be effectively useless, such as in a crowded room, but it would come in handy in documentary situations.

Like all good things, NAB came to a close leaving content creators with a dream list of new exciting equipment to buy or rent over the course of 2011. At least, until NAB 2012 opens its doors.

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Front Page, Industry News

NAB 2011 roundup

By Danny F. Santos
TO411Daily Technical Writer

Every year in Las Vegas, a crowd gathers to celebrate the newest releases in media capture, processing, and display. NAB is the largest media technology trade show for content creators.

This year we had even more exciting releases and demos such as the Scarlett and the Epic. RED also has a few nifty toys to go with it’s line of cameras. They have developed an app for the iPad which can control pretty much every function on the camera wirelessly, just like their Redmote. 

The big news out of the RED booth, however, is the announcement of the Monstro line of sensor upgrades for the Epic. Keeping the details of the first sensor called Dragon to themselves, the rumour is that it’ll be a full frame 6k sensor available sometime in 2012.

Sony had their F3 super 35mm digital camera on display. Its sensor can reach a full 12 and a half stops of latitude and also uses a native PL mount and captures to a solid state drive (SSD) that is up to one terabyte in size.

In terms of solid state drives, Blackmagic released their own battery powered SSD capture deck, the HyperDeck Shuttle. It has an incredibly well thought out VTR like interface that captures 10-bit uncompressed 4:2:2 quicktime video. With HDMI and SDI in and out at $345USD, it’s quite possibly the best bang for your buck in terms of a capture drive.

Some great sliders and cranes were also showcased this year including the curious Cinevations ZoomCrane. It’s scissor like arm can extend up to 8 feet giving the operator the ability to not only get a crane shot, but also to dolly in or out by changing the length of the arm as the camera is rolling.

Redrock Micro has a sonar range finder with an electronic depth of field controller that hooks into an iPhone. The controller will actively display how far a subject is from a camera and the camera assist can pull focus on the fly. There are obviously some circumstances where using the range finder would be effectively useless, such as in a crowded room, but it would come in handy in documentary situations.

Like all good things, NAB came to a close leaving content creators with a dream list of new exciting equipment to buy or rent over the course of 2011. At least, until NAB 2012 opens its doors.

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Front Page, Industry News

NAB 2011 roundup

By Danny F. Santos
TO411Daily Technical Writer

Every year in Las Vegas, a crowd gathers to celebrate the newest releases in media capture, processing, and display. NAB is the largest media technology trade show for content creators.

This year we had even more exciting releases and demos such as the Scarlett and the Epic. RED also has a few nifty toys to go with it’s line of cameras. They have developed an app for the iPad which can control pretty much every function on the camera wirelessly, just like their Redmote. 

The big news out of the RED booth, however, is the announcement of the Monstro line of sensor upgrades for the Epic. Keeping the details of the first sensor called Dragon to themselves, the rumour is that it’ll be a full frame 6k sensor available sometime in 2012.

Sony had their F3 super 35mm digital camera on display. Its sensor can reach a full 12 and a half stops of latitude and also uses a native PL mount and captures to a solid state drive (SSD) that is up to one terabyte in size.

In terms of solid state drives, Blackmagic released their own battery powered SSD capture deck, the HyperDeck Shuttle. It has an incredibly well thought out VTR like interface that captures 10-bit uncompressed 4:2:2 quicktime video. With HDMI and SDI in and out at $345USD, it’s quite possibly the best bang for your buck in terms of a capture drive.

Some great sliders and cranes were also showcased this year including the curious Cinevations ZoomCrane. It’s scissor like arm can extend up to 8 feet giving the operator the ability to not only get a crane shot, but also to dolly in or out by changing the length of the arm as the camera is rolling.

Redrock Micro has a sonar range finder with an electronic depth of field controller that hooks into an iPhone. The controller will actively display how far a subject is from a camera and the camera assist can pull focus on the fly. There are obviously some circumstances where using the range finder would be effectively useless, such as in a crowded room, but it would come in handy in documentary situations.

Like all good things, NAB came to a close leaving content creators with a dream list of new exciting equipment to buy or rent over the course of 2011. At least, until NAB 2012 opens its doors.

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