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NAB Show 2012

By TO411 Contributing Writer
Danny F. Santos

Every year in April, one of my favourite conferences comes to life in Las Vegas. The National Association of Broadcaster’s Convention, or the NAB Show as it’s more commonly referred to.

First held in 1923, the NAB show has grown to an attendance of about 100,000 media and entertainment professionals from over 150 countries. Some interesting, cutting edge content creation technologies for broadcast have been unveiled at previous NAB shows and some of last year’s highlights for me are available in my NAB 2011 Roundup.

We’ve already got Canon’s big announcement for NAB out in the open. Canon has introduced 2 new 4K cameras; the EOS 1D C and the C500 just 6 months after the release of the C300 in Hollywood. The 1D C shoots 4096 × 2160 video at 24p to a CF card and trades the 1D X’s strobe socket for a much needed headphone jack. The new camera, like the 1D X, has an ISO up to 204,800 while in video mode the ISO is limited up through 25,600. It also captures 8bit 4:2:2 in Motion JPEG which is a bit less than stellar, to say the least.

The C500 on the other hand will shoot raw 60fps at 10bit 4:4:4 to an external drive. The C500 offers 2 4K modes, 4096 × 2960 and 3840 × 2160. The former suited for motion pictures and the latter for television. Like the C300, the C500 offers an ISO range of 320 to 20,000.

Two new EOS lenses have also been announced by Canon, a 15.5-47mm T/2.8 and 30-105mm T/2.8 in either EF or PL mounts but no word on price or availability just yet.

Both the EOS 1D C and the C500 should be available by the end of 2012, the 1D C is priced at $15,000 which is a bit more expensive than the $6,800 for the 1D X. I’m unsure whether that price is worth it since the 1D C shoots in Motion JPEG. The C500 will ship with an MSRP of $30,000.

Adobe has also premiered their new Creative Suite platforms the last 3 years in a row and CS6 is no different. We can expect to hear more about it in the next few days but I can confirm that at least After Effects now has a ray-traced rendering engine and a new 3D camera tracker amongst other improvements.

This is just the beginning and I cannot wait to see what else NAB has up its sleeve. If you find yourself at NAB there’s a heap of official and unofficial events, you can find some of them located on the official NAB Show website here or PVC has compiled its own list of events at NAB here.

The The National Association of Broadcaster’s Convention starts April 14th and ends April 19th, 2012.

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Front Page, Industry News

NAB Show 2012

By TO411 Contributing Writer
Danny F. Santos

Every year in April, one of my favourite conferences comes to life in Las Vegas. The National Association of Broadcaster’s Convention, or the NAB Show as it’s more commonly referred to.

First held in 1923, the NAB show has grown to an attendance of about 100,000 media and entertainment professionals from over 150 countries. Some interesting, cutting edge content creation technologies for broadcast have been unveiled at previous NAB shows and some of last year’s highlights for me are available in my NAB 2011 Roundup.

We’ve already got Canon’s big announcement for NAB out in the open. Canon has introduced 2 new 4K cameras; the EOS 1D C and the C500 just 6 months after the release of the C300 in Hollywood. The 1D C shoots 4096 × 2160 video at 24p to a CF card and trades the 1D X’s strobe socket for a much needed headphone jack. The new camera, like the 1D X, has an ISO up to 204,800 while in video mode the ISO is limited up through 25,600. It also captures 8bit 4:2:2 in Motion JPEG which is a bit less than stellar, to say the least.

The C500 on the other hand will shoot raw 60fps at 10bit 4:4:4 to an external drive. The C500 offers 2 4K modes, 4096 × 2960 and 3840 × 2160. The former suited for motion pictures and the latter for television. Like the C300, the C500 offers an ISO range of 320 to 20,000.

Two new EOS lenses have also been announced by Canon, a 15.5-47mm T/2.8 and 30-105mm T/2.8 in either EF or PL mounts but no word on price or availability just yet.

Both the EOS 1D C and the C500 should be available by the end of 2012, the 1D C is priced at $15,000 which is a bit more expensive than the $6,800 for the 1D X. I’m unsure whether that price is worth it since the 1D C shoots in Motion JPEG. The C500 will ship with an MSRP of $30,000.

Adobe has also premiered their new Creative Suite platforms the last 3 years in a row and CS6 is no different. We can expect to hear more about it in the next few days but I can confirm that at least After Effects now has a ray-traced rendering engine and a new 3D camera tracker amongst other improvements.

This is just the beginning and I cannot wait to see what else NAB has up its sleeve. If you find yourself at NAB there’s a heap of official and unofficial events, you can find some of them located on the official NAB Show website here or PVC has compiled its own list of events at NAB here.

The The National Association of Broadcaster’s Convention starts April 14th and ends April 19th, 2012.

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Front Page, Industry News

NAB Show 2012

By TO411 Contributing Writer
Danny F. Santos

Every year in April, one of my favourite conferences comes to life in Las Vegas. The National Association of Broadcaster’s Convention, or the NAB Show as it’s more commonly referred to.

First held in 1923, the NAB show has grown to an attendance of about 100,000 media and entertainment professionals from over 150 countries. Some interesting, cutting edge content creation technologies for broadcast have been unveiled at previous NAB shows and some of last year’s highlights for me are available in my NAB 2011 Roundup.

We’ve already got Canon’s big announcement for NAB out in the open. Canon has introduced 2 new 4K cameras; the EOS 1D C and the C500 just 6 months after the release of the C300 in Hollywood. The 1D C shoots 4096 × 2160 video at 24p to a CF card and trades the 1D X’s strobe socket for a much needed headphone jack. The new camera, like the 1D X, has an ISO up to 204,800 while in video mode the ISO is limited up through 25,600. It also captures 8bit 4:2:2 in Motion JPEG which is a bit less than stellar, to say the least.

The C500 on the other hand will shoot raw 60fps at 10bit 4:4:4 to an external drive. The C500 offers 2 4K modes, 4096 × 2960 and 3840 × 2160. The former suited for motion pictures and the latter for television. Like the C300, the C500 offers an ISO range of 320 to 20,000.

Two new EOS lenses have also been announced by Canon, a 15.5-47mm T/2.8 and 30-105mm T/2.8 in either EF or PL mounts but no word on price or availability just yet.

Both the EOS 1D C and the C500 should be available by the end of 2012, the 1D C is priced at $15,000 which is a bit more expensive than the $6,800 for the 1D X. I’m unsure whether that price is worth it since the 1D C shoots in Motion JPEG. The C500 will ship with an MSRP of $30,000.

Adobe has also premiered their new Creative Suite platforms the last 3 years in a row and CS6 is no different. We can expect to hear more about it in the next few days but I can confirm that at least After Effects now has a ray-traced rendering engine and a new 3D camera tracker amongst other improvements.

This is just the beginning and I cannot wait to see what else NAB has up its sleeve. If you find yourself at NAB there’s a heap of official and unofficial events, you can find some of them located on the official NAB Show website here or PVC has compiled its own list of events at NAB here.

The The National Association of Broadcaster’s Convention starts April 14th and ends April 19th, 2012.

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