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April 2008
Digital Ordnance Heats up 3-D
Visitors to the Digital Ordnance booth will be able to take a look at the company’s new Frame Thrower 3D review and approval system.
eMotion Engines Cranks up for NAB Online
NAB ’08 will feature the U.S. launch of eMotion Engines’ DigiCrank, the new motion-estimation application allowing content shot at 24 fps by digital cameras to be cranked to any speed desired for slow-motion effects without sacrificing resolution or color depth
A Close Look at Cooke Optics Online
Cooke Optics will showcase its S4/i series of prime lenses during NAB ’08. Equipped with Cooke’s /i technology, these lenses are fast, light, and enable film and digital cameras to automatically record key lens and camera data for every frame, allowing that data to be passed on to postproduction teams.
Multi-Dimensional Offerings from Quantel Online
Quantel promises to be out in force at NAB this year, unveiling a host of major innovations, including Pablo Neo — taking interactive, hands-on color correction to an all-new tactile level — and Final Cut Pro integration, which promises smooth transitions to online.
The Evolution of Studio Network Solutions Online
Studio Network Solutions (SNS) will showcase the Ellipse Enterprise Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) for Mac OS X during NAB ’08.
Digital Vision in Motion Online
Digital Vision will unveil its new, software-based, motion-compensated standards converter.
Panasonic Doubles Down for NAB Online
Leading up to NAB, Panasonic has announced a 64GB P2 solid-state memory card for its line of P2 HD and P2 solid-state camcorders and decks. 
From This to That with Doremi Labs Online
Doremi Labs has announced the GHX-10, an advanced HD-video cross converter that features HDMI, DVI and SDI connectors, allowing for any input to be converted to any output format or scan rate.
Vitec Groups Cross-Section Online
Visitors to the Vitec Group’s booth can catch up on the latest offering from a host of companies.
Pixellexis Picks up Speed with Redbox Online
Pixellexis Systems & Technologies will show the completed version of its Redbox processing accelerator during NAB 2008.
Hitachi Updates HDTV Camera Online
Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. has announced substantial additions to its newest HDTV studio- and field-production camera, the SK-HD1000.
Cintel Enhances Scanning Online
Cintel International will be showing a number of exciting new features for its range of film scanners and image enhancement tools. 
Signiant Makes its Move Online
Signiant will be previewing version 8 of its Digital Media Distribution Management Suite (DMDMS), which is used to manage the movement of digital media to the right place at the right time. 
Keeping Watch with Tektronix Online
Tektronix will show the new WFM4000 and WFM5000 waveform monitors and WVR4000 and WVR5000 rasterizers, which enable editors and operators to quickly and easily verify and adjust video and audio content from multiple signal sources. 
Visual Feast from Artbeats Online
Artbeats, a leading resource for creative footage, has announced that it will debut a wide range of exclusive, royalty-free collections and solo clips during NAB 2008. 
Maxon Maximizes 4D Online
Maxon will be showcasing the latest versions of Cinema 4D, the company’s professional 3-D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solution. 
Clear View of Crystal Vision Online
Visitors to the Crystal Vision booth will witness the launch of the company’s new Picturestore product range, which combines solid-state picture storage with optional keying and Flash permanent storage. 
Arri Introduces Wet Gate, Other Updates Online
Responding to ongoing demands for improved 16mm scanning techniques, Arri will exhibit a new wet gate during NAB 2008. 
Media Distributors Gets InPhase Online
Media Distributors has been named the lead reseller of InPhase Holographic Storage solutions. 
P+S Technik Rolls Out Skater Junior Online
Hot on the wheels of its Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, P+S Technik has announced the new Skater Junior camera dolly. 
From Shoot to Store with Ikegami Online
In response to industry demand for a lower-cost, tapeless HD ENG solution, Ikegami will debut its Flash-based GFCam system at NAB 2008. 
AMCC Takes Sidecar for Spin Online
AMCC, a leader in network and embedded Power Architecture processing, optical transport and storage solutions, has introduced the 3ware Sidecar. 
Maximum Throughputs Hard-Hitting Lineup Online
Maximum Throughput will unveil the new MAXedit Server Edition, a cost-effective, server-based, workgroup-editing solution, allowing multiple users to access and edit HD and SD video content with a rich editing toolset and fluid user interface from the convenience of their web browser. 
Vinpower Digital Teams with Xerox Online
Vinpower Digial has joined in an exclusive licensing agreement with Xerox to offer new DVD/CD and Blu-ray tower duplicators. 
Storage Solutions from IMT Online
Integrated Media Technologies Inc. (IMT) will demonstrate its media-file archiving and storage solutions for production companies and post houses.
Management Support from Rising Sun Research Online
Rising Sun Research Pty Ltd, a specialist provider of tools to visual professionals, will demonstrate the latest version of cineSpace, a leading color-management solution. 
Mesoft Updates Logging Online
Mesoft, a developer of file-management, digital-collaboration, review and distribution solutions, will demonstrate the newest version of its Logging product. 
MTI Film Conveys Control Online
At NAB, MTI Film will offer a complete, full-scale demonstration of Convey, a companion product to its dailies processing solution, Control Dailies. 
Spotlight on FilmLight Online
FilmLight will demonstrate a new GPU-based upgrade for its Baselight nonlinear color-grading system, improving image processing by up to 10 times. 
Explosive Offerings from The Foundry Online
Software developer The Foundry promises to show its strongest-ever product portfolio for visual effects artists at NAB 2008.
Codex Digital Goes Live with Data  Online
Codex Digital, a specialist in high-resolution media recording systems, will showcase data-based workflows from camera to post. 
Vidiator Channels Deliverables Online
Vidiator will be demonstrating its patented live and offline encoders for delivering high-quality audio and video streams for wireless platforms. 
ScopeBox Offers Full View Online
Combining a real-time waveform, vectorscope, preview monitor and direct-to-disk recorder in one application, ScopeBox 2.0 will be on display throughout NAB.
Digital Anarchy Plugs into NAB Online
Digital Anarchy will preview its newest animation product, Fluidz, which uses the power of 2-D fluid dynamics developed by SpeedSix to produce fluid effects and transitions.
Facilis Shares TerraBlock Online
The Facilis Technology booth will showcase new enhancements to the TerraBlock shared-storage solution, which combines intelligent drive management software with lower-cost SATA-drive technology.
IDX Goes Wireless with Cam-Wave Online
IDX, a premier manufacturer and supplier of batteries, chargers and power supplies, will be showing the new Cam-Wave HD during NAB.
Cinnafilm Spices up Video Online
Specialty engineering company Cinnafilm, Inc. will demonstrate the Cinnafilm HD1 film-look system, including the real-time application of film-look effects to SD and HD digital video in full resolution.
Disc Makers Hunk of Burning Love Online
Disc Makers will unveil the new super-fast Forte CD/DVD duplicator during NAB.

Gamma & Density Brings 3cP to NAB Online
Gamma & Density will demonstrate its 3cP on-set color-correction system for cinematographers in a private suite at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel, directly across from the Las Vegas Convention Center. 
Fujinons Select New Views Online
Fujinon is set to introduce its new HD Select Series of cost-effective ENG lenses.
Archion Networks with Node Online
Archion, a leading provider of intelligent storage solutions for content creation, will unveil its new Node digital storage technology.
Scratching the Surface with Assimilate Online
During NAB ’08, Assimilate will demonstrate Scratch version 4.0, the Scratch Finishing module, the Scratch-Red Digital Workflow and the Scratch Stereoscopic 3-D Workflow.
Ambric Presents Powerful Parallel Processing Online
Ambric will showcase its award-winning parallel-processing products employed in high-end video processing equipment. 
All New from S.two Online
S.two Corporation will roll out a completely new product line during NAB, including the S.two end-to-end tool set for 4K digital film production.
Hosting by ATTO Online
Offering a comprehensive product line of host adapters and storage appliances, ATTO Technology’s NAB lineup will highlight the Celerity 8-Gigabit Fibre Channel Host Adapter.
Storage Technology with Promise Online
Promise Technology, an established supplier of enterprise-level storage products across all major platforms, will showcase its portfolio of SAS RAID solutions during NAB. 
LEDz Lights Up Red Booth Online
LEDz will have its Brute9 and Mini Par fixtures on hand in the Red Digital Cinema booth. 

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Digital Ordnance Heats up 3-D

Visitors to the Digital Ordnance booth will be able to take a look at the company’s new Frame Thrower 3D review and approval system.

Based on the company’s network-attached real-time playback system for film and HD content, the Frame Thrower 3D boasts easy installation with dual-4:2:2 outputs for left and right channels. Frame Thrower 3D is designed as a lease-to-own product, and the production model will be available to order at NAB.

contact info:

Booth: SU6426

 
www.digitalordnance.com
eMotion Engines Cranks up for NAB

NAB ’08 will feature the U.S. launch of eMotion Engines’ DigiCrank, the new motion-estimation application allowing content shot at 24 fps by digital cameras to be cranked to any speed desired for slow-motion effects without sacrificing resolution or color depth

The company will also unveil its new Transformer file-based standards converter, providing high picture quality at any resolution up to and including 2K.


Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SU9206 (and in Quantel’s booth SL720)



 
www.emotionengines.tv
A Close Look at Cooke Optics

Cooke Optics will showcase its S4/i series of prime lenses during NAB ’08. Equipped with Cooke’s /i technology, these lenses are fast, light, and enable film and digital cameras to automatically record key lens and camera data for every frame, allowing that data to be passed on to postproduction teams.

Cooke lenses will also be featured at the exhibit booths of JVC (C4218) and Aaton (C8512), and Cooke’s limited-edition RED Set of lenses will be on display at the RED booth (SL3820).
Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C10319 (with P+S Technik)

 
www.cookeoptics.com
Multi-Dimensional Offerings from Quantel

Quantel promises to be out in force at NAB this year, unveiling a host of major innovations, including Pablo Neo — taking interactive, hands-on color correction to an all-new tactile level — and Final Cut Pro integration, which promises smooth transitions to online.

Quantel will also display its stereoscopic 3-D post technology; new tools for Genetic Engineering, the company’s post- and DI-networking solution; broadcast products such as Newsbox HD, Enterprise sQ and Dino; and professional services including QCare and free Compass training software.
Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL720

 
www.quantel.com
The Evolution of Studio Network Solutions

Studio Network Solutions (SNS) will showcase the Ellipse Enterprise Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) for Mac OS X during NAB ’08.

The new Ellipse Enterprise delivers the ability for Mac servers and workstations to reliably use the high-availability multipathing features in enterprise-class storage systems from IBM, EMC, LSI, SUN and others. SNS will also present Evo, the shared-storage solution that includes 10Gb ISCSI SAN and NAS, multiple 4Gb fibre channel and the ability to bridge existing storage all in one box. Other highlights will include demonstrations of the Postmap Operating Environment, the company’s search and asset-management software for creative workgroups, and hands-on demonstrations of the entire SNS product line.




Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL8208

 
www.studionetworksolutions.com
Digital Vision in Motion

Digital Vision will unveil its new, software-based, motion-compensated standards converter.

With high-performance processing — allowing standards conversion to become part of the software-mastering process — the technology will enable post facilities to deliver high-quality masters in any format. Additionally, the company will present new capabilities and performance benchmarks for its Nucoda Film Master system, as well as new tools for the DVO (Digital Vision Optics) software and options to the DVNR image-processing system.
Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL3205
 

 
www.digitalvision.se
Panasonic Doubles Down for NAB

Leading up to NAB, Panasonic has announced a 64GB P2 solid-state memory card for its line of P2 HD and P2 solid-state camcorders and decks. 

The company will also be showcasing the newest additions to its growing professional AVCHD product line, the AG-HMC150 handheld camcorder and the AG-HMC70 shoulder-mount camcorder. On the broadcast front, Panasonic will display the AK-HC1800 HD multi-purpose camera, and rounding out the lineup will be the new AW-HE100 multi-format HD/SD camera.
Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C3512
 

 
www.panasonic.com/broadcast
From This to That with Doremi Labs

Doremi Labs has announced the GHX-10, an advanced HD-video cross converter that features HDMI, DVI and SDI connectors, allowing for any input to be converted to any output format or scan rate.

The Doremi booth will also feature the NuggetPost HD video player — a standalone Sony 9-pin compatible device that provides variable-speed and frame-accurate playback of HD or SD video, including jog and shuttle capabilities — and the V1-HD-2K video server, which boasts dual-link HD-SDI and synchronized two-channel playback for 3-D, video+key and super-widescreen applications.
Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

 Booth: SU6026

 
www.doremilabs.com
Vitec Groups Cross-Section

Visitors to the Vitec Group’s booth can catch up on the latest offering from a host of companies, including Sachtler (showcasing the Soom multifunctional camera support and the Act 2 C Carbon Upgrade), Vinten (displaying the Vision iScript prompting solution and the Vector 750 and 950 pan-and-tilt heads), Vinten Radamec (with a host of robotic camera supports), O’Connor (offering the 120EX Extended Capacity fluid head) and Petrol (introducing the Dr. Petrol and Eargonizer carrying cases).

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C6410

 
www.vitecgroup.com
Pixellexis Picks up Speed with Redbox

Pixellexis Systems & Technologies will show the completed version of its Redbox processing accelerator during NAB 2008.

The Redbox is a modular, water-cooled, multi-processing unit that boasts expandability and versatility. Designed to speed up existing workstations, the Redbox is ideal for providing the additional processing required for the intensive render cycles that have become the norm for today’s postproduction and visual-effects workflows. The Redbox will begin shipping immediately after the show.
Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL10530
 

 
www.pixellexis.com
Hitachi Updates HDTV Camera

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. has announced substantial additions to its newest HDTV studio- and field-production camera, the SK-HD1000.

The two-piece SK-HD1000 camera platform now features a 60dB HDTV signal-to-noise ratio at F10.0 and a real-world resolution of 1100 horizontal TV lines. The camera’s performance is further complemented by a new generation of high dynamic range RGB 2/3” progressive CCDs, each with 2.2 million pixels; 14-bit A to D converters and Hitachi’s digital signal processor; a 12-vector masking system for precise color reproduction to EBU, SMPTE or any other color standard for HDTV and SDTV; a two-memory flesh-tone detail adjustment; optical and electronic color correction filters and eight scene files; and a special gamma function that allows “film-like” image capture.


Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C5018

 
www.hitachikokusai.us
Cintel Enhances Scanning

Cintel International will be showing a number of exciting new features for its range of film scanners and image enhancement tools. 

This will include the new “X-Speed” Digital Servo system for the Millennium family of scanners, new features for the diTTo, and new imageMill Grace and Steady enhancements. Cintel’s MillenniumHD/dataMill machine will also be on display in the booth.
Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL2012
 

 
www.cintel.co.uk
Signiant Makes its Move

Signiant will be previewing version 8 of its Digital Media Distribution Management Suite (DMDMS), which is used to manage the movement of digital media to the right place at the right time. 

The company will also be showing enhancements to the Signiant Network Acceleration Protocol, which provides faster file transfers while utilizing less computing power. The protocol also offers additional features for media exchange to efficiently manage the upload and download of web environments, including user-generated content, electronic news gathering and social-networking applications.
Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL13213
 

 
www.signiant.com
Keeping Watch with Tektronix

Tektronix will show the new WFM4000 and WFM5000 waveform monitors and WVR4000 and WVR5000 rasterizers, which enable editors and operators to quickly and easily verify and adjust video and audio content from multiple signal sources. 

The company will also showcase the new MTM400A MPEG Transport Stream Monitor — a powerful, compressed-video monitor that will allow broadcasters and network operators to detect and diagnose signal degradation caused during transmission and distribution — the PQA500 Picture Qualtiy Analyzer, WVR7120/WFM7120 waveform monitors and MTX100B and RTX130B MPEG analysis tools.
Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: N2520

 
www.tek.com
Visual Feast from Artbeats

Artbeats, a leading resource for creative footage, has announced that it will debut a wide range of exclusive, royalty-free collections and solo clips during NAB 2008. 

New titles scheduled for release include Ultra Water 2 and Ultra Nature, which feature 1000-fps, slow-motion footage shot with the Phantom HD. New HD aerial titles to be released include Miami Aerials, Atlanta Aerials, Dallas Aerials and Texas City Aerials. The company’s new Energy set includes aerial clips of wind, water, solar, petroleum and nuclear energy, and the Environmental set features footage of air pollution, recycling, replanted timber and more. Other titles planned for release during NAB include Executive Jet and City Edges.
Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL5413
 

 
www.artbeats.com
Maxon Maximizes 4D

Maxon will be showcasing the latest versions of Cinema 4D, the company’s professional 3-D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solution. 

Cinema 4D’s core application contains everything needed to quickly and easily create high-end 3-D images and animations. Additional modules, available individually or in bundles, provide added functionality and customization to suit a wide array of industries. Cinema 4D renders scene files directly to popular editing and compositing applications, including After Effects, Final Cut, Shake and Combustion, and it is completely cross-platform for Windows and Mac.
Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL6826
 

 
www.maxon.net
Clear View of Crystal Vision

Visitors to the Crystal Vision booth will witness the launch of the company’s new Picturestore product range, which combines solid-state picture storage with optional keying and Flash permanent storage. 

Crystal Vision will also debut two new interface products, the CoCo HD, which offers an array of color-correction adjustments, and the Synner-E HD, which combines the functionality of a video synchronizer, tracking audio delay, embedder, de-embedder and audio processer all on one board. The new Safire SD 2, the company’s latest chroma keyer, will also be on display with a live bluescreen to highlight its capabilities.
Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: N1311

 

 

 
www.crystalvision.tv
Arri Introduces Wet Gate, Other Updates

Responding to ongoing demands for improved 16mm scanning techniques, Arri will exhibit a new wet gate during NAB 2008.

Furthermore, the Arrilaser on the show floor will demonstrate a new, advanced software package that accompanies HighSpeed Package II and offers unprecedented flexibility of operation, and Arri will also introduce a new host computing platform for the Arriscan, enabling GPU graphics card-based image processing to provide a basis for future increases in processing speed. Alongside this release, the company is launching the Windows version of the Arriscan GUI as well as a series of features for the Arriscan Digital Dailies Base Package.
Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C7428

 

 
www.arri.com
Media Distributors Gets InPhase

Media Distributors has been named the lead reseller of InPhase Holographic Storage solutions. 

The two companies will be present in the Panasonic booth at NAB to demonstrate the system and showcase how today’s holographic optical storage solutions can reshape recording and archiving and integrate with P2 flash-storage technology workflows. Media Distributors has also announced the launch of The Rental Station, an editing-systems rental company featuring Apple’s pro video product line as well as storage and components from other leading companies.
Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C3512 (Panasonic)

 
www.mediadistributors.com
www.inphase-tech.com
P+S Technik Rolls Out Skater Junior

Hot on the wheels of its Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, P+S Technik has announced the new Skater Junior camera dolly. 

The Skater Junior is smaller, lighter and more affordable than its older brother, the original Skater Mini camera dolly, and it’s designed to use many of the same accessories (including the Skater Laser Pointer, Leveling Support, Mini Smooth Gear Module, Control, Motor and Motor Holder), making integration simple. The new dolly can support cameras up to 15kg (33 pounds).
Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C10319

 

 
www.pstechnik.de
From Shoot to Store with Ikegami

In response to industry demand for a lower-cost, tapeless HD ENG solution, Ikegami will debut its Flash-based GFCam system at NAB 2008. 

The company will also display the new HDK-77EX HDTV studio camera, as well as its range of currently available HD camera systems. Also new for NAB, the 17” HLM-1711R will join Ikegami’s line of reference-grad LCD HDTV displays, and the HDS-300R external holographic drive promises to respond to the growing need for stable, economic HD-video archiving.
Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C4228

 
www.ikegami.com
AMCC Takes Sidecar for Spin

AMCC, a leader in network and embedded Power Architecture processing, optical transport and storage solutions, has introduced the 3ware Sidecar. 

This desktop, external SATA II RAID solution seamlessly integrates with the Apple Mac Pro and Power Mac G5 workstations as well as PC environments, offering storage capacities of up to three terabytes with RAID 5 write and read speeds up to 200MB per second via its PCI Express connectivity. AMCC has targeted the 3ware Sidecar to pro video and audio, high-end graphics, digital-photography storage and other capacity-hungry applications.
Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SU5105

 

 
www.amcc.com
Maximum Throughputs Hard-Hitting Lineup

Maximum Throughput will unveil the new MAXedit Server Edition, a cost-effective, server-based, workgroup-editing solution, allowing multiple users to access and edit HD and SD video content with a rich editing toolset and fluid user interface from the convenience of their web browser. 

Maximum Throughput will also introduce MAXedit Web Edition — a hosted, subscription-based online editing service — and the Sledgehammer MAXmirror configuration for creating fully redundant online storage.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL11711

 
www.max-t.com
Vinpower Digital Teams with Xerox

Vinpower Digial has joined in an exclusive licensing agreement with Xerox to offer new DVD/CD and Blu-ray tower duplicators. 

The new Xerox-branded standalone tower duplicators offer the ability to transfer image files directly from a PC to the duplicator’s internal hard drive, saving users the time and effort usually required to produce a master disc for each project. Several models in the line will also provide users with a 256MB buffer memory for more stable and reliable high-speed duplication with a greatly reduced occurrence of buffer underrun errors.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL7709

 
www.vinpowerdigital.com
Storage Solutions from IMT

Integrated Media Technologies Inc. (IMT) will demonstrate its media-file archiving and storage solutions for production companies and post houses.

The company will show workflow solutions for media management, file conversion, scalable storage and other processes central to file-based modes of production, postproduction, distribution and archiving.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SU15509, SU8525

 

 
www.imtglobalinc.com
Management Support from Rising Sun Research

Rising Sun Research Pty Ltd, a specialist provider of tools to visual professionals, will demonstrate the latest version of cineSpace, a leading color-management solution. 

The new version features support for digital projectors and LCDs. Additionally, the company will launch cineSync Pro, a more robust, enterprise-level version of the review and approval synchronization software tool for remote visual collaboration.
 
Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL9522

 
www.risingsunresearch.com
Mesoft Updates Logging

Mesoft, a developer of file-management, digital-collaboration, review and distribution solutions, will demonstrate the newest version of its Logging product. 

The new version will include Story Editor, allowing editors to quickly construct storyboards and manage production assets. The company will also showcase an all-new Online Review and Approval solution that works effortlessly across Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. Mesoft also plans to announce support for Avid MXF files.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL3710

 
www.mesoft.com
MTI Film Conveys Control

At NAB, MTI Film will offer a complete, full-scale demonstration of Convey, a companion product to its dailies processing solution, Control Dailies. 

Convey automates the process of preparing deliverables, including DVDs, saving significant time for post operations. MTI will also unveil version 7.0 of its Correct film-restoration system, which incorporates a number of new tools and productivity enhancements based on extensive user input.
Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL3710

 
www.mtifilm.com
Spotlight on FilmLight

FilmLight will demonstrate a new GPU-based upgrade for its Baselight nonlinear color-grading system, improving image processing by up to 10 times. 

Similarly, they will demonstrate a new file-sharing architecture that allows Baselight Eight to act as a file server for other networked workstations. Additionally, FilmLight will demonstrate “Truelight on Set,” its color management technology for calibrating monitors for productions using digital acquisition.


Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL1405

 

 
www.filmlight.ltd.uk
Explosive Offerings from The Foundry

Software developer The Foundry promises to show its strongest-ever product portfolio for visual effects artists at NAB 2008.

Headlining the show will be Nuke 5, the first major release of its powerful desktop compositing application; the recently launched Furnace 4 plug-ins for Nuke and eyeon Software’s Fusion; plus a special preview of Furnace for Apple Final Cut Pro and a technology demonstration of its stereoscopic VFX tools.
Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL8605

 

 
www.thefoundry.co.uk
Codex Digital Goes Live with Data

Codex Digital, a specialist in high-resolution media recording systems, will showcase data-based workflows from camera to post. 

Featuring a “live” end-to-end pipeline that incorporates the world debut of the Codex Portable recorder, the company will demonstrate how Codex’s concurrent, collaborative, nonlinear workflows bring production and post into parallel, delivering unrivaled efficiency, productivity and creativity.
Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SU1320 (with Band Pro)
 

 
www.codexdigital.com
Vidiator Channels Deliverables

Vidiator will be demonstrating its patented live and offline encoders for delivering high-quality audio and video streams for wireless platforms. 

The company will also showcase Xenon, which has been optimized to deliver rich, consumer-friendly media services to a broad range of mobile devices. Features include live and on-demand interactive TV, with rapid channel switching, pause, fast forward, rewind and playlist controls.
 
Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C1849

 
www.vidiator.com
ScopeBox Offers Full View

Combining a real-time waveform, vectorscope, preview monitor and direct-to-disk recorder in one application, ScopeBox 2.0 will be on display throughout NAB.

In addition to replacing a rack full of expensive tools with a simple Mac laptop, ScopeBox 2.0 boasts HDV camera support, multiple camera support, new clip-logging tools, a streamlined interface and much more.


Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL9521

 
www.scopebox.com
Digital Anarchy Plugs into NAB

Digital Anarchy will preview its newest animation product, Fluidz, which uses the power of 2-D fluid dynamics developed by SpeedSix to produce fluid effects and transitions.

Digital Anarchy will preview its newest animation product, Fluidz, which uses the power of 2-D fluid dynamics developed by SpeedSix to produce fluid effects and transitions. The company will also showcase ToonIt! Film/Video 1.1, the new multi-processor update for the company’s popular cartooning set, as well as Text Anarchy 2.0, a text animation plug-in set for Apple’s FxPlug architecture.
Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL2128C

 
www.digitalanarchy.com
Facilis Shares TerraBlock

The Facilis Technology booth will showcase new enhancements to the TerraBlock shared-storage solution, which combines intelligent drive management software with lower-cost SATA-drive technology.

The TerraBlock supports all Avid, Apple and Adobe nonlinear editorial, graphics and effects applications, content creation, DI and encoding systems on various Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. Updates to the TerraBlock include an 8Gbit SAN, faster iSCSI connectivity and enhanced Linux support.
Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL12111

 
www.facilis2.com
IDX Goes Wireless with Cam-Wave

IDX, a premier manufacturer and supplier of batteries, chargers and power supplies, will be showing the new Cam-Wave HD during NAB.

Producing wireless, full-bandwidth, uncompressed HD-SDI and SD-SDI pictures, live and in real time, with virtually no latency, the Cam-Wave HD is a mobile transmission system that eliminates the need for cables in many remote situations. Weighing only 1.7 pounds, the Cam-Wave offers a transmission range of up to 100’ through walls and 150’ in line-of-sight conditions.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C8032

 
www.idx.tv
Cinnafilm Spices up Video

Specialty engineering company Cinnafilm, Inc. will demonstrate the Cinnafilm HD1 film-look system, including the real-time application of film-look effects to SD and HD digital video in full resolution.

Cinnafilm’s solution is based on an advanced, patent-pending, true motion estimation vector analysis and massive parallel-processing technology that minimizes the time it takes to process interlaced digital video. This leap in processing power means rendering is no longer an issue, freeing up countless hours of labor.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Location: Mandalay Bay Media Suite

 

 
www.cinnafilm.com
Disc Makers Hunk of Burning Love

Disc Makers will unveil the new super-fast Forte CD/DVD duplicator during NAB.

Able to duplicate up to 25 discs at the touch of a button, the Forte features a 160 GB hard drive that can store up to 31 full-sized DVD images. The company will also have its Medley Auto Printer, Disk Manager, Reflex Manual DVD/CD Duplicator and ReflexBlu Blu-Ray duplicator on hand in the booth.
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Booth: SL9708

 
www.discmakers.com
Gamma & Density Brings 3cP to NAB

Gamma & Density will demonstrate its 3cP on-set color-correction system for cinematographers in a private suite at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel, directly across from the Las Vegas Convention Center. 

The company will highlight the workflow used by Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC for the forthcoming feature State of Play, incorporating 3cP and the ASC CDL to manage footage captured with Panavision’s Genesis camera. Additionally, Gamma and Density has announced that its 3cP software is now available for purchase, with a special NAB introductory price of $998 per license valid through April 30. After that, the standard list pricing will be $2,000 per license.

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Booth: SL2128B (with Synthetic Aperture)

 

 
www.gammadensity.com
Fujinons Select New Views

Fujinon is set to introduce its new HD Select Series of cost-effective ENG lenses.

Designed for 2/3” HD cameras, the new set comprises three ZA Series HD ENG lenses, including the ZA22x7.6BE HD telephoto ENG lens, the ZA17x7.6BE HD standard ENG lens and the ZA12x4.5BE HD wide-angle ENG lens. Each lens features Inner Focus, a servo module with Digi Power, Quick Zoom, One Shot Pre-Set, Cruise Zoom and remote control via RS232.
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Booth: C4210

 
www.fujinon.com
Archion Networks with Node

Archion, a leading provider of intelligent storage solutions for content creation, will unveil its new Node digital storage technology.

Available in two models, Node 800 and Node 2400, this new system aims to deliver powerful, networked-storage solutions to a broader market. Archion will also demonstrate the new Synergy HDδ (Delta) FC Raid storage product and the Syndergy HDu for use with Avid Unity.

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Booth: SL728

 

 
www.archion.com
Scratching the Surface with Assimilate

During NAB ’08, Assimilate will demonstrate Scratch version 4.0, the Scratch Finishing module, the Scratch-Red Digital Workflow and the Scratch Stereoscopic 3-D Workflow.

The Scratch Digital Process Solution includes a robust core feature set with real-time data management; review/playback; assemble/edit; conform; primary and secondary color correction; multi-layer grading stack; audio; visual effects; support for 1-D, 3-D and customer-developed look-up tables; finishing; and final mastering to any format.


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Booth: SL3830 (with Red Digital Cinema), SL122 (with SpeedSix), SL10605 (with MaxVision), SL12105 (with Lasergraphics), SL7906 (with Bluefish) and SL12111 (with Facilis)

 
www.assimilateinc.com
Ambric Presents Powerful Parallel Processing

Ambric will showcase its award-winning parallel-processing products employed in high-end video processing equipment. 

The lineup includes the Am2045 GT video reference platform (VRP), aDesigner development tools and the Am2045 processor. With performance comparable to a high-end FPGA chip, Ambric’s innovative silicon solution offers massive parallel-processing capabilities on a single chip, and it takes only 10 milliseconds to reconfigure the entire chip for a different video codec. Demonstrations will also be held in the Adobe theater and in Ambric OEM customer booths, including Pyro AV and Sorenson Media.
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Booth: SU13213 

 

 
www.ambric.com
All New from S.two

S.two Corporation will roll out a completely new product line during NAB, including the S.two end-to-end tool set for 4K digital film production.

The company will also demonstrate its new HD-, 4:4:4-, 2K- and 3K-capable, uncompressed portable recorder. Finally, S.two plans to make major announcements related to industry partnerships and cooperative development programs with such companies as Arri, Dalsa, Apple and da Vinci.
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Booth: SL9208 

 

 
www.stwo-corp.com
Hosting by ATTO

Offering a comprehensive product line of host adapters and storage appliances, ATTO Technology’s NAB lineup will highlight the Celerity 8-Gigabit Fibre Channel Host Adapter.

This single-, dual- and quad-channel host adapter offers eight lanes of 5Gb/sec PCIe 2.0 bandwidth, ideal for applications such as 2K and 4K film workflows and multiple layers of complex, uncompressed real-time effects.
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Booth: SL4320 

 

 
www.attotech.com
Storage Technology with Promise

Promise Technology, an established supplier of enterprise-level storage products across all major platforms, will showcase its portfolio of SAS RAID solutions during NAB. 

In addition to the company’s existing line of products, Promise will also demonstrate the newly Apple-qualified Promise VTrak E-Class RAID subsystem and the WebPAM Pro management interface.
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Booth: SL13916 

 
www.promise.com
LEDz Lights Up Red Booth

LEDz will have its Brute9 and Mini Par fixtures on hand in the Red Digital Cinema booth. 

Both fixtures boast a long life span, low heat distribution and extremely low power consumption. 
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Booth: SL3820 

 
www.led-z.com
www.red.com