|NAB Show 2013 Online Preview |
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference, held annually in Las Vegas, Nev., attracts more than 90,000 media and entertainment professionals from more than 150 countries.
Adorama, a supplier of professional video, photographic and consumer electronics products, will showcase a wide-range of professional and prosumer cameras for attendees to test-drive and compare, including the new Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera, Canon’s C100 and C300 series, and Sony’s F5 and PMW200. Adorama will also be raffling off broadcast and digital cinema cameras each day.
|AJA Video Systems |
AJA will showcase its line of high-quality and cost-effective digital-video interface, conversion, acquisition and desktop solutions that support the professional production and postproduction markets.
Aframe will be showcasing the next generation of its flagship cloud video technology, Aframe 2.0, which is designed to make video production faster, easier and more flexible. Its new feature, Edit Flow, allows users to export their metadata out of Aframe and into three major NLE platforms: Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. Edit Flow expedites early stages of productions and accelerates the total editing time.
Anton/Bauer, a provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems will introduce its newest lithium-ion battery, the DIONIC HD, for broadcast and digital media professionals. Part of the company’s Logic Series of batteries, the DIONIC HD powers high-current applications in a lightweight and robust package, making it compatible with digital cinema cameras such as the Sony F65, RED cameras, ARRI Alexa, the Vision Research Phantom series and more.
Arri will showcase its broad range of camera, lighting, scanning and DI solutions. Among the highlights of the booth will be the recently introduced Alexa Xtended Technology camera line. The Alexa XT, XT M, XT Plus and XT Studio cameras incorporate new features inspired by feedback from professional users, including the Xtended Recording Module, which was developed with Codex.
Assimilate will reveal a host of significant advances to Scratch and Scratch Lab, the company’s high-performance tools for on-set/visual-effects dailies and digital-cinema finishing for 2K, 4K and Stereo 3-D.
|Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. |
Band Pro Film & Digital will showcase the latest technologies from Sony, Canon, Leica, Solid Grip Systems, Fill-Lite, Leader and Cineped, among others. Focus Optics will also be present to offer on-site glass diagnostics from lens-repair experts.
|Beauty Box Video |
Beauty Box Video will showcase a new version if its Beauty Box Video plug-in. While the 3.0 update still allows users to apply digital makeup and retouch video, it also includes new features such as improved automatic masking, more than 50 style enhancements, additional support for video cards, and GPUs to accelerate rendering. Beauty Box has added support for Avid systems to complement support for Adobe Video Apps, Apple's FCP 7 and X, Sony Vegas, Assimilate Scratch and Nucoda FilmMaster.
|Blackmagic Design |
In addition to spotlighting the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Design will showcase its range of high-quality video-editing products, color correctors, video converters, video-monitoring solutions, routers, live-production switchers, disk recorder, waveform monitors and film-restoration software.
Boxx TV |
Boxx will introduce its new 260-volt camera batteries for high-current cameras such as the ARRI Alexa and Phantom digital cameras. Boxx will also demonstrate a new transmitter and receiver for airborne filming. The system, which uses the latest version of the Zenith transmitter and receiver, will work with a remote-controlled multi-rotor device that will fly at the booth.
Cache-A Corporation |
Cache-A, a leading supplier of network-attached archive appliances, will showcase its new Prime-Cache6 LTO-6 desktop archive appliance with advanced LTFS capabilities. Prime-Cache6 carries forward the improved durability and performance capabilities of its LTO-5 predecessor and features a toughened chassis, plus a larger built-in 4TB HDD RAID that significantly accelerates disk-based transfer speeds. It includes the company’s latest v3.2 software upgrade.
Camera Corps |
Camera Corps, a specialist in high-volume support services for reality television programs, as well as large-scale sports and stage events, will introduce its Simply SMPTE compact remote camera link. It will be exhibited as part of a complete system that includes the Q-Ball family of compact all-weather remote pan/tilt/zoom/focus cameras, the 96-channel multi-camera keypad, standard and mini joystick control units and the CCU-5 universal camera controller. The company will also showcase its new RF Q-Ball, a complete wireless remote camera system that can be installed quickly and easily in many diverse locations.
Canon will display its wide range of imaging solutions, including its popular lenses and camera systems. Highlights will include the Cinema EOS camera range, with a 4K workflow demo built around the EOS C500 digital cinema camera.
CineBags Inc. |
CineBags will display its full range of protective bags, including the new CB10 Cinematographer Bag, designed to keep tools organized and protected on location. The bag features a customizable interior that can be designed around the tools needed. Other features of the CB10 include a laptop compartment, 3D back molding, adjustable padded shoulder strap, waterproof fabric, reinforced bottom fabric, and transparent pouches for accessories.
Cinedeck, a developer of mobile capture systems for motion picture and broadcast production, will spotlight the latest advances in its range of high-performance, multi-format, multi-channel recording, monitoring and playback systems. The dual-channel RX3G and quad-MX combine vast I/O connectivity options and support the widest range of codecs/file formats, delivering workflow flexibility for live, on-set, post or broadcast productions. The Cinedeck RX3G and MX also deliver considerable cost/space savings compared to tape.
|Codex Digital |
Codex will showcase its range of recording solutions for a variety of digital-cinema camera systems. Additionally, the company will spotlight its recently introduced Xtended Recording Module for Arri’s Alexa XT camera line.
|Convergent Design |
Convergent Design will spotlight its popular Gemini 4:4:4 and nanoFlash onboard recorders, as well as the new Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q 7.7” OLED monitor/recorders. The Odyssey7 is intended for single-stream support (up to 4K raw) while the 7Q features additional bi-directional HD-SDI 3G ports.
|Cooke Optics |
Cooke will demonstrate its three families of lenses, 5/i, S4/i and Panchro. Each Cooke lens is handcrafted using a combination of state-of-the-art technology, traditional techniques and personal dexterity. In recognition of its continuing innovation in the design, development and manufacture of advanced camera lenses, Cooke was recently presented with an Academy Award of Merit Oscar statuette.
Deluxe will launch its Deluxe MediaCloud, a next generation, cloud-based playout platform and associated suite of services. Deluxe MediaCloud facilitates fast time-to-launch while retaining and increasing creative opportunities, such as “Pop Up” channels, that enable broadcasters and content owners to exploit rights for brands and major events. Deluxe MediaCloud delivers in full HD, with network resilience integrated into the architecture and security levels that rival those found in major banks and military operations.
Dolby will showcase the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor, which fills the gap left by CRTs, delivering true blacks, exceptional dark detail, high contrast, wide dynamic range and precise color rendering.
EditShare, a leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, will showcase upgrades to the company’s high-performance storage and end-to-end production and broadcast solutions. The enhancements include a new interface for EditShare 7; the portable EditShare Field 2 for “on-the-go” collaborative editing; Air Flow, the web browser-based application for accessing Flow media asset management; Geevs Sports, a server and production package tailored for sports coverage; and Geevs Post. Also debuting will be the Mac OS X version of Lightworks, EditShare’s free, professional nonlinear editor that also runs on Linux and Windows platforms.
FilmLight will demonstrate how its products facilitate every step in the production process, from the set to the screen. It will showcase Baselight, Baselight Portable and Baselight plug-ins, which are used to set looks in preproduction, apply grades and create dailies on or near set, and apply final grading and DI finishing in real-time 4K (including 3-D).
Floyd Designs |
Floyd Designs will spotlight its Floydie Swivel Handcam Mount for Hero edition GoPro cameras, which features the ability to swivel the camera to any desired position on the fly. Floyd will also showcase its Floydie line of Handcam camera gloves, including the Floydie for single GoPro users, the Floydie Pro for Double GoPro users, and the Floydie Swivel.
Fujifilm Optical Devices |
Fujifilm Optical Devices will introduce new Fujinon high-performance lenses, including the Premier PL 85-300 Cabrio lens and the XA99x8.4 UltraWide field production lens. Fujifilm will also show its entire range of Premier PL 4K+ cine lenses, as well as other PL Mount, EFP, Studio and ENG lenses.
Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. |
Hitachi will introduce the SK-HD2200 full-body HD production camera, a new studio and OB camera. The company will also display the Z-HD6000 CMOS studio camera; the SK-HD1500 slow-motion HDTV camera; the HV-HD33 compact, 3-MOS sensor, multi-standard HD camera; the KP-HD20A HD camera; the SK-HD1200 native 1080/60p studio and EFP camera; the SK-HD1000 dockable studio and field camera; the Z-HD5000 HDTV studio and field camera; the DK-H100; and the DK-Z50 multi-purpose HDTV camera.
Ikan, manufacturer and distributor of professional video, film, and broadcast production equipment, will display some of its top monitors, including the MD7, the MR7 and the award-winning D7w. The company will also demonstrate its next step in color grading with the Cinemage by Pandora. New prototypes will be on display for testing.
JVC Professional Products Company |
JVC Professional Products will premiere new products and updates such as the GY-HM70U ProHD camcorder, the new PS-840UD Professional Series ProVérité 4K 84” LCD monitor, the DT-F9L5U portable studio monitor and the GM-552D high-contrast full HD monitor. JVC will also showcase the newest upgrade to its handheld mobile news camera, the GY-HM650 2.0.
K-Tek will spotlight its BLT-35 Boom Pole Case as well as its all-in-one kits that include an Avalon aluminum or Klassic Graphite boom pole, a new concept microphone suspension mount and a Fuzzy windscreen. A surprise, patent-pending product design will be revealed at the start of the convention.
Leader Instruments Corp. |
Leader will showcase its LV5330 multi-SDI monitor, which has been upgraded to add support for the S-Log gamma correction system used in Sony’s F65 digital cinematography camera. Designed for on-camera operation, the Leader LV5330 is compatible with over 20 HD-SDI/SD-SDI formats, including SMPTE 259M, 274M, 292M and 296M. The new upgrade as well as the LV5330’s range of existing features will be displayed.
|Libec Sales of America|
Libec will display its full range of versatile tripod systems. Libec will also demonstrate the technology behind its new RSPlus tripod and pedestal system and its LX10 tripod model. Libec’s user-friendly tripod systems are designed for all users, especially in the studio, ENG and digital-cinema environments.
Litepanels will debut a variety of new LED lighting products, including the Inca 12 tungsten-balanced Fresnel fixture and the daylight-balanced Sola 12 fixture, as well as the new 1x1 LS Bi-Color flat-panel fixture. The company will also introduce three traveling kits featuring 1x1 LS fixtures.
|Marshall Electronics |
Marshall Electronics, maker of high-quality production equipment and audio/video solutions geared toward broadcast professionals, will showcase its line of Modular Design rack-mount monitors and In-Monitor Display monitors, as well as the Orchid Series monitors, the Lynx Series monitors, Super Transflective Outdoor monitors and a variety of camera-top and field monitors.
MediaSilo will present its new Digital Dailies Solution, a lightweight and efficient solution for use with industry-leading video-editing applications. Engineered specifically to meet the requirements of a top U.S. entertainment network, the integrated solution facilitates ingest, logging, rough-cuts, and collaborative review of content without the need for on-set server systems and associated technical staff. The company will also showcase its Workflow Automation Platform, its Paper Cut Rough-Cut Editor and its MediaSilo iPad App.
Miller Camera Support |
Miller will showcase its latest innovation, the 150mm Skyline 70 tripod system that supports a diverse choice of camera configurations from 9.9 to 82.5 lbs. The design reflects the shooting needs of digital cinematography, OB and studio-based broadcast operations. Also on display will be Miller’s complete range of camera support products for payloads between 3.5 lbs to 82.5 lbs.
|MTI Film |
MTI Film will showcase Cortex:Capture, Cortex:Control Dailies and Cortex:Convey. Capture is an on-set playback and color-correction application, Control Dailies provides a complete dailies solution from set to delivery, and Convey is a transcoding application designed for speed and simplicity.
Japanese public broadcaster NHK will demonstrate its Super Hi-Vision system as one of NAB’s chosen presenters. The system features a 7680x4320 video format that provides 16 times the number of pixels as HDTV in addition to a multichannel audio system. NHK will also showcase its newest production technology for the system, including a 120 Hz Super Hi-Vision camera, a compact Super Hi-Vision camera suitable for robust mobile use and a 22.2 multichannel sound production system. It will be featured in the new “NAB Labs Futures Park.”
|Nila LED Lighting |
Nila will highlight its new Nila Varsa LED Light. A quality replacement for a 400-watt HMI or a 600-watt tungsten fixture, the Varsa draws 75 watts of electricity at 100 percent output while accommodating both AC and DC inputs without a converter. Nila will also introduce an updated version of its Boxer fixture, which now features both AC and DC inputs, as well as display its entire line of LED luminaires.
OConnor will display its range of camera supports and accessories. Highlights will include Universal Rings for the O-Box WM Mattebox, the 60L carbon-fiber tripod,
the 1030D and 1030Ds fluid heads, and a range of accessories for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera.
The Padcaster |
The Padcaster, LLC will be displaying its rugged iPad case turned mobile production studio at the StartUp Loft. Padcaster transforms Apple’s tablet into an all-in-one moviemaking machine with a custom case that allows videographers to attach lights, mics and other filmmaking accessories and enhancements to the iPad. Paired with the Lenscaster, the combo takes the iPad from ordinary tablet to high-tech production device.
Panasonic will showcase its range of professional video, display and projection systems. Highlights will include the 2/3”, 3-chip AJ-PX5000G AVC-Ultra P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorder; the AJ-PD500 MicroP2 half-rack recorder; and AVC-Ultra plug-ins for Avid Media composer.
Petrol Bags |
Petrol will introduce the Deca Large Lightweight Audio Bag, optimally designed for the Sound Devices 664 mixer, with or without the CL6 Controller; the Deca Airflow Camera Backpack, a no-hands carrier ideal for small cameras with special pocket for a 17” laptop and accessories; and the Deca Camera and Accessories Bag, with an ultra-wide opening, good for fully equipped cameras and accessories. The company will also showcase its new Mini Hoods, which have been purpose-built for the Canon EOS C100 and C300/C500.
Quantel will showcase its latest developments on Enterprise sQ, QTube and Pablo Rio. It will also debut the revolutionQ, demonstrating how SOA can deliver fast, connected broadcast workflows from generic storage. Pablo Rio and revolutionQ will appear front of house in Quantel’s state-of-the-art 4K theater.
Sachtler will introduce a new model in its Ace tripod system, as well as a heavy-duty tripod and a 3-section telescoping tripod. The 75mm Ace L fluid-head tripod is ideal for video-enabled DSLR and lightweight HDV camcorders. The Sachtler ENG 75/2 D HD tripod features a wider tube diameter than standard tripods, allowing it to provide rock-solid stability for high payloads of up to 77 pounds. The TT 75/2 CF Carbon Fiber Telescopic Tripod utilizes 3-section single carbon-fiber tubes and offers an extensive height range.
|Schneider Optics |
Schneider, a leading optics and filter maker, will introduce new products such as the Clairmont In-Camera Filter System for ARRI Alexa, the Century 1.4X Mk II and 2.0X Mk II PL to PL Tele-Extenders, True Streak Filters, the Chrosziel CustomCage System, and new lenses in the iPro System for the iPhone 4, 4S and 5.
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers |
SMPTE will showcase its newly launched digital library, which enables users to search and access content such as the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal (1916 to the present), the Society's conference proceedings, and the full suite of SMPTE standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines. SMPTE will also present its CamBook 3, which allows engineers to compare/match camera makes and models and test lenses for colorimetry and resolution, as well as its OneShot Pocket Chart, which serves as a color reference that allows adjustments to be made quickly and accurately to match the look predetermined by the director of photography.
|Shotoku Broadcast Systems |
Shotoku, a provider of manual and robotic camera support and virtual-reality tracking, will provide the first demonstrations of its Gemini Pan Bar Control System (PBCS) paired with Stagebox by BBC R&D; the system offers a powerful, standards-based solution for connecting video, audio and data between remote locations over standard networks. Shotoku will also highlight an enhanced version of its popular TR-T touch-control system and the SPI-Touch unique positional calibration, as well as its latest models of sturdy tilt and pan heads, including a VR Tracking EFP head and an X-Y Tracking VR Dolly Crane System.
Shutterstock, a leading provider of high-quality, royalty-free digital footage, will be on-site and available for potential footage contributors or users to meet the company’s leaders and learn more. Visitors can also sign up for a chance to win a $5,000 camera package and other prizes including a GoPro camera.
Signiant will debut new capabilities to Media Shuttle, its cloud-based hybrid SaaS solution for sending and sharing professional media files. Media Shuttle is available in a flexible, subscription-based pricing model and provides an effective alternative to FTP and online file-sharing services without file size constraints or security risks.
|Sony Electronics |
Sony will display a range of high-definition products and technologies for 2-D, 3-D and 4K production, ranging from camcorders and cameras to switchers and displays. Highlights will include the F65, F55 and F5 CineAlta digital motion-picture cameras.
Sound Devices |
Sound Devices, experts in portable audio and video products for field production, will highlight the new PIX 260i, a file-based audio/video recorder that seamlessly replaces tape-based video decks in production and postproduction environments. The new 4:4:4 recording feature for PIX 240 and PIX 240i production video recorders will also be on display.
Vinten will showcase the Vision Blue3 pan-and-tilt-head tripod system for use with intermediate-weight camcorders. The company will also spotlight the Vision Bluebridge, which extends the payload capacity of any of the Vision Blue series pan-and-tilt heads.
Zacuto will display its wide range of high-quality camera accessories, which are designed, manufactured and assembled in the United States. Highlights will include support products for Canon’s C100, C300 and C500 Cinema EOS camera systems.
Zylight, a manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will showcase its new F8 LED Fresnel. The F8 is available in tungsten or daylight versions and collapses to less than four inches thick for easy transport and storage. Additional features of the F8 include an 8” Schott glass lens, a patented focusing system for spot and flood operations, and a 16-70-degree adjustable beam spread.