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The UPs and Downs At NAB with Mr MXF
Bruce Devlin - new "Nothing is finer than the pictures on that monitor", said my colleague as we stood in front of the enormous Sony LED screen showing super bright, super wide HDR pictures that were beautifully shot and carefully presented.
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Insiders View - A few Days in the Desert
Giles Bendig At Finepoint, we always get excited about attending the NAB show. With tens of thousands of video professionals from around the world gathering together, NAB is a great opportunity for us to get exposure to all the latest news and technology in the world of video and post production, as well as giving us the chance to catch up with all our industry friends and customers. We always come away exhausted but full of ideas.
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Dick brings out his cutting room scales
Dick Hobbs - new At this time of year, in the run-up to NAB, my in-box is even more filled than usual with press releases craving my attention. It is one of the universal truths so unloved by PR people that the sheer weight of numbers threatens to overwhelm.
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Mr MXF does Vegas
Bruce Devlin - new For quarter of a century I have been boarding planes to Las Vegas every April and the thing I look forward to most is the Sunday morning cycle from the Strip up to the top of Red Rock Canyon to look back down upon Vegas. From up there, you get a sense of perspective of how alien the city stuck in the desert really is.
Tags: iss124 | nab | mrmxf | cloud | ptp | imf | ip | Bruce Devlin - new
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A Marathon Filming Review
Simon Tillyer A marathon filming review... 60+ interviews filmed, edited and promoted within 24 hour... A 26 mile marathon in anyone's world is a long way with cobbles, uneven surfaces, steps and thousands of people in your way. However I'm not talking about the recent London Marathon but our adventures' at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas.
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Smaller, Lighter, High-Capacity Batteries
Steve Emmett The desire for longer run-times from smaller and lighter batteries, has always been keenly felt by users of high power consumption digital cinema style cameras. The new generation of cameras is smaller but the power consumption, in most cases, has increased. High-capacity Li-Ion batteries of 150Wh or more provide longer run-time, but with increased capacity comes increased size and weight.
Tags: iss113 | Batteries | NAB 2016 | PL150 | PAG | PL96 | RED | PL150e | Steve Emmett
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5 Things I Saw At NAB
Peter Savage 2 ARRI Trinity stabilisation It may look like something that was dreamt up for a sci-fi film but the Trinity stabilisation system is a truly remarkable bit of kit that is most certainly real. Available as an upgrade to the Artemis or a third-party camera stabiliser, it consists of a compact and lightweight two-axis gimbal head, a monitor mount and joystick that attach to the gimbal handle, a battery hanger module and a pendulum that allows for perfect 'drop down' moves. As it works with a vest, it is essentially a cross between a steadicam and a small crane. The shots you can get with this are incredible. It was first s
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NAB Review
Duncan Payne As I emerge from the customary post-NAB haze and try to formulate a coherent analysis of the 2016 show, perhaps the most striking realisation is that despite pacing the halls for four long days, I barely scratched the surface. The scale of the event, much like Las Vegas itself, is simply extraordinary, with over 100,000 attendees and nearly 1900 exhibitors. Right from the first morning of the show, my social media feeds have been full of reviews of amazing products and technical advancements, many of which I just didnt get time to see.  Here, however, are some highlights of the things I did manage to get to.
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Our Time At NAB 2016
Beth Zarkosh We were lucky enough to visit this year's NAB Show in Las Vegas, and we must say there were some real treats on show! Here's just a few things that stood out for us and worth keeping your eye on.
Tags: iss113 | NAB 2016 | Virtual Reality & 360 Degree Videos | Black Magic | DaVinci Resolve 12.5 | EDIUS 8.2 | Colour Correction | Motion tracking | GoPro Omni | Canon | Sony | Panasonic | 4k | Beth Zarkosh
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Sin City
Dick Hobbs. I am writing this is the immediate aftermath of yet another NAB. For me that means a week of walking around,talking to a wide variety of people and taking the temperature of the industry.
Tags: iss113 | NAB 2016 | 4k | HDR | Oculus Rift | Heath Robinson | Nokia | dick hobbs | Dick Hobbs.
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Fact from Fiction - IP transport
Bruce Devlin Wandering around the endless corridors of NAB in 2016, you'll hear much more talk of IP transport than in previous years. If you're lucky then you'll see a few GUIs that might show Software Defined Network (SDN) routings or channel allocations. You might see a GUI that shows the flows of essence, grains, packets or other networked "stuff". If you're really eagle eyed then you might even see some hardware. Yes, that's right hardware - remember the metal boxes that we used to have to supply with electricity and the hook up in the days before cloud? I am certain that there is real hardware to be seen out there.
Tags: iss112 | NAB 2016 | IP | IP Transport | SDN | Bruce Devlin
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TV Futures
Jemma Davis The second year of my degree course gives a variety of options, and one of these is scuba diving and filming. It's something I've never considered before, so when I saw it as an option choice I was delighted to be faced with the opportunity to film underwater. I can also now say it was the best thing I've ever done! My name is Jemma Davis and I am a third year studying BSc Television and Broadcasting at the University of Portsmouth.
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Leaving Las Vegas
John Smith I've had the privilege of being a regular visitor and exhibitor at NAB since the early 1980's. One memorable occasion, our flight home had been overbooked and so an alternative arrangement was made. We wondered why it would take four hours to fly from Vegas to LA? As the pilot turned up in full leather flying gear, including goggles and 20 Sony dealer principals and staff were loaded on to a crop sprayer it became clearer! The request-stop service ended up picking-up and dropping-off additional passengers en-route, however, flying low across the desert offered some of the most stunning views of scenery I've ever seen!
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Wireless Keyboard Review
Beth Zarkosh Knowing all of the shortcuts can really help you become much more productive and saves you from getting a sore hand from all of those additional mouse clicks you'd have otherwise needed to make. (Thank us later!)
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Resolute over Resolution
Peter Savage 2 According to an industry think-tank, the end of 2017 will see the tipping point for UHD in the UK. But, ask the people working on the frontline, and that picture is not so clear.
Tags: iss112 | NAB 2016 | Resolution | Resolute | UHD | Peter Savage 2
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A box of delights
Dick Hobbs. In the immediate aftermath of NAB and its bombardment by new gizmos, I want to talk about Professor Noriaki Kano. In the 1980s, at the Tokyo University of Science, he came up with a simple model of product design for customer satisfaction.
Tags: iss101 | nab | science | diagram | product | baseline expectation | linear satisfiers | the delighters | Dick Hobbs.
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NAB 2015 Highlights
Beth Zarkhosh For those of us lucky enough to visit this year's annual NAB Show in Las Vegas, we know how amazing and mesmerising it was, but for those who didn't get the chance to make it, then here's a lowdown on what we thought was the highlights of the biggest post production and broadcast conventions in town!
Tags: iss101 | nab 2015 | highlights | kit | equipment | drone | camera | virtual reality | 4k | Beth Zarkhosh
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What a difference a decade makes
Dick Hobbs. If you have got to the back of this magazine, you cannot fail to have noticed that it is issue number 100. I asked Simon Tillyer and Matt Robbins, the dynamic duo behind the publication, how it all started.
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RTS Thames Valley NAB 2014 Review
Simon Tillyer This annual get together features a panel of guests, chaired by Dick Hobbs discussing their experiences and thoughts of NAB.
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4K at NAB
Bob Pank# Bob Pank looks at 4K from NAB
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When the going gets tough
Will Strauss# Will Strauss looks at kit for when the going gets tough
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Get the 8k WOW factor at NAB
Bob Pank# Bob Pank looks to 8k for the wow factor at NAB
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Covering the Winter Games for Broadcast
Mel Noonan This was written a few days before the opening ceremony so news arriving from the front line is of last minute angst for some of the tech teams who go out and perform daily miracles in such unuser-friendly locations year after year. Camera platforms erected in the wrong place, cables lost under a recent snowfall, cables eventually found but now destroyed by an avalanche...you know the kind of thing. All this and more just in the last few days. There needs to be medals for the tech teams.
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Broadcasting predictions for 2014
David Hochner The top industry trends that we see for the forthcoming 12 months.
Tags: iss085 | broadcasting | article | predictions | 2014 | year | nab | bve | technology | David Hochner
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Evolutions in the media cloud with Bob Pank
Bob Pank# Years ago my boss, the sales director, warned me that talk of technical revolutions was not good. After all, a revolution ends up where it started. On the other hand evolutions were much better. Of course he was right.
Tags: iss080 | cloud | evolution | nab | internet of frames | storage | data | ibc | 3D | autostereoscopic | Bob Pank#
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4K is bigger than size alone
Bob Pank# It seems that numbers are a great eye-catcher and 4K was everywhere at NAB, and will be at IBC too. Here, of course, we are talking about a TV system with four times number of pixels of HD, namely a picture area of 3840x2160 for TV, or for cinema 4096x2160.
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The Cloud, a big hit at NAB with Bob Pank
Bob Pank# NAB 2013 will go down in history as the event where the broadcast industry took to the Cloud in a big way. Perhaps it was the number of start-ups that have been successfully operating cloud services for a year, but more likely, these moves have been in the pipeline for a while.
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Learning to love IT with Dick Hobbs
[author] So what were people really interested in at NAB? There are a lot of answers to that question, but most of them come down to one thing: using commodity IT technology and techniques to help broadcasters do the basics more quickly and more efficiently, with perhaps some of it in the cloud.
Tags: iss077 | dick hobbs | IT | learning to love | cloud | storage systems | nab | review | avb | ieee standards | ethernet | sdi | it industry | [author]
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Peter Savage declares what happens in Vegas should stay in Vegas!
[author] The annual trip to the Mecca of American partying is over for another year and tired and emotional UK broadcast workers have wearily made their ways back to base. As I keep explaining to my staff, it is a tough trip that requires enormous amounts of stamina.
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4K at NAB with Bob Pank
Bob Pank# As we head once more to NAB you may wonder what this years big thing will be. I put my money on 4K. As I write there must be many exhibitors polishing up their 4K solution message, ready for their customers at the show.
Tags: iss076 | 4K NAB | cinema | solution | conference | streaming | 4K | files | Bob Pank#
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Final furlong of exhibition season with Peter Savage
[author] Well, here we are again, approaching the final furlong of exhibition season having back-to-backed BVE and CABSAT, and now planning NAB and, yes, my liver feels as though it is approaching the final fence at the Grand National.
Tags: iss076 | azule finance | exhibition season | exhibitors | nab | cabsat | bve | preparation | [author]
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NAB is for soothsayers, trendsetters and people with roadmaps
Will Strauss# Prototypes, alpha products, demos and proofs of concept: NAB in Las Vegas is all about future innovation. Will Strauss picks 13 stands that you must visit this year.
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Business travel
N/A Talking to people in the broadcast industry, it is clear that travelling to shows, exhibitions or to visiting customers and suppliers is still part and parcel of the trade we are in. As the saying goes, people buy from people.
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Vegas Baby!
N/A So last month was NAB in Las Vegas, and I got to go! Now I'd never been to the States before. I really didn't know what to expect. Other than not being allowed in bars or casinos as I'm under 21. And trucks on the road, larger meal portions and a favourable exchange rate.
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NAB 2012 Kit Review used by BroadcastShow
N/A So pre-NAB we are all very busy organising interviews with 70 exhibitors over 4 days covering 4 halls and in our case around 28 miles. Late last year we developed an online interview booking system at www.broadcastshow.com which allows exhibitors to book one or more 15 minute slots, enter stand information and questions they may like asked during the interview. Over the month preceding the show the fill up and we are left with a spreadsheet of who to see and when to see them. Thankfully the slot booker is intelligent enough to know which days we will be in which halls so dashing is kept to a minimum.
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Cloudy NAB
Bob Pank# Those who arrived a couple of days before the NAB show opened had the unusual experience of cool weather, heavy grey skies and rain. The clouds had arrived in Las Vegas. By the time the show opened they had gone but there was still a big one in the North Hall where I experienced my very first Cloud Computing Pavilion.
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Silly Plugger
N/A Exhibitions are generally noisy, uncomfortable places where the chances of learning something interesting are widely variable. NAB and IBC are must-sees, of course, but otherwise I am not a great fan of exhibitions.
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Whats new in audio
N/A The NAB show is not the first event that comes to mind for pro-audio kit but in fact rivals any audio-specific exhibition on the planet. The following is a summary of significant new sound equipment seen during a tour of this year's exhibits.
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tv-bay questions
N/A TV Bay Q&A With Keith Watson, Marketing Director, Mixing Professional Division, HARMAN Professional
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Navigating uncharted waters
N/A Im home again from the annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas. It must be something to do with getting older, but this year both key performance indicators (good dinners versus greasy hamburgers, and early nights versus late night carousing) fell on the conservative side. And my flight home landed 45 minutes early, rather than a week or so late.
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Its a MADI World
N/A At this years NAB Show in Las Vegas, 3D solutions were still a hot topic but one emerging technology threatened to steal the show. In fact, the rapid growth of devices that support the Multichannel Audio Digital Interface (MADI) has more potential for simplifying broadcasting operations than perhaps anything else. But what exactly is MADI and why should we care?
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3D Post at NAB, Wimbledon, and more
Bob Pank# You may recall that last time 3D Diaries tackled the subject of post production in August 2010, it warned that the fix it in post habit was definitely to be avoided. This means shoot it correctly in the first place, as trying to fix errors, especially the 3D ones, in post can get very tricky and, may be expensive.
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NAB and the format wars
N/A Peter Savage takes a stroll around NAB, scratching his head at the way format wars have altered our industry
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Applying the milkshake theory
N/A In last months column I sounded off at a few of the crackpot ideas going around at the moment, like connected television. The point, if there was one, was that we seem to be overloaded at the moment with new technologies that exist solely for one of two reasons: that a bunch of engineers found they could do it, and/or a big manufacturer thought they could put a new logo on a product and bump the price up.
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3D in 2011
Bob Pank# Another year and its time for a fresh look at the S3D market. Each year the CES Show that occupies the Las Vegas Convention Center with, in 2011, an unexpectedly high number of attendees (140,000) keen to see whats new.
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LightLighting Sky News at the Gherkin
N/A Jeff Randall Live is a new flagship daily business update on the Sky News channel, broadcast from Skys Gherkin studio in London. A recent addition to the City skyline, the Gherkin is located at 30 St Mary Axe.....
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NAB2010 review
Bob Pank# Sometimes NAB can be very predictable. For me NAB 2010, or 2010 NAB SHOW as its organisers call it, was not one of those shows.
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What happened after NAB 2010.....
N/A On Wednesday the 14th April, evening time in Las Vegas, a text message came through from home reporting a Volcano in Iceland was affecting flights back to the UK, a wind up surely...did they not want us back.........?
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Eye to Eye: Distribution and Delivery 2010
N/A Distribution and Delivery are two elements of in the broadcast chainthat get taken pretty much for granted but both are highly important. My focus in this summary is on equipment and software introduced since IBC 2009 and in the run-up to NAB 2010.
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How to be smart at NAB
N/A Peter Savage continues his discussion on making the most of trade events, combining achievement with enjoyment.
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