I did a whirlwind tour of the HD Expo, which is rebranding itself as Createasphere. My main impression from the exhibits was the rise of the DSLR as a serious tool in production. I found many specialized products designed to make the cameras more filmmaker friendly, like the viewfinder and focus tool from Zacuto (see photo). The Zeiss booth also impressed me. They have developed prime lenses for both the Nikon and Cannon DSLR cameras (see photo).
I was very lucky indeed to catch a glimpse of the new Epic camera system from Red (see photos).
Overall, I found the mood to be much more positive and optimistic than previous events that I've attended this year.