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Recent Blog Posts in April 2012

  • Petabyte is the new Terabyte

    Posted By Tom Coughlin

    By Tom Coughlin Coughlin Associates www.tomcoughlin.com Peter Jackson's the Hobbit is being shot at 48 frames per second (fps), six days a week, using 5K Red cameras shooting in 3D. Total content generated each day is between 6-12TB. James Cameron's ... Continue reading "Petabyte is the new Terabyte" »

    April 27, 2012 | Permalink

  • Top 5 Picks from NAB 2012

    Posted By Tom Baurain

    My Top 5: 1. Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera Perfect this camera is not, but that this price point, you can't not help but be excited about this camera. Including Resolve and UltraScopes makes this something of a no-brainer. An odd form factor, 2x ... Continue reading "Top 5 Picks from NAB 2012" »

    April 25, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • The 'cloudy' haze of NAB

    Posted By Jonathan Moser

    By Jonathan Moser LAS VEGAS - Trying to navigate the broadcast geek-fest known as NAB in half-a-day is about as realistic as taking in the glories of the Sistine Chapel by looking at one fresco...but I'll try. I have to confess it's been over 20 ... Continue reading "The 'cloudy' haze of NAB" »

    April 23, 2012 | Permalink

  • NAB 2012 has come to a close

    Posted By Mark Heitke

    By Mark Heitke NAB 2012 has come to a close and man what a blur. The last day and a half have been filled to the brim! Wednesday I tackled the North Hall exhibits and caught up on the newest broadcast tech. It was really interesting to be able to see ... Continue reading "NAB 2012 has come to a close" »

    April 20, 2012 | Permalink

  • The ties that bind them

    Posted By Tom Coughlin

    By Tom Coughlin Coughlin Associates www.tomcoughlin.com LAS VEGAS - The 2012 NAB South Hall had an ever-growing complement of booths showing digital storage products or using those products. There were of course some smattering of storage vendors in ... Continue reading "The ties that bind them" »

    April 20, 2012 | Permalink

  • Cab adventures at NAB

    Posted By John Parenteau

    By John Parenteau (Note to reader: This is a TRUE story. If anything, I cut some craziness out!) Fade in Int. cab - evening John, (46) dark haired, handsome, enters the cab. John Palazzo, please. Once the door is closed, the driver guns it, throwing ... Continue reading "Cab adventures at NAB" »

    April 19, 2012 | Permalink

  • NAB 2012 - Last Day

    Posted By TJ Ryan

    By TJ Ryan Last day at NAB and 2012 holds many meanings. My hotel room number ended with a 12, I had 12 hours of sleep since S unday, 12 is my starting hand for just about every game of blackjack that I played, my daughter is 12 and I have 12 minutes ... Continue reading "NAB 2012 - Last Day" »

    April 19, 2012 | Permalink

  • Lost At NAB + Impressive Blackmagic Camera

    Posted By Andrew Kobliska

    By Andrew Kobliska As many of you no-doubt know, the 2012 NAB Exhibit Floor is massive and simply overwhelming. After carefully scripting my route of attack the night before, I still found myself lost and disoriented early in the day during my ... Continue reading "Lost At NAB + Impressive Blackmagic Camera" »

    April 18, 2012 | Permalink

  • NAB Day 2 Mark Heitke

    Posted By Mark Heitke

    The show rages on. Today was a day to check out everything cameras and production, which meant I lived in Central hall. I spent most of time visiting with camera vendors since as a Post Producer I deal with new cameras and workflows daily. Looking ... Continue reading "NAB Day 2 Mark Heitke" »

    April 18, 2012 | Permalink

  • The languages of NAB

    Posted By John Parenteau

    I don't really speak any languages. I like to think I remember some of my cumulative 5 years of French, and because I'm half French, that I have a genetic predisposition to know it, but I'll be honest. I suck at it. But having some understanding of ... Continue reading "The languages of NAB" »

    April 17, 2012 | Permalink

  • For Us...The Winner is Premiere.

    Posted By Ian Karr

    I never thought I'd write this, but I think IKA Collective is going to become an Adobe Premiere house. One of the main missions I had for this year's NAB is to decide on a new editing platform. Final Cut X isn't an option for us. 99% of all editing ... Continue reading "For Us...The Winner is Premiere." »

    April 17, 2012 | Permalink

  • Blackmagic Casting a Spell

    Posted By Ian Karr

    By Ian Karr The new Blackmagic cinema camera is getting a lot of attention. Offering 2.5K resolution for a 3K price tag, this could be really cool. I hope the images it generates look better than the camera itself...it's channeling a 1990's era Kodak ... Continue reading "Blackmagic Casting a Spell" »

    April 17, 2012 | Permalink

  • Parallel Paths

    Posted By Ian Karr

    As I walk the floor of this year's NAB, I'm struck by what seems to be a clear fork in the production road. To the right, RED, Alexa and other "high road" cameras and workflows. To the left are the "low road" DSLRs, dominated by Canon but Nikon is ... Continue reading "Parallel Paths" »

    April 17, 2012 | Permalink

  • NAB 2012: Arrival - Mark Heitke

    Posted By Mark Heitke

    Ah, Las Vegas, Since a million people have written about this place I figured I might as well add in my eloquent two cents. There is a strange appeal of Vegas that I can't fully explain, but it falls somewhere in the area of what it felt like when ... Continue reading "NAB 2012: Arrival - Mark Heitke" »

    April 16, 2012 | Permalink

  • Why John Lennon still rocks

    Posted By John Parenteau

    I'm a huge Cirque du Soleil fan. I've probably seen every show they've done, and can even pronounce the French name correctly. The best show, in my learned opinion, is Love. A tribute to the Beatles, at the Mirage, is so magical I would swear they're ... Continue reading "Why John Lennon still rocks" »

    April 16, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • NAB 2012 - Game Changers

    Posted By TJ Ryan

    NAB 2012 is finally here and this year it's not just about going to Vegas. There are actually new things to see. The show kicked off to a fast start, faster then the $500 I lost at poker last night. There is already a buzz with some great new game ... Continue reading "NAB 2012 - Game Changers" »

    April 16, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • Timeline - Day 1

    Posted By John Parenteau

    Day One Sunday 10:30pm Forego late night "club" to get a decent night sleep. 10:45pm Lay awake wondering what friends are doing at "club" Monday 7:30am Rise and shine! Trip over large round pillow that fell on floor at night 7:35am Check schedule. ... Continue reading "Timeline - Day 1" »

    April 16, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • NAB 2012

    Posted By John Parenteau

    Ever since entering the entertainment business as an adult (meaning after film school, because before, we had no idea what NAB was, nor had any money to make the trek to Vegas...), I've made an effort to see the show. Now, attending for my 15th year, ... Continue reading "NAB 2012" »

    April 14, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • NLE Battles: What about Sony's Vegas?

    Posted By Greg Wilker

    As a long-time user of Vegas (back in the Sonic Foundry days), I always wonder why it is not considered in legitimate discussions of NLE programs. Its ability to process many media formats on the same timeline (and within the same project), real time ... Continue reading "NLE Battles: What about Sony's Vegas?" »

    April 13, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • Autodesk Media Summit identifies trends and solutions

    Posted By Daniel Restuccio

    By Daniel Restuccio SAN FRANCISCO - The Autodesk Media Summit held at Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco last week was a preview of their eagerly anticipated 2013 product launches. The event focused more as a trends overview than serious deep-dive ... Continue reading "Autodesk Media Summit identifies trends and solutions" »

    April 4, 2012 | Permalink

  • Why Is A/V preservation such a nuisance... and necessity

    Posted By Joshua Ranger

    By Joshua Ranger Senior Consultant AudioVisual Preservation Solutions www.avpreserve.com Preservation is a big, fat pain. I dedicated two solid years studying (and 20 years paying off the loans) the archiving and preservation of audiovisual works. I ... Continue reading "Why Is A/V preservation such a nuisance... and necessity" »

    April 2, 2012 | Permalink