Free Webinar – Thunderbolt, Changing the future of Production and Post, April 16th at Moviola.com

Tuesday April 16th from 11:30am – 1pm PST http://bit.ly/14tmn4x<a

Please join world renown Data Manager and Workflow Specialist, Gary Adcock, Host Michael Horton, in association with Moviola :

Thunderbolt, Changing the future of Production and Post
A 90 minute discussion on how Intel’s Thunderbolt Technology is changing the future of moving and handling data both onset and in post.

In a medium where moving massive amounts of data is an everyday occurrence, Intel’s Thunderbolt technology stands to change how data is handled. Utilizing Thunderbolt in your workflow means meeting or exceeding data transfer speeds on portable computers that rival the fastest desktop systems.

Gary will be highlighting many of the tools and techniques for proper data handling and how the fast evolving Thunderbolt landscape is smashing most of preconceived ideas people have about this groundbreaking technology and what it means for your current and future usage, whether you are on location or alone in your studio.

Register here for the Free Webinar:
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NAB Day 2, HP Shows Thunderbolt Laptops, BMCC versions, PL Lens Extenders, Dinner

The second day of the show is over, after 5 days I am officially tired and there are still 3 more days of show, Info is still pouring out into the desert. 

Big news for me is that HP is publicly showing the SpectreXT laptop that is equipped with Thunderbolt, HP is not the biggest PC MFG to embrace the media rich pipeline that Thunderbolt enables.  http://cnet.co/Yas5BF

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Spectre Thunderbolt Laptop in the HP Booth

Black Magic Design offers 2 new versions of the BMCC Camera The Pocket Cinema  (URLCamera $1000 features a magnesium alloy chassis, 13 stops of dynamic range, Super 16 sensor size, high quality Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW recording, as well as interchangeable optics with an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount, all packed into an incredibly tiny size.http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/press/pressdetails?releaseID=38108

AND  Blackmagic Production Camera 4K: $3995 (URLThe Production Camera 4K is a new high resolution 4K digital film camera with an innovative large Super 35 size sensor with professional global shutter, combined with precision EF mount optics and high quality Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) file recording.

The 4K model that has more than a few RedScarlet Users whining online.http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthread.php?97945-Scarlet-owners-and-their-reactions-this-week

ARRI and AbelCine both are showing PL lens Extenders.

Mathew Dulcos posted Arri 1.4x & 2x tele-extenders, perfect for Alura zooms. http://duclos.tv/nab  http://fb.me/1pRg1qP5s

@abelcine 2X PL Doubler. It fits ALL the @FujifilmOptical Cabrio zooms! $5800 pic.twitter.com/Adtt7JTjUb

Lastly, My day ended last night after a meeting of the minds with ArtAdams (PVC and DVinfo.net), Bob Monaghan(GlueTools), Dave Stump A.S.C (Knowledge Geek),  AJA’s Steve  Barsky, and of course DP’s Christian Seel and Kevan Barsky.

 

NAB Monday, PhantomFlex4K, BMCC4k, SonyDLSR4k, RED Element, Avid MC7

I am thinking the Show has not even started yet and I am exhausted from the previews.

AbelCine and Vision Research announce PhantomFlex4K, http://blog.abelcine.com/2013/04/07/nab-2013-first-look-at-the-phantom-flex4k/ but the best part is Vision Research is showing footage here https://vimeo.com/63490371

BlackmagicDesign Announces 4K for $4k version of BMCC camera, 1080 Version for less than $1000, Details to come on their website http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagiccinemacamera/

Sony snuck a couple of camera updated one a 4K Sensor update to their DSLR Line, and a new lower profile 2K prosumer camera. Details to come.

Element Technica has been acquired by RED Digital Cinema http://elementtechnica.mybigcommerce.com, I am thinking this is one of the best announcements of the NABShow so far.

Lastly Avid announces Media Composer 7, it seems that some native codecs are supported, specifically the just released Sony XVAC codec for the F5 and F55 cameras.

#NABShow is On, Anamorphics from Cooke partnership, Aaton’s Peneople, FSI Monitors, iOS tool for Phantom Cameras.

Wow.
Life is heating up in the desert, the news is flowing on every front possible.

The First Day of the DP Conference had packed rooms for my presentations on 4K and HFR workflows, my thanks to DP Mark Weingartner and Geoff Boyle B.S.C. as well as Blair Paulsen for their last minute additions and help and to Marco Solorio for his Demo and Talk on the #BMCC
http://nab13.mapyourshow.com/5_0/sessions/sessiondetails.cfm?ScheduledSessionID=18A8C8

Cooke and Angénieux have a new partnership that is bringing the best in Prime Cine Lenses to the best in Cine Zooms, to create a new line of Anamorphic lenses, I have not seen them yet, but after talking to Les Zellan, I cannot wait to see them.http://www.cookeoptics.com/cooke.nsf/news/news.html

Flanders Scientific announced 5 New monitors include a massive 32″ Reference Monitor for Post Production, OnBoards and new OLED designs for Post and Production http://www.flandersscientific.com/index/

My Friends at Vision Research have released an iOS tool for the Phantom Camera, that covers Frame rates, data estimates and other cool tools http://www.visionresearch.com/blog/vision-launches-new-phantom-tools-app/

Mitch Gross from AbelCine shows off the new Aaton Penelope camera,that I got a peak at a couple of years ago. So this is the first of the new camera announcements. http://blog.abelcine.com/2013/04/04/penelope-delta-brings-aaton-design-to-digital-cinema/

NAB is here, Sony revises XAVC Codec, Monitoring Tech from Fujinon, and glass lots of glass.

So as the big dance gets closer, more info is coming out, more secrets are being held back and the announcements fill my mail box.

Sony announces a change to the XAVC 4K codec  today, adding a both 4:2:0 8bit and HD4:2:2 8bit versions to the existing structure, but then buries the content of the press release on their website you can find most of it under a post by PeterC. http://community.sony.com/#  

It now brings 4K into the100Mbps range for TV workflows

  “4K imaging bandwidth can be reduced to under 100Mbps depending on GOP structure, frame rate, and color sampling.”    I am NOT sure I want to look at 4K running at 100Mbps.

 

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FujifilmUSA is going to be showing the first true LUT converter in their booth at NAB, built around Fuji’s  CCBox OnSet color correction tools and around the IS-100, The IS-Mini converter allows for direct inline color correction via 1D viewing LUT’s and full support for post production standard 3D LUT formats.  This is a really big deal for me, as I have been begging for a tool like this in the OnSet world for nearly 7years and have had to rely on BMD’s HDLink converters ever since Cine-tal stopped manufacturing hardware.

CCBox info here http://bit.ly/12cHSm       IS-Mini info here  http://bit.ly/17bdVH7

 

A rumble started this morning online that Angenieux and Cooke are teaming up for a big announcement that is coming next week.