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:
http://moviola.com/webinars/thunderbolt-changing-the-future-of-production-and-post/#.UWrlVb9tAn0

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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 2013 is just around the corner,

NAB 2013 

With the big show in the desert just a couple of weeks away, I thought I would offer some ideas and insights for anyone that will be joining us for what has become the largest conclave of media enthusiasts in the world.

With nearly 80,000 attendees, virtually all working in some field related to the creation and delivery of moving pictures, NAB is without a doubt, the place to be for the first 2 weeks of  April.

I will be offering insights and ideas about what I see on the floor as well as what is not at the show, as well as a full followup the week afterwards. 

What is coming?

Well, I know of at least 2 new camera’s to be shown (which means there will be 5-6) as well as established companies offering their adaptations of existing technologies. Even as I write this I see an email about new cameras to be shown by Hitachi ( and not one of the leaders on my list of camera companies) 

I expect to see some a couple of usable post tools, hopefully to simplify our lives, as well as a big leap as well as a major announcement from one of the 3 major NLE solutions at the show.

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Lighting too will be taking a huge leap this year, I was lucky enough to test some of the new @Litepanels Inca series fresnel lights for some Pre-NAB shoots and I have to say that it took me a couple of days to get used to a 2K fresnel that did not require gloves to handle! Even after being on for most of the day, the fans in the INCA keep the temperature of the light to less than a hot cup of coffee.

The last thing I will leave you with today, there is change ahead. I expect to see a couple of major Thunderbolt announcements, one that could possibly change the future course of the desktop NLE.  

Thats all for today, but there is much more to come. See you soon!