The Most Intriguing Thing At The Show?
Was the Blackmagic HyperDeck Shuttle the coolest item unveiled at the show? I'm not sure; I'm not even sure that I completely understand what it is...have they really come out with something that essentially does what devices like the $2,000 AJA Key Pro Mini and the $995 Atomos Ninja do for under $400? Admittedly, it lacks the LCD and some of the format conversion options of those digital recorders, but it does record 4:2:2 from HDMI or HD-SDI to ProRes on SSD, all for $345. Seems like the perfect "budget" recording device to use with DSLRs.
Cinema5D: NAB 2011 -Death of HDSLR part 1: Uncompressed recorder for $345
Blackmagic: HyperDeck Shuttle
Cinescopophilia: Blackmagic Design $345 HyperDeck Shuttle 10 bit SDI or HDMI Portable Recorder
Atomos Ninja & Samurai
If you want a screen with that, the Atomos Ninja & Samurai offer more features for a little more money. DSLR News Shooter has a report from the NAB floor show. Works with SSD or HDD.
There's an interesting discussion of problems dealing with 24p footage from the Panasonic GH2, and recommendation of a case or cover when using in wet weather.
DSLR News Shooter: NAB 2011 – Jeremy Young of Atomos shows us the Ninja and Samurai Prores recorders
B & H: ATOMOS Ninja Video Hard Disk Recorder [$995]
- Sony PMW-F3 decked out. The AbelCine booth featured a decked-out PMW-F3. Andy Shipsides explains. They had the new - unreleased - S-Log firmware from Sony on the camera too: NAB ’11: Sony F3 Solutions
- Technicolor & Canon: This isn't a camera, but it's camera specific; Canon and Technicolor announced a joint venture of a "Cinestyle" picture profile for Canon cameras. Dan Chung interviews Joshua Pines of Technicolor. He says it will be free! DSLRNewsShooter: NAB 2011 – Technicolor demonstrate the Cinestyle picture style for canon dslr video
- Small Profile, Big Results? The Advantages and Challenges of DSLR Cinematography: NABShowDaily reports on a panel at NAB moderated by American Cinematographer Associate Editor Jon Witmer, with cinematographers Russell Carpenter, ASC (“Titanic”), Svetlana Svetko (“Inside Job”) and John Guleserian (“Like Crazy”): DSLR: The State of the Art
- JVC 4K: "Over the next few months, JVC is going to invite innovative cinematographers and other production professionals to help us develop 4K cameras, 3D cameras, and other products that deliver outstanding images and improved workflows at an affordable price point": Broadcasting&Cable: NAB: JVC Previews 4K Technology
- Ikegami large-sensor ENG camera: Ikegami shows a prototype Micro 4/3rds large sensor ENG style camera. DSLRNewsShooter: NAB 2011 – Ikegami shows off the HDS-F90 large sensor 4/3rds sensor eng camera
- EVFs. Was this the year of EVF's? Zacuto, Cineroid, SmallHD all had units, and NoFilmSchool has a wrap-up on the different units. They also have some information on Redrock Micro's EVF, which had previously been demoed, but wasn't at this show: NoFilmSchool: NAB Roundup: Electronic Viewfinders from Zacuto, Cineroid, SmallHD, and More
- LED Lights: a visit to Lightpanels booth: YouTube: NAB 2011: Litepanels H2, Sola, LED lighting
- Shure mics: Previewing new portable systems, transmitters and capsules: YouTube: Shure Previews New UR5, UR3 and VP68 at NAB 2011
- Jag35: Jehu Garcia from Jag35 demos their upcoming wireless follow focus, pricing $499 without motors. With motor, $899. Jag35 is also the distributor for D|Focus, and there's an interview with David Aldrich from D|Focus about the upcoming D|Matte mattebox system: YouTube: NAB 2011: Jag35 wireless follow focus - D|Focus D|Matte mattebox
- CrossBow rig: "This is a game changer because it changes the game...", "the coolest thing about it is that you've got two guys with you all the time...you can move camera really easily.." : Vimeo: Exclusive Look - WideOpenCamera CrossBow Rig
Show Floor Thoughts
- Tom Guilmette put together a video blog of his show floor exploits: NAB 2011 Video Blog – What’s New in Las Vegas
- Mitch from Planet5D offers a list of things he saw on the floor: NAB Wednesday Summary
- DSLR 4 Real talks about what he - or she - saw at NAB from the perspective of how it fits with their style of shooting: I work very fast – no time for lens changes – just like ENG people have done for years – no lens changes, but I’m happy to skip the super tele in exchange for a nice DOF look to my work: NAB - 2011
- Kevin Smith Speaks! Vimeo: PREVIEW: In Conversation with Kevin Smith [Warning: Language]
- Being interviewed by an iPad: Dan Berube & Michael Horton at the SuperMeet are interviewed by an iPad: Vimeo: NAB - On The Floor: Vegas Supermeet
- Zacuto pimps original content. If you read the report of Planet5D's webchat with Steve Weiss from Zacuto, you will have seen his promotion of online content. So it's not a surprise to see Zacuto's original content page: Zacuto Original Programming
(See also: NotesOnVideo: Steve Weiss - Zacuto | Webchat recap)
- Mocha is a planar tracker that works with Final Cut Pro, After Effects and others. In this podcast NAB Show Buzz talks to Ross Shain, Chief Marketing Officer of Imagineer: Ross Shain, Imagineer