I covered CCW 2013 — that’s Content & Communications World — for the Editors Guild website. I think it’s a good quick takeaway of some of the most interesting panels and technology at the show, which ran in November at the Javits. I can even promise comments from the always entertaining Evan Schechtman (CTO of @radicalmedia) dissing NLEs you may think highly about.
Here are the opening grafs of the article. Follow this link for the full story.
It’s not much of a surprise to anyone who keeps an eye on the industry, but the film- and video-oriented trade shows in New York pale in comparison to anything out West.
The annual Content and Communications World (CCW) makes an admirable attempt, though, offering up to the sundry visitor to the Javits Convention Center in mid-November a mix of camera and post video hardware and software manufacturers, makers of broadcast play-to-air gear and software and even an eye-opening aisle or two filled with various military types wandering around in camouflage gear as they peruse every sort of satellite gear imaginable.
But it’s the engaging mix of panels — usually featuring top DPs, editors, and technologists from New York and elsewhere — that consistently pull the show out of the muddle of just another film and video tech parade.
At first, the titles might seem to herald boring panels presented by tech nerds, but CCW continues to define good, up-to-the-minute topics via its close connections to the production industry. While you could pick any number among the dozens presented, top picks included Your Digital Dark Age: the Failure of Archive Planning in a Tapeless World (master copies of finished productions are not as secure as you might think when stored via the traditional route on hard drives and industry-standard LTO tapes), Trends in Post-Production: Delivering the Multi-User Infrastructure to Support 4K and File-based Workflows (managing real-time, high-resolution, file-based workflows in multi-user, multi-campus post-production environments) and Digital Cinema Evolved: The Journey from 4K DSLR/RAW to Art (Manhattan Edit Workshop trainers offer up a tour of the latest in affordable RAW camera acquisition and the different options for post-production).
But of course, we’ve got editing on the mind here, so we headed for a couple of the panels that sounded most interesting. Tomm Carroll, Publications Director for the Editors Guild, and editor of the Guild’s bi-monthly journalCineMontage, moderated a quick-paced interview and screening session, From Seen to Scene: The Influence of Great Work on an Editor’s Choices..