Dolby’s Christine Thomas chaired a fascinating panel “Leaving Physical Media Behind in a Digital World”. Panelists (L to R): Brian Lilie (Equinix); Kurt Behlmer (Dolby); Brian Campanotti (Oracle); Nitin Narkhede (Wipro); Josh Rizzo (Hula Post).
Other World Computing debuted its Viper Pro Thunderbolt external SSD storage at the show. It offers two Thunderbolt 2 ports capable of sustained speeds up to 1350MB/s. Jen Soule (above) is president of the Woodstock, IL-based company.
Blackmagic Design’s Micro Cinema Camera features a Super 16mm-sized sensor, some 13 stops of dynamic range and expansion via PWM and S.Bus inputs. These ports mean you can use a standard model airplane remote control to operate the camera wirelessly, while a composite video output enables other remote functions.
The Silverdraft team (L to R): Keith Weinstock (Dir. of Sales, Micron); Amy Gile (CEO); Steve Bannerman (Marketing); Ted Schilowitz (President). Their Devil & Demon Strategy consists of a range of special purpose workstations and supercomputers designed for the media and entertainment industries.
VR producer Lucas Wilson, CEO of Los Angeles-based Revelens, recently produced a VR-version of a boxing match at Las Vegas resort Mandalay Bay.
Producer Lucas Wilson shows how VR uses equirectangular or lat/long mapping, similar to the familiar Mercator map, which creates a 2D version of the globe.
For many longtime show attendees, things just wouldn’t be complete without catching sight of Kiki Stockhammer, NewTek’s ever-poised presenter. She helped introduce TriCaster Advanced Edition, a software option that delivers automated real-time data-driven graphics, new IP workflows, advanced automation, and multi-platform streaming.
Christie Digital showed its 3P RGB laser projector that delivers REC. 2020 color. This advanced UHDTV color rendering capability offers colors most like human eyesight, according to the company.
Busting some moves at the GV booth.
Meghan Karavidas, Industry Coordinator, Commercial Solutions at ESRI, demo’d how mapping data from a wide variety of government and private sources can yield new insights on issues important to individuals, companies and governments.
A number of companies are abandoning hardware, offering more flexible software-based systems.
Larry Jordan hosts Digital Production BuZZ, a podcast that covers filmmaking, video production, postproduction, and distribution. Larry, who also writes a popular blog on editing apps, does live interviews at NAB and other trade shows.
Cinedeck’s compact, modular ZX 4K-capable recorder simultaneously provides an HD master, HD proxy and streamable H.264 files. Various ingest, playback and transcoding capabilities are menu selectable.
NYCPPNEW’s own Joe Herman tries on NextVR’s virtual reality headset, which keeps costs down by using a Samsung cellphone in the headset. The Laguna Beach, Cal.-based company says it has the only VR platform capable of transmitting long-form live VR content.
The NAB peppered the hallways with messages out of a marketer’s playbook.
Creative Mac’s Ko Maruyama prowled the show floor looking for stories. He uses his iPad-based rig to capture and edit on the fly.
Large displays don’t have to show just one image. This Broadcast Pix monitor shows how control rooms can save space by combining a number of separate signals into one.
VR demonstrations popped up around the halls.
With crowded aisles and booths competing for attention, some companies came up with alternative attention getters, such as this modern day version of the classic sandwich board.
Some attendees added motion to their still camera note taking, roaming the halls with camcorders on poles.
About Dan Ochiva
New York City-based journalist and NYCPPNEWS founder Dan Ochiva writes and consults on film, video, and digital media technology.