Well, that’s what we thought anyway. Our first NYCPPNews monthly In-Person event happened Tuesday night within the comfortable salon of Showbiz Cafe on 21st Street in the heart of New York City’s architecturally distinct Flatiron and Photo districts. (While the prevalence of photographer’s lofts and camera stores is down from its heyday, you can still find plenty of both within a neighborhood that’s equally as full of high-end shops and late nightclubs.)
While the evening might sound formal at first–it consisted of two presentations: a lecture by D.W. Leitner and a show and tell by New York-based Cinedeck—the reality is that attendees enjoyed a relaxed, casual café atmosphere where attendees can just as easily take part by asking questions or working through a close-up demo,
David delivered a fine talk; his technical backgrounder on 4K production offered up a wide-ranging history of film and video technology development made more unique by his own personal history. David makes such history entertaining as his own background is so varied, including developing critical gear for DuArt Film Labs and building an optical printer on site in NASA’s archives to his current vocations as DP, producer and author.
Daine Pearson of Cinedeck briefed us on the latest news about the West Village-based company’s innovative digital video recorders. I had seen the first models a couple of years ago, so I was struck about how sleek the latest models look. Most impressive was their latest development, the Cinedeck MX. This rack-mountable, solid-state recording, monitoring and playback system seems ideal for location recording.
Much of the design came from Cinedecks’ relationship with All Mobile Video, a well-recognized OB van supplier for the New York market. AMV recently integrated multiple Cinedeck RX systems into their trucks and vans to move to a full file-based workflow.
Our monthly meetings are designed as a means to foster a community of creative production professionals in the New York region. If you work in any aspect of production or postproduction, consider NYCPPNEWS to be your home.
See you at the July 24th In Person Event with Autodesk’s presentation on the new and really quite incredible (in its capabilities and low cost) Smoke.