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  • NAB 2015 Aerial Videography Workshops and Drone Pavilion Wrapup
    From Flying in the Desert to the Cage in the First Annual Drone Pavilion
    by Jeff Foster  |  April 20, 2015
    NAB Show 2015 Aerial Videography - Focused Events NAB Aerial Videography Field Trip Workshops   In 2014, Future Media Concepts successfully launched the first ever remote field trip workshop specifically for learning about...
  • PVC at NAB 2015 - Step Inside the Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion
    See and hear what made the Pavilion one of the hits of NAB
    by Jeremiah Karpowicz  |  April 20, 2015
    It was only a few years ago that UAV/drones came on the scene at NAB, but at the time there were precious few exhibitors showcasing the technology and flying was no simple matter. Fast forward to NAB 2015, where well over 30 exhibitors had something UAV/drone related and being...
  • by Mark Spencer  |  April 21, 2015
    Last week during NAB, Apple rolled out new versions of Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor. In the above episode of MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin and I go over the top new features that we...
  • by Kevin P. McAuliffe  |  April 20, 2015
    It was an exciting NAB this year.  I've got my complete rundown coming very soon, but I wanted to briefly side step from that to talk about something that I did talk a lot about at NAB this year, and that is Rampant Design Tools and their library of "Style Elements".  It's funny, before I started my...
  • PVC at NAB 2015: Talking monitors with EIZO and Flanders Scientific
    Two different monitor philosophies for your suite
    by Scott Simmons  |  April 19, 2015
    On the last day of NAB 2015 I grabbed a cameraman and wandered around the south hall and grabbed a few interviews in the booths of some products and services I found interesting. Monitors were one category I wanted to check out so I made a stop at both EIZO and Flanders Scientific. Pardon the shaky cam as I think we got some good...
  • PVC at NAB 2015: Pluralsight
    If you're looking for training beyond the usual suspects give Pluralsight a look
    by Scott Simmons  |  April 20, 2015
    Back in the South Hall I happened upon a booth for a training company I had never heard of called Pluralsight. They had a great booth with good swag, an Xbox set-up where you could drive fast video game cars and they were giving away a remote control Audi R8 every hour. Fast start your career was their...
  • Rhino EVO: a Motorized Camera Slider
    The Rhino Camera Gear collection has a new product, the Rhino Slider EVO and Rhino Motion, with a sucessful Kickstarter campaign funded in a few days.
    by Jose Antunes  |  April 20, 2015
    With 79 backers and $68,206 pledged of a $50,000 goal, and still 31 days to go (the campaign ends on May 22th, 2015) Rhino Camera Gear has done it again. Another product from Kyle Hart and team gets funded through Kickstarter. Before looking...
  • After Effects Hidden Gems Weekly: Effects Instancing
    Edit one layer, and have it ripple throughout a project
    by Chris and Trish Meyer  |  April 20, 2015
    It’s common to re-use the same effects and settings throughout an Adobe After Effects project to create a consistent look - for example, when treating text or a logo. But all too often, clients change their minds during a project, forcing you to go back and change every instance of that identical text or...
  • PVC at NAB 2015: Cinedeck and insert editing into a closed file
    Imagine not having to re-export an entire show to fix a single shot
    by Scott Simmons  |  April 19, 2015
    Cinedeck is a name that has been around the film and video business for many years. They were the original creator of the out-board ProRes monitor and recorders. I recent years they left that market to create advanced workflow solutions with some great file-based hardware to replace tape decks. And now they can...
  • by Scott Simmons  |  April 19, 2015
    Review and approval services are all over the place these days and can meet any size and budget. PVC talked with Wipster and I wanted to chat with both Frame.io and Screenlight. Frame.io Frame.io is the new kid on the block but it’s...
  • by Bruce A Johnson  |  April 19, 2015
    It wouldn't be NAB without a look at the new stuff at the Blackmagic Design booth.  Here's a quick peek at what's new.    
  • by Brian Hallett  |  April 19, 2015
    AA batteries or AC power, this highly portable light kit is designed specifically for run & gun cameramen.  
  • by Brian Hallett  |  April 19, 2015
    NAB 2015: Zacuto's New EVF, 2nd Gen Recoil, and Updates to Gratical EVF from
  • PVC at NAB: The State of the Industry and The Anatomy of an Edit
    PVC writers will take center stage during Teradek’s live broadcast that runs for the entirety of the event
    by Jeremiah Karpowicz  |  April 17, 2015
    UPDATE: 4/17/15 - Videos of the Presentations Are Now Available  
  • PVC at NAB 2015: Rampant Design Helps Post Professionals Do Their Job
    An interview with Sean Mullen from the show floor
    by Jeremiah Karpowicz  |  April 19, 2015
    We previously discussed some of what the Rampant Design team had in store for NAB 2015, but we wanted to hear more so we stopped by their booth to talk in person with Rampant Design Tools CEO & Founder Sean Mullen. It was an opportunity to get into how the conversations he's had with attendees...