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Adam Wilt has been working off and on in film and video for the past thirty years, while paying the bills writing software for animation, automation, broadcast graphics, and real-time control for companies including Abekas, Pinnacle, Omneon, CBS, and ABC. Since 1997 his website, adamwilt.com, has been a popular reference for information on the DV formats. He reviewed cameras for DV Magazine and started its “Technical Difficulties” column, and taught classes and led panels at NAB, IBC, and DV Expo. He co-authored the book, “Optimizing Your Final Cut Pro System”, part of the Apple Pro Training series. He currently writes for ProVideoCoalition.com and DVInfo.net, and creates iPhone apps like Cine Meter II and FieldMonitor.

NAB 2019: Transparent OLED Display

NAB 2019: Transparent OLED Display

OK, it’s not something you’ll need every day, but it is cool: a semitransparent OLED monitor, made by striping OLED pixels on a glass substrate with about…

NAB 2019: JVC Connected Cams

NAB 2019: JVC Connected Cams

JVC continues to build out its “Connected Cam” line of camcorders in which streaming is a built-in feature, not an afterthought add-on. The $3600 GY-HC500 is a…

NAB 2019: 8K

NAB 2019: 8K

NAB 2019 marked the point where — without any particular fanfare — 8K television moved from a gee-whiz technology demo to a practical production, post-production, and distribution system. Blackmagic Design…

NAB 2019: 1974 RCA TK-45As; 1978(?) TH-50A

NAB 2019: 1974 RCA TK-45As; 1978(?) TH-50A

At the north end of the North Hall hallway, the Museum of Broadcast Technology showed off two fine 1974 RCA TK-54A color cameras. New York’s WPIX 11…

NAB 2019: Autonomous Cars and Amazing Experiences

NAB 2019: Autonomous Cars and Amazing Experiences

On NAB’s opening Monday I attended a panel discussion on “Autonomous Cars and Amazing Experiences: Safety, Content and Connectivity”. The title was only slightly overambitious; it was in fact…

NAB 2019: Michael Bergeron on the Move to IP

NAB 2019: Michael Bergeron on the Move to IP

At NAB I talked with Michael Bergeron, Product Manager of Studio Camera Systems at Panasonic, about the move to video over IP, including SMPTE ST 2110, Newtek’s NDI, and…

NAB Preview: Fujifilm Premista FF zooms

NAB Preview: Fujifilm Premista FF zooms

The night before the NAB show opened, Fujifilm previewed their new Premista full-frame cine zooms (they were first shown off at the ASC Clubhouse a few days ago). The…

Photo Tour: Canon Burbank

Photo Tour: Canon Burbank

In late December I visited Canon Burbank, an 11,000 square foot, purpose-built facility where you can see Canon’s stills,  video, and cine cameras; take classes; test equipment…

Quick Look: Tokina Cinema Vista 50mm T1.5

Quick Look: Tokina Cinema Vista 50mm T1.5

Cinema Vistas are Tokina’s line of no-compromise, full-frame cine lenses. Five T1.5 primes from 18mm to 85mm are currently available with a 105mm on the way…

Review: Canon C700 FF Cine Camera, Part 2

Review: Canon C700 FF Cine Camera, Part 2

[This is part 2 of a two-part review. Read part 1 here.] Operation For the most part, operating the C700 FF is unremarkable — and that’s a good thing…