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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.

RED on location: Art Adams shoots a spec spot

RED on location: Art Adams shoots a spec spot

Saturday, 3:33pm: crew assembles at Chater Camera to pick up the bulk of the gear and load it into Simon Sommerfeld‘s truck. We arrive on location at…

NAB 2008 – Take-aways

NAB 2008 – Take-aways

I spent NAB 2008 walking around, looking for gear for our production company and getting a feel for where things are headed in general. I took away several strong impressions…

Snapshots – NAB 2008 Day 4

Snapshots – NAB 2008 Day 4

Softron’s OnTheAir Video: playlist automation for OS X Softron Media Systems demoed their suite of fully Mac-native broadcast automation apps, with OS X compliant user interfaces. Their…

Snapshots – NAB 2008 Day 3

Snapshots – NAB 2008 Day 3

Panasonic AG-HPX170 The Panasonic HPX170 is a P2-only update to the HVX200 (The HVX has been updated to the 200A and remains in the lineup). The HMC150, which…

Snapshots – NAB 2008 Day 2

Snapshots – NAB 2008 Day 2

Codex Digital Portable and disk pack Highlights of my walking around the show floor on Tuesday… Codex Digital showed working versions of their Portable digital cine recorder. $44K gets…

Snapshots – NAB 2008 Day 1

Snapshots – NAB 2008 Day 1

Carlos Acosta shows off his prototype shoulder mount for the F23 Carlos Acosta shows off his prototype shoulder mount for the F23 at the Band Pro booth. Fully flexible configuration…

Sony Snapshots – NAB 2008 Day 0

Sony Snapshots – NAB 2008 Day 0

PMW-EX3 with 2/3″ cine lens, Sony HDD recorder Sony’s Juan Martinez gave me a night-before-the-show tour of the Sony booth (really a…

Locking HDMI cables!

Locking HDMI cables!

Left: normal HDMI cable. Right: locking HDMI cable. Note the cantilevered paddle with two tiny retention hooks. A colleague and I were discussing the sorry state of the physical HDMI…

Review: Camhandle camera support

Review: Camhandle camera support

The $220 Camhandle looks like a tripod handle gone AWOL from its tripod. Its attachment plate bolts to the underside of the camera, and it hangs off the left front…

Pix: Zacuto rig; RED tests

Pix: Zacuto rig; RED tests

Art Adams uses his spot meter during exposure testing. Camera porn: some photographs from the past couple of days… Zacuto handheld rig with HVX200 and EX1 26 March 2008…