A 1981 graduate of the Boston University College of Communication, Bruce A. Johnson got his first job in broadcast television at WFTV, an ABC affiliate in Orlando, FL. While there, he rose through the ranks from teleprompter operator to videographer, editor, producer and director of many different types of programming. It was in the early 1980’s that he bought his first computer – a Timex/Sinclair 1000 – a device he hated so much, he promptly exchanged it for an Atari 400. But the bug had bitten hard. In 1987, Johnson joined Wisconsin Public Television in Madison as a videographer/editor, and still works there to the present day. His responsibilities have grown, however, and now include research and presentations on the issues surrounding the digital television transition, new consumer technology and the use of public television spectrum in homeland security. He freelances through his company Painted Post MultiMedia, and has written extensively for magazines including DV and Studio Monthly.

NAB 2015: Promise Technology

Promise Technology has always been out front in the storage arena, and this year is no exception.     PromiseTechnology from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo…

NAB 2015: Newtek

NAB 2015: Newtek

After releasing the astounding Tricaster Mini just a few months back, you might think that Newtek was out of fresh ideas to surprise us with at NAB 2015.  You…

NAB 2015: Rohde & Schwarz Clipster

NAB 2015: Rohde & Schwarz Clipster

In all my years of watching content on Netflix, it never occured to me that there might be specific requirements for delivery to different streaming services.  Luckily for content…

NAB 2015: CamDolly

You may know him as the voice of Fotodiox, but Bohus Blahut has another product these days – a nicely laid-out dolly system called the CamDolly.     CamDolly…

NAB 2015: Marshall Electronics

NAB 2015: Marshall Electronics

Well-known for high-quality monitors, the folks at Marshall Electronics have something else up their sleeves – point-of-view cameras.     Marshall from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo…

NAB 2015: Switronix

Video production devices can be hungry beasts, and Switronix has a solution to keep you up and running for hours at a time.     Switronics from ProVideo Coalition on…

NAB 2015: Video Devices Pix-E5

NAB 2015: Video Devices Pix-E5

You know them as Sound Devices, but everyones favorite mixer makers are branching out.  Here’s a new product from their Video Devices division.  BONUS:  PVC…

NAB 2015: FileCatalyst

Tired of waiting for your huge files to be sent over the Net? FileCatalyst claims to be able to speed up that process – by many orders of magnitude. &nbsp…

NAB 2015: Facilis Technology

There was no lack of storage companies at NAB 2015.  Facilis Technology showcased some powerful and affordable solutions, including hybrid SSD and spinning-disk units.     Facilis v3…