So far, this IBC looks to be an interesting show.
Some of the new products will be featured here as the media embargo is lifted, One special product, my first look at the Blackmagic Cinema Camera will be featured on the @Techhive blog site that Macworld.com is now supporting and I am looking forward to taking a look at what all the buzz is about.
As most everyone has already heard,
Zeiss has announced new Zooms in the CP series.
Arri will be showing the finished full set of Master Anamorphic PL mount lenses and released a Accessory kit for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera
DSC Labs is showing a simpler chart designed by PVC's Art Adams.
Adobe has updated Premier to 6.02 and announces "Adobe Anywhere" an online collaborative environment for working groups
ColorFront is showing their Onset Tools in conjunction with a new product from Aja Video Systems.
Schneider has dragged filter guru Ira Tiffen in to replace the late Bob Zupka to head the Cinema Filter Division.
There will be plenty more on my @garyadcock twitter account.
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Thunderbolt is here,
Aja and Blackmagic are both showing products based around the thunderbolt connector, Offering the desktop level of power for Stereosocpic and Dual Link capture from a laptop, with proper storage, and the others showing the TB logo are Sonnett, G-Tech, Lacie and a new company "mLogic" (from G-Tech founder Roger Mabon).
One quiet movement here is LTFS, a new data file structure for LTO Archiving, supported by HP and Cache-A, that vastly simplifies the process if retrieving data from LTO Archieves.
One interesting Tech that is not being covered in great detail yet is a new workflow to allow for Nvidia Cuda GPU processing to be passed off from your graphics card directly into your video workflow, I will be going into more depth on this after I get back to the US, but this means that your Adobe Cuda workflows will be getting even better in the future.
Avid DNX HD on the KiPro Mini is due before the end of the year, as well as the ability in the original KiPro to keep recording when signal is lost, an update requested by many users.
BMD has introduced a new version of DaVinci Resolve and reduced the price for Linux users.
Arri is showing 120fps capture in ProRes and 60fps Arriraw capture via Codex Onboard, 2 new lightweight Alura Zooms, and working versions of the Alexa M (on a Cameron/Pace sled) and the new Studio Model with a 4:3 sensor ( anamorphic capture) and an optical viewfinder- a sure hit in features production.
So it's early Sat morning, and I am heading off to the show,
So it's a typical rainy day in Amsterdam, but it appears that there will be more than just one or two big announcements coming at this show. Surprises are in store, from updates on a couple of existing products lines to upgrades on some of your favorite software packages and as I predicted at NAB a lot of buzz about Thunderbolt I/O. I expect to see and talk about some of the coolest right here.
First let's not forget that Apple returned FCS3 back on the market last week and that there is a big Apple event tomorrow on the schedule for tomorrow, BMD has started shipping their Thunderbolt Ultra 3D, G-Tech is now partnering with Atto for their high end HBA solutions. So the news is trickling out.
I am also expecting a surprise announcement about DNXHD, looking at Sony's OLED offerings and the first big show for my friends at 3ality Technica, the combination of 3D powerhouses Element Technica and 3ality Digital. I will be manning one of their super compact Epic / Atom 3D Rigs talking about production and post in the Aja booth again this year.
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IBC, the second major broadcast convention of the year, is starting in barely a week and there should be a number of annoucements to discuss in the comming weeks, and hopefully there will be some new news on the editing fronts that many of us have been waiting for.
I promised to bring back some info from IBC, however I did not expect the show that I had. The people that know me, I am a pretty busy guy come NAB time, until this year, IBC was much more laid back.
Not this year, IBC was almost as busy an NAB for me, with 3 back to back sessions on Stereographic, (my sincere thanks to Rich Harrington for stepping in for a few minutes when my lunch disagreed with me) in addition to my regular plethora of meetings, and seeing many of my European and American friends that I never get to talk to at NAB. There was also a fair amount of travel between the Aja booth in the back of Hall 7 to the Arri and Element Technica Booths in Hall 11, almost as far as 2 booths can be separated in the RAI convention center.
So back to the goodies at IBC.
Matrox showed off direct to H.264 capture via MXO2 on the PC and featured my friend Tim Dashwood of 3D Toolbox fame was also showing this tools including the 3DA1 Stereo calculator app for the iPhone, designed specifically for Panasonic's 3DA1 camera distance and convergence scales.
Autodesk was showing Smoke on the Mac Stereo production workflow using native R3D workflows
Avid Showed A software only version of DS Nitris
I will do an Arri Alexa update later this week, I still need to process to thru the mass of info and make it a usable instead of a ramble like this one.
My friend, UK DP Geoff Boyle has a page of raw videos shot on a Canon Powershot camera offering;
Marshall showing off a 24' S3D production monitor, dual stream or HDMI
its not yet on their website.
Ted Schilowitz teases everyone with an Epic,
GlueTools and Creative Cow's own Bob Monaghan talking about playing back arriraw direct from the new Codex OnBoard recorder's base station.
Yours truly stumbles thru the Aja hi53D description.
Element Technica's Joey Romero talks about the Neutron and Proton rig designs.
Its time for the Tv and Technology show for the rest of the world to start. IBC, THE TV show for the rest of the world starts later this week, and I am once again in attendance.
If NAB is about the announcements, IBC is about the delivery of those products we have been waiting for since April's big show.
I am here, keeping up with all of the releases and whats new, so stay tuned and I will try to keep everyone updated ever day or so with all of the new toys and announcements from one of the best trade shows I have ever done.
So I have let my blog languish for the last week and a half while I finished writing my full review of Alexa for the next version of the Creative Cow Magazine, it was quite the effort to pare it down for print. ( and no video either).
I am happy to say that my editor is finally happy (after cutting 1/2 my story) so I can get back to talking about the fun part of tools and technologies.
Please Note that IBC is looming on the horizon – September 11-14th in Amsterdam– I will speaking Sunday afternoon on 3D technology for Producers, for Production and on Choosing the Right tools for your NLE,
I will be spending the majority of the show either at Aja's booth or at Arri's stand.
I hope to see some of you at the Show.
I plan on updating the blog later this week with some of the interesting things about working with LogC formatted content.