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.
So just in case anyone out there is thinking that 3D is just a fad, hold on. NAB is going to be 2X as much fun as before, its going to be stereo here and stereo there.
This image of me with Element Technica's Quasar Rig, 2 M-X Red's from OffHollywood Digital and prototype lenses from Vision 3 attached to a 50ft Technocrane that shot last week on location in Washington DC.
More to come at NAB.