The IBC show starts today in Amsterdam, its cool and sunny here, but awfully humid. I have been busy setting up and have not had the time to see too many of my friends here but I will let you know what I have seen so far.
TIm Dashwood, designer of the 3D toolbox plugin for FCP, Adobe and Avid is demoing a pre-release of his new Onset 3D tool that is due to ship after the first of the year, Mac based and very flexible for those of us working in 3D, I am planning on doing a full review of 3D toolbox later this year as soon as I can get back to Chicago and get some work done.
Iridas is also showing the updated Stereo Frame Cycler that has a one button convergence adjustment that looks very promising for the future of 3D post.
Arri's booth is already awash with people interested with the Alexa, I spent some time with Marc Dando from the Highend DDR company Codex to see their new Codex Mini recorder and Base Station with the first ArriRaw implementations in Alexa being shown as early beta here at the show. I will be all over this announcement, along with all of the Alexa News in my followups next week.
Since I am working in the Aja booth, I need to also mention 3 new items Aja is showing,
The Hi5-3D, mini-converter sized Stereo display converter- used for muxing the 2 camera signals into one HDMI stream for onset viewing, an update to the Kona 3- now available with 3G connectivity and HDMI in and out, and lastly the KiPro Mini- a smaller,lightweight (20oz) version of the popular ProRes recorder. No Up/Down conversion and only HDSDI and HDMI I/O, but all the flavors of ProRes are recorded to CF cards to allow for ultra portable capture and playback.
here is a photo from my phone showing the KiPro and along side the Mini unit.
More to come later today