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NAB 2015: A veteran’s perspective

Where have all the buttons gone? They’ve gone to servers.

By Jonathan Moser

For me, NAB used to be about “the buttons.” The latest and the greatest. Which black box could do what to a picture… and sound. K-Scopes, ADO, A53, DDRs…switchers with a LOT of buttons and colors. Consoles, decks, 1-inch, all the Ds (D1,D2…D5). Cool hardware. But post hardware (with the exception of some, like NewTek’s TriCaster and a handful of others) has gotten decidedly boring. Let’s face it — hard drives and ASCII keyboards just aren’t sexy.

Now, NAB post production seems to be about everything else — servers, distribution, Ultra HD Continue reading

Aerial Robotics, Drone Pavilion new for NAB 2015

This year’s NAB show in Las Vegas, April 11-16, will feature a new a new Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion, presented by Drone Media Group in partnership with NAB Show.

The new exhibit area, located in the South Upper Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, will feature dozens of aerial robotics companies, a flying cage, demonstration area with seating and daily sessions.

“Unmanned aerial systems are increasingly being used to cover live events and breaking news,” reports Mannie Frances, Drone Media Group. “Drones were one of the hottest technologies at the 2014 NAB Show.”

Exhibitors currently participating in the Pavilion include DJI, Canon, Amimon, DSLR Pros, XFly Systems, TeraLogics, Go Professional Cases, ArrowData, Sky High Media, ZM Interactive and Unmanned Vehicle University.

The Pavilion will also feature sponsored presentations daily from 9:15am–6:00pm. Topics include laws and regulations surrounding drones, the use of drones for news gathering, drones in space (NASA Project Case Study), capturing aerial video and employing range extenders.

Randall Dark’s CES experience: Day One

Long-time filmmaker/director Randall Dark, who is the proud new co-owner of Texas-based Bulltiger Productions, set out this week for the show of shows — CES, the Consumer Electronics Show.

He’ll be walking around checking out all the cool new technology and filing regular blogs for postPerspective. In addition to sharing info about new tech, he’ll also be offering those of us who couldn’t make it out to Vegas a glimpse at the show’s atmosphere.

Here is his first report… well more of a quick rundown of his first day. Enjoy.

Lines. Really, really long lines
While the lines everywhere are irritating, CES is a great place to meet potential clients and learn Continue reading