A few days ago I received a call from a very knowledgeable person in the media technology field who excitedly said “Stop what you are doing I want you check out this company called Wildmoka. They have this amazing new technology that you will love. Well, being the technology nerd that I am, I did stop and I did check them out. After reading the press release twice I was hooked and wanted to know more. ProductionHUB caught up with Thomas Menguy the President and CTO at Wildmoka. He walked us through a very interesting process of seamlessly real time converting horizontal images to a vertical for viewing on smart phones via AI and the cloud. He also shared some of the research that was instrumental in the development of their new product Auto ReZone.
As we slide into August and the dog days of summer, production companies and production personnel keep asking me the same question over and over. That question is: “Are we there yet?” It seems to be the overwhelming theme over the last month doesn’t it? To be honest, I think that the jury is still out. In some areas remote truck production “seems” to be working. Some mobile units are carefully rolling out and taking on new “remote” productions full stream ahead. Other truck owners are still taking a 'wait and see' approach and working in what I call a “hybrid” work model. In the truest sense of the word we are talking remote production but with a lot of caveats.
Hmmm... where do I start this review? Should I go with the solid portability factor of the LitraStudio? Should I mention LitraStudio's millions of color options? How about the easy-to-use smartphone app? The LitraStudio's waterproof to 10 meters feature?
When I was first approached about doing a review for the MXL BCD-1 I was pretty excited. Most of the time I focus on reviewing our creative visual tools of the trade. There is never a shortage of equipment like cameras, lighting, and various other gear.
It just wouldn’t be the awards season (virtual or otherwise) without our very own ProductionHUB Awards of Excellence. Every year around this time the editorial staff at ProductionHUB along with some noted industry experts takes a long look at some of the latest in new offerings in production equipment and software. Of course as with everything else going on this year, the logistics were a little bit harder. But the show must go on so here we are! ProductionHUB proudly presents the 2020 Award of Excellence winners.
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced that an estimated 40,000 industry professionals had accessed the inaugural NAB Show Express since the online event launched on May 13. Participants from around the world engaged with content through social media streams, partner programs and directly via nabshowexpress.com.
As I mentioned in our first Pivot Point, smart production companies are moving incredibly fast to shift from the “traditional” production model. This shift has forced companies to evaluate and change plans on the fly. One such company is Events United located in Manchester, New Hampshire. We caught up with the crew while they were catching their breath and getting ready for their next production.
I wanted to take some time and get some of the great positive production stories posted that are going on out there right now. Most of the people I know in the production business are very positive people, pragmatic, but still positive. That's me as well!
Let’s cut to the chase, literally. We caught up with John Hyland and Darren Thomas from 1DS Collective a Los Angeles based production company. They (1DS Collective) got the call at the last minute to make a live stream racing event happen. No problem really, except when your resources are scattered all over the country! Here we go.
It goes without saying that we are now in uncharted territory. Or are we? Yes, the actual physical 2020 NAB has been postponed, but you knew that already. So, what are companies big and small doing to respond to the crisis and how will they get their message out to the masses? Let’s take a look.
Every year the and the technology for the Super Bowl is both bigger and better. This year, production was broadcast in 1080p and converted to 4K UHD HDR, and even some cameras, including Canon and Sony, shooting in 8K. Audio was a big presence and stylistic new graphics also brought a fresh look to the game. No pressure at all right? Just for kicks (no pun intended) add in that Super Bowl LIV was also the culmination of the 100th Anniversary of the National Football League.