The 2018 version of Cine Gear has come and gone (insert sad face) but not before the camera and gear makers released all kinds of new and exciting announcements about their products. It was (as usual) a real toss up of where to even start, but here we go with some really interesting things to talk about from the show.
As industry events go, Cine Gear Expo is one of the most anticipated shows of the year. What better way to kick off the beginning of summer vibe than to take in some great new gear and hang out with some really cool industry types? That's what makes Cine Gear so different. Fewer suits, more time to engage in meaningful conversations! The 23rd Annual Cine Gear Expo returns to the revered Paramount Studios on May 31-June 3, 2018. You can still register for free!
The Tribeca Film Festival lit up the NYC skyline with a dazzling array of films and projects ranging from full-length features to documentaries and shorts. Then to just to add to the mix, there were unique and original works in the VR and immersive space.
Speaking from personal experience, choosing each recipient of the NAB Award of Excellence gets harder and harder every year. There were so many great products and services to choose from at the show. Each panelist defended their selection of why a product should be on this list — and the competition was fierce. Out of the 1,700+ exhibitors, ProductionHUB congratulates these recipients of the prestigious 2018 Awards of Excellence (listed in alphabetical order).
By now, I hope you are figuring it all out. 2018 NAB is going to be too much of a good thing. Isn’t that great? There's just so much to see and hear about all of the new gear and the great people that make it all happen. For some of us, it' like being the kid in the candy store. But before I get carried away, let's get down to business.
Did you think I was all done with lenses in my 2018 NAB Preview Part One? Not even close. There are just so many great lenses out there to talk about that there always room for more. Before I get to the cameras, here are a few more of the excellent lenses that you will want to see.
With just a few weeks to go until NAB Show Las Vegas (April 9th-2th), it’s the only show of its kind where will get to see and hear about the latest camera and lens, lighting, edit systems, drones, all the product updates and pretty much every other piece of gear you would ever want to see. Whether it's your first NAB or maybe your 25th, the thing to remember is that planning your show and pacing your show makes for a much better experience. Here is just a preview of some of the lenses of all kinds you'll get to see up close and personal at this year's show.
SMPTE was hosting a major push on the IMF specification (SMPTE ST2067) with the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) out of England. The IMF specification was created to make the Interoperable Master Format (IMF), interoperable, so vendors and customers could use it. The IMF standard requires changes in the way that content is created in order to make greater efficiencies for broadcast and online content distribution. In addition to SMPTE and DPP, the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA), The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), several manufacturers and end users have been involved in making the IMF specification.
I recently attended the 20th annual Real Screen Summit in Washington D.C. This mid-winter convocation has become the pre-eminent gathering of buyers, distributors and producers of reality TV, documentaries and other non-fiction programming in the Americas. Consequently, it also attracts hundreds of producers working in these genres eager to distribute finished or nearly finished programs, and to pre-sell projects in varying stages of development.
This year might just be getting warmed up, but one of the largest gatherings of music and audio professionals is ready to get things going. With tons of exhibitors and scores (sorry, another bad pun) of workshops, meetings, and award ceremonies the 2018 NAMM show is bound to have something for everyone under the roof of the Anaheim convention center.