NAB Show 2013 Sneak Preview
NAB Show Faith N Film Summit 2010
L-R Moderator John David Ware, Joshua Weigel, Director "The Butterfly Circus," Paul Lauer of Motive Entertainment, Brian Bird, writer/producer "Touched by an Angel"
168 will not exhibit at NAB Show, and the Faith N Film Summit will also take a hiatus.
Last year's summit featured Actor Kevin Sorbo ("Hercules"), filmmaker/actor Corbin Bernsen ("Psyche," "Major League") Comedian Michael Jr., Bobby Downs, Founder & CEO of ChristianCinema.com, Chris Morrow, Chief Global Strategist at Echolight Studios, Ted Baehr, Founder/Publisher of "Movieguide," and Genesis Capunitan, SVP of Revolution Productions/Kurtzman Orci.
NAB Show 2012 followed on the heels of the 168 Film Festival in 2012 and so the whole 168 staff had the flu. Going as a spectator for a change doesn't sound so bad.
Click here for a free NAB Show Exhibits Only Pass using the code "2013."
Exhibits April 8 – 11, Las Vegas Convention Center
Here is a sneek preview for what you might see.
Cameras: Two and 4K resolutions are more affordable in 2013.
Hi-Def is getting longer in the tooth.
For Affordable, film-like digital cinema, there are more options in 2013. Try Kinefinity's
KineRAW Mini at around $5,000 for a decent package. It's been called a Sony F3 with RAW Output for Half the Price. It boasts a Super35mm Sized 4K CMOS sensor and recording at 2K and RAW 12bit.
Riddle: What's sort of like a RED, but costs $3000? (2432x1366), shoots ProRes/DNxHD 1080p, and RAW at 2.5K, uses Canon EF lenses, includes DaVinci Resolve and is now shipping? A: Blackmagic's Cinema Camera!
Image: Blackmagic Cinema Camera
will show their new F65, the F55 and F5 (4K/Super 35mm).
At 4096 x 2160, F65 CineAlta™ is four times HD (1920×1080). With an 8K image sensor, is 8K far behind? At CES 2013 Sony unveiled a 4K camcorder, calling it a consumer model. Uncle Ernie can soon hold you hostage in 4K.
Image: Sony XAVC 4K Camcorder
There are Canon cameras for many budgets (remember lenses are extra). EOS-C100 is a $6500, S35, 8.3MP, 8bit, great in low-light camera. The EOS-1DC is a $12K, 8bit, 18.1Mp, 4K and C300 is a $14K, S35, 8bit camera. C500 is $26K, 4K RAW.
RED Digital Cinema's Dragon sensor is rumored to be capable of 18stops. Cost for an Epic Dragon (sounds a bit medieval) $25-35K.
Panasonic: Currently has AG-HPX250 camcorder (under $5000, 10-bit, 4:2:2, AVC-Intra 100 recording). Panasonic also showed a 4K Prosumer Prototype at CES. Maybe we'll see a working version at NAB 2013.
For the Cine-mental, Digital Bolex may get of the ground to one day compete with Blackmagic for those looking to upgrade their trusty DSLR and shoot in CinemaDNG (an Adobe-led initiative to define an industry-wide open format for digital cinema files).
Apple Final Cut Pro is dead. Here are alternatives, including a new one for the Mac!
Lightworks on the Mac
at NAB! Code Warriors (geeks) have made this software virtually platform-independent, so as new features are added, and issues are fixed, they will apply to all three versions, Mac, PC, Linnux. More
Avid sales continue to decline, yet they still dominate the high-end markets. An NAB splash could stimulate badly needed new sales. Can they lower prices, overhaul Media Composer and thrive financially?
Adobe: Creative Suite CS6.5, CS7? We'll see. CS includes
Premiere Pro, a viable alternative to FCP. Adobe could take over pro NLE's due to financial trouble at Avid and Apple's treachery toward professional editors. Adobe is not indigent and Premiere is well integrated with their excellent visual arts tools.
Autodesk: Smoke video editing and compositing application is Mac based video editing and effects app for $3495. It needs new features to gain a larger professional user base.