Disc Makers blandished their sub-$500 disc duplicator at NAB this year. It's the first automated disc duplicator in its class to reach such a low price point at $499. We witnessed the Forte at work while we got the run through on the specs, but we missed the chance to get some video. We'll put some pics up real soon.
Lite Panels showed us a cool little wireless camcorder light that packs a powerful punch at this week's NAB show.
The little Micro LED light runs on 4 standard AA batteries and weighs in at less than 4 ounces. It has a hotshoe adapter and is tilt-able and focus-able and holds about 1.5 hours of running time.
Videomaker was the first to hear about it at NAB: Boris, one of the first software effects companies, has a new released Version 5 of its popular effects plugin that works with Adobe After Effects CS3 and will be compatible as an FXPlug for Apple Pro applications and Avid.
This new version will allow some cross-platform collaboration, allowing Final Cut editors to share their saved personal preset effects with Avid or Adobe editors.
SmartSound demonstrated some new features to it's latest SonicFire Pro 4.5 customizable music library program at this year's NAB show.
Designed with a video editor in mind, not a programmer, an engineer or a musician; the new search engine program was very intuitive, allowing the editor to search for several key words like themes, and then narrow the search down even more to fine-tune instrument type, music genre, music bed length, and "sting" points.
Reprinted from a Red Giant press release:
Red Giant Software, publisher of a line of professional desktop tools including the award-winning Magic Bullet technology will show five new products at the upcoming NAB Convention in Las Vegas, NV (April 14-17, 2008). Visit the Red Giant Software booth SL2128A to see demos of Trapcode Horizon, Instant HD Pro, Radium Glow, Magic Bullet Steady, and Primatte Keyer Pro 4.
We stopped by the VariZoom booth at NAB while they were demoing their DV Media Rig shoulder support system for camcorders. Designed to support the weight of the larger prosumer sized DV and HDV camcorders, along with a clever rotating arch design that allows you to position the camcorder at any angle you may need, and still receive the benefit of the solid weight distribution platform of the shoulder mount.
Reprinted from a Focus Enhancements press release:
Focus Enhancements Inc (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in media management and ultra wideband (UWB) wireless technology, today announced that it will showcase its soon-to-be released, ultra-portable FS-5 Direct To Edit (DTE) recorder at NAB 2008 from April 14-17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth SL2605.
We dropped by the Maxell booth at NAB 2008, to talk with them about their new line of field storage devices iVDR. Available starting quarter 2 of 2008, these rugged 2.5" hard drives are designed to take a beating in the field while recording video directly from your camcorder. The iVDR media is designed to be used like cartridges, easy to pocket removable media with cradles that connect via USB or eSATA to your computer. Maxell claims that the iVDR system is capable of delivering 10-bit, 4:2:2 master-quality video and native full HD video.
Reprinted from a Roland press release:
Roland Systems Group, leaders in audio/video mixing and capture technology, today unveiled the new EDIROL F-1 Video Field Recorder. The F-1 is the newest member of the popular and growing lineup of EDIROL field recorders combining video capture with multi-channel audio.
At NAB 2008 Matrox announced the MXO2 I/O device for the Mac. The big change over Matrox's popular MXO, is the video input capability of the new model, allowing you to capture video via HD/SD SDI, HD/SD analog component, Y/C, composite, as well as HDMI in and out.
The MXO features 10 bit hardware up/down/cross conversion, RS422 deck control, and surround sound monitoring, as well as many other features. For more information you can visit Matrox's Website.