For those who didn’t attend NAB 2015, the news, updates and chatter can wear thin by the following Monday. For those who were there, the sore feet, battered luggage and full memory cards are all recovered for the most part by now. So what did we learn?
The PIX-E5 brings great technology on top of a camera. Virtually all you would want from a monitor is here with the PIX-E series, with the PIX-E5 being the smallest, yet capable. Body aside, the processing power that will allow Apple ProRes 4444 XQ video to be recorded is excellent.
Rethinking the light fixture takes some new fresh ideas, and the Pipeline System is one great result of that from BBS Lighting. These slim lights operate without a fan, and are good at rendering both either 4300K, daylight or tungsten light.
The Creative Cloud community is spreading its branches out by developing communication between mobile apps and their desktop applications. The update during this year’s NAB focuses on color, and how you’ll get to apply it to your videos.
The Solo drone from 3D Robotics alters the idea of drones as radio controlled hobby model aircraft and uses video games as the inspiration. 3DR made sure the Solo allows for more focus on the imagery, and the controller shows it all, with knobs for adjusting camera angle, angle presets, and simple buttons. The team at 3DR wants to reduce the need to pilot a drone and give the feeling of gaming to flying.
The Pegasus2 R2+ is designed to bring data together from Thunderbolt-connected devices, Windows computers, and through USB 3.0. The hot swappable 2-bay enclosure gives versatility or added protection by supporting RAID 0 and RAID 1. The Pegasus2 R2+ is the Best Storage Device at NAB 2015.
Manfrotto wants to do more than provide great camera support, so building upon their tripod remote control technology, they created the Digital Director. This Apple Certified Interface allows for supreme camera control via the app, Digital Director and an iPad. The physical component of Digital Director comes in at $500 and is available by late May/early June.
We’re pleased to award the Sennheiser AVX our Best Microphone of NAB 2015 award.
This is a microphone advancement if we ever heard one. Sennheiser wants to make our life easy by a fully self-configuring mic system, the AVX wireless microphone system.