The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention just concluded in Las Vegas. One of the reasons I go to NAB is to meet up with old friends and make new ones. It was great to see them and compare notes. I saw the latest and greatest. I will be filing some 20+ reports.
I saw trends at the show that are encouraging to frugal filmmakers. The technology is getting better. Also, Micro Four Thirds saw a significant new camera from Black Magic Design. One guy had a GH3 on a steady cam like rig. 4K was everywhere. In the Sony booth was four 4K cameras. Another trend was the use of Global Shutters in cameras. A global shutter is like the shutter on a motion picture camera. It exposes all of the image at once so there is no rolling shutter and skew unlike the standard CMOS sensor. Alas, my GH3 does not have a global shutter. My next camera probably will.
The rig used for my video reports was just me, my GH3 with the Lumix 12-35 f2.8 Power O.I.S. lens, head phones and the Rode Video Mic Pro. Nothing else or no rig. Very few traveled as light as I.
This is the first report that I recorded from NAB 2013.