NAB 2010 has come and gone, and even though I wasn’t able to attend this year, I made sure and stayed caught up with all of the exciting news at the show. And boy was there a lot!
There were several sites that I kept updated with (DVXuser, DSLR News Shooter, Pro Video Coalition, Studio Daily, etc.), but my favorite is FreshDV. They have some of the best interviews and coverage of any site I’ve seen. So here are a few of their interviews and my thoughts about them:
(Special thanks to FreshDV for giving us permission to post these here)
This camera came out of nowhere. Everyone was hoping that Canon would release a large sensor video camera. But while the Canon camp was hoping, the Panasonic camp was designing. The AF100 was announced as a professional video camera that has a 4/3″ sensor! WOW! And to add to it, the camera will have interchangeable lenses. This is a great step forward for independent filmmakers and production companies. DSLR’s have their limitations, but we love them for their large sensor. Now we have our first professional video camera that will shoot in 1080p HD and cost around $6000! All I can say is it’s an exciting time to be in our profession.
I’m really excited about this. Wireless follow focus systems are few and most are either super expensive or average quality. Redrock says let’s make a remote focus system and throw a crap load of awesome features in it. Watch the video and be amazed.
This shows how the industry is really starting to respect the DSLR video movement. The Zeiss Compact Primes are a beautiful set of glass and have been around for over a year. But now Zeiss has released an updated set with EF and soon FD mounts. This means they aren’t just for PL mount REDs anymore. Now you can use them on your 5D MkII and other DSLR’s. Granted a full kit will set you back $24K, it’s still a great option for professionals or renters.
This little camera has the potential to offer some great features not available on any other camera. RAW shooting at 1080p, small form factor, interchangeable lenses, and a potentially lower price tag. Watch the video for all the details and be sure to keep an eye out for this guy down the road.
Well that’s just a few of the many great announcements from NAB this year. Watch more of their NAB 2010 coverage by visiting their website.