5th May 2015
This year’s NAB Show featured an online video conference for the very first time in its history.
Editor and publisher of VideoNuze, Will Richmond, hosted the conference which offered sessions on key issues facing online video providers of original content.
Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April’s event saw over 103,000 people attend - a rise from last year.
Commenting on the inclusion of an online video conference, Chris Brown, Executive VP of Conventions and Business Operations at NAB, said: “Online video is a major force shaping the future of the content marketplace, presenting opportunities and challenges for stakeholders to reach viewers across multiple platforms.”
He added: “NAB is pleased to offer this new conference that will dive deep into the multitude of issues facing online video.”
Prokit was at the event in Las Vegas and have selected a handful of the products from the event that might be worth finding out a bit more about.
New products announced at NAB:
The Syrp Genie Mini Motion Control Device is an extremely easy-to-use device to create smooth panning motion time-lapse or real-time video. Wirelessly connect to the Genie Mini using the Syrp Genie App for quick setup and simple control.
The Genie Mini is designed to be incredibly simple and is beginner time-lapse friendly. The Syrp App is equip with factory pre-sets so you can start shooting straight out of the box with no technical expertise required. Just connect and shoot.
The Sennheiser AVX-ME2 digital radio mic set features self configuring digital transmission which eliminates time-consuming radio frequency setup. It includes a bodypack transmitter with lavalier microphone, plug on receiver and all accesories to operate out of the box with camcorders as well as DSLR cameras.
The Triton wireless HD video system from Paralinx has a compact and lightweight design, integrated battery plates and unheard-of range for such an affordable price, the Triton system fits seamlessly into any production environment.
The wireless system is the next-generation wireless video solution for DSLR videography, as comfortable rigged to a handheld gimbal system as it is on an unmanned aerial video platform.
Video Devices’ PIX-E Series Recording Field Monitor features a best-in-class LCD with capacitive touchscreen and tactile controls. The PIX-E5E model offers screen that supports resolutions up to 1020 x 1080 with 523ppi, as does the E5. The E7 supports 1920 x 1200 with 323ppi.
Furthermore, all PIX-E units are made from a lightweight, die-cast aluminium chassis and with scratch resistant Gorilla Glass 2 screen.
Compact, lightweight, and remarkably easy to use the new Ronin-M by DJI features all of the functions of the original Ronin, but has been re-engineered for increased functionality and to be a fraction of the size and weight.
The Ronin-M can be easily mounted to with a quick-release system that is compatible with a wide range of universal connections. The SmoothTrack control technology ensures the Ronin-M translates your movements into smooth camera angle changes.
The SmallHD 502 on-camera monitor features a Full HD, 1920×1080 LCD display. With a pixel density greater than than the iPhone 6, the 502 is the sharpest 5-inch camera-top monitor in the world. As far as colour and contrast is concerned, the 5-inch display is again, best-in-class. The 502’s LCD display is able to produce 85% NTSC Color Gamut (greater than the REC. 709 color standard), rivaling the color capabilities of OLED technology.
Compact size, solid construction. The size of the 502 hits a sweet spot for tack-sharp 1080P viewing while remaining extremely space-efficient. It’s size, weight and resolution make it an attractive option for DSLR shooters looking to attach it straight to the camera, while its robust mounting options and durability allow the display to be used on a gimbal or shoulder rig without adding bulk.