NAB 2012

Sony FS700

Sony FS700

The Sony FS700 is one camera that I was really looking forward to checking out up close and personal at NAB 2012.  As you can tell from the images, it looks and feels a lot like the FS100.  Most of the controls and connections are in the same location, so if you are familiar with the FS100, the FS700 isn’t a different world. [click to continue…]

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Camtrol SniperTen80

Camtrol Sniper 1080

Camtrol was on-hand at NAB 2012 showing off some of its new wares, including the updated Camtrol Prime 33 for HDSLRs and small-ish camcorders (an upgrade from the Prime 22), as well as the Sniper 1080 for the action-oriented POV crowd.

I caught up with the Camtrol guys for an introduction to these new products, which you can see in the video below.

You can find Camtrol gear here at B&H Photo.

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera

B&H has the Blackmagic Cinema Camera available for pre-order now.  This camera was the big surprise of NAB 2012 and stole quite a bit of attention from the several mainstream camera makers.  Everywhere I went, people were asking “Have you seen Blackmagic’s camera?”

The initial excitement over this camera reminds me of the 5D Mark II release back in 2008.  The $3k price for a camera that shoots RAW video on an SSD drive, and uses Canon EF mount lenses is quite remarkable.

You can get your pre-order in here at B&H.

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I stopped by the indiSYSTEM booth at NAB 2012 to check out some of their latest gear.  A couple of cool and very affordable new products are the AIRjib and AIRjib XL.


For those looking for a lightweight and compact jib, the AIRjib models are very appealing.  These jibs are counterweighted by 1-liter or 2-liter bottles.  The systems collapse and are setup tool-free.  The AIRjib is so compact that it will breakdown to within carry-on luggage requirements.

Check out more details in indiSYSTEM’s website.

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Premiere Pro CS6

Adobe’s booth at NAB 2012 is a madhouse.  The seating area for every speaker is full and the aisles surrounding the booth are packed as well. Lots of third-party vendors are also showing off CS6 products as well. Adobe is clearly on the march with the new apps in Production Premium CS6.

I sat down with Premiere Pro Product Manager, Al Mooney, on Monday at NAB 2012 to discuss some of the new features in the app that is buzzing among editors at NAB. [click to continue…]

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Zeiss CZ.2 70-200mm Cinema Lens

Zeiss unveiled a new 70-200mm CZ.2 70-200/T2.9 cinema zoom lens at NAB 2012.  The new lens features an 18-blade aperture for a round iris and is available in PL, EF, F, MFT and E mounts via Zeiss’ interchangeable mounting solutions.   [click to continue…]

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