Sadly NAB 2013 is over. 90,000 bods flocked to Vegas to attend the high-point of the industry calendar. 90 years on and still the pilot wave of trending tech. So as the dust settles here’s a brief  SPV recap on ‘the buzz from the floor’.

NAB 2013 show floor

  • Adobe’s tantalising updates to After Effects and Premiere Pro and new collaboration architecture called the Anywhere Platform.



  • Blackmagic Design have without doubt, once again, stolen the show at NAB 2013. Hat’s off dudes 🙂
Ultra Portable Design. Lightweight and incredibly strong

Ultra Portable Design.
Lightweight and incredibly strong

Resolve 10 looks to be mutating into an NLE and the camera updates have simply set the indie film industry ablaze with excitement. Just what are BMD up to, eh?

  • Canon introduced some welcome updates to its range of cameras & lenses. The EOS C and XA range with the XA20 & XA25 sporting a new G30 sensor.


  • Editshare have proved their concept of becoming the worlds first tri-platform (Windows, Linux and Mac) pro NLE with their demo of the funky Redshark swimming about on Mac OS. 


Following an extremely successful Alpha program, the Lightworks 11.1 Linux Public Beta testing will go live on April 30, 2013, making it the only professional NLE on Linux available to everyone. The full version of the all-new Lightworks for Windows (version 11.1) (currently in Public Beta) will also be released on April 30th. We are keen Lightworks users here at SPV, so this is long awaited & welcome news to cross platform dashers. 

  • Manfrotto introduced new heads to the 500 range.


There will be a product review from Scan Pro Video soon. Meanwhile the press release states, “The “500” and “502” heads are also available with a flat base that allows for easy use on sliders and mini-jibs. The 4 heads are available in aluminum tripod systems and carbon fiber tripod systems, all also coming with a tripod bag.”

  • Media giants Sony were showcasing 4K Ultra HD ‘from the lens to the living room’ in NABs biggest booth.


DoPs have already proved the concept of 4K capture for cinema, but for home users? The benefits aren’t just a quadrupling of HD resolution, but a massive increase in dynamic range. Combined with the latest digital audio, your new 40” HD telly is already on borrowed time. Sony are backing this all the way so start saving! We’ll be discussing how to 4K future proof your workflow soon.

I started this blog with ‘Sadly NAB 2013 is over’. So what’s next? Time to make content people… ACTION!

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