NAB Show Tutorials : Creative COW Creative COW Library of NAB Show, tips, and strategies. en-us Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT PHP Script Adobe, Avid, Blackmagic Design: The Big 3 NLEs at NAB 2019 Creative COW’s Hillary Lewis sat down with Avid, Adobe, and Blackmagic Design at NAB Show 2019 and discussed the innovations behind their releases and their outlooks on the future. NLEs are more accessible, faster, and better than ever. What does that mean for users today -- and tomorrow? Wed, 08 May 2019 10:25:31 GMT Avid, Adobe, Blackmagic: Talking With Titans at NAB 2018 As much as each year's NAB Show is about what's completely new, it's about hearing what's new from the industry's most enduring companies. Creative COW Contributing Editor Hillary Lewis sat down with representatives from three of the biggest titan companies in production and post -- Avid's David Col Fri, 04 May 2018 12:04:10 GMT Pure Mission: NAB 2018 Highlights for Video Creatives Everyone who attended NAB this year was on a mission. A mission to create the best content, a mission to deliver content to the right audience, a mission to produce great films for device and theatre viewing. We'll start by discussing some of the best solutions for some of the creative people we kno Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:50:45 GMT NAB 2018: Journey, Connections, and Life-Changing Takeaways Many people say that the best thing about the NAB Show is the people, but then their NAB conversations are mostly about products. Thanks to a grant from the Blue Collar Post Collective, longtime Creative COW member, editor, licensed drone operator, podcaster and videographer Hannah Byars-Walker set Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:58:02 GMT The Introvert's Guide to the NAB Show, by Kylee Peña If you're like most people in video production, you're a bit of an introvert, which can make trade shows a challenge. Shyness is real, and social anxiety is its own thing to be managed carefully, but are you selling yourself short before you give yourself a chance to achieve your goals? Creative COW Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:13:09 GMT Bob Zelin's NAB Show, Take 2017 Longtime broadcast engineer, facilities designer, and workflow consultant Bob Zelin has been attending the NAB Show for years, and his legendary write-ups have gone to unparalleled lengths to bring you hidden gems from every corner of the floor. Bob is taking a slightly different approach this time, Thu, 11 May 2017 13:36:46 GMT NAB Show Guide to Thriving (instead of just surviving) Creative COW Contributing Editor Kylee Peña is here to take you beyond comfy shoes and protein bars, as she reveals the secrets of not just getting through a brutal week, but actually thriving in what might just be a pivotal experience for your career, and maybe even some friendships. Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:11:49 GMT NAB Show New York 2016: Growing, Yet Still Intimate Calling April's NAB Show "overwhelming" is an understatement. The expo that fills the rapidly expanding Las Vegas Convention Center every April topped 103,000 attendees and 1700+ exhibitors in 2 million square feet of exhibit space. The Big Apple's edition of the NAB Show is more bite sized: taking Tue, 08 Nov 2016 13:24:46 GMT NAB NLEs 2016: The Revolution? No Revolutions! While the emphasis on "revolutionary" product releases at the annual NAB Show makes for splashy demos, they can sometimes get in the way of what customers really want: improvements to the product that they already have, just making them work better. Lo and behold, that's what we got in 201 Tue, 10 May 2016 18:00:04 GMT Kylee Peña's NAB 2016 Review: It's The Little Things This was not an exciting year for the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas, says Creative COW Associate Editor Kylee Peña, but that doesn't mean it wasn't important. The “exciting” stuff isn’t what affects post production workflow the most, at least not immediately. Ky Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Bob Zelin's NAB 2016 Review: Everything You Own is Obsolete Zelin Nation rejoices as the legendary Bob Zelin's legendary NAB wrap-up returns, featuring the unique insights of this industry-leading broadcast engineer into the stories that matter most. You won't find a better overview of shared storage, IO devices, converters, studio cameras, and Thunderbolt 3 Mon, 02 May 2016 20:03:14 GMT Creative COW NAB Show 2016 News: Wednesday Edition Welcome to Wednesday's edition of the the industry's most comprehensive coverage of the 2016 NAB Show. Some of the companies with especially wide-ranging presentations including AJA, ARRI, and Blackmagic Design, with the latest news from hundreds of other companies in cameras and support gear, stora Wed, 20 Apr 2016 18:33:47 GMT Creative COW 2016 NAB Show News: Tuesday Edition, April 19 Welcome to Tuesday's edition of the the industry's most comprehensive coverage of the 2016 NAB Show. Some of the companies with especially wide-ranging presentations including AJA, ARRI, and Blackmagic Design, with the latest news from hundreds of other companies in cameras and support gear, storage Tue, 19 Apr 2016 18:10:27 GMT Navigating the Land Mine of Centralized Media Storage Storage and media asset management are probably the biggest category you will find on the NAB floor in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Centre. Dennis Kutchera guides you with past experience how to Navigate the Land Mine of Centralized Media Storage in the Post-Production Storage Wars. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT NAB 2015: Working Together on Collaborative Competition At NAB 2015, Creative COW Contributing Editor Kylee Wall says that the show's biggest story is companies now competing with each other to provide the most compelling collaborative platforms. The winner? Customers. Here's Kylee's look at the details of how it's all coming together. Mon, 04 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT AJA Focuses on 4K and Lets you #TryCION AJA announced 4K-focused updates to its family of mini converters, as well as updates to the 4K/UHD CION camera and new loan program that will put the camera in the hands of filmmakers across North America for free this summer. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:58:40 GMT Signiant Takes 'Flight' with New Enterprise Additions Signiant's Flight and Media Shuttle services are continuing to rapidly grow, with major facilities adopting the service in global workflows. New enterprise features make it easier for large companies to bring Signiant inside their facilities. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Blackmagic Unveils Tiny Cameras and Big Sensor Upgrades Blackmagic has unveiled a variety of new camera and broadcast products, including "micro" version of their popular cameras for remote control or all day use, a new version of Resolve, and sensor upgrades to the URSA cinema camera. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT HP: New Mobile Workstation, 4K Dreamcolor, Faster ZTurbo HP unveiled a thin new full performance mobile workstation, newer faster versions of the ZTurbo drive, and updated 4K Dreamcolor displays at the 2015 NAB Show Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT WallyCam! Walter Biscardi's NAB Video Encounters WallyCam is a series of decidedly low tech and casual video encounters by longtime Creative COW leader Walter Biscardi. Walter brings in friends and industry luminaries to cover both the tech and creative sides of the NAB Show along with some of the fun and experience of Las Vegas. Join Walter for h Sun, 12 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Quantel + Snell: New Workflows and Expanded Customer Base In their first NAB Show exhibiting together, Quantel and Snell introduced updates and new features to their IP routing and switching technologies and servers, and affirmed a commitment to lower costs and expand third party support to make their products widely available to a broader market. Sun, 12 Apr 2015 23:21:53 GMT Canon Brings 4K: C300 Mark II & Compact Digital Camcorder Canon brings new 4K cameras and tools to their ecosystem, including the C300 Mark II with internal 4K recording, XC10 small form factor 4K camcorder, and a 4K reference monitor for portable and on-set needs. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:00:00 GMT Tips from an NAB Veteran: Make the Best Use of Your Time "The snow is finally starting to melt," says Creative COW Contributing Editor (and member with nearly 25,000 posts) Walter Biscardi, "so that means it’s time for the annual National Association of Broadcasters convention. I've gone so many times it’s more like a family reunion tha Mon, 09 Mar 2015 22:19:36 GMT Open Letter to Companies Exhibiting at the NAB Show "Trade show exhibitors are all competing to be the loudest, shiniest and sexiest," says Creative COW Contributing Editor Kylee Wall. "I'm writing to ask you to consider how your conduct can help make the exhibit hall a more inviting and inclusive experience for everyone." Mon, 09 Mar 2015 21:53:45 GMT The Social Media at NAB Finding the latest gadgetry and innovative technological advances at NAB Show is a great reason to converge with 98,000 or so of your closest friends and colleagues. Tech aside (and there was some COOL tech), social media has made a tremendous impact on the way we visit NAB - a subject that Walter B Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Quantel and Snell Enhance Broadcaster Tools Fresh off the recent acquisition of Snell by Quantel, both companies are working together - and apart - to introduce and refine a broad range of cost-effective and simplified solutions for broadcasters - from IP-based broadcast production with a Cisco partnership to high quality video finishing. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT NAB 2014: Panasonic's Sonic Blast: Cameras, Switchers & Tech Panasonic unveils their new NAB line-up for us, including new VariCam cameras with 35mm sensors, high-speed and 4K recording, and multiple new form factors, along with new P2 media and broadcast switchers. Sun, 02 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT NAB 2013: Ryan Salazar Wraps Up His Favorites This year's NAB proved to be an overwhelming success. Ryan Salazar had a great time meeting new friends and greeting old friends, finding the Show's best-kept-secret, and getting up on the best of the best at NAB Show. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:00:00 GMT NAB 2013: JMR Electronics Chatsworth, California-based JMR Electronics came to NAB with an expanded suite of SilverStor Desktop products, a cloud-ready SAS/SATA/SSD RAID solution, server and workstation. Starting at $5,000, the SilverStor family now includes SilverStor's 4-Bay and 8-Bay SAS/SATA JBOD/RAID systems, 3-slot and Fri, 26 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT NAB 2013: JB&A, SNS, Square Box, Telestream At JB&A's annual Pre-NAB Special Event, the media management company brought together a range of companies representing the entire production/post pipeline, to show off a range of workflow solutions. Some of those companies included Christie, which showcased its new Phoenix content management system Fri, 26 Apr 2013 23:32:49 GMT NAB 2013: ATTO Technology ATTO Technology celebrates its 25-year anniversary at NAB 2013, and showcased its portfolio of products, including its latest 16Gb/s Fibre Channel products such as the Celerity Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs). Also on show were the FastFrame line of Network Interface Cards (NICs) and Converge Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:00:00 GMT NAB 2013: Panasonic Panasonic used NAB 2013 to unveil a number of new products and technologies. Chief among them was the third generation VariCam, the first to incorporate Panasonic's new AVC-ULTRA video codec for native 1080/60p operation. The company also unveiled the AJ-PD500, its first P2 HD recorder with native A Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:45:27 GMT NAB 2013: Quantel Focuses on UltraHD Workflow Quantel introduced a range of products that empower UltraHD/4K and even 8K production. Partnerships with AJA (for its Corvid Ultra video card) and NVIDIA (for its Tesla accelerator) have made Pablo Rio capable of high resolution work, including 4K at 60 fps. The company also enabled broadcast and po Fri, 19 Apr 2013 20:20:05 GMT NAB 2013: Blackmagic Design Debuts an UltraHD Workflow At the Blackmagic Design, UltraHD/4K reigned supreme. The company not only introduced a 4K camera, the Blackmagic Production Camera, but a range of products that create an entire UltraHD workflow. Blackmagic Design has been focusing on 6G-SDI technology for multiple products including the ATEM Produ Fri, 19 Apr 2013 20:00:00 GMT NAB 2013: Autodesk Expands Its Reach This year, Autodesk comes to NAB 2013 not simply as a successful company in the professional content creation space, but a player in the consumer market as well. SketchBook alone has 15+ million users and the use of Smoke has also now reached thousands of new customers. On the professional side, the Thu, 18 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT NAB 2013: On the Post Production Trail - Day Four Visits to G-Technology, RED, Shortcuts HD, CalDigit and spending the last part of day four of NAB 2013 at the HP booth with a detailed look at the HP Z820 made for a fantastic day. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT NAB 2013: Day Four With Ryan Salazar Only Ryan's own words suffice, "WOW! Has this been a SPECTACULAR Show or what?!?! It was intense... I interviewed Vince Pace of the Cameron | Pace Group and Marc Hamaker of Autodesk, among many others during the Show! I feasted my eyes upon so many wonderful innovations that I can't wait for th Thu, 11 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT NAB 2013: On the Post Production Trail - Day Three Dennis Kutchera reports on Day Three at NAB 2013. Excitement is still buzzing, especially for Autodesk Smoke 2013, TV Logic, the 6K RED Dragon and the Technicolor session on color in the filmmaking process. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 18:36:40 GMT NAB 2013: Day Three With Ryan Salazar Wrapping up day three of NAB with Ryan Salazar finds a look at GoPro, Blackmagic 4K Production Camera, Adobe, Pelican Cases, Induro and more. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT NAB 2013: On the Post Production Trail - Day Two Take a look at the NAB Show floor through the eyes of Dennis Kutchera, who is hot on the Post Production trail. Day two finds him looking at Sony and Panasonic booths, the Autodesk Smoke 2013 presentation and some lust-worthy grading monitors. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT NAB 2013: On the Post Production Trail - Day One Dennis Kutchera heads out to NAB 2013 on the Post Production Trail. He has a mind to see what's new for the post world - here are a few of his first impressions. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT NAB 2013: Day Two With Ryan Salazar Ryan Salazar fills Day Two of NAB Show with interviews. Ryan spoke with Marc Hamaker, Senior Product Marketing Manager of Creative Finishing at Autodesk, with Vince Pace, co-founder of the Cameron | Pace Group, and stopped by the Panasonic, Canon, GoPro and Camera Corps booths. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT NAB 2013: Day One With Ryan Salazar Energetic Ryan Salazar has been checking out NAB and reporting back with tweets, blogs and live webcasts. Here's Day One... Mon, 08 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT NAB 2013: Sorenson Media Releases Squeeze 9 In a pre-NAB briefing, Sorenson Media CEO Peter Csathy and Vice President of Engineering Mitch Holyoak spoke to Creative COW about Squeeze 9, which was unveiled today at the show. In addition to HTML5 publishing, the new version offers a more intuitive user interface, enhancements to video quality a Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:15:00 GMT NAB 2013: The Flight to NAB - Blog Entry Official NAB Show Media Partner & Blogger, Ryan Salazar will be reporting to us from NAB, beginning with his flight to Las Vegas! Sat, 06 Apr 2013 13:00:00 GMT NAB 2013: Adobe Introduces Adobe Anywhere At NAB 2013, Adobe is introducing Adobe Anywhere, a collaborative workflow platform that centralizes projects and allows users to share and change project files. Also new are some powerful new features for Adobe Premiere Pro, including color grading and the ability to "link & locate" c Wed, 03 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Tips for Attending NAB From A Convention Veteran Walter Biscardi tells us, "Once again, springtime is upon us, so of course, it's time for the annual National Association of Broadcasters convention. Last year y'all seemed to like the before you go tips, so may I present the 2013 edition of 'Tips from an NAB Veteran to make the best use of you Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:41:35 GMT Zelinizing NAB 2012! Bob Zelin: The Future is Wide Open Industry leader, visionary, and wielder of baseball bats and shotguns Bob Zelin takes a look at the world through NAB-colored glasses and sees that, from now on, anything goes. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 21:12:14 GMT NAB 2012: Avid Avid focused on broadcasters at NAB 2012, introducing Interplay Sphere, a cloud-based editing initiative, and a Multi-platform Distribution Platform for making it easier than ever to distribute to TV, web, social media and mobile. The company also unveiled numerous broadcaster-friendly products, inc Thu, 26 Apr 2012 16:30:00 GMT NAB 2012: AJA Video Systems AJA Video Systems brought out the big guns at NAB 2012, including T-TAP, a powerhouse in a small, inexpensive package for delivering 10-bit 2K, HD and SD (with embedded audio) from any compatible Mac. Elsewhere, the company released firmware to support Avid DNxHD and offered a post pathway for the 4 Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:00:00 GMT