As seen and heard on the floor of the Convention Center…and wherever the Las Vegas spirit takes me.

Lightworks will be available as open source

The storied film editing application Lightworks was purchased by EditShare this year. While there will continue to be a commercial version, now there will be a free “open source” version available soon. Components that can’t given away will be sold on an app store. Lightworks is just one of the interesting aquisitions and developments in an end-to-end workflow from EditShare.…

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Up in the Air…almost

Who knew there was a 4:30 in the morning? Headed of to Vegas on a jam-packed Alaska flight. Good to see old friends – ex-PVT sales guy Brad Fisher and Steve “Elvis” Radford. Kicking back to the new Broken Bells (the perfect early am soundtrack). It’s going to be a great day!…

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Sony NAB Rebates

Sony has announced NAB rebates up to $1,000 (for new purchases) when you by a qualifying main model and a qualifying accessory. PTZ cameras, broadcast monitors,  digital wireless audio, select HDCam, HDV,  NX and XDCam and XDCam EX cameras and more are eligible. Click here for all the details.…

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Avid NAB Tease – Nirvana

Definitely not a “Smells Like Teen Spirit” reference but I got a preview of the Avid news for NAB…Nirvana. I’d love to share the headlines, but then the purple helicopters would start circling my house and scaring the dog. Let’s just say I think it’s going to be a good year to be an Avid editor.  I can tell you there’s a nice upgrade promo…

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The NAB releases begin – Canon’s new 4:2:2 HD Camera

Canon finally joins the tapeless professional market with the new XF305 and 300.  Canon has a very loyal following and tends to see what the rest of the market it doing before it responds. The headline for these cameras is the new codec that they’ve developed – 4:2:2 MXF @ 50mb/sec.  What does that mean for you?  Better HD video that you would get with…

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