Craig Johnston is a freelance journalist based in the Seattle area.
Along with the rest of a studio’s infrastructure, teleprompters are now increasingly IP-based.
Battery pack makers have recently faced not only the ongoing challenge of supplying larger and larger capacity powerpacks that weigh less and less, but also tightened up IATA (International Air Transport Association) regulations on lithium ion batteries traveling on airplanes.
Lenses, as the co-equals to cameras in the capture of high-quality, high-resolution images, were in abundance at this year’s NAB Show.
Where the past couple of NABs have seen all sorts of drone camera platforms, some little more than toys, the 2017 exhibit floor saw fewer but more targeted unmanned aerial vehicles.
As someone with decades of television station experience, I have to admit that I never thought I’d see the day when a television studio would be populated by cameras that look like the ghosts Inky, Clyde, Blinky and Pinky from the Pac-Man video game.
Camera makers at NAB marched forward with more 4K camera developments, a couple of 8K cameras, and some new HD cameras at breakthrough prices.
Sony kicked off its NAB Show press event by introducing Katsunori Yamanouchi, its new president for Professional Solutions Americas, Sony Electronics.
Camera support providers continue to roll out innovative new equipment for motion picture photographers ranging from news shooters to directors of photography.
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