The 2015 NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show is currently underway in Las Vegas, United States. It’s the largest trade show in the world to cover the future of media and entertainment, and attracts almost 100,000 visitors during its six-day run.
Our Post Production Coordinator Alex has been keeping a close eye on developments from the first couple of days of the show. Here’s a brief round-up of what he’s seen so far.
I’m not sure who said ‘Research is the job that’s never done’, but if it’s up for grabs I’ll take it. We spend a lot of time leaning across desks talking about cameras, codecs and hardware, so you can imagine how excited we get about the NAB Show every year.
I’m excited about Project Candy. It’s an Adobe app in development similar to Adobe Colour. Do you love the colours you see at dusk from your back window, and want those colours in your video? It looks like this won’t be a problem in the not-too-distant future. Adobe have also been talking about Character Animator. It tracks an individual’s face and applies eye and mouth movements in real time to an animated model. It’s still in development, but could be incredible in bringing that human element to a static character.
It’s good to see Sony continuing to innovate with their wireless streaming from cameras to storage media or monitors. If other manufacturers follow their example, this could really streamline the process of getting that precious footage to the edit stage as soon as possible. I’ll be keeping an eye on this one and hoping for more news before the show ends later this week.