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    Ok, day 2 is over, and here are some misc photos of things I saw today...


    First we found the hidden mystery of fiber-optics:

    (Yes, the lights were animated, chasing from one end to the other!)


    With all the talk of 3D, we came across something else that needs glasses.
    Immersive Media's cameras shoot 360-degree video, and then you can pan & tilt freely as you play it back. They had various cool demo clips, including a camera inside the old Dallas Cowboys Stadium being demolished - that unfortunately resulted in the demolition of the camera by a little bad luck and a big support beam.
    Check out their demos here: http://www.immersivemedia.com/demos/index.php

    Well they have this cool system using head-mounted video-glasses (no, not 3D) with built in motion tracking...

    (And I thought the 3D glasses looked silly)

    You can see the image on the monitor on the right.
    The cool thing is that as I turn my head, the view angle in the video moves too. So basically I can look around the 3D video feed simply by turning my head...



    But wait! This is NAB 2010 ... Where's some more 3D?

    Ok, how about Camplex's new "CP-3D" 3D camera cabling system:


    We are all used to seeing lots of monitors at NAB - especially in the recent years as "multi-viewers" have become the standard for control room video monitoring.
    But what makes this display at NextIO impressive, is that every single one of the 768 full DVD quality video streams is playing from one single solid stage memory PCI-Express card!


    Tired of holding your camera? But want a "handheld" shot? Check out the Airfloater:

    The camera is basically sat on a semi inflated ball of air, held in place by little sliding rods on 3 sides. Surprisingly fluid, but without the weight!

    Next we got a look at the new Canon XF300 camcorder:


    I'll leave the full review until later; but one thing that caught my eye was the ability to turn a ring that engaged a scale and hard stops onto the (electronic) focus ring. Still not a mechanical connection, but it should be fully repeatable.


    While playing with the focus, I notice the XF300's new cool "focus waveform".
    The green waveform across the bottom of the image shows the "sharpness" of the image, similar to a "sharpness histogram", but much much more intuitive. The red sections show the samples within the 3 red boxes in the center of the frame.
    Notice how flat the waveform is when the image is out of focus:


    And then how it grows with the sharper parts of the image:



    Over at the Tiffen booth, Peter Hoare's cool new "Hocus Focus" ("HoFo") radio follow-focus found itself mounted to a DSRL on a Steadicam:

    The HoFo has come a long way from the announced DIY project here on 'user to a finished shipping product.

    And finally for today, we stopped by Redrock Micro's booth to check out their still in development Wireless Follow focus. Unfortunately there wasn't an operational demo unit; however the remote controller has some pretty nifty features. It can operate in basic mode (on the left) or you can open it up and slip in an iPhone or iPod to get access to a impressive array of visual control data:


    Of course the two modes have two very distinct methods of operation...


    And...



    - Mikko
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    Nice pics, but you forgot this one of the new Fatburger HD:


    Mikkos dinner that night. That is grease on the tray there....
    Last edited by hoarp001; 05-15-2010 at 06:05 PM. Reason: Mod unlawfully edited my post.


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    That stuff will kill ya'


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    My god that was an AWFUL decision. I can't believe you guys dragged me to that place.
    NEVER AGAIN.

    But that was Day 1 (though the effects will last long into next year), wrong thread. :P


    - Mikko
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    Erm, we didn't drag you.

    Me: Were gonna try and find an In-n-out burger after the steadicam meet is over...
    Jim Bartell: Im just gonna go to Fatburger
    Me: Hmm, you wanna go to Fatburger with me n Jim, Joe(Lawry)?
    Joe: Yeah ok.
    Mkko: Can I come too, I love grease!


    And thats EXACTLY how it happened.

    Although Mikkos burger was particularly greasy.


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    Why is my banfinger twitching?



    It was a great to finally meet you and hang out this week Pete. Next year again?

    - Mikko
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    Yep, can't wait. Im waiting for the nab dates to show on expedia then im gonna book.


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