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Well, the NAB Show 2012 expo and conference is well underway after the first day of the expo and in the first couple of days there have been some truly groundbreaking announcements to report. Today's newsletter contains many of these important announcements and you can watch for even more news over the next few days as others share the news about their latest and greatest. We will send out a daily recap for the next few days and will then return to our regular weekly newsletter schedule.

What are the biggest surprises so far? On Sunday, Autodesk announced their new Mac-based Autodesk Smoke that will sell for $3495. Yes, you read that right: Autodesk Smoke for Mac, priced at $3495. In this authorized pre-announcement peek, the COW's Walter Biscardi looks at what this means to many longtime Apple editors. You can read Walter's report and take part in the active discussion.

Then first thing Monday morning, Blackmagic Design introduced their new BMD Cinema Camera featuring a 2.5K image sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range. You get a built-in SSD recorder, open standard uncompressed RAW and compressed file formats, compatibility with quality EF and ZF mount lenses, LCD touchscreen monitoring plus metadata entry, all packed into a hand-held design. The new camera will sell for around $3000. This news brought BMD's website down for much of the day due to huge traffic. To join the discussion, here is a great discussion in one of our forums http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/335/31228#31228 and you can search for other conversations taking place throughout Creative COW.

The forums are alive with people talking about these two big news items but these two items are not alone by any means and in this issue of the Creative COW Newsletter, we have a lot of news for you. There is much, much more that you can find online at news.creativecow.net






NEWS ANNOUNCEMENTS
Colorfront On-Set Dailies Is Premier Choice For Major Motion Pictures And Episodic TV Shows

Colorfront Previews On-Set Dailies 2012 Summer Release

Colorfront Launches Transkoder Engine At NAB 2012

Colorfront Introduces Express Dailies At NAB 2012

Colorfront And CinePostproduction Launch New COPRA Viewing App For iPad At NAB 2012

Encore's Bajpai Discusses On-Set Workflows in Tuesday NAB Panel

Studio Technologies Demonstrates Remote Control Of Enhanced 5100-Series Modules At The 2012 NAB Show

Codex And ARRI Continue Successful Partnership

Full Range of RUSHWORKS Broadcast Servers and Television Production Systems Powered by Matrox DSX Developer Products

Matrox Ships New Multichannel 3G, HD, and SD I/O Cards for Developers

Matrox Announces World's First Quad SDI-to-HDMI Multiviewer Under $1000

1 Beyond Makes On-Set High Quality Dailies a Reality with Portable Ruggedized Wrangler and SCRATCH Lab at NAB 2012

ASSIMILATE Announces Support for AMD Radeon HD Graphics on MacOS X

Bluefish444 Announces Cross Platform 3d HD SDI Preview For Assimilate Scratch® And Scratch Lab™ For The Epoch Range Of Video Cards

MAXX DIGITAL Announces Production Dailies Cart System Based on SCRATCH Lab Digital Dailies Software

Production Tool Store To Offer The Ocean Tides WaveCart Production Dailies Cart, Based on SCRATCH Lab, for On-Set Post

Assimilate Announces The Availabilty Of Scratch Lab Self-Paced Training On The Assimilate Store

Anton/Bauer Debuts Gold Mount For New Canon EOS C300 At The 2012 NAB Show

Codex Introduces Support For Avid DNxHD 444

StorageDNA Releases DNA Evolution 2.0 for Improved Media Asset Management







Brevity Introduces Simultaneous Transcode- Accelerated Transport Technology That Transforms File-Based Workflows

MXL Unveils Its BCC-1, A Top Tier Condenser Microphone Designed For Voice Over Artists

MXL Soars To New Heights In Broadcast Quality With Its Launch Of The BCD-1 Dynamic Microphone

MXL Sets Its Sights On DSLR Sound Reproduction With The New FR 310 Hot Shoe Shotgun Mic

RTW TM3 TouchMonitor Now Shipping Worldwide

Panasonic Announces Winners Of ‘Shoot It. Share It’AG-AF100 Online Video Contest

Blackmagic Design Announces New Price for Micro Videohub, Smart Videohub and Compact Videohub

Codex Announces Support For Canon Cinema EOS Cameras

Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for Mini Converter Heavy Duty Models

Blackmagic Design Announces Desktop Video 9.5 with Support for the Upcoming Release of Adobe Creative Suite 6 Software and Windows WDM Driver Support

Blackmagic Design Announces New 3 Gb/s SDI Super Tough Battery Converters

Blackmagic Design Announces Universal Videohub Editing Interface with Thunderbolt I/O Technology

Blackmagic Design Announces UltraStudio Express with Thunderbolt Technology

Blackmagic Design Announces New HyperDeck Studio Pro with 4K playback

Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher Audio Mixer Software

WDJT-TV Milwaukee upgrades to local HD news with JVC's ProHD GY-HM790 Camcorders

JVC ships GY-HMQ10 handheld 4K Camcorder

NAB 2012 Positioning Statement JVC: ON AIR. ON TIME. ON BUDGET.

JVC's new cost-effective E-Series consume less power with LED Backlighting

JVC adds DT-V21G11Z Monitor with energy efficient LED backlight to its Vèritè G Series

JVC to support AMWA "MXF for Production" Standard

Blackmagic Design Announces New Teranex 2D and Teranex 3D Processors

New JVC Blu-ray / Hard Drive Combo Deck Allows Direct Recording of Live Signal to Blu-ray Disc

JVC KENWOOD To Convert Premiere Catalog Titles to Blu-ray 3D for Home

JVC Introduces Advanced Handheld Camera at NAB 2012

JVC Introduces Handheld Mobile News Camera At NAB 2012

HP Z1 Workstation Now Shipping Worldwide

Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 9

Sound Devices Debuts PIX 260 Production Video Recorder at the 2012 NAB Show

Digital Rapids Unveils Dynamic New Approach to Media Operations with Kayak Workflow Platform

Digital Rapids Showcases Real-World Media Workflow Breakthroughs and UltraViolet™ Support with Transcode Manager 2.0

ARRISCAN Now Featuring Hoverscan

CamBLOCK Releases Lens control system and Micro-3D Beamsplitter at NAB 2012

AJA Announces T-TAP™, Thunderbolt™ Power in the Palm of Your Hand

AJA Releases Ki Pro Mini v4.0 Firmware Supporting Avid DNxHD Video Codec

AJA Announces Ki Pro Rack, Ready-to-Edit Recording in 1RU Form Factor

AJA Announces Ki Pro Quad Supporting 4K and 2K Recording

New ARRI Quality Pro Camera Accessories for NAB 2012

Codex Digital Ships Vault S at NAB

Boris Continuum Complete 8 AVX Now Available for Avid DS

Michael Keppler Joins ARRI Inc. as Manager, Lighting Systems

ALEXA Advances Anamorphic Cinematography

ATTO Technology Expands Accelerate™ Partner Program to International Market

Broadcast Pix Systems Move to New High-Performance Windows 7 Platforms

AmberFin Unveils a New Version of UQC at NAB

Bexel Helps Bring Broadcast Events Into Focus With Multi-Million-Dollar Purchase Of Panasonic P2 Camcorders, Monitors

EditShare Ark Designed to Protect and Serve

ALEXA Tomorrow

The State of ALEXA: An Overview of ALEXA Developments to Date

Lightworks Technology Previews at NAB 2012: 64-bit Lightworks and Lightworks for Linux

Switronix Releases GP-A-EPIC and the XP-L95REDA

Imagineer Systems Releases mocha v3 at NAB 2012

Dalet Integrates Switch Media Video Content Management System With Enterprise Edition MAM

EditShare Storage Goes into Overdrive with Support for Adobe CS6, New Connectivity Options, Mobile Units and More...Much More

NVIDIA and Partners Transform Entire Content Creation Workflow at 2012 NAB Show

Canon U.S.A. Unveils New 4K Imaging Solutions And New HDTV Lenses At The 2012 NAB Show In Las Vegas

New EditShare Geevs Servers Play a Critical Role in Post

Small Tree Conducts Evasive Procedure on Leading Medical Training Production Company to Give Editing Team New Life

Singular Software Unveils PluralEyes 3.0 at NAB 2012

Lightworks is back. To the future

EditShare Redefines Shared Storage

Miranda integrates no-compromise graphics into iTX at NAB 2012

Dalet Unveils Dalet Galaxy, The Next Step in MAM Technology

Aspera Supports Growing Worldwide Post-Production Services at Deluxe

Brainstorm Provides Technology for Avid Motion Graphics Platform

Orad debuts VJ, a new 8 channel production server, at NAB

Bella Corporation Announces iPad App for KillerKeys

Orad’s New TD Control Redefines the way Broadcasters Create Video Boxes

Cinedeck EX V3.5 Gets Unveiled At NAB 2012

Cinedeck Launches Cinedeck RX V3.5 With New Configurations For Broadcast And Cinema At NAB 2012

Cinedeck RX Proves A Hit For Broadcast, Mobile OB, Aerial And VFX Applications

New Cinedeck MX Replaces Tapedeck And Delivers Faster, More Cost-Effective Workflow

FotoKem’s nextLAB Puts Solid Workflow Into Place for Canon Cinema EOS C500/C500 PL Debut

Enhance Technology Introduces Powerful Shared Storage Platform for File-based Media Workflows

Enhance Technology Introduces New Dual Controller 8G Fibre Channel Video RAID Array at NAB 2012

Proavio Announces New 6G SAS Storage Solutions for 2K/4K DI, Grading and VFX Creation

Proavio Introduces New Flexible Desktop Storage Solutions for File-based Video Workflows

FBmn Software Releases Its New Screecast Solution

Convert Final Cut Pro X XML to a CMX 3600 EDL With EDL-X, by XMiL Workflow Tools

2D to 3D Conversion of "TITANIC" to be Featured in Creative Master Series at 2012 NAB Show in Las Vegas

JMR Introduces New Suite Of Cloud Ready Servers And Workstations At The NAB 2012 Show

Silicon Imaging delivers SMART 3D for 2K/4K RAW and HD-SDI Cameras

Rocstor Showcases Two Superfast Thunderbolt™ Raid Drives During NAB 2012

MOTU demonstrates Thunderbolt technology NLE workflows

SSL Showcases New Broadcast Demonstration Vehicle At The 2012 NAB Show

DPA 4006A Reference Standard Mics Bring High Level of Sound Recording to de Doelen Concert Hall

Facilis Technology at NAB 2012: Advancing Shared Storage

Thought Equity Motion Changes its Name to T3Media

Xytech Announces Full Support of MediaPulse Platform with Sony’s Media Backbone Solutions

Vinten Radamec Virtual and Augmented Reality Demonstration Collaborations at NAB 2012 NR

Mushroom Networks Debuts Streamer™ PRO Device at 2012 NAB Show®

NAB 2012: Singular Software Introduces PluralEyes 3.0

NAB 2012: Broadcast Pix Debuts Video Control Center 3.0

Introducing the Radically Redesigned Autodesk Smoke Video Editing Software

NAB 2012: NewTek Revolutionizes TriCaster

NAB 2012: Autodesk Unveils a New Smoke

AJA Set to Support the Upcoming Adobe Creative Suite 6 Software Release

Matrox Announces Support for Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium Software

Vizrt Launches Viz Media Engine with Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Integration

Singular Software PluralEyes Shows Its Support for Adobe Creative Suite 6

DiaQuest Unveils ProductionLink at 2012 NAB Show

Boris Graffiti Version 6 Now Available

Autoscript launches the Enhanced Prompting Imaging Centre - the next-generation prompting system

ToolsOnAir Announces just:mam

Creative Professionals Supercharge Their Adobe Creative Suite 6 Workflows with NVIDIA GPU Technology

Bi2-Vision Shows Future of 3D Camera Rigs at NAB Outdoor Exhibits

The Alliance to Host LPTV Reception at NAB

Encoding.com Collaborates with Dolby to Bring Professional Audio Capabilities to World’s Largest Video Encoding Platform

ToolsOnAir Teams with ENPS to Showcase Workflow Solutions at NAB

Boxx Communications to Debut Meridian Lite and Meridian Tallis at NAB

Dulce Systems Unveils Dynamic New Array Platform – Dulce Systems PRO MiniMPD

Matrox Ships Feature-Packed HD-SDI Scan Converters for Mac

RadiantGrid And Cinnafilm Debut Unprecedented Processing Speeds For Standards Conversion At The 2012 NAB SHOW

GoPro & iPhone get more reach with K-Tek Tadpoles at NAB booth C8325

NAB 2012: Dolby Calibrates the Future with PRM-4200 monitor

Autodesk Introduces New Animation Store for 3ds Max Software Products

Bexel Partners With VidyoCast To Provide New A3 Firefly HD Video Over Internet Service

Dashwood Updates and Expands the Stereo3D CAT Product Line

LVL Studios’ Purple Platform Unveiled

Xite Network Delivers Broadcast Television Programming with AJA Io XT

Codex Introduces New 4:4:4 Recorder

Keynote WebEffective – Now Supports User Experience Testing on the iPad Tablet and Android Smartphone

DTS to Showcase Audio Technology Integrations for Ultraviolet, IPTV and OTT Delivery at NAB 2012

Orad and Quantel Showcase Visual Finesse in Broadcast Production

“Expanded Cinematography” Continues to Progress!









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NAB 2012: Singular Software Introduces PluralEyes 3.0 * NAB Expo * Debra Kaufman At NAB 2012, Singular Software, developer of workflow automation applications for video production, is unveiling PluralEyes version 3.0 sync automation workflow. The new version 3.0 offers a new interactive workspace that visually displays the sync process and clip locations as it unfolds, and offers a quality assurance (QA) capability at the end of the process.... more
NAB 2012: Broadcast Pix Debuts Video Control Center 3.0 * NAB Expo * Debra Kaufman Broadcast Pix is coming to NAB with new Video Control Center 3.0 software, which adds features and functions to Granite and Mica systems. Mica is showing for the first time in North America, after an IBC 2011 debut, and NAB attendees will also get a good look at VOX, voice-automated production.... more
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