We just got back from NAB2012 in Las Vegas, and we had an incredible time! Thanks to Steve Weiss from Zacuto we had a place to sit down at the Zacuto/Kessler booth and talk with a ton of directors, cinematographers, producers, product makers, professors, and innovators who are pushing digital filmmaking forward in really exciting ways.
We brought our CNC model to the floor and were able to fit it to a few rigs and accessories, like a Zacuto EVF. (The D16 will also work with the SmallHD EVFs and other monitors that use HDMI.) We’re trying to make the D16 as versatile as possible while still being ergonomic for the active shooter.
The coolest part of the trip was meeting so many people who sat and talked tech with us–giving us advice for accessories, offering help in design, and breaking down what the D16 can really offer filmmakers.
During the show we did a number of interviews, including two live-streamed from the Teradek. The first was with Philip Bloom on Day 1:
And the second was with Michael Artsis on Day 2, where we got to show off our CNC model:
Check ‘em out if you get the chance!
We were especially pleased to finally meet some of the other camera creators working with CinemaDNG, and to participate in the CinemaDNG meeting, hosted by Ikonoskop.
The Ikonoskop A-Cam dll and the Weisscam T-Cam are raw-shooting cameras that have gone through a lot of the same hoops we have in working with CinemaDNG, so it was really cool to hang out with their respective crews after hours!
The Ikonoskop was the first truly accessible raw cinema camera, to which all the other cameras coming out really owe a debt of gratitude for being the first company to jump into the CinemaDNG format. Their A-Cam footage is amazing, and uses a Kodak sensor from the same line as the D16. If you’re skeptical, or haven’t heard of these pioneering Swedes before, Philip Bloom posted recently that the Ikonoskop produced the best image he saw at NAB this year.
It was an amazing and exhausting trip, and the support was more than we could have ever hoped for. We’re so thrilled with the response everyone showed us, and thanks to everyone who stopped us to say hi and chat about the camera. It was great meeting you all and you’ll definitely see us at NAB again next year!