Saturday, May 4, 2013

Wacom NabShow 2013

Steven Smith of Wacom Technology Corporation gives us a detailed booth tour on the NabShow Floor 2013..! You're going to love what he has to show you..!

@Wacom @Nabshow 2013 from Ryanb. Aka: Filmguy on Vimeo.


The Cintiq family of interactive pen displays combines the advantages of an LCD monitor with the natural feel and superior performance of Wacom's patented, professional pen technology. When working on a Cintiq, you'll gain all the benefits of working digitally in a creative experience that replicates traditional media.

Cintiq interactive pen displays enable creative professionals to work naturally and intuitively using Wacom's pressure- and tilt-sensitive pen directly on the surface of a high-performance LCD display.
Cintiqs are designed to replicate the traditional experience of working with conventional tools such as pens, markers, brushes, canvas and paper, photographic exposure retouching tools, or sculpting tools and clay, while at the same time allowing users to work with all of the power and flexibility of advanced creative software applications.
Cintiq 24HD touch

Cintiq 24HD touch

Immerse yourself in the creative experience. Zoom, pan, rotate and navigate with intuitive multi-touch control while enjoying the natural feel of Wacom's professional pen technology.
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Cintiq 24HD

Cintiq 24HD

The Cintiq 24HD combines high-definition LCD performance with the ability to work with Wacom's most advanced pen technology directly on the surface of the screen.
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Cintiq 22HD

Cintiq 22HD

The Cintiq 22HD delivers all the benefits of Wacom's professional pen input capabilities in one of the most popular desktop sizes. Discover all of Wacom's proven productivity tools, a sleek design and a new high-definition display.
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Cintiq 22HD Touch

Cintiq 22HD touch

The Cintiq 22HD touch and its 21.5” full HD display feels like nothing less than a natural extension of your senses, offering a seamless on-screen creative experience to maximize your productivity.
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Cintiq 13HD

Cintiq 13HD

Wacom’s compact desktop pen display, the Cintiq 13HD delivers professional pen-on-screen performance in a slim, lightweight design. Ideal as a primary or secondary display, the Cintiq 13HD packs power.
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Intuos5 delivers a revolutionary new pen tablet experience, combining our finest pen capabilities with an intuitive multi-touch surface and new productivity features. It’s the ideal choice for professionals and anyone with a serious creative passion in photography, art or design.

Intuos5 Small

Intuos5 touch Small

The small Intuos5 touch is perfect for limited desktop areas or for anyone who wants a highly portable, professional-level tablet that fits comfortably in a laptop bag.
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Intuos5 Medium

Intuos5 touch Medium

The medium Intuos5 touch is the most popular and versatile choice among creative professionals. With 48.4 square inches of working area, this tablet provides ample workspace for most tablet users.
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Intuos5 Large

Intuos5 touch Large

The large Intuos5 is perfect for creative professionals who work in large format or who are trained to work from the shoulder or elbow. With 102.4 square inches of working area, this tablet provides a generous workspace.
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Intuos4 Extra Large

Intuos4 Extra Large

For tablet users who desire an expansive working surface, perfect for concept art or digital painting, Wacom offers the Intuos4 pen tablet. Intuos4 is a pen-only tablet with 218.4 square inches of working area, which provides an enormous workspace.
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Friday, May 3, 2013

AJA NabShow 2013

Tony Cacciarelli of Aja Video Systems gives us a breakdown of their hottest new products including 4K..!

@AJAVideo @NabShow 2013 from Ryanb. Aka: Filmguy on Vimeo.

Ki Pro Quad

4K/QuadHD/2K/HD Solid State Recorder

Ki Pro Quad enable a manageable 4K/Quad HD/2K/HD workflow with the efficiencies of Apple ProRes and the flexibility of RAW data in a compact, solid state recording and playback package that easily mounts directly on a variety of cameras.

Only $3,995 US MSRP*

* Pricing is for US only. International pricing will vary.
Please contact a local AJA Reseller for pricing details.
Ki Pro Quad

Overview Features Tech Specs Options Support

Manageable 4K

Utilize the power of Apple ProRes to work in high-quality 4K without the need for a supercomputer.

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HD now, 4K when you need it

Ki Pro Quad supports 4K, Quad HD, 2K and HD resolutions at 4:2:2 and 4:4:4, giving you the flexibility to use one device now and into the future.

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Ki Pro Quad is the hub of 4K production with real-time debayering of RAW data as well as simultaneous HD and 4K monitoring.

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Getting into 4K doesn't have to be expensive. Ki Pro Quad offers functionality not found in recorders of ANY price.

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AJA's ROI Mini-Converter allows exceptionally high quality conversion of computer DVI and HDMI outputs to baseband video over SDI at an affordable price and a very portable size. With incredible image scaling, extensive aspect ratio and frame rate conversion, and audio functionality ROI fulfills the growing need to properly incorporate computer signals into the video world without sacrificing budget or space.

Only $995 US MSRP*

* Pricing is for US only. International pricing will vary.
Please contact a local AJA Reseller for pricing details.

Overview Tech Specs Support

Region of Interest

The free MiniConfig application lets you interactively select a Region of Interest from the incoming DVI or HDMI signal and control how that region is scaled to the output resolution using AJA’s high quality scaling algorithms for the cleanest picture quality possible. Eliminate extra interface clutter and menu bars and extract only the portion of the image you want.


Take full control of aspect ratio and frame rate conversion with on-screen controls in the MiniConfig software that show you exactly what your source and output will look like and what formats are coming in and going out. Simple menu controls let you quickly choose the proper output for any situation.


ROI utilizes a DVI loop through, allowing it to be placed in-line so you still have a connection to an external DVI or HDMI monitor while extracting to SDI. The reference input ensures the SDI signal out of ROI is locked for use throughout a production or facility.


ROI accepts 2-channel audio from the 3.5mm analog audio input or embedded 8-channel audio from an HDMI input. The audio source and routing can be selected in the MiniConfig software and is embedded in the SDI output. This allows computer audio to be embedded within the SDI signal for easy, synchronized routing.


  • DVI to SDI conversion
  • Region of Interest scaling
  • DVI loop through
  • Audio embedding
  • Aspect ratio conversion
  • Genlock input
  • Configure via USB port and supplied MiniConfig software
  • Uses 5-18VDC power (universal power supply included)
  • 5-year warranty




AJA's Hi5-4K Mini-Converter provides a simple monitoring connection from professional 4K devices using 4 SDI outputs to new displays with 4K-capable 1.4a HDMI inputs. Hi5-4K is a single, highly-portable device that allows more affordable monitoring solutions in professional workflows.

Only $595 US MSRP*

* Pricing is for US only. International pricing will vary.
Please contact a local AJA Reseller for pricing details.

Overview Tech Specs Support


The latest generation of 4K monitors utilize the new HDMI 1.4a connection, which allows a full 4K signal to be passed over a single cable. Typical professional 4K workflows use four SDI cables to carry the full resolution image, making it difficult to incorporate the newer monitors. Hi5-4K is an easy-to-use converter that bridges the gap between these two worlds.


Up to 8-channels of embedded audio in the incoming SDI signal are carried through seamlessly into the HDMI 1.4a output, ensuring your audio is always in sync and can be easily played back on the connected monitor.

4K and UltraHD

Typical 4K signals use a resolution of 4096x2160 pixels while UltraHD signals measure 3840x2160. This difference can prevent some monitors from being used either in full 4K workflows or in UltraHD workflows. Hi5-4K can compensate for these resolution differences, allowing UltraHD monitors to be used in 4K productions and vice versa.

HD Support

Not every job is a 4K job. When you're not working in 4K, Hi5-4K can still be a useful tool for converting HD-SDI to HDMI. A single HD-SDI signal coming into the Hi5-4K will be sent out as an HD resolution HDMI signal, much like AJA's Hi5-3G Mini-Converter.


  • 4 3G-SDI inputs
  • HDMI 1.4 output
  • HD conversion supported
  • Embedded audio support
  • Configure via USB port and supplied MiniConfig software
  • Uses 5-20V power (universal power supply included)
  • 5-year warranty

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Rampant Design NabShow 2013

Founder and CEO Sean Mullen of Rampant Design Tools gives us a quick breakdown of their Amazing Products for the Professional Video Editor..!

@RampantDesign Tools NabShow 2013 from Ryanb. Aka: Filmguy on Vimeo.



“Hey Sean, can you make me something that…” was generally how the conversations started. On the other end of the phone, professional editor and producer friends looking for that something “extra” to make their current edits pop. After years as an award winning visual effects artist for the big & small screen, Sean Mullen (IMDB him!) decided… there has to be a better way. Rampant is that better way.


At Rampant, it’s not what we do… it’s what YOU do. Our products are created with you and your production in mind! Rampant’s exclusive drag, drop & go design makes giving a Hollywood edge to any production beyond simple! With the highest resolution video elements in the industry, our stock content helps create the perfect look for artists and editors of all skill levels.


Stock elements, after effects templates, royalty free music and sound effects, stock photos & textures, vector imagery, free software, product training and… well, what else do you need? Seriously, tell us!


What makes Rampant different is that we’re not some huge, faceless corporate entity. In fact, we’re really more of a “mom & pop” operation. But don’t let that fool you… we are anything but old-fashioned! Rampant is a small group of working artists and award winning industry professionals who understand the needs of today’s editor. From TV to film to web content, our products make your productions awesome! The other thing that sets us apart from our competition is our pricing and availability. With prices to fit ANY budget and immediate downloads available, you can buy it today and drop it in your timeline… today!


Just turn on your TV and you can see our content being used everywhere! From on-air promotion for network series to the series themselves, our elements give every production a polished, professional edge! Our ever growing client list includes NBC, CBS, VH1, Technicolor, MTV, ABC and Disney just to name a few.

ATTO Technologies NabShow 2013

Wayne Arvidson of ATTO Technologies, Inc. gives us a brief history over the past 25 years bringing quality products to the Media & Ent. industry and also highlights some of their hottest products being shown at NabShow 2013..!

#ATTO @ATTOTechnology @Nabshow 2013 from Ryanb. Aka: Filmguy on Vimeo.

“This NAB, we are excited to illustrate how ATTO’s 25 years of innovation has made us the leader in powering every facet of high-performance audio and video workflows,” said Wayne Arvidson, vice president of marketing at ATTO Technology, Inc. “We are proud to display our latest advances in our booth, but a true testament of ATTO’s industry leadership can be seen in over 60 booths throughout the show floor. These presentations, coupled with our extensive partner network, are a perfect example why content creators in the media and entertainment industry consistently rely on ATTO to produce high-performance solutions.”

The ATTO FastStreamTM is the industry’s first 16Gb/s RAID Storage Controller and is an ideal
choice for customers needing a low-cost, shared storage infrastructure without a complex system.
It allows users to edit up to six streams of uncompressed HD video or three streams of 4k RAW.
The FastStream offers pay-as-you-grow flexibility as storage requirements expand by allowing
access to multiple JBODs of RAID protected storage.

ATTO’s 16Gb/s and 8Gb/s Fibre Channel family represents the industry’s first complete SAN
connectivity solution made up of HBAs, RAID Controllers and Switches. It includes the industry’s
only quad-port HBA that allows data transfers of over 6,000 MB/s, a superior choice for streaming
media applications. ATTO’s latest 16Gb/s Fibre Channel solutions provide double the
performance of 8Gb systems while preserving existing storage infrastructure investment.

ThunderLinkTM and ThunderStreamTM Desklink™ products provide high-performance storage and
network connectivity for Thunderbolt™-enabled devices. They allow powerful new portable devices
such as all-in-ones, Ultrabooks and laptops to connect to external 6Gb SAS/SATA storage, 8Gb
Fibre Channel and 10Gb Ethernet networks for on location, on-set or in-suite editing and
management of data. ThunderStream adds RAID protection to SAS or SATA storage and both
solutions now support Windows® 8.

ATTO’s ExpressSAS/SATA 12Gb/s and 6Gb/s solutions are engineered to specifically meet the
needs of direct attached storage found in high-performance media and entertainment workflows.
Representing the latest advances in SAS technology, ATTO’s new 12Gb/s HBAs achieve up to
8,000 MB/s to enhance the performance of streaming media applications today while being ready
next generation platforms and infrastructures. In addition, this demonstration features another
breakthrough in storage availability and performance, ATTO’s Adaptive Path Optimization (APO)
feature. APO improves RAID group reliability by eliminating single points of failure and
automatically tunes connection pathways to deliver predictable performance and uninterrupted
workflows via a single cable.

ATTO FastFrame™ NICs and CNAs offer a complete portfolio of 10GbE connectivity aggressively tuned for audio and video workflows that outperform competitive products by up to 25 percent. Quad-, dual-, and single-port CNAs and SFP+ NICs all include high-quality SFPs, and may also be used with Direct Attach Copper cabling. Single- and dual-port 10GBASE-T cards are built on the industry's first single-chip, low-power 10GBASE-T controller by Intel. All FastFrame adapters include iSCSI support and have drivers for Windows® servers and workstations, multiple Linux distributions, and Mac® OS X.

ATTO’s Multipath Director™, the world’s only technology that allows direct connectivity to enterprise storage not just for servers, but also workstations. As the only universal SAN connectivity solution for Mac, Windows and Linux workstations and server environments, it increases productivity while protecting data through load-balancing and fail-over. Additionally, direct workstation connection to storage eliminates server latency resulting in improved real-time performance.

About ATTO Technology, Inc.:
Celebrating 25 years of industry leadership, ATTO Technology, Inc. is a global leader of storage and network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments. ATTO provides a wide range of end-to-end solutions to help customers better store, manage and deliver their data. With a focus toward markets that require higher performance, ATTO manufactures host bus adapters, RAID adapters, network adapters, RAID storage controllers, ThunderboltTM-enabled DesklinkTM devices, bridges, switches and software. ATTO solutions are based on providing a high level of connectivity to all storage interfaces including Fibre Channel, SAS, SATA, iSCSI, 10GbE, FCoE and Thunderbolt. ATTO distributes its products worldwide through Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), systems integrators, value-added resellers, and authorized distributors.
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

HP (Hewlett Packard) A/V, Workstations, and Display Solutions

Dan Bennett of HP gives us an Awesome Breakdown of the Z1 All In One Workstation..!

@HP #Z1 All In On Workstation from Ryanb. Aka: Filmguy on Vimeo.

HP Z1 Workstation

No compromises were made on the Z1 — it combines the capabilities of a workstation with the elegance of an all-in-one to meet the demanding visualization and computing needs of our customers.

Watch the HP Z1 Workstation product tour video
Z1 Product Tour
See the Z1 in action

Watch the HP all-in-one workstation product video
The Making Of
HP Z1 Workstation