We went to NAB this year and had a blast checking out all the new cameras, lighting, and accessory technology. There were so many new cool tools and announcements that it can be overwhelming, so we decided to put together a list of the highlights. Here’s what we think you need to know from NAB 2013.
Blackmagic has one of the most buzzed about announcements for the second year in a row at NAB. Last year, the big news was their 2.7k Cinema Camera for a budget friendly $2995. This year their most exciting announcement is their new Super-35 4k Production Camera with global shutter. The use of a global shutter is exciting as it delivers a smooth image when panning and when there’s a lot of motion within the frame. The Blackmagic 4k Production Camera will retail at $3995. Like the BMCC, the Production Camera offers 12 stops of dynamic range, records to SSDs, and will include a copy of Davinci Resolve.