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NAB 2021 Cancelled

  Statement from NAB: To Our NAB Show Community: For more than a year we have worked tirelessly to bring our industry together safely in Las Vegas at NAB Show. Unfortunately, the pandemic and surge of the Delta variant has presented unexpected and insurmountable challenges for our global community. As we have always kept the best interest and safety of… read more…

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FDTimes in these Times

Recent cancellations of NAB, Micro Salon Italy, the Louvre, Met, Boston Marathon and many other gatherings means serious social distancing. Lone walks, bike rides or runs amid early blossoming of cherry trees is a good idea.

Film and Digital Times will continue to publish on time, online and on paper.

  • Here are some of the things to look for:
  • There will be expanded, free, online coverage as new products destined for now-cancelled NAB are introduced. Watch this space—in the NEWS and PRODUCTS columns.
  • The pre-no-go-NAB FDTimes edition will come out mid to late April. Deadline for articles is April 2.
  • There will be a second edition in early to mid May with all the things coming in after April 2.
  • These April and May editions will be available in print and online as PDFs—free for all in a non-printable version, and a higher rez printable version for subscribers.

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Canon Cinema EOS C700

This is the camera that many have dreamed Canon would build. They have. Canon presents Cinema EOS C700 at IBC 2016. It’s a Super35 format studio and shoulder-resting “A” camera with internal 4K ProRes and XF-AVC as well as integrated Codex uncompressed RAW recording. There is a choice of two lens mounts, PL or EF mount—and a choice of Global Shutter or Standard CMOS sensor. Pixel size is 6.4 x 6.4 μm. Depending on model and mode, effective image area is 26.2 x 13.8mm (29.6 mm diagonal) when shooting 4K and 28.9 x 15.2 (32.6mm diagonal) in RAW 4.5K. Download the 12-page PDF special report. read more…

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Leica Cine MacroLux +1 (x3)

Leica Cine MacroLux +1 is no ordinary Diopter, as we saw at NAB. You could do the almost unthinkable: stack 3 of them together (to achieve +3) and still maintain great image quality. Thee MacroLux is a spherical doublet that exhibits no spherical aberrations, no color fringing, and almost no light loss. Its coatings are color matched to the rest… read more…

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NAB Needs a Proper Theater

Two of the highlights of NAB 2016 were presentations in South Hall Meeting Room S226. Ang Lee’s 120 fps 4K Stereoscopic 3D “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” was stunningly realistic, and Lytro Cinema’s Light Field presentation was a futuristic walk in the fields of advanced physics, optics, mechanics and VFX. But incredibly, in this NAB wonderful world of cutting-edge technology, with 100,000 techie… read more…

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FDTimes at NAB

4/17/16 – 4/21/16
FDTimes at NAB 2016: Film and Digital Times Booth C10206

Film and Digital Times returns to NAB 2016 in the usual location: Central Hall, Booth C10206. We are against the wall, near Sony, across from Band Pro. Look for the big Airstar CUBE overhead with FDTimes logo and LED lighting. Free copies of the current NAB edition April 2016 issue #75 and February #74 will be there, as well is in publication… read more…


NAB Free Exhibit Pass from FDTimes

Film and Digital Times will be in the usual location at NAB — Central Hall: Booth C10206. Get a free exhibit pass courtesy of FDTimes: Go to NABShow.com/register and use this code: LV5724    

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Dan May, BMD Pres, on URSA Mini and more

It’s always good to spend time with Dan May at NAB for an interesting guided tour. He puts things in perspective and explains not only the what and how of new equipment, but why. read more…

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NAB 2015 Day One

Mark Forman’s photos of NAB Day 1 read more…


FDTimes at NAB C10106

Visit Film and Digital Times Booth C10106 (across Band Pro and Sony, along the wall) at NAB for complimentary copies of our April Edition, the Leica special Edition, and a few remaining copies of the February issue. You can also pick up free copies from our freestanding publication bins in the entrance to Central Hall and in South Hall. And… read more…

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Band Pro Filmmakers Forum

4/14/15 – 4/15/15
Band Pro Filmmakers Forum at NAB: Lectures at NAB 2015

Band Pro Film & Digital will present lectures and screenings in their NAB Booth C10408 by James Neihouse, Daryn Okada, ASC, Dan Kneece, Bill Baggelaar, Randy Wedick, Philippe Ros, Bob Cranston on April 13-15. read more…

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NAB 2014 Camera Reports

Here is a whirlwind review of NAB 2014 cameras in pictures and brief text. Click on an individual thumbnail to enlarge and navigate as a slideshow. Sony’s annual press conference on the Sunday before opening day was all about 4K, and not just in the usual places. A new Sony α7s camera was unveiled: with a 24×36 mm full frame sensor, E-mount and… read more…

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New NAB stuff

Lots of new NAB gear that didn’t make it into FDTimes April Edition: AJA announces 4K 35mm camera(s). Blackmagic announces 4K 35mm camera(s). Blackmagic announces Cintel 4K film scanner. Panasonic announces 4K 35mm with Codex RAW back. ARRI Studio mattebox has a very cool tilt feature to get rid of annoying reflections bouncing off filters. Prototype RED remote 2-axis remote… read more…


FDTimes NAB Booth C10006

  Setting up at NAB 2014. You’ll find us when the show opens on Monday under the Film and Digital Times Airstar balloon in Booth C10006 — next to Sony, across Band Pro and Pole Cam.

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Angénieux Style & Servos

Angénieux Style Zoom Lenses Angénieux introduces a new line of lenses and the Angénieux Servo Unit (ASU) at NAB. The new Optimo Style series will consist of 3 zooms: 2 handheld, 1 full size. The 16-40 and 30-76 are lightweight at 4.2 lb each and well-balanced for shoulder or handheld shooting. The 25-250 is an all-purpose, classic-range zoom for most… read more…

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Anamorphic Screenings at NAB


Servicevision will screen their Scorpiolens 2x Anamorphic short “Walk in Barcelona” at NAB on Wed. April 9 from 10am – 6pm in room S107, every 2 hours.
Their 35, 40, 50, 75, and 100 mm Scorpiolens 2x anamorphics will be on display in their booth, C10542. read more…

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NAB Show

4/5/14 – 4/10/14
NAB 2014: Film and Digital Times: NAB Booth C10006

Visit Film and Digital Times Booth C10006 (next to Sony, across Band Pro) for Free NAB Edition of Film and Digital Times (Issue 60, April 2014) Schedule: Lectures and Conferences Saturday April 5 – Sunday April 6 Exhibits Monday April 7  9am – 6pm Tues April 8        9am – 6pm Wed April 9        9am –… read more…

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NAB Trail Map by FDTimes

Pack your running shoes. With NAB 2013 a week away, here’s an FDTimes Trail Map of things to see and places to go. Booth numbers included. Pick up a copy of FDTimes’ NAB Edition from our booth C10006 or from our publicaton bin at the entrance to Central Hall.  read more…


Claudio Miranda, ASC on “Oblivion”

This interview with Claudio Miranda, ASC about “Oblivion” is a sneak peak at one of the articles in Film and Digital Times’ April 2013 Issue 53. read more…

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After NAB, the deluge. Our reviews and roundups begin.  read more…