Author Chris Hurd

Chris Hurd

After completing my degree in Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas, I managed a video production studio "back in the tape days" while waiting for the digital video revolution to arrive and for the internet to become mainstream. Things started to get interesting in November of 1997 when I launched The XL1 Watchdog, my first web site dedicated to digital video technology. In January of 2001, that site morphed into DV Info Net — the Digital Video Information Network. More than fifteen years later, the longevity of DV Info Net is exceeded now only by its popularity and reputation as one of the leading technology information resources in the broadcast and professional video market.

Lighting
Shane Hurlbut’s Illumination Experience Continues…

Shane Hurlbut’s Illumination Experience cinematography education tour finally wrapped this past weekend in Los Angeles, successfully completing a three-month tour of 26 cities across the United States. If you were one of the fortunate folks who attended his Lighting Masterclass…

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SilverDraft Devil & Demon

Supercomputers are super. Ted Schilowitz has been an industry mover and shaker for a very long time. He was part of the creative force behind AJA, G-Tech and RED Digital Cinema, to name a few of his career highlights. Within…

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NextoDI NSB25 Data Bridge

Barry Morrill from International Supplies, the US distributor for NextoDI, describes their new NSB25 Data Bridge at NAB2014. https://vimeo.com/124694146 Here are the product descriptions mentioned in this interview: The NextoDI NSB-25 Data Bridge is an expandable backup solution, designed with…

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VariZoom StealthyGo

Tom McKay from VariZoom provides an overview of the new StealthyGo mutli-use camera support at NAB2014. This was an unplanned video; I happened to run into Tom McKay and Tom Smith from VariZoom outside the LVCC. I was on my…

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Canon USA

Tim Smith of Canon USA gives us a first look at the new XF205 camcorder, the Cine-Servo 17-120mm 4K lens, and the RC-V100 wired remote paintbox. https://vimeo.com/95930707 Here are the product descriptions mentioned in this interview: The Canon XF205 Professional…

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Convergent Design Athena

Convergent Design’s Dan Keaton reveals the forthcoming Athena 4K multi-stream recorder and encoder / decoder for Craig Chartier and DV Info Net. https://vimeo.com/95930708 Athena is the first standalone, tapeless player/recorder deck capable of 4K/UHD 60p, 2K/HD 60p, and Multi-Stream (even…

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Nanuk Hardshell Cases

Nanuk cases have been around for a little while now but I’ve never had an opportunity to take a very close look at them until I first saw them earlier this year at CES. In this NAB show report, Nanuk’s…

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NewTek 3Play

Carter Holland describes NewTek’s new line of 3Play professional instant replay and slow motion integrated sports production solutions at NAB2014. https://vimeo.com/91821697 Here are the product descriptions mentioned in this interview: NewTek unveils a new family of 3Play sports production solutions…

Show Reports
CES2014 Show Report

The annual Consumer Electronics Show, held early in January each year in Las Vegas, is an event I try to attend about every other year. The exhibit floor is huge, spilling out of all four halls of the Las Vegas…

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Convergent Design Odyssey

Convergent Design, maker of the popular nanoFlash and Gemini 4:4:4 onboard recorders, announces two new additions to their product suite, Odyssey7 and 7Q, full-featured 7.7” OLED monitors, both capable of professional recording with extra cost options. The Odyssey series combines…

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