NAB 2013: All the news from Blackmagic Design, Avid, axle and more…

Welcome to the Jigsaw24 NAB 2013 roundup! Here we’ll be posting links to all the big news stories as they break, so you can keep track of who’s announcing what simply by clicking refresh. If you’ve got any questions or think we might have missed a story, you can let us know in the comments, tweet @Jigsaw24Video or even let us know what you think on Facebook. Now, let’s break out the Red Bull and get cracking…


NAB 2013 news: Atomos announce Samurai Blade

Atomos, creator of the award-winning field recorders Ninja-2 and Samurai, and the acclaimed Connect converters, announces Samurai Blade at NAB 2013, (8-11 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C8218). Read more

NAB 2013 news: Video – The Atomos Samurai Blade

Not satisfied with Atomos’ Samurai Blade press release? Try this handy video instead. As well as running down the key specs and explaining functionality that you’ll find across the Atomos range, it also showcases… Read more


NAB 2013 news: Avid reveal Media Composer 7!

Media Composer 7 is here! And Avid are insisting that there will be no compromise on functionality this time round, as they’ll settle for nothing less than being the leaders in file-based editing. Read more

NAB 2013 news: Avid announce Pro Tools 11

Not to leave out you audio folk, Avid have also released a major upgrade for Pro Tools. With Pro Tools 11, the software’s “essentially rewritten from the ground up” according to our team in Vegas, and Avid tell us that alpha and beta testing has been wildly successful. Read more

NAB 2013 news: Avid Pro Tools 11 – more details and reaction

Since Avid announced Pro Tools 11 and Pro Tools HD 11 at NAB 2013 in Las Vegas, we’ve now had a bit of time to let the news sink in, and properly inspect all the new features, CSI-style. With better sound quality and performance, improved support for video and video hardware, as well as… Read more


NAB 2013 news: AJA ship Corvid and Quad, release Hi5-4K mini-converter

AJA have announced that they’re finally shipping the Corvid Ultra and Ki Pro Quad, but the big news from them at NAB so far is the arrival of the Hi5-4K mini-converter and the ROI mini-converter. Read more

Blackmagic Design

It’s official – Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve v10 is coming to Vegas

Blackmagic Design can usually be relied upon to release a metric tonne of new products at NAB, and if the giant poster across the front of the venue is anything to go by, this year they’re leading with DaVinci Resolve v10… Read more

NAB news 2013: Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera and 4K Cinema Camera leaked

The first victims of the smartphone-toting masses at this year’s NAB show are Blackmagic Design, who have had details of their Pocket Cinema Camera and 4K Cinema Camera leaked to the internet. Read more

NAB 2013 news: Grant Petty’s epic Blackmagic Design message has arrived

Grant Petty’s annual NAB emails are something of a tradition now. Every NAB, Blackmagic Design release about a million five new products, and each year their CEO sends out a email lovingly describing each. Products worth scrolling down to include the much-discussed Pocket Cinema Camera and Production Camera 4K (we’re taking no-deposit pre-orders on these now), DaVinci Resolve 10, a 1U Thunderbolt disk dock, a 4K ATEM Converter and audio monitors which, according to our guys on the ground, sound pretty amazing. Over to Grant… Read more

DaVinci Resolve 10: First impressions from Smoke & Mirrors’ Dan Moran

Dan Moran of and Smoke & Mirrors has kindly let us share his first impressions of Resolve 10, which Blackmagic Design unveiled yesterday and NAB 2013. You can see this post in its original form here. Thanks Dan! Read more

Convergent Design

NAB 2013 news: Sony and Convergent Design offer 4K NEX-FS700 solutions

Sony’s 4K-ready NEX-FS700 is about to become 4K capable with the release of Sony’s R5 recorder and Convergent Design’s Odyssey 7Q. As Sony’s Juan Martinez explains in this clip from NAB… Read more


NAB 2013 news: FSI monitors add Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera monitoring

Anyone anxiously waiting for their Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera will be interested to know that all Flanders Scientific Inc (FSI) monitors now have realtime viewing available from the camera. Read more

NAB 2013 news: FSI preview five new monitors at NAB 2013

Not content with reigniting our Cinema Camera lust, FSI have revealed that they’ll be showing five new monitors at NAB 2013. The key item in the lineup is their new 32″ reference monitor, which they apparently designed following a slew of user requests. Read more


NAB 2013 news: Genelec add Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) to speakers

No massive hardware updates from Genelec at NAB 2013, but they have announced that a new eco-friendly power saving mode will now be rolled out across the whole of their 8000 series speakers – their Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS)… Read more

Grass Valley

NAB 2013 news: Grass Valley introduce K2 Dyno Replay and GV Director ahead of NAB 2013

With just over a week to go til NAB 2013, our inboxes are starting to fill up with announcements from vendors with shiny new kit to show off. One of the most interesting we’ve seen so far is Grass Valley’s effort… Read more


NAB 2013 news: Intel push Thunderbolt to 20Gbps with Falcon Ridge

After almost two days without a Thunderbolt announcement we were starting to worry that NAB 2013 wasn’t going to give us our annual fix, but we couldn’t have been more wrong… Read more


NAB 2013 news: New firmware lets JVC GY-HM650 stream and record simultaneously

JVC’s EBU-approved GY-HM650 will soon be able to record footage and stream content from location to a news room at the same time, thanks to a firmware update due in May… Read more


NAB 2013 news: Matrox release Monarch HD, Mojito 4K, immediately win awards

As if being inundated with awards for launching their Monarch HD live streaming appliance wasn’t enough (three and counting), Matrox have also used NAB 2013 to showcase the Mojito 4K… Read more


NAB 2013 news: NewTek update TriCaster 8000 and 3Play

This year, NewTek are all about helping broadcast customers in unusual space. Sure, they’re there to support everyone who’s ploughing through live events with a TriCaster strapped to their back or wrangling clips of last minute goals… Read more


NAB 2013 news: PROMISE Technology Unveils Shared Scale Out SAN Storage Solution

“PROMISE’s new VTrak A-Class is Fast, Easy to Use, Scalable, and Dramatically Reduces the Cost and Complexity of SAN Deployments” according to their press team… Read more


NAB 2013 news: RED release new Motion Mount, acquire Element Technica

This morning’s fresh NAB 2013 news comes courtesy of the RED user forums – RED have released a new Motion Mount and, not content with this instantly inspiring awe in the hearts of every internet-enabled RED user, they’ve also… Read more

Red Giant

NAB 2013 news: Red Giant to unveil BulletProof at NAB 2013

In other pre-NAB news, Red Giant will be showing off their latest application (and its obligatory short film) at booth #SL3728. Called BulletProof, it’s apparently “a new software application for on set footage handling… Read more


NAB 2013 news: Softron unveil new Smart Playout Engine

As of NAB 2013, NAVI is no more! In other words, Softron are replacing the NAVI playout engine used in OnTheAir Video and OnTheAir Node for the past ten years, with new player on the block Smart Playout Engine (SPE). They’ve also got the new… Read more


NAB 2013 news: Sonnet to showcase new xMac mini Server 2H 

Sonnet will be showing off their all-new xMac mini Server 2H on booth #SL10924. The new model of our beloved xMac mini Server supports two half-length, full-height PCI Express cards… Read more

NAB 2013 news: Sonnet Announces Fully Featured Thunderbolt Dock

Echo™ 15 Thunderbolt Dock Includes Four USB 3.0 Ports, Four SATA Ports, Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire® 800, Pass-Through Thunderbolt Port, Optical Disc Drive, and 2.5/3.5-Inch Internal Drive Bay. Read more


NAB 2013 news: Sony Announce PMW-400

Sony’s new PMW-400 shoulder-mount camcorder is the latest addition to its widely used XDCAM HD422 line-up. Ideal for live production or ENG, the new camcorder uses a 2/3-inch Exmor™ Full HD 3CMOS sensor to capture beautiful images with high sensitivity1 and low noise. Read more

NAB 2013 news: Sony announce the Anycast Touch

Live production has just got a lot more hands-on, with Sony announcing their new all-in-one touchscreen controller, the Anycast Touch, at NAB 2013. Like previous Anycast solutions, the Touch packs in a number of different live production functions into one box – video switching, audio… Read more

NAB 2013 news: Sony release V1.12 firmware for F5, F55 and R5

Anyone rocking a Sony F5 or F55 camcorder, or indeed their R5 external recorder, is being advised by Sony to download the latest firmware. V1.12 gives letter box video output and letter box SxS recording, FZ lens support, as well as a few bug fixes. Read more 


NAB 2013 news: Teradek Bolt gets timecode and metadata

Teradek’s wireless video transmitter, the Bolt, has received a shiny new update at NAB 2013. They’ve upped the range and reduced interference, which is awesome, but they’ve also added timecode and metadata. Read more

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