So Much to See, so Little Time: HPA Members and Friends Pick their First Stop at NAB


A crowded show floor and a jam-packed docket looms ahead for many of us attending NAB 2016. Here’s a quick look at who and what our community is looking for as soon as they walk in the door of LVCC.  And, let us know what you want to see here.

Andrea Kalas, President, Association of Moving Image Archivists:

Ang Lee of course! But from an archivist’s perspective, how are we going to archive 4K HDR Hi frame rate? And for what future technology? Will there be even more interesting technical evolutions? What’s the future after this future??

Andy Donahue – Director of Marketing, Killer Tracks

I cannot wait to hold the new Carbon Fiber Red WEAPON 6k camera!  Super light and can shoot 6K at 100 fps which would be insane to use on an action shoot, if you had to be agile and moving around a lot filming.

Jim Wicks, Colorist (HPA’s newest member!)

At NAB 2016 I expect many products – displays, grading and finishing systems, HDR, Wide Color Gamut – and will focus on colorists, whose numbers are growing. I plan on meeting with interested parties to help represent the colorists and bring into close alliance those color artists who desire to advance the prestige and dignity of the color profession.

Brian Pope, CEO, Cognition

We’re big believers in the idea that technology can actually make humanity more humane, not less–so we always look for products,  technologies and new applications for existing technologies that make communication between people better, that make art richer, deeper and more accessible, and which make people better able to pursue and achieve their dreams.

Walt Bigelow, Chief Engineer MVF Point.360

High speed clustered storage (SAN/NAS), new HDR display technologies and 4k/UHD waveform and QC systems.  And, we’ll be checking out new camera systems, dailies and encoding, along with workflow and facility automation products.

Matthew Schneider, Director of Technology, PostWorks New York

My focus at NAB may be with what is still a very ambiguous part of our industry: workflow collaboration, cloud-based toolsets, and better ways of “stitching together” fractioned slices of our overall pipeline. The other areas of priority are a bit more core: updated display technologies, updated versions of the color and NLE software we use the most, and whatever the camera-of-the-moment is. Naturally we’ll have to see what this VR thing is all about (especially for those of us that did not make it to CES or HPA.)

Christy King, Consultant/Technologist

First thing I’m going to see is the Future of Cinema Conference on Saturday. On the show floor, I’m going to begin my quest to see how MAM systems are incorporating Rights Management metadata.

Brian Terrell, CEO of GPL Technologies

This year should be the year of virtual reality.  Looking forward to seeing the ecosystem of products to enhance the filmmaker’s creativity. We will be looking for ways to help our clients create more iterations in less time.

Tell us what you’re looking forward to seeing!

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