There are a ton of conferences and events that happen throughout the year, and photography and video companies tend to make big announcements during them. Right now NAB is going on, and there have been some interesting announcements. It's not over yet, but so far I've been intrigued by the Blackmagic NAB announcement.
Blackmagic NAB announcement: New Camera
I'm pretty happy with my Sony setup, but it's always interesting to look at new equipment with the new Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. Several years ago Blackmagic came out with the first Pocket Camera, and a good amount of people bought it. There were some issues with seeing the screen outside and battery life, but overall it was a good camera. This new Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K seems to take things even further.
From briefly looking at the specs, it appears this camera might be awesome! It has 4k at 60fps, 13 stops of dynamic range, and high iso. The sensor is still smaller than what I use, but there are lots of people out there using the smaller sensor and creating amazing work. I think the biggest thing that sticks out is the price. It's only around $1,300!
Blackmagic NAB announcement: Updated Software
The other interesting announcement from Blackmagic is DaVinci Resolve 15. I've written a few posts about how much I love this program, and now they've got a newer version coming out with even more features. Before, DaVinci Resolve could do the color correction, editing, sound, and producing, but if you wanted to do any kind of motion graphics, you'd have to go to another program. Not anymore! They've now made it where you can do basically anything video related in one place.
From what I can tell, there will still be a free version with the updates. They aren't giving you every single thing for free, of course, but I'm still amazed at what you can do without having to pay a dime. Right now there in the Beta mode, but I'll switch over to DaVinci Resolve 15 as soon as it releases.
There are still two days left of NAB, so who knows what else will be announced. Maybe another Blackmagic NAB announcement??? For now I'm excited about the new DaVinci Resolve and interested to see what the new Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K can do.