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AV3 NAB 2015 Guide

Posted about 1 month ago by Simon Day - Posted in General

In just over a couple of weeks NAB 2015 will be kicking off. We've collected all this information for your convenience and will keep it updated when more news becomes available.


Las Vegas Convention Center

3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

Phone: (702) 892-0711

Exhibit Hours

Monday, April 13 - Wednesday, April 15, 2015

9 am. - 6 pm.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

9 am.- 2 pm.

NAB 2015 App

A great way to see what's going on where and when at NAB is to use their official NAB 2015 app

Download it here for iOS

Booths to check out

We've put together a list of booths that we recommend visting, all relating to visual effects, with many of the manufacturers we are partnered with making an appearance.

The letters before the booth number refer to the locations below:

SL = South Lower

SU = South Upper

C = Central




Adobe Systems



aescripts + aeplugins





There's a possibility of news from Tweak Software, a company Autodesk have recently taken over



Avid is going to a subscription only model

Blackmagic Design


BMD has the same large space as last year. "On show will be Blackmagic Design's existing range, and of course new NAB 2015 announced products. See full working demonstrations and display of our entire range."



Bluefish444 Announcee Epoch | 4K Neutron Support for Avid Media Composer 8 and Fluid DNxHD ingeSTore in January. Likely to see these being demonstrated

Boris FX


Join Boris FX + friends at Imagineer Systems for guest demo artists, raffles, and fun! Details coming soon.
Free Exhibit Hall Pass with Code:  LV3963

Digital Anarchy


Beauty Box Video 4 being demonstrated. Special discount on version 4 until April 11th.

Free Exhibit Hall Pass with Code:  LV6685

Digital Production BuZZ


Tune in for a live broadcast from the show. Check out their video podcast live from NAB 2015. Link available soon.

Free Exhibit Hall Pass with Code:  LV4883

Divergent Media


Use their expo code: LV9646 for a free expo pass.

The Foundry


The Foundry LIVE at NAB 2015: Tuesday, 14th April 10am - 2pm PDT. Click here to register to be able to watch the live stream.



Sapphire 8 is predicted to be on show.

Grass Valley


"At this years show, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will demonstrate its powerful line of broadcast solutions and introduce its variety of new IP and 4K/UHD solutions." 

Imagineer Systems


Together with Boris FX.






iZotope to reveal New Audio Tools for Post Professionalsat NAB 2015. 



Live Event Streaming at from the MAXON Booth and lots of great presenters.

Use their expo code:LV6657 for a free NAB Exhibits-only Pass.



Tricaster most likely in action for 4 full days.






LiveGrade Pro 2.2



Take a look at their footage and presets and nab youself a fancy bag.

Rampant Design Tools


Rampant will be giving away 100s of Free 4K elements. Plus guest demos with Kevin P. McAuliffe, Kes Akalaonu, Russ Fairley and many others.

Free Exhibit Hall Pass with Code: LV6365

Monica Daniel is demoing at 4:30 pm on Monday and Tuesday, showing how effects can help change the tone of a story.

Walter Biscardi is demoing 2:30pm “Macro Quality for Micro Budget.  How The Simplicity of Rampant Quickly Raises the Bar.”  He'll show how he uses the  drag and drop in Rampant Design effects to add high-end quality and enhancements to micro budget projects.

RE:Vision Effects


Free Exhibit Hall Pass with Code: LV9853

Sony Media


Same booth as last year.

Sorenson Media

Wynn Salon - B

Sorenson Media and Magid TV and Video Announce Strategic Partnership. Companies set to share consumer research at 2015 NAB 



Booth Schedule

·         Wednesday, April 15, 2015. 3:00pm. Telestream captioning expert, Giovanni Galvez will present "Captioning in an Automated Workflow for Transcoding and Delivery" as part of the session called "Working with Metadata"

·         Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:30 PM. Alan Popkin, Director of Television Engineering & Technical Operations at KLCS-TV in Los Angeles and Paul Turner, VP of Enterprise Product Management at Telestream will present "Success in Implementing a File-based Workflow" as part of the session called "Working with Metadata".

·         Thursday, April 16, 2015, 10:00AM. John Pallett, Telestream Director of Product Marketing, and Dr. Zhou Wang, Co-Founder & CEO at SSIMWave Inc., will present "Quality-Driven Adaptive Bit-Rate Video Streaming" as part of the session called "Understanding Adaptive Bitrate Technologies".

Press Releases

·         Telestream To Introduce New Dynamic Ad Insertion Software and Showcase Advancements in Transcoding, Workflow Automation & Live Streaming at NAB 2015 - February 5, 2015



Live demonstrationgs of Tiffen dfx software and their Steadicam rigs.

That Studio


Kanen Flowers has said, "We may or may not be releasing new products at NAB."





 After Hours Events

Check out for all the latest to do with events and get togethers.

The events below are ones that have built a reputation over the years and worth attending.

April 12th:

#INKMINIGT (Independent Filmmakers of the Inland Empire NAB 2015 KISS [by Monster Mini Golf] Mini Golf Tournament)

The Fourth annual Glow in the Dark Mini Golf tournament with a KISS theme.

Location: Monster Golf, 4503 Paradise Rd. (Across from the Hard Rock Hotel, next to Rumor)

Time: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Register here at Eventbrite. Limited number VIP tickets (20) available. Use code "SAVE5". Game of mini golf, 1 drink, Taco Bar, VIP Room access.

Colorist Mixer

Colorists, plasma screens, games and a mechanical bull. Co-hosted by the ICA and sponsored by Blackmagic Design.

Location: Rockhouse Bar at the Venetian Hotel

Time: 7:30pm


Post Chat Meetup

Twitter Group #PostChat is having a meetup

Location: In front of O'Shea's (may change)

Time: 8pm

Follow #PostChat on Twitter to learn more and stay updated about the meetup

April 13th

Breakfast with Avid Editors

An early meal with fellow Avid editors

Location: Denny's, 3001 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

Time: 8am

IMUG Media Motion Ball 2015

Prestigious event for post production, motion graphics, 3D and anyone in the production field attending NAB.

Location: Monte Carlo Hotel

Time: 5:30-9:30pm. Doors open at 5:30pm. Dinner from 7pm. The event finishes at around 9:45pm.

Tickets: Tickets are $55 each for end users (those who are freelancers or who don't work for a software company). Full priced tickets are $105/each. Buy tickets.

Twitter hashtag: #MediaMotionBall

NAB Show Opening Party

Location: Marquee Nightclub

Time: TBA

Complimentary admission for Attendees and Exhibitors when presenting Show Badge

April 14th

4K 4Charity

Location: Sunset Park

Time: 7:30AM

Join the 4K 4Charity fun run.

Register here

Thirteenth Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet

Network with others in the industry while enjoying some drinks and discover more about the latest trends in collaborative editing workflows. HP and Wipsters are announced as a presenter. Raffle prizes totaling over $86,500.

Location: Riviera Hotel & Casino, Royale Ballroom. 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South

Time: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 7PM - 11PM (doors open at 4:30PM for SuperMeet Digital Showcase. SuperMeet begins at 7:00PM)

Tiwtter hashtag: #SuperMeet

April 16th

IMUG Meetup at the Monte Carlo Brew Pub

Yearly event although not yet confirmed. Keep an eye on the IMUG Media Motion Ball info page for more details

Official NAB Show Closing Party

Location: TBA

Time: TBA

Complimentary admission for Attendees and Exhibitors


Posted by Simon Day
Tags: NAB 2015 ,

Red Giant Universe now works with HitFilm 3 Pro

Posted about 1 month ago by Simon Day - Posted in General

“HitFilm has built an incredible community and we’re proud to bring Red Giant Universe – our ever-expanding library of tools – to HitFilm 3 Pro.” -Sean Safreed, co-founder of Red Giant

Red Giant Universe tools now work within HitFilm 3 Pro thanks to the OpenFX compatibility added in the latest version of HitFilm.

Universe has over 40 free effects and transitions with another 40+ available with the Premium subscription.

Universe is worth installing purely for the free billowed background procedural effect – it’s the perfect companion to HitFilm’s built-in fractal and cloud generators. That you get a ton of other plugins as well makes this the definition of a no-brainer.

You can give HitFilm 2 Express a go by downloading your own copy from us completely free and get a coupon code for $50 off HitFilm 3 Pro, there's never been a better time now you can add more functionality through Red Giant Universe.

Posted by Simon Day
Tags: Red Giant , Universe , HitFilm 3 Pro ,

Get HitFilm 2 Express Free at AV3

Posted 2 months ago by Simon Day - Posted in General

While stocks last, come grab yourself a free copy of HitFilm 2 Express (no strings attached!) worth $149

Those that claim a copy will also receive a discount coupon that will provide $50 off the latest HitFilm 3 Pro.
Take HitFilm 2 Express for a spin and see why many editors prefer to use HitFilm over Adobe.

Posted by Simon Day
Tags: FXHome , HitFilm 3 Pro , HitFilm 2 Express ,

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