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List of NAB 2015 Deals

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

Current Deals:

Boris FX Continuum Complete (All Hosts) 15% Off April 13th - 20th

Boris Continuum Complete 9

Video Copilot All Products 25% Off - April 13th - 16th

Video Copilot Products

Digieffects 25% off All Products - April 13th - 17th

Digieffects Products

Imagineer Systems 15% Off mocha Pro, Plus April 13th - 20th

Mocha Pro  -   Mocha Plus

NewBlueFX 30% off All Products, TotalFX for $999 - April 13th - 17th

NewBlueFX Products  -   TotalFX 

Mettle 40% off FreeForm Pro and ShapeShifterAE - April 13th - 16th

FreeForm Pro   -    ShapeShifterAE

Posted by Simon Day
Tags: Sales , NAB 2015 , Deals ,

ZBrush Summit 2015 Dates Announced!

Posted about 1 month ago by Simon Day - Posted in General
ZBrush users and Enthusiasts, take note of the following.
The ZBrush 2015 Summit will be held this year over 3 days, from the 25th to the 27th of September. Pixologic will make full use of the Los Angeles prestigious Gnomon School facilities to bring you the ultimate ZBrush experience.
In the same fashion as the previous year, those that attend will be able to live and breathe ZBrush through a host of dynamic presentations and panel discussions. Plus, new to 2015 will be on-site workshops, the LIVE ZBrush Sculpt-Off Championship, and the first-ever ZBrush Awards!

If you are unfortunate and unable to make it to the event, then you can get the next best thing by watching the ZBrush Summit 2015 all live online, streamed for your convenience – including artist and studio presentations, artist interviews, plus competitions galore to help you win a bunch of prizes. Good to know that winners are eligible whether watching from home or there in person at the Gnomon School. Fantastic!
Take a look at ZBrush 4R7 that was released earlier this year.
Posted by Simon Day
Tags: Pixologic , ZBrush 4R7 , Summit ,

AV3 NAB 2015 Guide

Posted 2 months 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
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