Interviews from the NAB's Sprockit 2015 startups

Sprockit Startups from NAB 2015

Here are some selected startups on view at the 2015 NAB Sprockit show floor.
Wowza Streaming Cloud visual

Wowza Streaming Cloud makes you a worldwide broadcaster in minutes

Wowza has provided the backbone for online video streaming for many years, more often than not behind the scenes for streaming platforms using their engine. They have come forward to offer a complete, cloud-based solution for streaming, taking your input as source to giving you worldwide coverage with unlimited streams. In time with the NAB […]
Jurassic Park animator Spaz Williams talks to VizWorld about CG animation

How Jurassic Park’s T-Rex Animator Spaz Williams changed moviemaking with CGI (INTERVIEW)

Jurassic Park, released in 1993, ended the reign of stop-motion animation in Hollywood moviemaking, with the famous scenes of the T-Rex running, breaking logs, pulling a man off a toilet seat, and causing other kinds of mayhem created using computer-generated animation (CGI). The animator Steve “Spaz” Williams, trained in classic, Disney-style 2D animation, was sure […]

Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G - Quad SD

Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G – Quad SDI

Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G – Quad SDI, a new mezzanine card that lets customers connect older Ultra HD and 4K equipment that use quad link 3G-SDI connections to their computer through their existing DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G video capture and playback card. The DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G – Quad SDI mezzanine […]
LEGO Worlds on the STEAM platform

LEGO Worlds are here: digital building bricks on the STEAM gaming platform

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group has released LEGO® Worlds, a limitless collection of procedurally generated worlds made entirely of LEGO Bricks, where players build unique environments and define their own experience. Developed by TT Games, LEGO Worlds allows players to use LEGO building sets digitally so they can build and […]
drone equipped with camera

More video! More mobile! More drones! Mary Meeker’s 2015 Internet Trends

2015 Internet Trends Report from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has presented her annual Internet Trends Report, a 157-slide story about where things stand in all-the-Internet… well, perhaps not all of the Internet, as there findings about the use of Internet services and tools by government at […]

AJA's CION Camera

AJA Launches “Summer of Savings” Promotion for CION and Select Ki Pro Products

  AJA Video Systems has just launched the “Summer of Savings” promotion, reducing pricing for the CION production camera, Ki Pro Quad, Ki Pro Mini and Ki Pro recorders. The price for CION is now $4995 US MSRP, which reflects a $4000 price reduction. Ki Pro Quad is now $2995 US MSRP, Ki Pro Mini […]
Artwork created with Rebelle

Digital watercolor app that drips as you paint: that’s Rebelle

Escape Motions releases Rebelle, a revolutionary watercolor & acrylic painting application. Rebelle is a one-of-a-kind real watercolor and acrylic painting program created by Escape Motions. Its watercolor simulation is based on a real-world color mixing, blending, wet-diffusion, and drying. Here’s what Escape Motions has released about Rebelle today: Rebelle convincingly mimics the way natural media […]

Can a Font Make Us Believe Something is True? | AIGA Eye on Design

Errol Morris and Michael Bierut say yes: The writer and director was curious to know if the appearance of letters could sway us to believe something is more or Source: Here is more evidence that aesthetics carry far greater importance than just determining whether something is beautiful or not. The 44th edition of Pentagram […]


Drawing the line: Cartoonists under threat – Committee to Protect Journalists

On January 7, two gunmen burst into the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing eight journalists and bringing into focus the risks cartoonists face. But with the ability of their work to transcend borders and languages, and to simplify complex political situations, the threats faced by cartoonists around… Source: Pictures are worth […]
NIC Apple Watch government apps

NIC Inc. First to Launch Official Government App for Apple Watch

The Apple Watch app, Gov2Go, was launched by NIC Inc.’s Arkansas subsidiary, Arkansas Information Consortium, LLC. “Since the founding of our company our single mission has been to harness the power of the latest technology to make government more accessible for everyone,” said Robert Knapp, NIC’s Chief Operating Officer. “We developed an election results application […]
The 4K indie filmmaker studio

New Chapter of Entertainment’s Long Tail Finally Emerges

It’s plain to see that NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) doesn’t mean the sole focus is on big TV nets or huge studios. It hasn’t been for a number of years. It’s a bunch of small/really small studios, government/business in-house studios and tens of thousands of independent filmmakers who want to create/distribute content – documentaries, […]

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