NAB 2008


April 15

Barry Sonnenfeld talks Internet fears
The Internet has Barry Sonnenfeld freaked out. "I fear the Internet for so many reasons," the producer-director said Tuesday. "The medium is the message, and the medium has invaded our home and taken over our minds. ... The really scary part is how hypnotic it is. The Net is so pervasive that kids are on it all day." Full story

Insight forms 3-D Consortium
Driven by the momentum of 3-D in digital cinema, the U.S. Display Consortium and consulting firm Insight Media launched the 3D@Home Consortium with 22 founding members Tuesday at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Full story

April 14

DreamColor comes true for HP
HP and DreamWorks Animation previewed new display technology Monday at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas. Full story

'CSI' creator plans to drive eyes back to TV
"CSI" franchise executive producer/creator Anthony Zuiker is on a mission to drive viewers back to television. Full story

David Rehr talks broadcast issues
National Association of Broadcasters president and CEO David Rehr urged the industry to embrace the future of the fast-changing broadcast world as he opened the 2008 NAB Show on Monday in Las Vegas. Full story

April 13

Many issues threaten 3-D momentum
Digital-cinema stakeholders said that while digital-cinema and 3-D has been widely embraced, there remains myriad unresolved technical and business issues that threaten the momentum. Full story

Fithian: Next year pivotal for 3-D
National Association of Theatre Owners president John Fithian sent 3-D stakeholders a stern warning that they face a "potential train wreck" in 2009. Full story

April 11

Will 3D tools catch demand?
Hollywood's rush to embrace 3-D is posing multidimensional dilemmas. With no fewer than 25 3-D features in the pipeline, the industry clearly has embraced the format. But several roadblocks threaten that momentum. Full story

March 18

Liman to deliver NAB keynote

Doug Liman will deliver a keynote address at the National Association of Broadcasters Show next month in Las Vegas. Full story

March 17

Imagineer to debut new compositing system
Compositing -- the process of combining separate elements such as live action and animation into a single image -- is critical to visual effects and postproduction, but the tools have not experienced significant change in recent years. Full story

March 4

NDTV set for NAB award

New Delhi Television will be awarded the NAB International Broadcasting Excellence Award in April at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas. Full story

March 3

Avid poised for comeback, Arnold says
Avid Technology has a uneven record in hiring executives with little or no experience in the entertainment industry. Kirk Arnold is confident that she can change that. Full story

Feb. 21

Gaming and globalization come into focus at Autodesk
A recent meeting with Autodesk president and CEO Carl Bass offered insight into product strategy, the impact of globalization on the visual effects industry and the possibility that the design software developer might be the next major player to pull out of the annual NAB Show. Full story

Feb. 9

Apple, Avid won't be at NAB

If you've been to a recent National Association of Broadcasters convention, you know that two fierce competitors--Avid Technology and Apple--have stood at the entrance to the post-production exhbits in the Las Vegas Convention Center's South Hall. Full story