What you missed from the NAB Show 2019

Shape Nab Show 2019

Once again this year, SHAPE was present at the famous NAB (National Association of Broadcasters convention) held in Las Vegas from April 8 to 11. In our 600 square foot booth, our team was on hand to present the latest SHAPE innovations.

We also had the opportunity to meet with several of our customers and partners to discuss their products and their relationship with our brand. So here’s a glimpse of what you missed at the NAB Show 2019.

JOSEPH ADAMS BTS SPECIALIST

We met Joseph Adams (@adamsjoe330) who specializes in behind the scene shooting and explains why he chose to use a SHAPE rig for his Canon C200.

«The rig here is for the C200 which I think is an absolutely amazing rig to have. Not only just because of the shoulder rig that i feel super firm, I have a great mobility with it but my favourite thing about the SHAPE is their quick panel. […] My other favorite feature is the actual cage around the C200 that not only just give me  more access to the camera but the main thing I love is the protection that it gives.»

ALAN LUGO FROM B&H

We went to visit Alan Lugo at the booth of the major American photo and video equipment retailer, B&H. Alan explains why he thinks our rigs are an excellent choice.

«SHAPE is up there with me. I have a few SHAPE rigs and I never look back»

MICHEL SUISSA FROM B&H Studio

We had the chance to talk to Michel Suissa from B&H’s prostudio division. Michel explains that from the very beginning, the relationship they have had with SHAPE is really strong. According to him, it is our level of innovation that makes SHAPE a partner of choice for B&H.

RUBIDIUM WU PRESENT THE Canon C200 RIG

During the NAB Show 2019, we met one of our loyal customers, Rubidium Wu, who explained why he liked the SHAPE rig for the Canon C200. He has adopted the brand because, among other things, the many possible adjustments offer him better comfort, but also because it allows him to have only all the features at his fingertips.

«I went to visit the factory outside of Montreal and saw how they [the camera rigs] were made. It’s just a huge piece of mind to know that what you are trusting your ten thousands of dollars worth of camera gear to is made with integrity and made really really well.»

The incredible ATOMOS BOOTH

We visited the Atomos booth stand during the NAB Show 2019, where several of our products were presented. Nico Marchand, one of our specialists at SHAPE, introduces us to the different SHAPE products of the Atomos booth. We have been working with Atamos for several years and we have an excellent business relationship with them.

Jeromy Young, founder & CEO of Atomos, also came to visit us at the SHAPE booth to see the new products we have designed for Atomos products. Jeromy provides us with valuable assistance by sharing information that allows us to develop custom products for their products.

Watch the interview with Jeromy Young, founder & CEO of Atomos:

A visit from SERGE DESROSIERS

We had the opportunity to talk with the famous Quebec director of photography and producer, Serge Desrosiers. The relationship with SHAPE began a long time ago, when Mylène, co-owner of SHAPE, was her first assistant camera man and decided to start the SHAPE company in 2007. 

DIRK FLETCHER FROM CANON BOOTH

We met Dirk Fletcher at the Canon booth who presented us with the Sumire prime lenses. Originally, the word sumire in Japanese represents beauty. Canon’s Sumire Prime lens has a unique look that offers a perfect blend of art and innovation.

KENJI ARAI AT SAMY'S BOOTH

We went to visit Samy’s booth and had a chance to talk to Kenji Arai who works for the company. Samy’s literally set up a mini store at the Show and presented professional cameras and video equipment. You will find SHAPE products in Samy’s specialized stores and we thank them for being our partner for several years now.

SNEHAL PATEL AT ZEISS BOOTH

We met Snehal Patel from Zeiss who introduced the 21mm and 135mm lenses in the Supreme Prime category. These two lens sizes are in addition to the Supreme Prime category, which now consists of 9 lenses ranging from 21 to 135mm.

THOMAS CUBBY FROM SONY PRESENT THE FS5M2 CAMERA

«A feature that is very powerful on this super 35 4k camera, is the variable ND (neutral density) filter. Another important feature is the clear image zoom. We are able to zoom in on any lens 2 times in HD and 1.5 times in 4K without any image quality lost.»

To learn more about the Sony FS5M2 camera, see the full interview:

BENOÎT BRISMONTIER FROM ANGÉNIEUX

We met Benoît Brismontier from the French company Angénieux who presented us with some zoom models available at their booth. It presents the different categories of the brand, from entry-level to very high-end categories.

The EZ zooms is the latest range that has been created at Angénieux. It is mainly aimed at people with a more limited budget. One of the advantages of these zooms is that they are compatible with super 35 and full frame.

The optimo style zooms are appreciated since they are about half as expensive as their big brother in the optimo range for performances that remain excellent. These are still mainly aimed at productions with a more limited budget. Benoît presented us with 2 zooms in this category, the 16-40 and the 48-130 which are very complementary. In addition to being very compact, they are also extremely light.

Optimo anamophic zooms now allow you to do things that were not possible before, such as the shoulder camera or the drone. Angénieux also presented us 2 zooms of the anamorphic optimo category, the 30-72 and the 42-420, the 30-72 which is an extremely small zoom. In terms of size, this zoom is one of the smallest anamorphic zooms on the market. The 42-420 is a 10x anamorphic zoom, which is quite rare on the market. This zoom has the particularity of having the interchangeable rear as for the EZs, transforming it into a 25-250 spherical zoom.

In the category of optical spherical zooms, Benoît presented the Ultra 12x zoom. This is in fact the new generation of the 24-290 which is the reference for zooms all over the world. The Ultra 12x zoom is more robust than the 24-290 and has an interchangeable rear panel to adapt to the different sensors on the market.

THE MULTI TURRET INVENTED BY IAN KERR

We were lucky enough to discover a superb invention, the Multi Turret. Ian Kerr, inventor of the Multi Turret, explained that he designed this system to solve the frustrations of documentary filmmakers who missed a shot because they were changing their lenses. The Multi Turret is actually a system attached to the camera that can accommodate 3 lenses. For example, in a simple fraction of a second, it is now possible to switch from a 14mm lens to a 35mm lens and then to a 135mm lens.

See the full interview:

AMY KOPPMANN WITH THE SONY A7R iii

We met Amy Koppmann from Sony who introduced us to their camera, the A7R III. Their new 42 megapixel full frame camera shoots up to 30 frames per second in 4K, 60 frames per second in full HD and 120 frames per second in slow motion full HD mode. The “quick release” mode allows you to quickly remove your camera. It is also equipped with our wooden handles, follow focus and a double slot to record on two memory cards simultaneously.

To view the full interview:

MITCH GROSS AND THE PANASONIC EVA1

We met Mitch Gross at the Panasonic booth who introduced us to some SHAPE accessories available for the Panasonic EVA1 model. At the kiosk, the camera was presented with the Top plate, the flat base and the adjustment arm designed for their hand grip.

AN ANNUAL MEETING

Once again this year, we are very happy to have had the opportunity to participate in this long- awaited event. It is always a pleasure for us to be able to talk to our customers and business partners who make us the company we are today and who allow us to surpass ourselves every day.

Wishing to see you at the NAB SHOW 2020.

It’s a date!

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