Matt had the rare opportunity to capture this panorama of The Strip from the top of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Driving into Vegas at sunset

Our home for four days

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As summer faded here in Melbourne, Matt and Andrew headed for warmer climates and the 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas. With over 1,700 exhibitors and nearly 100,000 attendees, we had no shortage of people to chat with about long term time-lapse. We had a tremendous response to the equipment, networked with lots of great time-lapsers from around the world and lost a grand total of 85 cents on the airport slots as we left the city.

We also saw some other cool industry stuff, which you should check out via the links below:

  • Dynamic Perception (DP) are releasing a very cool modular 3-axis solution, the Stage R. Currently launching on Kickstarter, this system has incredible versatility and multiple modes of control - DP controllers, smartphone/tablet (Android and iOS) and computer (Dragonframe and DP's own multi-keyframe program, Graffik). This is one serious piece of pro kit at a great price.
  • eMotimo and Rhino Gear have partnered up to create one of the most affordable and user-friendly 3-axis time-lapse solutions on the market - at only US1,749 for high quality, portable 3-axis control, it is a really great buy.
  • Other cool new 3-axis time-lapse solutions we saw included: the Syrp slider, the CamBlock Adventure and the Kessler UniDrive (all currently on pre-order).
  • Following last year's ground-breaking release of the Freefly Movi, there were plenty of copycat 3-axis gimbals. The standouts were the DJI Ronin (for under $5000 it will carry up to 16lb and calibrates with one button push) and the Defy range.
  • The talk of the show was the new Blackmagic Studio Camera and ARRI's new documentary camera, the ARRI AMIRA.
  • Also getting a lot of well-deserved attention was the Jigabot AIMe, a fantastic little setup for auto-aiming your GoPro in live time (DSLR model coming soon).
If you ever get the chance to attend NABShow, it's well worth it; we'll certainly be there again next year. Just make sure you allow the full three days to wander, because it is huge!