Nikon and MRMC Display Innovative Capture Solutions at NAB 2018

Nikon USA officially published their 2018 NAB press release saying that the Nikon booth will feature the new Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit, as well as MRMC’s recently announced offerings in automation for broadcasters and sports clubs. That means Nikon will NOT announce any new cameras or lenses at the NAB show 2018.

Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit: $5,496.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Read more: Best Lenses for Nikon D850 and Best Memory Cards for Nikon D850.

NAB 2018 Presentation Schedule

Nikon and MRMC will be livestreaming a full schedule of inspiring and educational speakers throughout the first two days of NAB 2018. Those interested in watching remotely should visit www.nikonusa.com/live to tune in.

Day 1 – Monday, April 9 (Show Hours: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. PDT)

  • 12:00-12:45 PM PDT — Joe McNally – Cuba, The Dance of Memory: Still to Motion
  • 1:00-1:45 PM PDT — Eric Fletcher – 30 Years of Production: What I’ve Learned, Where It’s Going
  • 2:00-2:45 PM PDT — Mikey Cosentino – Bolt: Life in Slow Motion
  • 3:00-3:45 PM PDT — Deanne Fitzmaurice – Stories That Move
  • 4:00-4:45 PM PDT — Lucas Gilman – State of the Art: 8k Time-Lapse with the D850
  • 5:00-5:45 PM PDT — Ami Vitale – The Stories We’re All Seeking

Day 2 – Tuesday, April 10 (Show Hours: 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. PDT)

  • 1:00-1:45 PM PDT — Keith Ladzinski – Extreme Adventures in Filmmaking
  • 2:00-2:45 PM PDT — Chris Hershman – The Art of Making Music Videos
  • 3:00-3:45 PM PDT — Dixie Dixon – Fashion in Motion
  • 4:00-4:45 PM PDT — Steve Heiner – The Nikon D850: Time-Lapse in Depth
  • 5:00-5:45 PM PDT — Corey Rich – Paralleling Still and Motion

Press Release:

Nikon and MRMC Display Innovative Capture Solutions at NAB 2018

Automated and Intelligent Technology from MRMC and the New Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit Make the Nikon Booth a Must-See for Show Attendees

LAS VEGAS – Nikon Inc. and MRMC, a Nikon Group company, are inviting attendees of the 2018 NAB tradeshow to visit their booth and experience the latest innovations in digital imaging, robotics and automated image capture solutions. The booth will feature the new Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit, as well as MRMC’s recently announced offerings in automation for broadcasters and sports clubs. Attendees can also experience Nikon’s existing line of imaging products and MRMC’s expansive solutions, both of which will be used to livestream directly from the show floor.

“Both Nikon and MRMC are known for innovation in imaging, and NAB is the perfect opportunity to show the world the unlimited possibilities that Nikon capture technologies and optics in combination with MRMC automation and robotics offer,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “Our new technologies are pushing forward the possibilities to expand creative control and create more efficient and higher quality productions.”

Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit

For creators looking to take full advantage of the Nikon D850’s extensive video capabilities, this powerful, award winning DSLR camera will be available as part of a new Filmmaker’s Kit. The kit includes three prime NIKKOR lenses ideal for content creation that exhibit the fantastic sharpness needed for 4K UHD video, including the AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED, AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G and AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G lenses. The kit also contains an additional EN-EL15A battery, the ME-1 Stereo Microphone, the ME-W1 Wireless Microphone, and an Atomos Ninja Flame Recording Monitor. Additionally, the kit comes packaged with custom foam inserts, ideally sized for use in a hard case for transport. The Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit is available now for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $5,499.95*.

Nikon’s Award Winning DSLRs and NIKKOR Lenses:

Nikon’s extensive line of acclaimed DSLR cameras will be on display, including the 4K UHD capable Nikon D5, Nikon D850, Nikon D500 and Nikon D7500. Combined with the vast array of NIKKOR lenses, these cameras are great for multimedia content creators looking for advanced features and controls for high-quality productions. Throughout the show, attendees will have the opportunity to get hands-on time with the latest Nikon cameras and NIKKOR lenses, plus have a chance to speak directly with Nikon product experts.

MRMC Introduces Automated Image Capture Solutions for NAB

The new offerings from MRMC are designed to address the needs of image and video capture for broadcast and sporting venues by delivering simplicity and cost efficiency. The Polycam: Chat is an in-stadium solution which simplifies and augments the small-scale studio atmosphere while lowering production costs and footprint. The system automates the camera operation for up to four presenters and guests in one studio and can easily track a talking head with maximum stability within the frame. The Polycam: Player is a robotic video capture system for team analysts that offers an unbeatable level of automation, flexibility and low-light image quality to monitor the field with unparalleled precision.

MRMC will also be featuring new interface controls, including the Multiviewer Skin, Live Skin and the Color Control Panel for Multi Head Controller (MHC) systems, which allows broadcasters to have more creative control over their content. The Multiviewer Skin provides the ability to control up to 12 cameras directly from the Multiviewer interface, while the Color Control Panel can remotely control color output from select Nikon DSLRs to match a multi-camera production environment. Additionally, the new Live Skin UI offers a familiar full-screen interface for remote camera operation.

The MRMC display will also include innovative robotic offerings like the world’s fastest and most advanced cinebot, the Bolt, as well as the smaller, more compact and lightweight Bolt Junior. For studio track, ceiling or floor mounting needs, MRMC will also be exhibiting the multi-purpose, smooth and ultra-quiet Camerobot, StudioBot and StudioBot Light robotic camera arms. Other technologies on display from MRMC will include Robotic Pods for remote capture, the AFC range of pan-tilt camera heads, Whisper Head PTZ systems and a glimpse of custom operator control interfaces.

Attendees can also see the MRMC Bolt as part of an interactive display at the entrance of the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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