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2011 BCPVA VIA awards – in the news

Last month I was attending the National Association of Broadcasters trade show in Las Vegas on behalf of the BCPVA and EventDV Magazine. As a BCPVA delegate I was charged with selecting BCPVA Video Innovation Awards. A month later, news of the awards has spread across the internet, and the world, with reports from USA, Australia, and Japan.

Awards were presented to Sony, Blackmagic Design, K-Tek, Adobe, and Atomos.

Check-out the BCPVA blog for a few the reports:
http://www.bcpva.com/topics/news/awards/2011-bcpva-via-awards-in-the-news/

And below is a sample, from Sony’s Australian website:

Sony Australia

NEX-FS100P 2011 Wins VIA Award at NAB 2011.
The British Columbia Professional Videographers Association presented Sony with the 2011 BCPVA Video Innovation Award for the NEX-FS100P.

The 2011 BCPVA VIA was presented to Jeff Ibbotson, Senior Vice President, Professional Solutions Group, by BCPVA delegate Shawn Lam, at NAB 2011.

The NEX-FS100P is a super 35 sensor interchangeable lens HD video camera with professional XLR audio inputs. The super 35 sensor allows the FS100 to attain superior low light sensitivity and a sought-after bokeh, or defocus. The FS100 improves on the problems that DSLR camera operators have been limited by, including moire, aliasing, rolling shutter, 12 minute record limits, lack of data-display-less HDMI record out, and egonomics.

The British Columbia Videographers Association is Canada’s largest non-profit professional video association and its members specialise in event, corporate, and wedding videography.

BCPVA Video Innovation Awards at NAB 2011

While working the Las Vegas Convention Centre floors for NAB, the video industry’s largest trade show, I had two important roles.  I was representing EventDV Magazine & EventDV Live as a contributing editor and product reviewer and at the same time, the BC Professional Videographers Association, as the delegate in charge of the new BCPVA Video Innovation Awards.

In total I awarded five Video Innovation Awards to companies who announced products that are game changers for our membership, comprised of corporate and even video producers and small business owners.  Here is what I wrote on the BCPVA blog regarding the 2011 BCPVA VIAs – be sure to click the links to read about the innovative products these five companies announced at NAB 2011.
The BC Professional Videographers Association is proud to present 2011 VIA awards to the following companies:

Adobe – Adobe Production Premium CS5.5

2011 BCPVA Video Innovation Award

Ginna Baldassarre, Adobe Sr. Product Manager and Bill Roberts, Adobe Director of Product Managament, with 2011 BCPVA Video Innovation Award for Adobe Production Premium CS5.5

Atomos – Atomos Ninja

2011 BCPVA Video Innovation Award at NAB 2011

Atomos founders Jeromy Young and Ian Overliese with 2011 BCPVA VIA Award

Blackmagic Design – ATEM Television Studio

ATEM Television Studio Award

Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design, with 2011 BCPVA VIA Award

K-Tek – Norbert Sport

K-Tek Norbert Sport wins 2011 BCPVA VIA Award

K-Tek President Brenda Parker with 2011 BCPVA VIA award

Sony – NEX-FS100

Sony NAB Award - 2011 BCPVA VIA

Jeff Ibbotson, Sony Senior Vice President, Professional Solutions Group with 2011 BCPVA VIA

The BCPVA Video Innovation Award was awarded by BCPVA delegate and Past-President, Shawn Lam, at NAB 2011.  VIAs were awarded to companies who have released new products that are game-changers for corporate and event video producers.  In order for products to be eligible, a pre-production or production model must be demonstrated at NAB.  Awards are judged according to the following criteria:

Features/Performance
Innovation/Uniqueness
Price/Value

Congratulations to all the 2011 BCPVA VIA winners

Shawn Lam presents Atomos with 2011 BCPVA VIA award

Las Vegas, Nevada, April 15, 2011
The British Columbia Professional Videographers Association is proud to present Atomos with the 2011 BCPVA Video Innovation Award for the Atomos Ninja.

The 2011 BCPVA VIA was presented to Atomos founders, Jeromy Young and Ian Overliese, by BCPVA delegate Shawn Lam, at NAB 2011.

The Atomos Ninja is a portable touchscreen Professional 10bit HD Recorder, Monitor, & Playback device that captures video and audio direct from any camera with a clean HDMI output. It encodes in real-time to the Apple ProRes format, onto removable laptop or solid state 2½ inch hard drives. The Ninja has dual hot-swappable battery slots, allowing for continuous power, and includes a Firewire800 and USB2.0/3.0 dock for fast transfer speeds. The Atomos Ninja is $995 USD and is aready shipping.

Atomos Ninja at NAB 2011

Atomos Ninja front view showing 4.3" 480x270 screen

Atomos Ninja case

2011 BCPVA VIA award winning Atomos Ninja in case

2011 BCPVA Video Innovation Award at NAB 2011

Atomos founders Jeromy Young and Ian Overliese with BCPVA VIA Award

Atomos Ninja at NAB 2011

Atomos Ninja at NAB 2011

Dual batteries allow for continuous power for Atomos Ninja

Shawn Lam presents Sony with 2011 BCPVA VIA award

Las Vegas, Nevada, April 12, 2011
The British Columbia Professional Videographers Association is proud to present Sony with the 2011 BCPVA Video Innovation Award for the Sony NEX-FS100.

The 2011 BCPVA VIA was presented to Jeff Ibbotson, Senior Vice President, Professional Solutions Group, by BCPVA delegate Shawn Lam, at NAB 2011.

The NEX FS100 is a super 35 sensor interchangeable lens HD video camera with professional XLR audio inputs.  The super 35 sensor allows the FS100 to attain superior low light sensitivity and a sought-after bokeh, or defocus.  The FS-100 improves on the problems that DSLR camera operators have been limited by, including moiré, aliasing, rolling shutter, 12 minute record limits, lack of data-display-less HDMI record out, and egonomics.

Jeff Ibbotson, Sony VP, with 2011 VIA

Sony wins 2011 BCPVA VIA at NAB 2011

Sony NXCAM super 35mm video camera

Super 35mm Sony NEX-FS100 video camera

Shawn Lam is the President of Shawn Lam Video Inc., a Vancouver Video Production company specializing in corporate and live event video production.