Team Lenslinger’s “b-roll.net vs. the VJ”

Team Lenslinger covered the floor at this year’s NAB – even found time to share a few pints with us at the b-roll.net BASH.

In their first full video installment from the show, they try to tackle the toughest question – the ONE MAN BAND, yes or no?

They Wanna Replace Us With Robots

From: Wired Magazine This takes the VJ debate to a whole new level. According to Wired Magazine, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is trying to build a robotic camera system that can actually comment on what it sees. No more problems with personal bias – this robot will tell it like it is. “In the past few months, they’ve launched projects to create a real-life C3PO and a surveillance…

Ion Audio Creates “2-Faced” Video Camera

From: Uncrate Ion Audio plans to release the Ion Twin Video in Q2 of 2010. This little “wonder-cam” shoots and records from 2 cameras on opposite sides. That way, you can shoot the all important “action – re-action” with one camera. The target audience is YouTube, but I see this as the VJ camera of the future. Specs are hard to come by, but it will probably include stereo microphones,…

Should the b-roll.net AWARDS have a OMB Category?

There has been a good debate on the b-roll.net FORUM about whether or not there should be a “One Man Band” category in the b-roll.net AWARDS. The proposed changes to the contest are as follows: 1) Change “Feature (Soft)” to “Feature” allowing hard and soft stories to enter. 2) Remove Completion Time Limit on “Feature.” 3) Remove “Feature (Hard)” category. 4) Add “Nat Sound” category (see rules below). 5) Remove…