I just got back from attending my first NAB confernce, and I was really impressed with it. I attended the post production world conference, which held classes on various techniques on many post production tools, and one day one the Expo floor (which was not enough time to see even 10% of the exibits.) Some highlights from the post production conference: I attended a class where Academy award winning inventor of the stedicam, Garret Brown, talked about effective camera movement. He diffinately has changed my ideas about camera positioning and movement. Another highlight was the keynote speach of "Dogtown and Z Boys" editor Paul R. Crowder talked about the stylistic approach to Z boys, and how they created the gritty unfinished Z boys look. For those that has seen z boys you know what I am talking about, for those that haven't seen the film, go and rent it, it phenomoninal. Paul also showed clips from, Riding Giants, his next film about big wave surfers. In riding giants there are amazing 3d effects on 2d photos that I am sure will be talked about when the film is released, needless to say it looks amazing as well. Some hightlights from the show floor: Of course being an apple buff I went straight to the Apple booth where they had a huge presense. Their booth had a giant 25 foot wide HD projector where they were demoing Shake 3.5, FCPHD. DVDSP3 and of course MOTION. Motion was by far the coolest software technology at the show. They had 4 demo stations where an apple rep demoed it for you, and needless to say I was amazed. For a 1.0 release this App was feature rich with many filters and "behaviors" that in my opinion will change the way I look at key framing and motion in a 2D space. Motion is pretty much a 2d version of shake, and from what I can tell, I will not be using livetype any more for titling. Motion is more robust when it comes to "motion" and is going to save time and energy in key framing because it is all in real time. This app is WAY well worth the 299 price tag. That's it for now, I have to attend a meeting, I will post more details later and answer any questions within my realm of competence.