Dan Bockrath

Trade Media Journalist MarketScale

Dan Bockrath is a technical, creative, mixed-multimedia professional, creating content at the intersection of, nature, technology, and community. At MarketScale, Dan is a beat writer for the Pro AV industry, covering new technologies, innovative AV companies, and interviewing the lifeblood of the industry, from legacy thinkers to new-age disruptors. Dan also works as an engineer and the CMO of Dragonfire Acoustics, where he worked to design and manage a line of hyper-fidelity planar magnetic speakers. He has experience as a senior technical writer at B&H Photo Video, a technical AV consultant, and a sound system designer.

2006-2009 B.A. in Religious Studies, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
2004-2006 A.A. in Liberal Arts
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International & Interactive Mixed Reality Art is a Showing AV Pros the Value of “Digital Plasticity”

Dan Bockrath - April 14, 2023

The design of new art mediums in Web3 is as much a social coordination as it is a technological cooperation. Designers, engineers, and visionaries are now able to collaborate to create mixed reality art, working in augmented mixed reality frameworks so as to define and refine the architecture of the metaverse.

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Adapting the SLR Magic of Anamorphic Filmmaking to the Panasonic Lumix Ecosystem Creates Endless Filmmaking Possibilities

Dan Bockrath - March 24, 2023

The Panasonic Lumix System revolutionized independent filmmaking through the convergence of a handheld DSLR style body, larger than video camera sensors for a narrow depth of field, and the versatility and utility of interchangeable lenses. By being mirrorless and with the use of adapters, a broad gamut of vintage and modern lenses became available for filmmakers to compose and refine the look and feel of their footage, ushering in a new era of budget cinematography.

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AV is Bridging the Gap Between the Real World and the Metaverse at Industry Conferences

Dan Bockrath - March 24, 2023

How is AV helping bridge the gap between the real world and the metaverse? Some of the best examples can be seen in the midst of large-scale trade shows and industry events.

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Panasonic’s S5II and S5IIX Feature Set is All Thanks to a Vocal Community of Run-and-Gun Content Creators

Dan Bockrath - March 3, 2023

Over the years, Panasonic created and shaped a novel approach and subsequent community of run-and-gun handheld vloggers, videographers, and filmmakers with its hybrid cameras. What was conceptually defined with the GH1 was dramatically refined by the positive feedback loop (and firmware hacking) generated by the enthusiasts and professionals that used Panasonic's camera gear.

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Panasonic’s Phoenix: Rise of the Lumix S5II and S5IIX

Dan Bockrath - March 2, 2023

Panasonic, an international brand renowned for their innovation and planning technology roadmaps 200 years into the future, recently shook the blogging, videography, and independent film worlds with the announcement of the Lumix S5II and S5IIX. Pioneers in the field of adapting and engineering new video applications and markets by employing large sensors in hand-held form factors, the Japanese giant is poised to regain its title crown by healing its one achilles heal: autofocus.

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