While HDV and the move to HD have produced some truly amazing cameras— even in the consumer arena— compared to what was available for many tens of thousands of dollars just 10 years ago, those of us who regularly produce live shows are facing a new hurdle: expensive HD switchers. Continue reading “The Next HD Hurdle: Live Video Mixers”
“You hear that Mr. Anderson?
That— is the sound of inevitability…
It is the sound of your death…”
As I was unable to attend NAB in person, I read the same news as everyone else and there are clearly a few trends that it pays to notice because they will have a dramatic affect on production in the future. Whether or not you want to go this route, the sounds of inevitability are becoming louder. Continue reading “The Sounds of Inevatibility.”
As an emerging video acquisition format, AVCHD holds the promise of offering stunning full HD images at the same data rate as DV. But thus far, all manufacturers of AVCHD cameras are using reduced bitrate settings to offer more recording time on flash media recorders.
Will 2008 finally change all this?
We’ve combed through the internet clutter and partnered with Amazon.com to build you a very simple store with links to the video gear you should be looking at. It’s not filled with junk. These are carefully selected items we think can help your productions- including a matte box with two filter holders for just $240.
The link is up in the right corner of the page: Tech-STORE. Check it out!
CancorderInfo has reviewed the HV30- the newest HDV camcorder from Canon that makes a few improvements on the HV20 that has garnered plenty of praise and quite an industry of people making it work as a “pro” camera by working around its consumer camcorder limitations.
Personally, I didn’t see much in the HV30 to warrant jumping at it, but after reading CamcorderInfo’s normally exhaustive hands-on testing, I’m prepared to rethink myself on the HV30.
Canon has made the first step above 15 Mbps AVCHD with the HF10.
While Sony piddles with 15 Mbps,
And Panasonic piddles with 12 Mbps,
Both far under the 24 Mbps AVCHD ceiling,
Canon takes AVCHD to 17 Mbps and full 1920 x 1080 recording from lens to playback.
Things are starting to look up…
It’s Canon’s new Vixia line.
This is the HV30. Look familliar?
It looks a whole lot like the HV20 we’ve already grown to love. But with a slightly higher price, manual exposure, and a black case.
How does it compare, feature by feature with the HV20?
Lets go through the rundown and find out.