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EXCAM EX hands-on video & more.

February 13, 2008 Leave a comment

ex1stuntplane.jpgWhile there’s much ado with blogs (ahem) and other online resources telling you what we can about gear, technology and techniques, manufacturers have gotten wiser to the impact of online media and now release cool stuff directly that used to be limited to outlets like trade shows. Sony’s own web site has quite a bit of information about their new XDCAM camcorders.

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Sony PMW-EX1 vs Panasonic HVX-200? Easy Choice.

January 16, 2008 4 comments

A Pair of Hands tested two pro flash media cameras side by side.

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The $7000
Sony PMW-EX1,

The $5200
Panasonic HVX200.

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I have already discussed the media.
But now we can compare image quality.
How do you think three 1920×1080 chips looked compared to three 960×540 chips?

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FreshDV compares Sony HDR-FX1 to PMW-EX1: low light

December 14, 2007 1 comment

freshdvlog.jpgIt’s no secret that HDV camcorders have not been able to pull in as much light as their SD compatriots. (at least until the HVR-S270 & Z7 arrive)

Primarily this has to do with itty-bitty HD imaging chips squeezing in as many as 6x the number of pixels into the same physical space as SD chips. Each individual pixel has to be so much smaller that it can’t possibly gather the same amount of photons.

Well, FreshDV has a pair of very clean tiff images comparing Sony’s new PMW-EX1 to the HDR-FX1, what I’ll call Sony’s last CCD-based HDV camcorder. (or last CCD-based non-CineAlta HD camcorder.) We’ll see…

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Sony PMW-EX1 answers revealed.

November 21, 2007 8 comments

Flash Hard Drives (SSD) are they worth it?

November 12, 2007 8 comments

samsungssd.jpgI’ve long opined that flash media in a camcorder isn’t really worth it because the video data you record will end up on a hard drive, so why not shoot it onto a hard drive. At the same time, flash media makers are realizing this dichotomy and are starting to build flash media based hard drives, solid state devices or solid state drives. (i.e. nothing moves)

Engadget (author of the photo here) did a test of SSD vs. HDD (hard disk drive)…

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