October 21, 2014

RED ONE camera workflow with Quantel

RED ONE camera workflow with Quantel A Quantel White Paper By Mark Horton

The RED ONE camera has had a major impact on our industry, providing a cost effective, high quality solution to Digital Cinematography. What this document outlines are current (November 2008) Red workflows that are offered by Quantel workstations. This is a fast changing topic. Red, Quantel and other third party vendors mentioned here are all engaged in ongoing developments, [Read more...]

The solid-state missing link: Sony’s XDCAMEX Browser 2.0

The solid-state missing link: Sony’s XDCAMEX Browser 2.0Once you’ve had the joys of solid state shooting, with formats such as P2 and XDCAMEX, its hard to imagine going back to tape By Mike Jones

Once you’ve had the joys of solid state shooting and production, with formats such as P2 and XDCAMEX, its hard to imagine ever going back to tape. This is not to say that solid state doesn’t come without its drawbacks: no shelfable master, re-wrapping [Read more...]

Sony Sound Forge Non-destructive Editing Techniques, Part II (Playlist)

Sony Sound Forge Non-destructive Editing Techniques, Part II (Playlist) By Jeffrey P. Fisher

In the previous article, we looked at using Sound Forge’s project file format for non-destructive audio editing. Here we’ll look at the Playlist feature which also lends itself to editing your work without affecting the file and therefore protecting your valuable original data.
 
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The Sony HDR-CX100

The Sony HDR-CX100Big Bang, Small Buck By Douglas Spotted Eagle

AVCHD has exploded on the consumer and pro-sumer scene like a new star at the Oscars, and the CX100 is the newest “actor” in the AVCHD lineup from Sony. Packed into a small body measuring 2″ W x 2.25″ H x 4″ L (including factory battery) and 2″ W x 2.25″H x 5″ L with the more practical NP90 battery, this small “brick” weighs in between 11 and 14 ounces, depending on the battery [Read more...]

Panasonic bolsters AVCCAM line with new camcorder, recorder, and camera head

Panasonic bolsters AVCCAM line with new camcorder, recorder, and camera headCamcorder that captures Full HD to SDHC memory cards is priced at $3195 By John Virata

At Panasonic’s Sunday NAB 2009 press conference, the company announced a new AVCCAM camcorder that weighs less that 2.2 lbs and features full HD 3MOS imagers to capture MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video in full 1080 and 720 resolution video. According to the company, the AG-HMC40 is capable [Read more...]

Apple and Oranges Productions adds digital sizzle to Broadway marketing with Panasonic P2 HD camcorders

Apple and Oranges Productions adds digital sizzle to Broadway marketing with Panasonic P2 HD camcordersMulti-Purpose Promotional Materials Shot for “Memphis’ with AG-HPX300s, ‘Hair’ Be-In Streamed Live from AW-HE870N POV Camera

Bi-coastal Apples and Oranges Productions, with offices in Southern California and Manhattan, has ramped up quickly since its founding in 2008 to become a notable force on Broadway, with two shows currently on the boards, [Read more...]

Working with XDCAM EX Footage in Final Cut Pro 6

Working with XDCAM EX Footage in Final Cut Pro 6Don’t forget to manage the data/media and the processed clips, and back-up the original data/media By Heath McKnight

The Sony XDCAM EX line of cameras, which include the PMW-EX1 and EX3, offer full HD resolution recording (1920 x 1080), which record onto non-linear flash-based cards that Sony has named SxS. Speed is always of the utmost importance, so it’s great to be able to get clips into [Read more...]

Panasonic intros VariCam 2700 and 3700 at NAB

Panasonic intros VariCam 2700 and 3700 at NAB Company also shows AG-HMC 150 AVCCAM and AG-HPX170 P2 Camera By John Virata

Panasonic’s Sunday press conference at NAB 2008 in Las Vegas featured the introduction of three new HD cameras. To be showcased all week at the annual broadcast event, Panasonic introduced at its press conference two P2HD VariCam cameras, the variCam 3700 and VariCam 2700, and successors to the DVX100 DV camcorder.

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NAB 2008: Panasonic’s new AVCCAM camera to capture to SDHC cards

NAB 2008: Panasonic’s new AVCCAM camera to capture to SDHC cards By David Basulto

NAB 2008: Panasonics new AVCCAM camera to capture to SDHC cards

Ok this is getting ridiculous. As content is getting better and higher resolutions are becoming the norm, things are going the other way in terms of the media that content is captured to. The media that captures all of the HD glory is getting smaller. How is this so? In any case I love not having to carry tapes or huge drives.

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First Look: Panasonic AG HMC150 AVCCAM camcorder

First Look: Panasonic AG HMC150 AVCCAM camcorder By John Virata

Back in 2005, my aunt asked me to videotape her wedding. I am not a professional videographer, but rather, over the years I’ve enjoyed shooting video with all types of cameras, be it via my digital camera, my Flip video camera, to a variety of miniDV cameras. So I agreed to tape her wedding. Last week, my sister got married, and she had seen the DVD I put together for my aunt, [Read more...]