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Vortex Media Training DVD: Mastering Sony's PMW-200/300, 160, 150 and 100 XD Cameras

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Vortex Media Training DVD: Mastering Sony's PMW-200/300, 160, 150 and 100 XD Cameras

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Product Highlights

  • Presented by Doug Jensen
  • Two Discs / 3 Hours of Instruction
  • Includes Tutorials / Step-by-Step Guide
  • Covers XDCAM Basics/Advanced Features
  • Shows You When and How to Use Functions
  • Includes Many Tips and Shooting Tricks
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Mastering Sony's PMW-200/300, 160, 150 and 100 XD Cameras from Vortex Media is not your simple "how to" guide. This is produced and presented by a notable expert in the field of XDCAM shooting who brings his more than 32 years of experience to the table to show you both the basics and advanced features of these camcorders. Using his step-by-step approach, you'll cover such topics as camera setup, menus, shooting techniques, choosing a video format, clip naming, file management, clip importing, Picture Profiles, time-code, programming the assign buttons, customizing the viewfinder display, freeze-mix, white balance, multi-matrix, proper use of Zebras, jam-syncing, focus assist functions, shutter speed, gain, time-lapse, slow-motion, camera data files, best practices for importing and archiving footage, and much more.

This is a training DVD that includes tutorials to make sure you understand where, when and how use each feature thereby using the camcorder to its fullest potential. The two discs are comprehensive and contain all the information you need to get started. For the working pro who already owns the camcorder, it can be used as a refresher course to review and expand your knowledge.

Contents

Disc One
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Differences & Similarities
Chapter 3: Camcorder Overview
Chapter 4: The Menu System
Chapter 5: Displays & Markers
Chapter 6: Video Formats
Chapter 7: Memory Cards
Chapter 8: Clip Naming
Chapter 9: Assign Buttons
Disc Two
Chapter 10: Picture Profiles
Chapter 11: Exposure
Chapter 12: Focus
Chapter 13: Audio Recording
Chapter 14: Timecode
Chapter 15: White Balance
Chapter 16: Special Recording Modes
Chapter 17: Playback
Chapter 18: XDCAM Browser
Chapter 19: Summary
About the Presenter
Doug Jensen is the owner of Vortex Media. He's a member of Sony's Independent Certified Experts (I.C.E.) team and has taught everywhere from New York to Japan. In addition to his hands-on experience, he has produced many training videos on various camcorders and has contributed his expertise to such notable clients as NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, CNN, PBS, BBC, NHK, EBU, TNT, Discovery, ESPN, E!, A&E, HGTV, WGBH, Food Network, NASCAR Images, MLB Productions, Travel Channel, History Channel, Sundance Channel, and NBA Entertainment.
Subject Video Equipment Set-up & Operation
Author Presented by Doug Jensen
Edition 1st
Format DVD-Video
NTSC
English
Running Time 3 hours
Illustrations Yes
Publisher Vortex Media
Date Published Not Specified by Manufacturer
Vortex Media Training DVD: Mastering Sony's PMW-200/300, 160, 150 and 100 XD Cameras
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    Vortex MediaTraining DVD: Mastering Sony's PMW-200/300, 160, 150 and 100 XD Cameras
     
    4.7

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    • Broad range of information (3)
    • Informative (3)

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        4.0

        Very helpful, just missing a bit of info

        By Indrid Cold

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Advanced, Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Broad Range Of Information
        • Easy To Understand
        • Good Resource
        • Informative
        • Reliable Research

        Cons

        • Lacks Pict Profile Info
        • Limited Information

        Best Uses

        • Occasional Refresher
        • One Time Use

        Comments about Vortex Media Training DVD: Mastering Sony's PMW-200/300, 160, 150 and 100 XD Cameras:

        I bought this video after purchasing the Sony PMW-200 and having a difficult time adjusting to the camera and getting the hang of all of its functions. There is a lot of information contained on these 2 DVDs and they covered everything I needed to know as well as certain things I had no idea my camera could do. The information is sorted out into different chapters and Jensen does a good job of explaining the material clearly as he goes along. Watching the videos felt a lot like attending a short training seminar on how to use my camera, which was exactly what I needed. I was also relieved that he wasn't one of those annoying personalities that often seem to make tutorial videos and you are then forced to listen to in order to get the information you need.

        My only real complaint is that I was hoping there would be more detailed information on picture profiles. As someone who has never used a camera with the picture profile function before, I was fairly clueless about the different settings and how they would go on to affect my video. Jensen went through the steps of setting up the 2 picture profiles he routinely uses, but never really explained why he was making those changes or the settings themselves. In the end, his picture profile information still helped me, but I would have liked to have gotten a more comprehensive look at how the settings work so that I would feel more confident creating my own picture profiles.

        I do feel as though this was an essential purchase to go along with my PMW-200 and I would recommend it to anyone who purchases one of the PMW cameras who has not had previous training or experience with that specific model.

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        5.0

        Great Learning Companion

        By Jombi

        from South Texas

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Broad Range Of Information
        • Easy To Understand
        • Entertaining
        • Good Resource
        • Informative

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Occasional Refresher

          Comments about Vortex Media Training DVD: Mastering Sony's PMW-200/300, 160, 150 and 100 XD Cameras:

          I was the first adopter to the Sony EX1 back in about 2007 in my home market. I've been shooting since 1977. First film, then 3/4" tape, Betacam etc. I thought I knew everything. I didn't. Vortex's Training Video on the EX1 was like conversing with an old friend who knew what he was talking about. I have since purchased the PMW-200. I instinctively understood the 200 after spending so much time with EX1 and EX1R. Even so, after purchasing the training video for the PMW-200 I discovered more cool things about this camera that I had not discovered on my own. Doug Jensen, the guy who hosts the sessions is a great teacher, the segments he designed are especially easy to follow. If you do buy this video I highly recommend you have your camera on your lap as you watch.

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          5.0

          Very Useful Video.

          By GoogooVideo

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Broad Range Of Information
          • Easy To Understand
          • Informative

          Cons

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              Comments about Vortex Media Training DVD: Mastering Sony's PMW-200/300, 160, 150 and 100 XD Cameras:

              I bought the PMW-200 and would not use the camera without viewing this video. Very much so a required video for use of this camera.

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              5.0

              Great information

              By Chris American Grade Pro

              from Ft. Lauderdale Florida

              About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • Independent Films

                Comments about Vortex Media Training DVD: Mastering Sony's PMW-200/300, 160, 150 and 100 XD Cameras:

                Great information. I have the EX-300 but same menu basically. Learned everything I needed to for this camera. Great delivery of knowledge.

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                5.0

                Just As Advertised

                By Sam D.

                from Kansas City, KS

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Detailed
                • Easy to understand

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                    Comments about Vortex Media Training DVD: Mastering Sony's PMW-200/300, 160, 150 and 100 XD Cameras:

                    Nowadays, instruction manuals are an experience in frustration. Rather than being something helpful, they are more of an obstruction, almost challenging you to try to understand their twisted English, a translation from another native language. And they usually start with pages of useless legal disclaimers.

                    So, Doug Jensen's line of instructional DVD's comes along and breathes fresh new hope to someone trying to master their hi-tech camcorder. It's just as advertised... an in-depth hands-on workshop showing you how to really get the most out of your new equipment. You are actually looking at the menu screen on the camcorder as he makes adjustments, changes settings, etc. You see the results of what he's talking about in sample short video clips. He doesn't bother to take you through every possible tweak that the XDcam series camcorders are capable of, but focuses on what is profitable in the real world for most of us. If you spend thousands of dollars for a camera, you owe it to yourself to get this DVD. It will be the key that unlocks the potential of your equipment, for a very small investment.

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                    5.0

                    More Great Training from Vortex

                    By Tim

                    from Cleveland, OH

                    About Me Business Owner

                    Verified Buyer

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                          Comments about Vortex Media Training DVD: Mastering Sony's PMW-200/300, 160, 150 and 100 XD Cameras:

                          If you are looking for training on Sony's XDCAM's PMW line, look no further than Vortex's very high quality training DVDs. This is my third training DVD produced by Doug Jensen and I can say that all three have been top shelf training. Doug is very knowledgeable and has a great delivery. He sticks to the facts but also interjects opinions, which I find most helpful. I will continue to purchase training DVDs from Vortex in the future.

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                          4.0

                          LOTS TO LEARN

                          By PIXANATOR44

                          from New York / Europe

                          About Me Documentary Film Maker

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                          Pros

                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                          • Pricey

                          Best Uses

                          • Informative 4 1-man Bands

                          Comments about Vortex Media Training DVD: Mastering Sony's PMW-200/300, 160, 150 and 100 XD Cameras:

                          Excellent tutorial, even though it gives short shrift to working in PAL mode. The audio chapters could also be expanded to include more variables in microphones

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