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Sony HDR-CX900 Full HD Handycam Camcorder

Follow Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, as she discusses the features of the Sony HDR-CX900 camcorder. McCormick discusses the important features that separate the HDR-CX900 from smaller camcorders, such as its 1" sensor size, manual focus ring, and built-in ND filters. She also shares her thoughts on the zoom lens and using the camera's clear image zoom as opposed to the optical zoom.

AJA Announces FS1-X Frame Synchronizer, New Mini-Converters, and LUT-box

The AJA LUT-box provides an easy way to apply LUTs on-set for accurate color monitoring.

Hard-Drive Solutions for Video-Editing Studios

Buying Guide to Projectors

As with so many consumer products these days, selecting a projector can be daunting since there are just so many too choose from. However, choosing the right projector is pretty simple as long as you can supply three pieces of information:

The screen size (width, most importantly)
Distance between the projector and the screen (throw distance)
An estimate of the amount of ambient light present in the room in which the projector will be used

At this point you might be thinking, “Great. But I can't answer any of those questions." Or, "I plan to take my projector on the road and could be using it anywhere." Often, with a little forethought, the “I don't know” can be whittled down to a fairly good educated guess. If not, you are not completely out of luck. In addressing each topic, we will suggest your best bet when confronted with unknowns.

Ikan Video Tripods Overview

In the following video, Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, explores the new E-Image line of tripods distributed by ikan. Breaking down the options into fluid heads and legs, this video showcases the differences between some of the different models and combinations available. McCormick also discusses the E-Image monopod, and accessories such as the half-ball adapter that allows you to use flat base video heads on 75mm bowl tripod legs.

Vincent Laforet and the Psychological Impact of Camera Movement

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Panasonic HC-W850 Twin Camera Full HD Camcorder

In this video, Mia McCormick introduces us to the new HC-W850K Twin Camera Full HD Camcorder from Panasonic. What makes it a "twin camera"? As McCormick explains, Panasonic has put a second sub camera on the end of the LCD screen. With this sub camera, you can capture two angles at once, a selfie or reaction shot, and more. While this is by far the camera's most notable feature, this isn't all the new Panasonic has to offer.

How to Emulate Super 35mm 4K Video with the Panasonic GH4

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New Zacuto Lens Support System

Zacuto announced its new and novel lens support system for use with Canon Cinema EOS Prime Lenses, Compact Zooms, and Zeiss CP.2 prime lenses in EOS mount. The system locks the camera and lens securely to your baseplate, providing support and stability, while still allowing you to swap lenses in about the same amount of time as if you were not using a lens support.

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The New MOTU HDX-SDI Interface: NAB 2014

At NAB 2014, MOTU introduces its Thunderbolt interface, the HDX-SDI, a rack-mount unit designed for capture and playback of audio (16 channels in & out) and video (analog, HDMI & SDI) signals for editing on Mac or Windows computers and later output. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at B&H.com.

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