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New 16x9 Inc. Movcam CageSystem for the Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55

16x9 Inc. has unveiled its Movcam Cage system and accessory packages for the Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 cameras. The system follows Movcam’s philosophy of providing ergonomic functionality in a sturdy design that provides a generous number of 1/4”-20 and 3/8”-16 accessory mounting points. The design and construction of the cage allow camera operators to add accessories along the body of the cage.

Hands-On Review: Convergent Design Gemini and nanoFlash Video Recorders

Convergent Design ranks among industry leaders in the manufacture of the portable video recorder, a type of device that offers better image quality than the built-in recorder in most camcorders. Convergent Design has recently announced the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q monitor and recorder.

Hands-On Review: Panasonic AG-AC90 AVCCAM Camcorder

The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a semi-professional camcorder with a compact form factor and a fixed 12x zoom lens. The AC90 features XLR inputs for professional audio capture and three 1/4" sensors that perform remarkably well in low light. It records full AVCHD video at a maximum rate of 28 Mbps for 1080p video at 60 fps.

Sony SxS PRO+ Memory Cards for 4K Recording

Sony has recently released their new SxS PRO+ memory cards. The new cards are optimized to accommodate Sony’s F5 and F55 CineAlta 4K cameras. SxS PRO+ cards support maximum write speeds of 1.5 Gbps, which enables reliable, high frame rate 4K capture. The new cards are available in 64GB or 128GB capacities.

Zacuto Accessories for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

In light of the growing affordability of professional video cameras, an exciting new trend is gaining momentum. Freelance videographers and aspiring cinematographers are amassing—and making their living with—large, personal collections of filmmaking equipment.

Hands-On Review: Sony NEX-VG30 Interchangeable Lens HD Camcorder

The NEX-VG30 is Sony's latest iteration in a very popular series of large-sensor Handycams that feature interchangeable E-mount lenses. The main innovation of the VG30 is the zoom rocker, which executes the wide-to-telephoto action of the new 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Power Zoom lens that's available as part of a kit with this camcorder.

New JVC ProHD Mobile News Cameras: the GY-HM600 and GY-HM650

JVC has developed two new professional camcorders, branded as “Mobile News Cameras.” The GY-HM600 and the GY-HM650 are nearly identical handheld camcorders, designed for traditional HDTV broadcast productions as well as Internet distribution.

Hands-On Review: Sony NEX-EA50UH Camcorder

Along with the NEX-EA50UH, Sony packages an 18-200mm lens that  features a servo zoom—a first for an E-mount lens. With an APS-C-sized sensor, the camcorder offers the large sensor (over 16Mp) that you need to achieve shallow depth of field easily for both photos and video.

Holiday 2012: The Year in Video Cameras

This past year has seen some exciting developments in the rapidly evolving world of professional video production, and 2012 was a big year for new cameras in particular. In this article we’ll take a quick look at a few of these exciting, new cameras and their more notable contributions to the industry’s bleeding-edge technology.

Holiday 2012: The Vitality of Camcorders

It seems like everything you buy these days has a video camera embedded in it somewhere. Computers, phones, gadgets, even game controllers stare back at you through unblinking, peephole-sized lenses.

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