Monitoring in the field is a lot different than sitting back in your favorite easy chair in a dimly lit room, watching a good movie. For one, you must power everything by battery in the field and two, sunlight often drowns out your screen. Field monitors have to be built more ruggedly than the gear you leave at home. Marshall’s V-LCD651STX-3GSDI lightweight on-camera field monitor has you covered on all accounts.
Film equipment typically runs on 24 volts DC, while video equipment runs on 14 volts DC. Anton Bauer’s CINE VCLX Series batteries are designed for the integration of film and video equipment, and they output both voltages. Special chargers are designed to go with them.
The easiest way to add lots of storage to any network is to install NAS, or Network Attached Storage. Cisco’s NSS Series of NAS enclosures is available with different numbers of drive bays, with or without the drives themselves. The arrays make it easy to provide a network with up to 12 terabytes of storage.
Netbooks are affordable, compact, lightweight, power-efficient portable computers that are ideal for browsing the Web, checking e-mail, light office work and other tasks that are not processor intensive. If you’re looking for a compact solution with these qualities, consider Sony’s VAIO P VPCP111K Lifestyle PC Computer.
If you’re a fan of water sports or if you’ve ever damaged a camcorder by getting it wet, you’ll be happy to know that DXG is offering a handful of camcorders that are just as happy to work 10 feet underwater as they are on dry land. Best of all, they’re all high definition and they all cost less than $125.
Amidst a new wave of releases of 3D technologies, Panasonic has just announced the HDC-SDT750, the world's first AVCHD 3D camcorder to include a 3D-conversion lens. The camcorder allows you to you capture 3D video that will play back on any 3D TV set.
Anyone who uses external hard drives regularly wishes they were faster. Once you start copying several gigabytes of data to an external hard drive, you’re in for a long wait. Most external hard drives connect to computers via USB 2.0, but USB 3.0 is ten times faster. While your computer probably doesn’t have a USB 3.0 port, Western Digital’s My Book 3.0 comes with a solution.
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