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Way back—five years ago—if you shot video, you used a video camera, and if you shot photographs, you used a still camera. Today, that distinction is all but meaningless. Almost every video camera today captures stills, and virtually every still camera now shoots video.
A pair of updates to existing camcorders put Panasonic’s AG-AC130A and AG-AC160A on a slightly higher plane than their predecessors. This month Panasonic is expected to make available these two improved models.
For broadcasters, covering events and breaking news has traditionally required significant capital investment in the form of microwave and satellite trucks. For live-event producers, it’s meant linking a camera to an expensive real-time encoder, and in turn to a fast, wired Internet connection.
Samsung’s Series 7 Windows notebooks pack plenty of processing power into a compact, sleek chassis. Featuring a dual- or quad-core Intel processor and loaded with 8GB of RAM, the 15.6" models are less than an inch thick and weigh just over 5 lb.
At the NAB 2012 show, Panasonic announced the AG-HPX255, an update to its popular AG-HPX250 handheld camcorder. The AG-HPX255 carries over all the existing advanced features of its predecessor and adds a big one: Compatibility with the Panasonic AG-EC4G extension control unit.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 is one of the most versatile compact digital cameras on the market. Is it two video cameras in one with dual independent lenses? A 3D video camera? A 3D still camera? An HD video camera that captures high-resolution still images simultaneously? Yes, yes, yes and yes.
Today Adobe announced a line-wide upgrade to all of its Creative Suite software products for Mac and Windows, which comprise about a dozen individual programs and several suites that bundle them in various combinations to form Creative Suite 6 Design Standard, Design & Web Premium, Production Premium and the omnibus Master Collection.
At the NAB 2012 show in Las Vegas this week, Canon unveiled a pair of Cinema EOS cameras that represent the company’s headfirst entry into the 4K pool. With the EOS-1D C and the EOS C500, Canon will have in its arsenal both a 4K digital cinema camcorder and a 4K DSLR camera by the end of the year.
The new Canon 5D Mark III is the updated version of a camera that became not only a go-to full frame DSLR for professional photographers and serious enthusiasts, but also a surprisingly capable, affordable and relatively tiny HD video camera for cutting-edge video productions.
The Sony HDR-PJ580V is absolutely feature-packed for a camcorder at this level, and one of the most “illuminating” functions of the camera is its very own built-in projector, located on the back of the flip-out LCD screen.
Sony has announced its new NEX-FS700U Super35 camcorder, an update to the popular NEX-FS100 interchangeable-lens professional model. This is no mere refresh, however; the FS700 has greatly expanded capabilities over the earlier model.
The Jobu Design Pro2 gimbal head is the latest flagship of Jobu’s well-regarded Black Widow line of gimbal heads, which are crucial for supporting extremely heavy, long lenses. This Pro2 version is lighter than its predecessor by a couple of ounces, and it’s also quite a bit stiffer and stronger.
Panasonic is offering a full line of new high-definition camcorders. Most of these new models employ the familiar compact, palm-held form factor (with a flip-out LCD screen) that video shooters have come to know and love. Most capture full HD video at 1920 x 1080 frame sizes as MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, and some models are even able to capture 1080p at 60 frames per second.
The Lowel Prime 400 light is a professional LED panel that’s perfectly suited to any project that requires high quality, bright studio lighting, be it photography or video. Like all LED models, the light draws very little power and runs both quietly and coolly.
This video kicks off our four-part series on teleprompters with a broad overview of the indispensible tool that facilitates truly professional on-camera presentation. The series examines what a professional through-the-glass teleprompter can help you do, and spells out some of the advantages it provides over other options such as cue cards and off-camera teleprompters.