As you ante up at the table of tapeless video cameras, you may be at a loss about how to deal with your recorded data. Maybe you have seen the professional camera sharks, shuffling their cards of video, mixing and spinning the data with a flawless sleight of hand.
Solid State Performer - The rarified realm of professional video cameras used to require an outlay of $60,000 and up, and this was minus a lens. Adding decent glass to that package got you to $80,000 or more easily. But you got what you paid for when it came to image quality.
You know we've been waiting for a winner rather desperately so we can start cooking up those high-definition discs, but we haven't made any official predictions as it's a complicated matter. Not so for one of Panasonic's top executives who claims Blu-ray will win the war by January 1st, 2008.
Our hats are off to a contestant from San Lorenzo, CA, who has sent us the first HD entry for the Videomaker Short Video Contest. The contestant sent us a music video encoded as QuickTime H.264 (and wisely also sent along an SD version of the video as well, though it looks like we won't be needing it.) We can't wait to see it on an HD display!
In our Video Bits & Bytes segment, Mark has more HVCHD news regarding Canon's new HR10 camcorder. Derek talks about Joost and sutree.com, a video community growing around the idea of sharing knowledge.
In our Video Bits & Bytes segment, Mark has news on the New AVCHD Camcorders from Sony and New AVCHD editing support from Sony Vegas. He also brings you news from Pinnacle Studio 11 and Ulead MovieStudio 11. Derek talks about viddyou.com and 5min.com, a 5-minute how-to video community for sharing your skills with the viewing audience. Also, a quick "On Location" video review from our recent Los Angeles Summit.