The world of video is moving swiftly through two unprecedented changes. The first change is our encoding system. Most people are not familiar with encoding systems, but they have been viewing an encoded analog video signal whenever they've watched TV, a videotape or often a DVD.
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.
It's easier now than ever to fit large quantities of video into a very small physical space. For you to be able to acquire video, you need media of some kind, whether it's videotape, optical media, a hard drive or even a memory card.
Capturing video is easier than it has ever been. The choices available to you are plentiful. Of course, picking the right card that will suit your needs is not easy. This primer will help you pick the video capture card that is right for you.
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Recently I had the privilege of attending three trade shows in Hong Kong and in China. I was amazed at the number of camcorders I saw at these shows. There were literally hundreds of camcorders, but they were distinctly different from the camcorders I am accustomed to seeing at trade shows in the United States.
All were tapeless. At U.S. trade shows solid-state camcorders are in the minority, and most use DV or HDV tape. It seemed unusual to walk a trade show floor and never see a DV camcorder.