There are many choices these days when it comes to data storage; navigating through these waters can easily become confusing. This guide is here to help make your decision easier. It is broken into two major categories: external storage devices and internal devices. It also lists the pros and cons of each device and its main use.
Stop, or I'll Shoot! Have you ever wanted to have a gun in your film? What about a cool action scene with guns blazing, people running, dishes exploding and your lead female jumping into a garbage chute to avoid being blown to bits? Yes? Me too! But while I can't help you with convincing your lead actress to jump down a garbage chute, I can help you with the blazing guns part.
Shoulder Mount at a Reasonable Price - A big camcorder is a professional camcorder. The layman often assumes this, and a large form factor camcorder can be useful, especially for making an impression on a client. Manufacturers are often caught up in miniaturizing...
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.