Panasonic has released the pricing information and release date for it's much anticipated AG-HMC-150 AVCHD camcorder. The AG-HMC-150 will be sold for a MSRP of $3,995, and be available for purchase on October 2nd.
VariZoom has announced the release of two new wide angle lens converters, the VZ-FX70, and the VZ-FX75. The adapters use a series of multi-coated lens elements to reduce chromatic aberration.
From a VariZoom Press Release:
VariZoom is proud to announce the release of the FX Series of Lens converters.
Reprinted from a Video Technical Services, Inc. press release:
Video Technical Services, Inc. is proud to make a New Product announcement from CHINA CITYTEK, the 2110G Dual Voltage Lithium-Ion Battery Kit.
Focus Enhancements today announced their new DTE recorder, the FS-5. Essentially it's a 100 gigabyte portable harddrive recorder that connects to your DV or HDV camcorder via Firewire. When you press the record button on your camcorder, the video goes to tape, but it's also captured to the hard drive as well.
In August, Sony will debut the HDR-CX12 camcorder. It's a Handycam format camcorder, that records to Sony's memory stick technology in 1920x1080 HD video, and also takes a pretty astounding 10 megapixel still photo.
Maybe I'm showing my age, but I still can't wrap my head around a one terabyte portable bus-powered hard drive. I remember when 9 gig drives were the standard high capacity drive, and honestly it wasn't that long ago. So for those who need massive portable storage, like editing in the field with a laptop, check out the details of LaCie's 1TB Little Big Disk below.
Today Rode announced a new shotgun mic model, the NTG-3. An interesting feature on this mic is the moisture-proof design, allowing the use of this shotgun mic in humid and rainy field conditions without having to worry about condensation building up on the diaphragm.