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Compact Canon
The Canon ZR30 MC Mini DV camcorder weighs 19 ounces, measures 2-1/4 by 4 by 5-1/4 inches and can capture still images onto tape, a MultiMedia Card or a secure digital memory card. The ZR30 MC features an extended recording function that allows recording of up to four hours on an 80-minute Mini DV tape.

(800) OK-CANON
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The Photo/Video Pro bag from RoadWired features more than two dozen pockets and compartments. The bag features a 15x8x9-inch main compartment, multi-level weather protection and specialized storage compartments. Webbing, sewn around the bag, comes together at the shoulder strap connecting points to provide balance and support.

(877) 435-5679
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Another Final Cut

Final Cut Pro 2, Apple's latest version of its editing, compositing and special effects software, offers improved features over the last release. Tailored for Power Mac G4s, it has real-time transitions 2D motion graphic effects and outputs to any video format. It features increased support for Adobe After Effects plug-ins and offers multiple bins and folders for storing clips and effects.

(800) MY-APPLE
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Upgrade: $249

Some Light Reading

The Lowel/Fluo-Tec Studio450 dimmable, studio fluorescent fixture from Lowel-Light uses four 50-watt fluorescent lamps in daylight or tungsten color corrections. The digital control panel on the back allows manual dimming, storage of four dimmer settings and lamp-life monitoring.

(800) 334-3426
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Turning Red… Again

Boris RED2, an effects suite from BorisFX, features added host support, a new stand-alone rendering engine and improved rendering speed. Boris RED2 has a revamped interface with export options and file compression for Flash, .avi and QuickTime, as well as enhanced 3D compositing, advanced text creation and animation.

(888) 772-6747
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Bigger Screen

The latest version of Applied Magic's ScreenPlay editing appliance comes with a 60GB hard drive and ScreenPlay 2.5, a new version of its editing software. New features include a zoom special effect, digital video scene change detection, full-screen editing and real-time letterbox effects.

(760) 931-6417
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Palm-sized Panasonic

Panasonic's PV-DV951 3-CCD digital Palmcorder features a digital still camera function, a new optical image stabilization system and multi-image playback function. Other features include a manual focus ring, analog video in, headphone jack and external microphone jack.

(800) 528-8601
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Perfect Motion

Motion Perfect from Dynapel Systems uses the Dynapel VideoScope interface to analyze digital video. Once analyzed, video clips can be mended by replacing dropped or duplicate frames with frames that are mathematically synthesized. Motion Perfect also performs frame rate and compression conversion functions.

(212) 986-7333
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Story Time

Screenplay Systems' StoryView software allows script writers to visually outline and develop their stories using a timeline. Color-coded "story events" illustrate the entire story. Visual tracks can be added to flow along the bottom of the timeline to follow the progression of characters, plots and themes. StoryView is compatible with Windows 95, 98, 2000 and NT.

(800) 84-STORY
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Ready for Launch

The NCLE-2 Notebook Computer Shuttle from Case Logic is designed to store laptop computers up to 10- 1/2 by 12-1/2 by 2 inches. Made of weather-resistant neoprene, the black case features a zippered access specially designed for the Apple iBook.

(800) 447-4848
Suggested retail price: $22

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