Animated Communications 3DChor Video Effects Studio allows head shots to be grafted onto any of hundreds of provided 3D animated characters, which can then be integrated directly into a video project. All elements can be controlled using motion paths, and all characters have a number of pre-defined funny and clever actions.
Suggested Retail Price: $349
Scopes on a Laptop
Serious Magic DV Rack is a real-time monitoring and evaluation tool for DV-format video, including a vectorscope, a waveform monitor, an audio spectrum analyzer and an automated quality monitor that automatically flags potential problems. It uses your computer to analyze the video via the FireWire jack. You can also use it to capture footage directly to your hard drive.
Suggested Retail Price: $495
Sometimes You’re the Bug
ItWorks’ Calibug is a USB keychain drive pre-loaded with a wide array of NTSC test signals. Attach it to a computer with an NTSC output and use it to generate color bars, countdowns and tones. Patterns for adjusting computer monitors and video projectors are also included, along with a full NTSC glossary.
Suggested Retail Price: $129