Digital Hotcakes has shipped volumes 3 and 4 of its Wedding Essentials collection. Volume 3 includes beginnings, endings, intros, outros, transitions, wipes, overlays and seamlessly looping backgrounds. Volume 4 includes 15 colors of satin and lace backgrounds, with a total of 65 different animations. The video footage is provided as both DV AVI and QuickTime.
Suggested Retail Price: $119 per volume/$349 for Vol. 1-4
The Panpilot is a camera stabilizer based on a Bogen head with a 360-degree counterbalanced rotation system that holds any camcorder weighing up to 8.8 lbs. A smaller unit that holds camcorders weighing up to three pounds is also available. The device is 18 inches tall and also includes an adjustable neoprene handgrip.
Suggested Retail Price: $329 (with Bogen 484 RC2 Head)
Amalgamated Video International
AVI has released the Producer Mark II, which includes a Datavideo SE-800 DV switcher, a Behringer 12-channel audio mixer, Marshall Electronics LCD displays, optional Panasonic or JVC DV VCRs and Serious Magic's DV Rack video capture and enhancement software. The system ships in its own locking roto-molded case with casters.
Suggested Retail Price: $39,995