Apple computer has released its first turnkey nonlinear editing system using its new Final Cut Pro nonlinear editing software. Called The Final Cut Bundle, this system features a 400MHz PowerPC G3 with 1MB L2 cache, 128MB SDRAM, ATI RAGE 128 graphics card with 16MB SDRAM, 9GB Ultra2 SCSI drive, a 10/100BASE-T Ethernet adapter and a 21-inch Apple Studio Display.
Suggested Retail Price: $5497
|No, Not That Kind of Dolly|
With a rise of almost six feet, the 11-pound Microdolly Jib Arm from Microdolly Hollywood will mount on most professional tripods and will handle most camcorders. (323) 464-2712
Suggested Retail Price: $2795
LaCie claims it’s new USB CD-RW drive for iMacs, G3s and PCs delivers 1.2 Mb/sec performance and utilizes industry standard CD formats. (503) 844-4500
Suggested Retail Price: $379
The AquatiCam, from Aquatix International is available with no camera control, mechanical control or electronic control for LANC-equipped (Control-L) camcorders. For use with camcorders up to 4.6 inches high, 4.8 inches wide and 11 inches long.
Suggested Retail Prices: $359 (basic) $459 (mechanical) $659 (electronic)
|10 Hour VHS Tape|
The T200 VHS Tape from Memorex features a record time of up to 10 hours in SLP (Super Long Play) mode or three hours and 20 minutes in SP (Standard Play) mode. The T-180 VHS Tape will hold 9 hours in SLP mode.
Suggested Retail Price: $4(T-180) and $6 (T-200).
Animation Master 99 from Hash Inc. adds Smart Skin, Action Blending and Real-Time Blended Joints. Animation Master 99 is cross-platform compatible with Windows 95, Windows NT and PowerMac.
Suggested Retail Price: $199
NewTek launches the new Video Toaster for Windows NT. The Toaster comes packaged with a suite of tools for video editing, compositing and 2D/3D animation. A Video Toaster-enhanced version of in-sync’s nonlinear editing application, Speed Razor, serves as the Toaster’s editing software. (800) 862-7837
Suggested Retail Price: $2995
Davis & Stanford, a division of Tiffen, announced the 1.5-pound Steady Stick. Tiffen claims the Steady Stick, a belt-mounted camera stabilizer, is capable of holding a camcorder up to 30 pounds.
Suggested Retail Price: $400
|New Digital Palmcorder|
Panasonic’s new PV-DV900 DV camcorder features an 18:1 optical zoom and a 300:1 digital zoom. The two-and-a-half-inch color LCD screen is reported to rotate up to 270 degrees for viewing at different angles.
Suggested Retail Price: $1200
|FireWire Hard Drive|
Designed for use with Apple Computer’s New G3 line, VST announced the release of its first FireWire hard drives. Available in 2GB to 14GB configurations.
Suggested Retail Prices: $299 (2GB) $999 (14GB)