How Low Can You Go?
Canon’s new low-priced ES410V 8mm camcorder was designed for the novice videographer but has some of the same features found on more expensive camcorders. It comes with a 2.5-inch color LCD viewscreen, 22x optical and 500x digital zoom, image stabilization and a variety of effects and fades. (800) OK-CANON
Suggested retail price: $499
Dazzle’s new Digital Video Creator II is a video capture, editing and DVD publishing system. It features MPEG-2 encoding and decoding, Sonic Solutions DVDit! LE DVD authoring software and Dazzle’s MovieStar editing software.
Suggested retail price: $350
|Mine! All Mine!|
With MyVideo from Eskape Labs and your Apple iMac or G3, you can digitize standard analog video at 320×240 and 30 frames per second. You can also edit and go back out to a standard video device or to standard TV or video monitors at 640×480 and 30 frames per second, all over USB. (925) 249-6500
Suggested retail price: $239
|Just in Case|
Help protect your camcorder and accessories with Case Logic’s CBV-12 camcorder storage bag. Features include a reinforced opening, slip and zippered pockets, removable padded dividers and a point-and-shoot still camera bag that secures to the main bag. (800) 925-8111
Suggested retail price: $40
ADS Technologies created the Pyro 1394 Drive Kit as a storage solution for those using FireWire for multimedia and digital video editing. The IDE-to-FireWire drive enclosure converts many internal IDE hard drives, DVD-ROM drives, CD-ROM drives and CD-RW drives into FireWire in/outputs. (800) 888-5244
Suggested retail price: $189
|Gently Down the Stream|
@udio & video office, from Magix Entertainment is a new streaming media and content package that includes a 16-track editor for audio, video and graphics that can output a project in both streaming and non-streaming media formats. (310) 656-0644
Suggested retail price: $100 standard package, $150 DVD-ROM version
2netFX.com introduces a low-cost desktop MPEG video broadcaster, the CastFX Desktop Broadcaster. CastFX allows users to send a high-quality MPEG video broadcast from any desktop PC across a LAN/WAN or broadband Internet connection.
Suggested retail price: $199 for MPEG-1
version, $399 for MPEG-2 version.
|Two Mikes in One|
Azden Corporation’s new SGM-2X professional shotgun microphone system comes with two barrels. The 8-inch cardioid barrel becomes a super cardioid when the extension barrel is added. Both configurations have a 100Hz-18kHz frequency response. The SGM-2X comes with a camera shoe mount, mike stand mount, pistol grip and windscreen.
Suggested retail price: $300
|Go the Distance|
Videonics, Inc. claims their new DistanceDV extends a DV signal connection up to 164-feet. DistanceDV is comprised of a single IEEE-1394 compatible cable with a built-in proprietary filter and equalizer that connects directly to DV devices. Available in 33-, 66- and 164-foot lengths. Ships with four to six pin adapters.
Suggested retail price: $229(33ft.), $349(66ft.), $599(164ft.)
K-Tek’s KA-113CCR articulated boom pole has an articulating joint with six telescoping sections, four before the joint and two after, which provides a reach of up to 9-1/2 feet. Five positive locking positions provide articulation at 90, 112.5, 135, 157.5 and 180. (818) 766-0835
Suggested retail price: $860