New Mini DV Viewcam is 20 Percent Smaller
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The VL-NZ150U, one of Sharp’s latest editions to its Mini DV Viewcam line, touts a 20 percent overall size reduction to previous Sharp models. The cam comes with a 16:9 record and playback mode, 10x optical zoom, 16MB Smart Media card and USB interface. It can record up to 95 minutes on one Mini DV tape.

(800) BE-SHARP

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Draft Pick

An interactive "Ask the Expert" feature debuts in Version 6 of the popular Final Draft scriptwriting software. Noted scriptwriting guru Syd Field guides the writer on story development, character, plot and structure questions. Other new features include ScriptCompare, a Format Assistant and a revamped interface. Both Windows XP and Mac OS X versions are included.

(800) 231-4055

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Soft Stuff

Maximize Fresnel light projection with Photoflex’s new CineDome pro softbox, with a narrower, deeper profile. Heat-resistant Brimestone silver fabric can handle up to 2,000 watts. Removable face and baffles let you go from sharp to soft in seconds. An internal baffle eliminates extreme highlights and hotspots. The CineDome pro fits all major lighting fixtures using Photoflex Connectors.

(800) 486-2674

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Small (16"x 22"x 18) $200

Medium (24"x 32"x 27) $295

Large (36"x 48"x 36") $430

Tell Me a Story

StoryView 2.0 is a visual outliner that lets writers brainstorm, create and structure ideas. A virtual index-card system lets you write across a timeline to produce a map of every story detail. A zoom feature provides a visual panorama from the big picture to the smallest detail, in minutes or pages.

(800) 84-STORY

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Get the Edge

Sennheiser brings high performance sound to a younger, mobile market with its Streetwear HD 497 headphones. The lightweight HD 497 headphones provide a wide dynamic range and full-bodied bass, even at low or medium volumes. They provide crisp stereo resolution for audio monitoring and recording.

(860) 434-9190

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Sleek ‘n’ Silver

Vanguard Silver Series VGA-3045A laptop case offers sleek style at an affordable price. The exterior is constructed of solid aluminum, with two drawbolt latches and a three-digit combination lock. The interior accommodates almost any laptop, with space for peripherals and file folders. Outside dimensions: 17-3/4 x 13 x 4 inches.

(800) 875-3322

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Split Personality

Panasonic’s new PV-VM202 Multicam combines a Mini DV with a detachable megapixel digital still camera. Still photos, MPEG-4 Internet video and voice recordings can all be stored on the 16MB SD Memory Card. The unit features a 2.5-inch LCD monitor, Leica lens and 10x optical zoom.

(800) 211-PANA

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