These days our audiences expect more. Seeing hundreds of hours of network television and big-budget films have made the viewers of our videos more demanding; they dont want to watch while your vacation video shows your feet and they dont let editing glitches go by without comment. Today we...
Paying Its Way AG-456UP S-VHS Camcorder Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems One Panasonic Way Secaucus, NJ 07094 ($2495) The Panasonic AG-400 series of S-VHS camcorders has set a standard for providing high-quality, industrial-level camcorders at consumer-level prices. Notable features in past models have included a two-CCD imager section (AG-460) and vertical interval time code...
OK, you've decided to step up to better picture quality. You are the proud owner of a new high-quality camcorder or VCR, perhaps Hi8 or S-VHS. You've opened the box and inside are a number of little plastic bags holding all kinds of cables and accessories. Sure, you had...
Screen Tests by Doug Polk PC Video Ed/It ($60) Sima Products Company 6153 Mulford Street Niles, IL 60714 (800) 345-7462 Sima has a long history of making stand-alone video editors for the budget- minded consumer, but this is their first venture into computer-controlled editing. The PC Video Ed/It uses software and a priority cable that connects to...
Your video masterpiece is complete. You shot and edited it on a high-band format such as Hi8 or S-VHS. You cut no corners when you made this one; you did everything by the numbers. All along in the back of your mind was the desire to win an award...
Whether you're the designated family videomaker or an experienced video professional, you'll come to a point where you have projects that require an upgrade of your current acquisition system. (By acquisition system, we mean the gear that you take with you on the shoot, as opposed to the VCRs...
Long ago, in a land far, far away from Hollywood, a young boy saw a movie. It was nothing memorable-- one of those Saturday afternoon "Chiller Theater" television programs. Attack of the Crab Monsters was the title. In the flick, a couple of horrific, giant-sized crabs terrorized the residents of a...
If you've spent any time looking at editing systems, you may have come across terms like serial data transfer, Control-L, Control-M and ViSCA. They sound more like things you'd expect from an episode of Star Trek than features of editing systems. What are these cryptic terms, you ask? They're names...
As much as you may like creating video, it just isn't the same if you don't make money while doing so. In fact, they have a name for such a venture. It's called a hobby. Nothing wrong with that. Just don't confuse it with business. Having your own business sounds...
If you've followed the articles in this column for a while, then you know how important good quality sound is to your videos. And you've probably read it here over and over again: attaching an external mike to your camcorder can help you obtain better audio. But sometimes, using an...