Archive Questions What is the archival quality of videotape when stored properly (e.g. away from EMI, temperature extremes, humidity extremes)? Is there a difference between the brands? How about between the formats (VHS, S- VHS, 8mm, Hi8, DV, etc.)? What is the best method to archive video? Gary Maple Internet For all brands and...
This month: Sharp VL-H550U Hi8 Viewcam Videomaker's Nickel-cadmium Battery Test Studio 1 Productions Dual Proc Amp Apple Macintosh Performa 6400 with Avid Cinema Nonlinear Editor CrystalGraphics 3D Vortex Plug-in Transitions Origin of the Species VL-H550U Hi8 Viewcam ($2199) Sharp Electronics Sharp Plaza Mahwah, NJ 07656 As the originator of the built-in LCD monitor concept, Sharp Corporation has established itself as...
As any videographer worth his salt knows, the picture is only half the story. Mixing audio into your video is the other half. Ask any audio engineer about audio in video and he'll probably tell you that in many video productions, audio gets treated like the poor, ugly stepchild....
Hi8 to VHS I want to create a VHS master tape by copying Hi8 to VHS. Will this produce a higher-quality VHS copy than regular 8mm? If not, how can I take advantage of Hi8's superior image quality when copying to VHS? Is it possible to produce a VHS copy...
This month: Canon ES4000 Hi8 Camcorder Mini DV Face-off:Sony DCR-TRV7 Mini DV Camcorder Panasonic PV-DV710 Mini DV Camcorder Ulead MediaStudio Pro 5.0 Radius PhotoDV/MotoDV IEEE 1394 FireWire Capture Card Finally, Affordable Time Code Canon ES4000 Hi8 camcorder ($1199) Canon USA Inc. One Canon Plaza Lake Success, NY 10042-1113 (800) 828-4040 http://www.canon.com It's what gives us the ability to slice a single second...
Flipped Out Hitachi VM-E625LA 8mm Camcorder ($999) Hitachi Home Electronics 3890 Steve Reynolds Blvd. Norcross, GA 30093 (770) 279-5600 Just a few years ago, only one company--Sharp--made camcorders with built-in LCD monitors. This year, however, five of the seven manufacturers listed in our 8mm camcorder buyer's guide (August 1996) produced at least one camcorder with this...
No video transition is so simple and inexpensive as the cut. And none is so powerful. Ever been to a party where the soft-spoken guest who hangs out in the corner turns out to be more interesting than the loud guest who tries to impress everyone? Two weeks after the party,...
Yesterday, a friend who knows I write for Videomaker asked which 8mm format VCR to buy. She was hoping to avoid the hassle of connecting her 8mm camcorder to her VHS VCR to watch her footage. "Why bother," I queried, "since you're editing to VHS anyway?" Her answer was a more...
A titler will do more than just put text on the screen--it can also give your productions a more professional look. I had to make some difficult decisions as I put this month's column together on choosing a titler for your editing system. I knew some of you would want...
Ever watched a scene in a movie where a man answers a phone with his right hand, and after a cut, suddenly holds it to his ear in his left? Maybe you've seen an actor wearing sunglasses in one shot, and not in the next; or an actress looking...