Owning a desktop computer won't help you with standard video production techniques. Computer or no computer, you must still master the basics of camcorders, audio, lighting and so on. Where the computer is a big help is with any project that 1) requires organization; and 2) lends itself to automation....
King of the Hill Sony's latest camcorder, the Hi8 CCD-TR700, reigns as new king of the Handycam line. And rightly so: this little unit boasts numerous niceties, including a 10x multispeed zoom lens, color viewfinder, optical image stabilization, a full complement of manual controls and rewriteable consumer (RC) time code...
Editing Powerhouse Sony SV-S7000 Hi8 VCR Sony Sony Drive Park Ridge, NJ 07656 www.sony.com ($2000) Sony has taken some heat, in this magazine and others, for being slow to grant certain key features to consumer-level Videomakers. In the case of Hi8, at the top of the "most wanted" list are the capabilities that bring real...
The director of a Very Important Shoot looks out over the location of her latest scene. She's just completed what seems to be the best take so far-and yet, something's still not right. Should she shoot it again? The sun's setting, the clock's ticking, the budget's rising. She makes the...