Pinnacle Systems' new Studio DV Video Editing System enables consumers to create high-quality digital videos on their PCs, taking input directly from DV camcorders. In addition, Studio DV boasts a new exclusive technology that significantly reduces the disk space required to edit videos on a PC.Incorporating an IEEE 1394/FireWire...
Pinnacle Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLE) today announced its bundle relationship with Dell Computer Corporation. The Dell Precision WorkStation* 410 or 610 is now available with the DC1000, a dual stream digital video and audio editing solution featuring MPEG-2 technology. As Dell announced in their recent press release, "customers in the United States...
Sound Track: Ten Wireless Tips
As the old axiom says, videographers either swear by wireless mikes or swear at them. Grizzled video veterans would say the difference between the first group and the latter is nothing more than time. Even the most expensive wireless mikes can let you down. Here are 10 tips to help...
Benchmark:Ulead Systems Cool 3D 2.5 Titling Software
3D Titles the Easy Way Ulead Cool 3D 2.5 Titling Software ($50) Ulead Systems, Inc. 970 West 190th St. Ste. 520 Torrance, CA 90502 (800) 858-5323 www.ulead.com Last year, Ulead Systems' Cool 3D 2.0 was chosen as the "Best Buy" in Videomaker's Best Products of the Year (see the story in the February 1999 issue of Videomaker)....
The Secret to Color Bars Revealed!
VX1000 Color Bars After owning a Sony DCR-VX1000 for nearly a year, I have at last cracked the secret code to record the built-in color bars. You called my attention to this in your review of the review of Sony's TRV900 in the May 1999 issue of Videomaker. I contacted...
Bit by Bit - Digital Takes Over
My friend Bonko, the guitarist in a retro-alternative-grunge band, is adamant: "Digital stinks, and analog rules, dude." He covets his tube transistors and even has a collection of vinyl records. "Analog is, like, the bomb! Check out the difference," he said as he cranked the volume on an ancient...
Viewfinder: The Video Montage of Emotions
One of our chief goals in video editing is to engage the audience in our story. We can achieve this particularly well if we can evoke an emotional response like happiness, fear or anger. Soviet filmmaker, Sergei Eisenstein recognized the importance of this and originated the idea of cultivating a...
Steve Jobs, Apple's interim CEO, announced the company's new G4 Macintosh computers at his Seybold keynote speech. Boasting 1MB of Level-2 cache, support for Ultra ATA/66 drives, built-in FireWire support and an AGP 2X bus, the new Macs will be available in 400MHz, 450MHz and 500MHz versions.Available now, the...
Videonics, Inc. announced today that the MXProDV Professional Digital Video Mixer is now shipping. The MXProDV is the first live mixer to include the FireWire/i.Link format along with a full analog I/O complement. By utilizing MXProDV's digital video and audio processing architecture, DV quality is preserved...
Sony today announced its new Edit-M DVCAM-based portable editing solution, which includes a DSR-PD100A 3-chip camcorder, DVCAM DSR-V10 Video Walkman(tm) TV/VCR and DSRM-E1 cuts-only edit controller. "The Edit-M system offers event videographers, documentarians, and corporate and government video professionals a powerful solution for their acquisition needs," said Robert Ott,...
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