Viewfinder: It's Getting Better All the Time
Editing video is getting better, easier and cheaper all the time. In the twelve years that we've been publishing Videomaker, it is unbelievable how much better editing has become. In the past, there were so many obstacles that made editing more technical than it should have been. As a...
Shoot that Show
If you've watched a movie or music awards telecast, you know that videotaping auditorium shows is a fine art. Seems like 92 cameras capture the action without ever losing sharp focus while jib arm microcams rocket all over the joint. No matter which camera is on-line, the sound is...
Watch a pair of fine movie actors together (say, Morgan Freeman and Dustin Hoffman in Outbreak) and you'll notice that their scenes are sometimes presented in relatively few shots. Instead of cutting quickly from angle to angle, the director and editor let the pros carry the drama by the strength of their acting...
Your Camcorder: More Versatile Than You Realize
Whether youre a professional videographer or you just shoot video for birthday parties, holidays and vacations, your camcorder, regardless of its make, model or tape format, can be one most of the most useful items you own. Here are 10 ways to get more use from your camcorder. One Video...
MX-1 Video Mixer is a Product for the Mass Audience
This month: Videonics MXPro Digital Video Mixer Panasonic PV-A208 VHS-C Camcorder Sima SFX-M Digital Video Mixer Crystal Graphics 3D IMPACT! Pro 3D Title Creation and Rendering Software Dubner Scene Stealer Tape Logger A Pro for the Masses MXPro Digital Video Mixer ($1799) Videonics, Inc. 1370 Dell Ave. Campbell, CA 95008 (408) 866-8300 tech specs It's been a long...
Videomaker FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why do they call it a camcorder? The word is takes its "cam" from "camera" and its "corder from "videotape recorder" just as the camcorder itself combines both a camera and a recording mechanism.Q: Is it a good idea to use head-cleaning cassettes on my VCR or camcorder? "Wet"...
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Sig's Inspiration I was very pleased to see "One Readers Room" in the March 1998 issue. I use very similar equipment to make wildlife and nature documentaries. It gave me ideas for my set-up and since Sig Thorsen appears to be around my age, it boosted my confidence in my own video work. Because...
Production Suite
Above All Video is a professional production and editing company that creates local television commercials and industrial promotional pieces. On a given day, the employees at Above All Video might find themselves creating a point-of-sale video for a software production company, a 30-second spot for a local feed store,...
Video Production Equipment to go Shopping on Location
Video Production Equipment Needs The use of visualization techniques will help you remember your gear when preparing for any video production. Visualize your camera equipment, then the subject of your production. Talk yourself through every shot. It may seem a bit simplistic, but think through every step of the video process and ask yourself...
Sound Track: Audio-torium
How to get good audio from auditoriums, gyms and other sound-hostile environments. As anyone who has tried to record audio in an auditorium can tell you, large enclosed spaces with smooth, reflective surfaces can be a videographer's worst nightmare. Sounds careen off the hard walls, floor and ceiling of a gym, theatre or music...