Matrox MXO (2.0) Display Output Device Review
Marrying the Two Matrox has a long history in the sometimes-rocky marriage of computer and video technology. The Matrox MXO fills a gap between the prices of high-quality cameras and high-quality monitors. Pro monitors are incredibly expensive and have never benefited from the economies of scale that have brought the...
NewTek TriCaster Portable Live Production System Review
$4,995 NewTek, Inc. 5131 Beckwith Blvd. San Antonio, TX 78249 www.newtek.com (800) 370-8000 New Tech Dawn In the last haven of analog video--the mid market regional TV station--we grafted into a well-equipped 3 Betacam production studio the little NewTek that could. Our goal: to observe if the time had finally arrived when the balance of broadcast...
Lite-On LVW-5045 DVD Recorder Review
$390 Lite-On IT Corporation 726 S Hillview Dr Milpitas, CA 95035 (888) 845-8366 www.liteonit.com Right On Lite-On! If you're tired of your old VCR and a closet full of clunky VHS tapes, then get a DVD Recorder. If you want one with lots of features at a relatively low price, check out the Lite-On...
Ulead HD Plug-In for MediaStudio Pro Review
$299 Ulead Systems 20000 Mariner Ave., Suite 200 Torrance, CA 90503 (800) 85-ULEAD www.ulead.com The HDV format is gaining wide industry support, with more camera manufacturers signing on and many software companies offering editing solutions. Of course Ulead is at the front of the pack with its MediaStudio Pro 7 editing software ($295)...
Test Bench:Lite-On LVW-5001 DVD Recorder
$330 Lite-On IT 726 S. Hillview Dr. Milpitas, CA 95035 (408) 935-5353 www.liteonit.com The VCR isn't quite dead yet, but inexpensive DVD recorders are whispering "The end is near." Only a year or so ago, there were a couple of boxes that ran $1,000 each. Then a couple more came out and prices fell to...
DVD Recorder Review:Pioneer PRV-LX1 DVD
If you have taken that big step from creating an occasional video on the side, to full-time video production, you have to work efficiently. If you are the sole owner and operator of a boutique production house, work at a local cable access facility, college or corporate media center,...
Test Bench:Manfrotto 522 LANC Remote Control
$413 Bogen Photo Corp. 565 East Crescent Avenue Ramsey, N.J. 07446 201-818-9500 www.bogenphoto.com It is virtually impossible to start and stop a zoom perfectly smoothly, but the Manfrotto 522 LANC Remote Control gets pretty close. Because of the relatively large play of the zoom knob, you can make almost imperceptible zooms that will build tension...
Test Bench: MacroSystem US Casablanca Avio DVD Video Editing Appliance
A few years back, the editors of Videomaker heard rumors of a standalone editor that used a hard drive, yet didn't require a computer to operate. Before we knew it, an entirely new category of video editor was born. Since then, the Casablanca has gone through a number of changes....
External DVD Burner Review:TDK Multi-format IndiDVD
$400 TDK Electronics Corp 901 Franklin Avenue Garden City, NY 11530 (516) 535-2600 www.tdk.com TDK is a very big name in the blank media business, manufacturing both tapes and discs. And although TDK is not primarily a hardware manufacturer, it offers a number of attractive branded bundles, with good documentation, support and a name you...