Wireless Wonder Every video pro was once a beginner, and one of the first things beginners learn as their interest begins to grow is that there are few products available to support them at their level. Editing VCRs are at the top of the price range, as are camcorders with...
Sometimes, video editing seems like a complex, expensive process that takes a mint to equip and a year to learn. Sometimes it is, but editing can also be a simple, easy process that requires no extra cost whatever. Whoa, you say politely; did you just escape from the Edit Points column?...
Top Dog RCA CC740 VHS-C Camcorder Thomas Consumer Electronics 600 N. Sherman Drive Indianapolis, IN 46206 ($1400) At the top of RCA's long line of CC-series VHS-C camcorders is the CC740. Like most other units in the series, the CC740 provides simplicity in a small and lightweight package, fitting it perfectly into the family events...
Down Under Alpermann+Velte TE501 Editor Ace Edit, Australia c/o Better Reception Columbia, KY 42728 ($859) The Alpermann+Velte TE501 video editor is a stand-alone edit controller of German manufacture. Ace Edit of Bondi Junction, Australia distributes the unit, which is available in the U.S. from Better Reception of Columbia, Kentucky. How's that for making the...
That title alone may be enough to scare off some readers. If you've gotten this far, please stay with me. I know the technical side of video production isn't fun for most. It's actually a nuisance when you come to think of it. But understanding some of the basic mechanics...
In Control RM-E1000T Editing Controller/Titler Sony Corporation 1 Sony Drive Parkridge, NJ 07656 www.sony.com ($2000) The RM-E1000T Editing Controller/Titler is one part of Sony's time-code capable, A/B roll Hi8 production system. This system also includes the EV-S7000 Hi8 editing deck, the CCD-TR700 Hi8 camcorder and the XV-D1000 special effects generator. Combining these components allows you...
The grinning video salesman behind the counter slowly leans forward and stretches out his long fingers for your hard-earned cash. You turn and run for the door. The problem is, your desire to buy a camcorder is matched by equally strong confusion. There are numerous camcorder models to choose from--which...
Clean and Simple FX-L Video Ed/it Sima 6153 Mulford Street Niles, IL 60714 ($474.95) Sima, known for simple and easy to use products, continues its tradition with the FX-L Video Ed/it video editing system. This is a stand alone, straight cuts (with effects) video editor. Which means that while the unit makes straight cuts (backing up one...
Mixer Mix Up I would like to make a small correction to William Ronat's Edit Points column "Special Effects Your Way" (August 1994, Videomaker). The article says that with the MX-1 Digital Video Mixer, the user cannot transition to or from a still frame, which "makes it impossible to switch...
Smooth as Butter I was bothered by the jerkiness when I manually zoomed my camcorder. As a member of the tool-making species, I purchased a foot of 9/32-inch-round brass wall tubing from the local hardware store. This cost less than a dollar. I cut a piece about 4 1/2 inches...
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