Its 11 a.m. on April 27th, 1995; a multitude of videomakers and industry professionals have descended upon the Meadowlands convention center in Secaucus, New Jersey. The event is the 1995 Videomaker Expo--three days of displays, seminars and panel discussions, all on the topic of making video. At this particular moment,...
It's hard to imagine a camcorder without some kind of viewfinder. Some low-cost, no-frill camcorders come equipped with a simple optical viewfinder, which functions like the peephole on a snapshot camera. You observe your intended scene through an opening or frame, sometimes with the aid of a lens to...
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...
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...
Video Twins Go-Video GV-8020 8mm/VHS Dual Deck VCR Go-Video 14455 N. Hayden Road, Suite 219 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 ($1099) Committed to the dual deck concept from the beginning, GO-Video offered quality VHS to VHS decks. Now, GO-Video answers the call for an 8mm to VHS deck you can use both as a dubber and an editor....
The Shape of Things to Come Canon ES1000 Hi8 Camcorder Canon One Canon Plaza Lake Success, NY 11042 www.usa.canon.com ($1900) It seems Canon's popular L1 and L2 get most of the industry attention--this makes it easy to forget that Canon is a company committed to offering a full line of camcorders for all levels and pocketbooks....
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...