Benchmark:Sony DVMC-DA1 Media Converter
The concept is simple enough: a small box with IEEE-1394 FireWire and analog audio and video connections, designed to convert analog a/v signals to digital, and vice-versa. Sony's DVMC-DA1 Media Converter is both easy to use and effective. Housed in a small gunmetal-gray plastic box, the Media Converter takes up...
Matrox Package Includes Graphic Accelerator
Render Unto Matrox The RT2000 from Matrox combines dual-stream video, 32-bit animated graphics and real-time digital video effects. The package includes the Matrox Millennium G400 Graphics Accelerator, a RT2000 capture card, an A/V breakout box, Adobe Premiere RT (real-time version), Ulead Cool3D titling, Sonic Foundry ACID for music creation and...
Canon Digital Camcorder Fires Another Shot
Canon Digital Camcorder Essentials When set to record video, the Canon digital camcorder has two basic modes of operation: an easy mode and a program mode. For quick and simple all-automatic, point-and-shoot recording, the easy mode is the setting. No effects or manual controls are accessible in this mode. To...
Wedding Photography and Video Chuck Delaney (1994, Allworth Press 10 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010, 159 pp., $11) Weddings provide opportune moments waiting to be captured on film. And becoming a wedding videographer may be the perfect way to catch them. Although Wedding Photography and Video is a guide...
Benchmark:JVC GR-DVM70u Mini DV Camcorder
Pocket-sized Mini DV GR-DVM70u Mini DV Camcorder ($1700) JVC of America 1700 Valley Road Wayne, NJ 07470 (800) 252-5722 www.jvc-america.com In the now crowded field of palm-sized Mini DV camcorders, you need to have features that separate you from the pack, assuming you're a camcorder. These tiny camcorders are storming the market, giving beginning and hobbyist videographers...
Canon Ultura is the latest Mini DV camcorder from Canon
Another 'Ura from Canon Featuring 16x optical and 320x digital zooms, the Canon Ultura is the latest Mini DV camcorder from Canon. The Ultura's feature list includes an IEEE 1394 connection, Optical Image Stabilization and Canon's FlexiZone AF/AE Image Control System. Canon says the unit includes a built-in Auto Edit...
Benchmark:Hitachi VM-H955LA Hi8 Camcorder
Look, Ma, Two Hands VM-H955LA Hi8 Camcorder ($799) Hitachi Home Electronics PO Box 3900 Peoria, IL 61612 (800) HITACHI (448-2244) www.hitachi.com The VM-H955LA is Hitachi's newest and best camcorder in the Hi8 category. It targets the entry-to-mid-level hobbyist. This moderately priced camcorder has all the automated features that make videomaking fun and easy for beginners. It also...
Canon Elura Mini DV Camcorder Review
Canon's Small Shooter Elura Mini DV Camcorder ($1799) Canon USA, Inc. One Canon Plaza Lake Success, NY 10042-1113 (800) 828-4040 www.usa.canon.com The small Mini DV camcorders are everywhere this year. Many of the new releases are as small as your hand, weigh about a pound, and are priced from $1000 to $2000. One of these new Mini...
Sony Camera and Camcorder Review
Perhaps the most exciting product announcement of 1999 so far, has been Sony's new Digital8 format. Promising the picture quality and i.LINK transferability of the Mini DV format, combined with the general availability of 8mm and Hi8 tapes, Digital8 could be the digital video format of the consumer future....
New version of After Effects Now Available
After Effects Goes to Version 4.0 Adobe released two flavors of the newest version of After Effects, After Effects 4.0. Available in a Standard Version and a Production Bundle, this version of After Effects promises to be the most efficient to use yet by sporting a new RAM preview. The...
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