Benchmark: Sharp VL-PD3U Mini DV Camcorder
Sharp Puts the Mini in Mini DV Fully-automatic single-CCD digital camcorders for those who want to shoot high-quality video but don't want or need all of the features of the bigger, fancier camcorders are becoming more and more popular. Sharp's new Mini DV camcorder, the VL-PD3U, fits the bill as...
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...
Hi8 Camcorder Review: Canon ES7000V NTSC and PAL Camcorder
Hi8, Ready to Travel ES7000V Hi8 Camcorder ($999) Canon USA, Inc. One Canon Plaza Lake Success, NY 10042-1113 (800) 828-4040 www.usa.canon.com Canon recently introduced the ES7000V, a fully-automatic camcorder with a twist for point-and-shoot videographers who travel. One of the most common complaints of video enthusiasts who travel abroad is the fact that North America and Europe...
Mini DV Camcorder has new way to transfer Digital Photos
Memory Stick Camcorder for Transferring Stills Sony has a new way to transfer digital still photos from their new DCR-TRV10 Mini DV camcorder to a computer--using a 4MB or larger Memory Stick (you can see it under the strap). In addition, the new camcorder sports an i.LINK (IEEE 1394) port...
Sony Three CCD Camcorder Review: DCR-TRV900 Mini DV Camcorder
Chips Ahoy Creating a quality video product requires quality tools. For prosumer and professional videographers, that means a high quality format camcorder that has professional features such as three CCDs, full manual controls, adjustable audio levels, and reference color bars. To find such features usually means a hefty cash outlay...
PV-DV910 Mini DV Camcorder
One for the Road PV-DV910 Mini DV Camcorder ($1,400) Panasonic Consumer Electronics One Panasonic Way Secaucus, NJ 07094 (800) 211-7262 www.panasonic.com Now that the newness of the Mini DV videotape format has begun to wear off, camcorder manufacturers have begun to offer models that are more sedate, sensible and affordable. And why shouldn't they? There isn't any...
MiniSaddlecam is a new way to Mount your camera
Back in the Saddle Looking for an alternative to the tiny tripod for mounting your camera in difficult locations? Take a look at Cinekinetic's MiniSaddlecam, a small beanbag-style camera mount that weighs less than one pound and measures 8x10x11 inches. The included vehicle mounting kit lets you attach the...
Big News from Comdex in Las Vegas
Hot Products Report from COMDEX This year's COMDEX show in Las Vegas saw a number of new and upgraded video products unveiled. Here are some of the highlights: From all indications, the new computer operating system by Be, Inc. (BeOS 4.0) appears to be custom tailored for digital video editing....
Hi8 on the Go and in Control CCD-TRV65 Hi8 camcorder ($899) Sony Electronics One Sony Drive Park Ridge, NJ 07656 (800) 222-7669 www.sony.com The Sony TRV-65 is a Hi8 camcorder that does a nice job balancing price and features. The TRV65 has all the core functions of the more expensive Sony TRV models, but it's more affordable...
Ruvi Camcorder Fits into the Palm of your Hand
Groovy Ruvi Sony recently introduced the Ruvi, a pocket-sized camcorder. The Ruvi stores 30 minutes of Hi8 quality video with AFM hi-fi audio, by using an internal Hi8XR cartridge. The Ruvi will operate for one hour on two AA batteries, or 90 minutes on the supplied rechargeable Infolithium battery. For...
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