CAMPBELL, CA., October 28, 1998Videonics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDNX) announced the release of a free upgrade for its Effetto Pronto Compositing and Video Effects System for the Macintosh. Videonics' Effetto Pronto is a combination of compositing and effects software and a PCI hardware accelerator. It is the first desktop-based hardware and...
An Aukland, New Zealand company called Disposable Video Camcorders recently applied for a patent on, you guessed it, a disposable camcorder. The disposable camcorders, like their disposable still photo cousins, will use a reinforced cardboard body that surrounds a video cassette. To eliminate the need for a battery, the...
Cool-Lux Accessory is Cool in more than Name
Cool Accessory A new accessory to help hold your compact camcorder is being produced by Cool-Lux. Called the Stablecam, this new product attaches to the bottom of your camcorder using the tripod screw mount and the padded handgrip runs upward along the left side of the camcorder. On top of...
DV Master Wins 1997 Best Product Response
FAST Remarks Thank you for the coverage on the award winning DV Master in your recent review of the Canopus DVRex product ("Another Star Is Born", June 1998 ). As the leader in PC video editing FAST is flattered by the comparison and we feel this new product validates our...
MX-1 Video Mixer is a Product for the Mass Audience
This month: Videonics MXPro Digital Video Mixer Panasonic PV-A208 VHS-C Camcorder Sima SFX-M Digital Video Mixer Crystal Graphics 3D IMPACT! Pro 3D Title Creation and Rendering Software Dubner Scene Stealer Tape Logger A Pro for the Masses MXPro Digital Video Mixer ($1799) Videonics, Inc. 1370 Dell Ave. Campbell, CA 95008 (408) 866-8300 tech specs It's been a long...
What Your Hear is What You Get:The Benefits of External Mikes and Headphones
After weeks of planning, you are finally able to get everyone together on one day to take part in your latest video project - a video scrapbook. One by one, you record stories about your family's unique history. To your amazement, the day goes without a hitch, and you can't wait to review...
Videomaker FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why do they call it a camcorder? The word is takes its "cam" from "camera" and its "corder from "videotape recorder" just as the camcorder itself combines both a camera and a recording mechanism.Q: Is it a good idea to use head-cleaning cassettes on my VCR or camcorder? "Wet"...
In the Bag: Essential Camcorder Accessories
After careful consideration (or perhaps on a whim!), you made the decision to buy a camcorder. Congratulations--you now hold in your hands the power to capture memories on video forever. No more birthdays or anniversaries will be left untold, no more of your daughter's ballet recitals will be held prisoner by your...
Simple Tests for Your Camcorder
Have you ever wanted to test your camcorder to find out how it really performs? These tests will help you put your camcorder through its paces. Each test is similar to the tests manufacturers use when publishing their technical specifications. We won't bore you with the technical aspects of...
"Nurse Raster?" "Yes, Dr. Monty?" "I've got a full schedule today. Please prep the patients to go through the usual routine before sending them in." Since his success with his star patient Vince Codac, Dr. Monty, cyber-video-psychotherapist has built a thriving practice serving desktop video producers. Today, four very different patients will...
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