This month: Sharp VL-DX10U DV Camcorder/Still Video Camera Elite Video Bryce 3D Software Mitsubishi HS-U680 VHS VCR Video Sphinx Pro MPEG-1 Video Digitizer SD-3 Duplication Station Jack of Two Trades Sharp VL-DX10U DV Camcorder/Still Video Camera ($3399) Sharp Electronics Sharp Plaza Mahwah, NJ 07656 http://www.sharp-usa.com tech specs Can't decide whether to purchase a digital still camera or a DV camcorder? Like...
Getting Started: Avoiding Common Camcorder Mistakes
Five ways to keep from shooting yourself in the foot. I was a professional videographer when I received my first personal camcorder as a birthday gift from my wife. It was the same brand as the professional S-VHS camcorder I had been using for work, and it had similar features, too. Even so, I...
Take It Light-ly
Camera! Action! Wait. Something's missing. What happened to the lights? You see, just like the famous "Lights! Camera! Action!" we hear reverberated by directors in studios across the land, your production needs lights to make it complete. Proper lighting can give your images depth and dimension, help fill in...
Writing Docudrama  Dramatizing Reality for Film and TV
Writing Docudrama Alan Rosenthal (1995,Focal Press, 313 Washington, Newton MA 02158, 271 pp., $24.95) Fact-based fiction is enjoying a surge in popularity in film and on TV, proving the old adage that real life can be as entertaining as fiction. Writing Docudrama: Dramatizing Reality for Film and TV explains the ins and outs of writing...
No doubt about it--1997 was a good year for both professional and amateur videographers. A number of new camcorders with never-before-seen features and functions hit the marketplace; one even boasted the use of a hard drive instead of tape as a recording medium. Editing equipment also became available in...
JVC Camcorder Continues legacy of Beginner Friendly Cameras
This month: JVC GR-AXM25 VHS-C Camcorder DataVideo Technologies SE-300 Digital Video Illustrator Mitsubishi HS-U780 S-VHS Editing VCR Data Translation Broadway 2.5 MPEG-1 Video Digitizer FutureVideo Media Commander 100 Batch Digitizer by Joe McCleskey An LCD from JVC GR-AXM25 VHS-C Camcorder ($1000) JVC 41 Slater Drive Elmwood Park, NJ 07407 (800) 252-5722 http://www.jvc.com Tech Specs One of JVC's latest camcorders, the GR-AXM25, taps into the company's...
Golly, Why Didn't I Think of That?: * Unusual Uses for Your Camcorder
Has anyone ever asked you the question, "What do you use a camcorder for, recording weddings or mending the faucet?" If they did, you'd be likely to answer "Weddings" and miss the $1000 prize. The camcorder is a unique tool with a host of unsuspected uses. It can become an...
Sure, you can make good videos "in the camera," without ever taking a single step into the realm of post-production. But if you want to take your videos to the next level of quality and professionalism, you have to edit. This may sound like a simple over generalization, but try to imagine what...
If you've been setting an alarm clock to wake up your audience, or have resorted to bribery to keep your friends watching your productions, chances are you need to add a little extra pizzazz to your videos. Whether you're just getting started in video production or are a well-seasoned camcorder connoisseur, special effects generators...
Interviewmania!, Chris Hennessy (1997, Custom Video Connection, 2059 Camden Avenue, Ste. 261, San Jose, CA 95124, 98-min. video with 26-pp. handbook, $50) Personal interviews can add a special touch to a wedding video, but conducting effective interviews is a skill that most videographers have not developed. Thats why wedding videographer...
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