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...
"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...
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...
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...
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