The Big Picture VL-H450U Hi8 ViewCam Sharp Electronics Corporation Sharp Plaza Mahwah, NJ 07430 ($2499) The new Sharp Hi8 VL-H450U ViewCam boasts a larger color LCD view screen and more powerful zoom lens than previous models. What remains is the ViewCam's unique 270-degree variable angle rotating lens section. This feature makes the ViewCam one...
Shelly is a really dear friend, even though she's a PC-head and a bona-fide member of the pocket-protector league. When she decided to get into video, she went all PC. Proving that God has a good sense of humor, Shelly's husband Tom is an artist. He, of course, is...
Q. I have a tape on which the voice of a person speaking is mixed with background noise from the restaurant. These noises in the background make it difficult to understand the person's speech. Is there a way to reduce the background sounds and yet keep the person's speech...
What You See is What You Get ES5000 Hi8 Camcorder Canon USA, Inc. One Canon Plaza Lake Success, NY 11042 ($2300) Canon's ES5000 Hi8 camcorder, the latest addition to their ES line, incorporates "eye control" technology that enables users to operate virtually all camcorder features with simple eye movements. The eye control system defines a...
My friend Mike is prone to spontaneous buying, and no one can help him. When he decided his video studio needed animation, he grabbed his beloved mail-order catalogs and dialed up a raft of dazzling hardware and software. Unfortunately, the dazzle must have scraped off in the mail, because...
Edit Sweet Edit Suite Edit Controller Videonics 1370 Dell Avenue Campbell, CA 95008-6604 ($699) The Edit Suite A/B-roll edit controller from Videonics has finally arrived. This long-awaited editor offers multi-format and multi-protocol editing at an affordable price point. This unit gives videomakers professional-level editing power without setting foot in a professional studio. The Edit Suite supports...
Here you have it--a year's worth of Videomaker at your fingertips. In this third annual index, you'll find the articles listed alphabetically under the following subject categories: Buyer's Guides Production Equipment Post-production Equipment Pre/Post-production Techniques Production Techniques Technical Explanations Assorted Next come the columns. The column headings are placed in the order in which the columns appear...
Consumer-level digital video is no longer just a dream, thanks to the introduction of DVC (digital video cassette) camcorders from such major manufacturers as Panasonic and Sony. One of Sony's first entries into the DVC race is the DCR-VX1000 Digital Handycam. Its introduction marks a major turning point in...
Scan Lines Avid Reality: Avid Technology recently acquired Elastic Reality, a leading developer of special effects software. This merger will allow Avid's existing line of digital editing solutions to benefit from Elastic Reality's compositing, morphing, paint and special effects capabilities.Zip It: Iomega Corporation has introduced a new desktop computer storage...
These days our audiences expect more. Seeing hundreds of hours of network television and big-budget films have made the viewers of our videos more demanding; they dont want to watch while your vacation video shows your feet and they dont let editing glitches go by without comment. Today we...