The grinning video salesman behind the counter slowly leans forward and stretches out his long fingers for your hard-earned cash. You turn and run for the door. The problem is, your desire to buy a camcorder is matched by equally strong confusion. There are numerous camcorder models to choose from--which...
Next to shooting, the thing you most often do with your camcorder is lug it around. If you're a serious videomaker, you also tote around a lot of other equipment--tripod, lights, headphones, batteries, cables, and connectors. And whenever you're in transit, you need to guard your camcorder against a number...
Clean and Simple FX-L Video Ed/it Sima 6153 Mulford Street Niles, IL 60714 ($474.95) Sima, known for simple and easy to use products, continues its tradition with the FX-L Video Ed/it video editing system. This is a stand alone, straight cuts (with effects) video editor. Which means that while the unit makes straight cuts (backing up one...
Controlling your audio is a breeze when you've got just one signal to work with. One mike input, one mike cable, one mike. No problem. But what happens when you need to combine multiple signals? What if your latest masterpiece requires you to mix audio from a mike, CD player,...
Video Twins Go-Video GV-8020 8mm/VHS Dual Deck VCR Go-Video 14455 N. Hayden Road, Suite 219 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 ($1099) Committed to the dual deck concept from the beginning, GO-Video offered quality VHS to VHS decks. Now, GO-Video answers the call for an 8mm to VHS deck you can use both as a dubber and an editor....
The Shape of Things to Come Canon ES1000 Hi8 Camcorder Canon One Canon Plaza Lake Success, NY 11042 www.usa.canon.com ($1900) It seems Canon's popular L1 and L2 get most of the industry attention--this makes it easy to forget that Canon is a company committed to offering a full line of camcorders for all levels and pocketbooks....
King of the Hill Sony's latest camcorder, the Hi8 CCD-TR700, reigns as new king of the Handycam line. And rightly so: this little unit boasts numerous niceties, including a 10x multispeed zoom lens, color viewfinder, optical image stabilization, a full complement of manual controls and rewriteable consumer (RC) time code...
Editing Powerhouse Sony SV-S7000 Hi8 VCR Sony Sony Drive Park Ridge, NJ 07656 www.sony.com ($2000) Sony has taken some heat, in this magazine and others, for being slow to grant certain key features to consumer-level Videomakers. In the case of Hi8, at the top of the "most wanted" list are the capabilities that bring real...
Have you ever wondered how Hollywood filmmakers get those terrific gliding dolly shots when the camera seems to float with an uncanny smoothness over rough terrain? Or how they make the camera move through narrow hallways, in and out of elevators, and up and down stairs-without a dolly track...
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