20 sept. 2006

Sony Introduces HVR-V1U and HDD Unit in US - Pro News - News - Professional Camcorders - Camcorderinfo.com

Sony Introduces HVR-V1U and HDD Unit in US - Pro News - News - Professional Camcorders - Camcorderinfo.com: "September 19, 2006 - Today, at an event in their New York headquarters, Sony announced the release of the HVR-V1U, the first 3-CMOS professional camcorder. This model, which offers true 1080/24P recording, uses the same imaging system as the recently announced prosumer camcorder, the HDR-FX7, with a number of professional upgrades, including XLR inputs and more external controls. A 60GB hard disk recording unit, the HVR-DR60, was announced in conjunction with the camcorder.
“Because of the flexibility when combined with the HDD, the battery life, and everything else, we see documentarians going after it; we see electronic field production people going after it, and the wedding market,” said Bob Ott, Vice President of Marketing for Pro Audio, Video, and Optical Networks.
The HVR-V1U is nearly identical to the HVR-V1E, the European version announced two weeks ago at IBC. The US version conforms to NTSC standards and preferences, recording in true 1080/24P, 1080/60i, and 480/60i. The European version uses PAL standards, offering 25P and 50i recording. The fact that Sony chose to adopt true 24P rather than Cineframe or 24F may indicate that Sony is trying to edge out the Canon XL H1, XH G1, and XH A1, which only offer 24F shooting.
“I think the camera is going to find that niche with people who want to want to make movies and want to have that film look,” said Ott. “The nice thing with this camera is that when you play the 24P originated footage back, you get the 24 frame look without having to do any external adjustments on the computer.” "





Sony’s New HVR-V1U 24p HDV Camcorder

Sony’s New HVR-V1U 24p HDV Camcorder: "Sony invented 24p six years ago when it developed the HDW-F900 HDCAM camcorder at the behest of George Lucas, who wanted to shoot Star Wars Episodes I, II, and III in a digital medium. But Panasonic and JVC have more fully exploited 24p capabilities across their professional camcorder lines. Panasonic, for instance, introduced 24p to standard-definition MiniDV with its groundbreaking AG-DVX100 and followed up with the compact AG-HVX200, a DVCPRO HD system that initiated the era of flash-memory P2 recording. Sony invented 24p six years ago when it developed the HDW-F900 HDCAM camcorder at the behest of George Lucas, who wanted to shoot Star Wars Episodes I, II, and III in a digital medium. But Panasonic and JVC have more fully exploited 24p capabilities across their professional camcorder lines. Panasonic, for instance, introduced 24p to standard-definition MiniDV with its groundbreaking AG-DVX100 and followed up with the compact AG-HVX200, a DVCPRO HD system that initiated the era of flash-memory P2 recording. "

14 sept. 2006

Your Biography Family life in Video DVD or TV

Your Biography: "Video Biographies: You can star in the story of your life!

Mexico City, Mexico,
'I think everybody has a story worth telling,' says Jose Maria Noriega a local television producer. 'So I have made it my job to film a person telling the stories of their life.'

Since most people feel the overwhelming desire to leave a legacy, Noriega has set up a business that records these legacies on video. Instead of taking on the task of writing an autobiography, Noriega makes it a lot easier by simply interviewing people in their own homes.

Once Noriega has his lights, camcorder and microphones set up in a clients living room, he starts his interview. 'I have about 300 questions that help people remember their past,' comments Noriega. For example in the 'Teen Years' section of his interview he asks questions like: 'Who taught you how to drive a car? Tell me about your first car. Were you involved in high school sports?'

Although he has over 300 questions, most people only get asked about 50 in the two hours it takes to cover the important stories of a persons life."








13 sept. 2006

Amazon �Unbox� Brings DVD Quality to Video Downloads

Amazon �Unbox� Brings DVD Quality to Video Downloads: "Amazon �Unbox� Brings DVD Quality to Video Downloads

Sep 11, 2006, 11:38


Amazon.com launched Sept. 7 its anticipated digital video download service, named �Unbox,� offering customers thousands of television shows, movies and other video content from more than 30 studio and network partners.

Offering both rental and sell-through models, Unbox, which claims to be the only video download service to offer a DVD-quality picture, seeks to bring PC video downloads to a broader audience than market pioneers like CinemaNow, Guba and Movielink have achieved to date. The service went live just days before Apple Computer�s Sept. 12 opening of its own movie download store for Macs and iPods"

Apple Adds Movies To iTunes, Previews �iTV� Device

Apple Adds Movies To iTunes, Previews �iTV� Device: "Apple Adds Movies To iTunes, Previews �iTV� Device

Sep 12, 2006, 14:50


Feature film downloads from Disney start at $9.99 from Apple�s newly revamped iTunes store, as the iPod maker offers a glimpse at a wireless device that can stream videos from computers to TV sets.

More than 75 films from Disney studios, including �Cars� and �Pirates of the Caribbean,� will be available as �near-DVD quality� downloads on iTunes, with a resolution of 640x480�considerably higher than Apple�s previous offer for TV episodes and other video content. Apple said all of iTunes� videos would be boosted to the new resolution, while the company's new Video iPod models feature a brighter screen and longer battery life."

HDV Editing through HDMI Blackmagic Design: Intensity

Blackmagic Design: Intensity: "True HDMI Digital Connections
Intensity features HDMI-in for connecting to cameras and digital set-top boxes for the highest quality capture. Get higher quality capture from HDV cameras by capturing direct and bypassing the HDV compression chip, for high quality video, captured direct from the CCD. Because edit software cannot play back to HDV cameras for monitoring, Intensity is ideal to use for monitoring uncompressed HD or HDV and even DV edits on the latest big screen televisions and video projectors by connecting to the built in HDMI-out."

12 sept. 2006

RED Digital Cinema

RED Digital Cinema

Modular and upgradeable, the RED ONE camera is a future-proof acquisition system you can build upon. RED's modular design means you can upgrade with us as we add new features, accessories and improve system specifications.







¿

Shlomo Godder and Tim Cruz go over their experience using the Arriflex D-20.

Shlomo Godder and Tim Cruz go over their experience using the Arriflex D-20.: "Arri D-20 Takes the Field
Sep 12, 2006 10:50 AM, By Michael Goldman

The Arriflex D-20 film-style digital camera system is getting extensive workouts under grueling field conditions these days, with a couple of low-budget features currently using the camera, and the upcoming TNT miniseries about the history of the CIA, called The Company, using it this summer. But independent filmmakers working with New York�s Camera Service Center (Arri-CSC) were the first to get the D-20 in the field earlier this year on two short film projects that will shortly hit the festival circuit."









11 sept. 2006

RED 4k camera

Put your RED on my shoulder... (14 photos) - The Digital Video Information Network: "Put your RED on my shoulder... (14 photos)"

http://web.mac.com/mikedcurtis/iWeb/Site/IBC-2006-RedConfig.html







Sony Launches Pro HVR-V1E Camcorder - With Progressive Scan - Sony - Guides and Tips - News - Consumer Camcorders - Camcorderinfo.com

Sony Launches Pro HVR-V1E Camcorder - With Progressive Scan - Sony - Guides and Tips - News - Consumer Camcorders - Camcorderinfo.com: "Sony Launches Pro HVR-V1E Camcorder - With Progressive Scan
by John Neely
Published on September 07, 2006


At the IBC Conference in Amsterdam, Sony today announced the addition of a new high-end prosumer HDV camcorder to its line-up the HVR-V1E. This introduction of the HVR-V1E follows this morning�s announcement of the new low-end prosumer HDR-FX7, a camcorder that resembles the MiniDV DCR-VX2100 in terms of design and size. The HVR-V1E joins Sony�s high-end HDV camcorders, the HVR-Z1E (called the HVR-Z1U in the US) and the scaled-down HVR-A1E/U in a summer that has marked a significant expansion of Sony�s high definition camcorder offerings."






7 sept. 2006

Sony's unveils new high-def camcorder | CNET News.com

Sony's unveils new high-def camcorder CNET News.com: "Sony on Thursday announced the HDR-FX7, a new 1080i high-definition camcorder with CMOS chips instead of the CCDs usually offered on camcorders.
The company aims to differentiate the HDR-FX7 with three-chip ClearVID CMOS sensor technology. Each of the three chips is dedicated to a separate RGB channel--the red, blue and green layers used to capture the full visible color spectrum in one image."






2 sept. 2006

Canon XH G1 and XH A1 HDV Camcorders - Gizmodo

Canon XH G1 and XH A1 HDV Camcorders - Gizmodo: "Canon rolled out two high-definition camcorders, the XH G1 ($6800, pictured above) and XH A1 ($4700), aimed at the lower-end professional market and high-end consumer space. Both are capable of 1080i HDTV recording using the lower-cost HDV recording format that's revolutionizing high definition video production. Each is equipped with an image-stabilized 20x optical zoom lens that isn't interchangeable (unlike their higher-end brandmate, the Canon XL-H1 HDV camcorder), a 2.8-inch LCD viewscreen, and both are using three 1/3-inch CCD imagers."