The Sony HDCAM

Posted by Bryan

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Sony has a consistent history of producing quality electronic products. One of those includes their line of Video Cameras. In this new line of video cam, Sony couples their HDCAM cameras together under the name CineAlta. They cover a broad range of prices and features, ranging from the XDCAM HD models and the F350 to the widely used and widely popular F950.

The XDCAM HD cameras record directly to Sony’s professional disc media, which is physically
similar to Blu-ray discs. These cameras can also record various quality levels of 1080i and 1080p, along with regular SD DVCAM. Unlike other HD cameras from Sony, the XDCAM HD supports i-Link for file access and DV output.

Near the high end of the Sony HD solutions is the F900. It captures both 1080p and 1080i at
various frame rates, including 25p and 50i. This is also the most expensive camera from Sony, as it costs around $80,000!


Canon DC40

Posted by Bryan
In videocam
15May 15

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Ive seen the CANON DC40 and I am impressed. Canon DC40 is very attractive with a functional design It was built with solid quality. The videcam is very decent daytime and surprisingly solid low-light video quality and has a broad set of semimanual photo and video controls.

However,the videocam also has its boo-boos. It has small LCD and it uses Mini SD cards rather than standard SD. It has a blinding video light and there’s no S-Video input for converting analog video to DVDs.

The important bottomline here is that the Canon DC40 definitely deserves a spot on your short list of DVD camcorders.


Licensing your work II

Posted by Yra
In videos
8May 15

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These symbols are used in Creative Commons licenses. It’s very helpful to know what they mean. The symbol on the left stands for attribution (BY), which lets other people use and distribute your work for as long as it is credited. The second symbol means noncommercial (NC), which lets other people use your work for noncommercial purposes. The third symbol is no derivative works (ND), meaning others cannot make derivative works and must keep it as is. The last symbol is share alike (SA), which sets the condition that the derivative work can be used only with the same license as the original work. One or a combination of these conditions can be in the same license. For example, you can indicate that your home video is BY-SA or BY-NC-ND. You can also choose which jurisdiction’s Copyright Law will apply to your work.


Samsung SC-HMX20C

Posted by Yra
In videocam
1May 15

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Samsung’s newest HD camera is the SC-HMX20C, which records 1920 by 1080 pixels with its 6.4-megapixel CMOS chip. It features a 10x optical zoom lens and 2.7-inch touch screen LCD. The record button is large and the handgrip swivels for even the most awkward angles, making it user-friendly. The internal 8GB flash memory drive can record 90 minutes of video and is PictBridge compatible. An high capacity SD/MMC card slot and a USB 2.0 port are provided. There is a 300fps slow motion feature, which should come in handy when shooting those memorable moments. For still photos, it works as a 4 megapixel camera. The SC-HMX20 retails for about $850 online.

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Boston Bombing Videos

Posted by Kitch
In Information
23Apr 15

 

The recent Boston Marathon Bombings have taken the lives of three people and injured a bigger number. It is one of the worse tragedies that has happened in America for the past decade. It is also the most photographed scene in the history of all crime scenes. Because almost everyone owns a smart phone, or a camera phone, the people in attendance were able to capture gruesome photos and videos of the Boston Marathon.

The power of video camera was evident during the whole day because uploads on social media sites of different angles of the marathon surfaced. Is this a positive or negative thing? Do people have the power to make a difference if they are an owner of a portable camera? It may be of help, taking the Boston Marathon incident where in the authorities have asked people who were able to take photos and videos to upload files on the FBI website so it can be used in the investigation.


WIDE ANGLE AND TELEPHOTO

Posted by editor
In Formats, VideoBlogs, videocam
16Apr 15

All video cameras have lens controls built into them. You can choose between two setting, wide angle and telephoto. Many amateur videographers commit the mistake of alternating the two setting between frames. The lens control is not there for creating effect. It is simply a feature to ensure the sharp recording of your images.
The wide-angle setting is ideally used for close shooting. It basically captures images with deeper depth of field. On the other hand, telephoto is usually applied to distance shooting. To get better focus on a distant subject, it is best to use telephoto. However it tends to create a more flat image as the depth of field is shallow.


In Information
9Apr 15

One of the small generation of video recorders from Kodak, it is small and suited for use in all weather. Shaped like a mobile phone, it uses SD/SDHC memory cards for data storage which can go up to 10 hours of 720p HD video. It can record video in bright light as well as low light though some improvement may be needed in the audio recording due to dismal performance. Some reviews also found the lowlight video recording abilities a bit too exaggerated. The device is well suited for teens and their irresponsible ways, being weatherproof and small enough to fit in most pockets, they can withstand quite a lot of abuse. They can use 2 standard high-capacity double AA alkaline cells but for constant use, a good pair of rechargables(or more, ) would do better for those whole days of fun out on in the sun. Full Story »


Web Cam Warnings

Posted by Kitch
In News
2Apr 15

 

Consider this a warning. If you are the type of person who constantly likes to skype, facebook video chat, Google video chat or just have a laptop that has a built in webcam, there is a big possibility that you are being watched. By hackers. Yes, you read that right. It is scary and creepy but unfortunately, it’s reality. FBI Agent Justin Vellese explained that “With the Web cam comes the opportunity for people to use malicious software to control the Web cam,  There is malicious software that can turn on the Web cam, turn it off. It’s possible they can even turn off the light that indicates the Web cam is on.” This case happens everywhere around the world without our knowledge. Because not a lot of people have knowledge when it comes to these malicious malware, and how readily available on the internet. So what is the solution? Be extra careful. Make sure your firewall is always ON. When you are not using your camera, maybe cover it with a sticker/post it. This is a serious crime so spread the information to family and friends so that they are aware too.


Video Cam in Classrooms

Posted by Kitch
In Information
26Mar 15

 

Bill Gates is a smart guy, it is evident through his success and the millions of money he has made
through out the years. This is why, when the guy talks, we listen. Recently, during one of his TED talks,
he brought up the subject of having video cameras in classrooms. Not to try and catch teachers making
mistakes, not to judge students but to actually improve the quality of teaching and learning.

This is as real as it can get, having cameras will help teachers see the difference with what they think
happened and what really happened. It’s hard to put attention to every single detail when you have a lot
of people observing your every move and watching a video of how the lesson went, will give a different
perspective on what went wrong and what happened that worked out.

This process is empowering because teachers will get motivated to do a better job and make an actual
difference.


Avoid Hybrid Cameras

Posted by Bryan
In videocam
19Mar 15

The current range of digital video cameras with digital still camera functionality is inferior to almost all digital still cameras. The idea of a combined camera is better in concept than it is in practice. If taking digital stills is important, get a camera designed for taking digital stills. Focus on the core video features when buying a digital video camera and think of the digital still functions as a convenient bonus if they happen to work well. If you’re dead set on getting a camera with both features, get a digital still camera with video functions – the still cameras take better video than the video cameras. Jake Ludington


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