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In Information, News, videocam
31Jul 15

Kodak Zx1One 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 low light 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 »


Hybrid Camcorders

Posted by Bryan
In Formats, Information
17Jul 15

There are several models of hybrid camcorders as they are called that have entered the market, having both solid state and DVD recorders built into them for recording media. Several use mini-DVD disks that are capable of storing 4 Gigabytes of information or in video terms around 30 minutes.

Disks on the other hand come in double sided that offers an hour of video allowing half our on each side. The memory slot allows the capture of stills without having to carry a separate camera which for general shots is quite decent at 5 megapixels. The DVD drive is quite sensitive to dust and must be loaded/unloaded with care to prevent the miniature dvd drive contained within.


Sony Handycam

Posted by Bryan
In Information
3Jul 15

Are you a camera person? Bought a handycam recently but do not know how to operate it? Follow the instructions in your manual. If not, grab your mouse and check the other user’s opinions or product specifications online:

Example: Sony Handycam 


Now, let’s find out what the Editor’s review (Lori Grunin) was about this product:

With its sub-$1,000 street price, HD video support, hard-disk-based recording, and Sony provenance, the Handycam HDR-SR5 certainly seems like a bargain. Mostly, however, the SR5 simply confirms my belief that decent HD video will still run you more than $1,000. (But spending another $300 or so to upgrade from the 40GB SR5 to the 100GB SR5C, doesn’t count.) Click here to continue….


The Sony HDCAM

Posted by Bryan
In Information
26Jun 15

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!


Solid state Camcorders

Posted by Bryan
In Formats, Information
12Jun 15

The latest of the new generation of camcorders now use solid state video storage mainly due to huge advances in the capacity of solid state memory. Allowing memory capacity in the gigabyte level it does make these previously bulky gadgets quite light and handy.

They can come in packages as small as cellular phones with equal capacity for still capture. Advances in CMOS technology also allows better picture quality with some even capable of shooting in low light conditions using infra-red illumination with a single LED. It does make everything look green though but it does allow good video even in pitch black conditions.


A Must: LCD Protection

Posted by Bryan
In Information
29May 15

video5.jpgThe wider the LCD screens the better. You can review instantly what you are filming or you’ve already filmed. Once more, the greater or more pixels that your video camera has, the better. Whenever you use the LCD screens for viewing, it also use up the battery very quickly. And at times, when it is in direct daylight, the UV rays can damage the screen. Gadgets enthusiast are always suggesting to buy any kind of LCD protector not only for video cameras but also with digital cameras or cellphone. This is a sure defense in maintaining your gadget to function well.


The Sony HDCAM

Posted by Bryan

Image source: www.pconline.com.cn
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!


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.


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 »


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.


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