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!


HDD VIDEO CAMERAS

Posted by editor
In Formats, videocam
19Jun 15

HDD Video Cameras are basically cameras with built-in memory. The models available in the market today have either 30 GB or 60 GB memory space. Because they do not use external memory devices, these video cameras are relatively smaller and arguably easier to handle. However, these plus points are with disadvantages too. Some might argue that grip is compromised because of the size. Controls are more difficult to manage since they are usually clumped together in a small place. The memory space is also threading the line. Having no device to accommodate extra memory, this camera is definitely not designed for serious videographers.


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.


In Maintenance, videocam
5Jun 15

What could be more frustrating than just when you are about to capture an exciting moment, the batteries of your video camera die? To avoid this regrettable experience, following are tips to conserve your battery life.
Recharging your batteries when the warning symbol appears on your screen is the best time. Before or after that may affect battery life.
Your LCD monitor consumes the most battery energy. Try putting your monitor to sleep from time to time.
Playbacks also quickly drain batteries. If it is not necessary, it is best to keep playbacks to a minimum.
Batteries through time will have to be replaced. The older the battery is the shorter its life.


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!


Canon DC40

Posted by Bryan
In videocam
15May 15

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I’ve 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.

Image from samsung.com


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.


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