Panasonic AG-AC160 due this week

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I have been informed that the Panasonic AG-AC160 is due to arrive next week and I should get a camera to review soon, the one thing that struck me about the 160 during IBC was the quality of the picture.

Since the AF101 Panasonic have been listening to their end users and producing a cracking range of non shoulder mount camcorders from the 10bit 4:2:2 250 down to the AVCCAM AC-130. We are now being treated to camcorders that are fit for purpose rather than those teetering on the edge of even being semi professional.

The AC160 sits plumb in the middle and is the most sought after at it’s price point of £3000 plus 20% vat and the major fact that it by passes the expensive P2 card system that the 250 uses.

With the 160 you get a lot of camera for your money here are just a few of it’s highlights…

1. AVCHD in PH mode 21 Mbps (VBR)

2. 22x optical zoom lens f1.6-3.2 (35mm conversion = 28mm – 616mm)

3. Synchro scan

4. SDHC (4-32GB) and SDXC cards (48-2TB)

5. Dual system 50 or 59.94 Hz

6. Interval recording

7. Variable frame rate plus over and under cranking

8. Linear PCM 2ch sound or Dolby Digital

9. SDI and HDMI out

10. 2 XLR 3 pin connectors for sound I/P

11. 2 card slots allow simultaneous recording

The 160 is packed with features from the manual aperture 22x lens to the ability to record dual memory cards at the same time all for the sum of £3000 plus vat.

I hope to get one next week and put it through it’s paces including a look at the camcorders low light capabilities.

 

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H Preston Media gets a face lift

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Have a look here… http://www.videokit.co.uk

 

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FCPUG meeting in Glasgow “In pictures”

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MacVideo GURU himself Rick Young.

A good evening had by all especially this lucky chap Mr Crawford Brown who won an AJA Express worth over £1400.

Alister Brown…Mr Glidetrack himself giving us some background into making and upgrading sliders.

Matt Davis (Director/Editor) had a hard task trying to convince hardened FCP users that Adobe Premiere Pro might be a better path to take.

The Rick and Phil show…coming to a small screen near you soon on MacVideo, thanks to Matt for this picture.

 

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IBC 2011 Part TWO

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GenusTech Matte Box Kit for the Sony FS100…Tutorial soon

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One of the most confusing purchases you will make is to order a matte box rig for your camera, I was lucky having Peter from GenusTech to advise me on what part numbers to choose.

I decided to take the strain out of your choice by producing a mini tutorial on what part numbers and what bits go where which I hope to film this weekend.

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Tomorrow night 6.30pm…Glasgow Thistle Hotel…make a date !

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Remember to come along to the first meeting of the Final Cut Pro Users Group in Glasgow city centre for 6.30pm at the Thistle Glasgow in Cambridge Street, SAT NAV G2 3HN.

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Check your APP Store update for FCP-10, Motion-5 and Compressor.

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Just by chance I was looking at an Apple APP when I noticed I had two updates, I opened them up to discover the first major update to FCP-10 and Motion 5.

 

 

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IBC 2011 Part ONE

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FCPUG Glasgow meeting in Glasgow this Thursday

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Venue : Thistle Glasgow, Cambridge Street, G2 3HN

Agenda

6.30pm – Doors open, network & enjoy a drink

7 – 8pm Editing with Final Cut Pro X – the truth, what it is good for, how it works, how to integrate FCPX into your current workflow. Don’t miss the one hour presentation: How To Edit with FCPX by Rick Young.

8 – 8.30pm Break

8.30 – 8.55pm Sponsor – AJA
Andy Bellamy from AJA will be introducing the exciting new product announcements from this year’s IBC in Amsterdam and will be giving MacVideo attendees an exclusive look at the new IoXT – the world’s first dual Thunderbolt port IO device.

8.55 – 9.15pm Guest speaker Alastair Brown – the man who made the Glidetrack
Glidetrack offer several different tripod mounted dollies for DSLR and video cameras. These are small and portable and produce smooth motion on location, without needing a huge amount of gear. The guy who came up with this concept, Alistair Brown, will talk about the evolution of the product-line and how this has changed the industry.

9.20 – 9.45pm Sponsor – Adobe
After editing for a decade in FCP, what’s it like to switch to Adobe Premiere Pro? Matt’s making the transition from FCP7 to PPro 5.5. What were the advantages? What were the pitfalls? What were the surprises?

9.45 – 10.30pm – IBC overview – the HD Warrior himself, Philip Johnston, and MacVideoTV’s Rick Young, will give their impressions of IBC 2011. To be discussed: the announcement of the JVC GY-HM150; AJA to now offer DNxHD in the Ki Pro Mini; latest Thunderbolt news; the availability of SR memory from Sony and 100GB optical discs; Mike Tapas adapter for manual control of EOS lenses on large sensor DSLRs and more..

10.30pm Finish

Don’t miss the first UKFCUG meeting in Glasgow ever. Seating is limited. Register now!

http://www.macvideo.tv/ukfcug/Glasgow/

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Does the 3rd of November have anything to do with this event ?

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It would seem logical given that Canon who are supplying the 8 winners with Canon products might just be referring to this contest rather than an expected large sensor camera.

Further info on Ron Howard’s competition : http://canon.thismoment.com/

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