Apple iPad from $499

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SONY NX5 with hidden SDHC slots !

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Sony does not make it obvious that the NX5 camcorder has dual slots, Memory card and SDHC. This is amazing news and will help boost sales of this camcorder. Many dealers were not aware that this camera has SDHC slots which makes it very archive friendly.

Sony have finally broken away from their dated and dear Memory Stick to now include SDHC in the NX range of camcorders and the EX range with the announcement of the new SDHD adaptor.

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Breaking News…Sony to finally bring out SDHC adaptor for EX range

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Expanding media choice for XDCAM EX family

Sony’s innovative XDCAM EX professional product range is specifically designed to exploit the ultimate high speed performance and reliability of SxS PRO and SxS-1 media. However, SxS media is a professional format and not available from retail outlets, so in situations in the field where additional media is required or for cost-conscious users, where this ultimate performance is less important, Sony have developed the MEAD-SD01 adaptor to enable the use of consumer SD Card media.

The MEAD-SD01 adaptor is the same shape as SxS memory cards so as to fit within the media slots on XDCAM EX camcorders, with no protrusions, allowing the media cover to be in place during shooting. The adaptor can accept one high speed SD Card which simply slots inside.

At the time of writing (January 2010), Sony Professional recommends only the latest Class10 SDHC cards. Using 8-, 16-, or 32-GB media, approximately 35, 70, or 140 minutes of recording (in SP mode) can be achieved.

Please note, it is not recommended to utilise the Slow Motion recording function due to speed limitations of SD Card media. The nature of the adaptor and SD Card media will also mean slightly less reliability than SxS media – caution should be exercised when turning off XDCAM EX hardware during recording. XDCAM EX hardware will need a firmware upgrade to use MEAD-SD01 – please see specifications for more information.

HDW : Fantastic news this will bring a lot of hesitaters into the EX field…Sony are finally listening and responding to end users…the death nell sounds for the expensive, overrated …’Memory Stick’ !

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NEXTO DI NVS 2500 Video Overview coming soon

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Product shots with the Canon 5DMk11

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Working on one of my video overviews recently I discovered the sexiness of the shallow depth of field (SDoF) while filming product shots of a Sony EX-1R.  It all happened by chance…I needed close shots of the new button layout so I forked out and bought a Canon 50mm f2.5 macro lens, just the job.

As I looked through the lens of my Canon 5D2 I saw these wonderful shots appearing…the 50mm macro lens was producing some fantastic shallow depth of field shots…totally obliterating the background !

It didn’t take long for me to start playing with the video HD mode and you can see the wonderful results with a very out of focus gold reflector as a backdrop.

So why did I not film all the video overview with the Canon…good question…it became clear to me early doors that filming at 30 fps was going to be challenging to say the least, I spent a lot of time footering about with various bits of software and droplets but it was becoming time consuming and the very next day the Sony PMW-350K arrived putting the 5D2 problems on the back burner.

I decided to film the PMW-350K with my Sony EX-3 as I am a big fan of 720 50p…after that the rest is history but I do have some sexy shots of the EX1R thanks to the Canon 5D2 and I have lumped all of them together to let you “judge” for yourselves…[xr_video id=”3405ab1d639747b7bce9d14d4047e304″ size=”md”]

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Sony PMW-EX1R Video Overview for H Preston Media

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If this does not play properly please try here…

http://www.vimeo.com/8963865

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Learn Final Cut Pro 7

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Sony PMW-350K “Video Overview for H Preston Media”

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[xr_video id=”5846f496287541c8b40485c8c96ad6c8″ size=”md”]Gee wiz this took a lot longer to put together than I was expecting but we got there, the Sony PMW-350K is a great piece of kit and as I noticed on the box it’s only 1kg heavier than a Sony EX-1R (8kg)…the PMW-350 being 7.5kg, remembering that’s before the ‘V’ lock battery !

It runs just over 21 mins hope you like it.

I have uploaded it onto my VIMEO site as well, if you have problems watching the above video please click here…(Link now updated)

http://www.vimeo.com/8926962


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2 day’s delay on the Sony PMW-350K Video Overview

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Sorry I totally forgot I was having the family to my place for my fathers birthday which is why the Video Overview of the Sony PMW-350 will be two day’s late !

Sorry but the “Overview” took a lot longer than I anticipated but I promise it will be uploaded by Wednesday morning UK time. Better get the popcorn it’s 21mins long…an epic !

It’s now chuntering through Compressor as I write !

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First independent overview of the Sony PMW-350K…Monday 18th Jan 2010

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This has been a busy week but to my surprise I received a Sony PMW-350K on Thursday morning from H Preston Media to do an overview for them. I have postponed the Sony EX-1R till the following week to give the 350 priority.

What a camcorder, wait till you see it perform against the EX-3…and I have conclusive evidence wether it supports the MxM SDHC adaptor or not you will have to wait till Monday evening.

Appart from our good friend Alister Chapman this will be the first independent video overview of the new Sony PMW-350K…HD Warrior first as usual.

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