Panasonic introduce 3 Blu-ray recorders “HD Everything” Not quite !

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Panasonic has announced the market introduction of the DMR-BS850 and DMR-BS750 Blu-ray Disc Recorders and the DMR-XS350 High-Definition Recorder / DVD Recorder (Standard Def Archiving). All three new models are compatible with freesat+, making it easy to view and capture high-image-quality digital satellite broadcasts.

The continued trend toward Full HD in TV broadcasts, discs and digital AV equipment has spawned demand for innovative digital recorders. Panasonic’s response is the “HD Everything” concept – products that allow anyone to easily control, preserve and share a wide variety of Full HD images. Designed under this concept, the new trio of digital recorders come equipped with functions users will enjoy today and need tomorrow.



BD Live
Programmes that have been recorded and stored in the hard disk drive can be converted to the H.264 format and saved. The H.264 format lets viewers use their hard disk drive space more efficiently or store more TV programmes on a single Blu-ray Disc.


Dolby + DTS-HD
In terms of audio, the new DMR-BS850 and BS750 support the superior surround sound of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-Master Audio Essential on Blu-ray Disc media. Users can connect the recorder to a compatible amplifier and enjoy the stunningly high quality 7.1-channel surround sound of Blu-ray Discs.


Viera Cast
The new recorders also support Panasonic’s VIERA CAST Internet function, so users can easily access Internet content such as YouTube and Picasa Web Albums and view it on a large-screen TV. 



Freesat+
Recording and Viewing Freedom with freesat+ Twin Tuner – With more than 140 digital TV and radio channels to choose from it’s fairly likely that at some point you’ll want to record two programmes broadcast at the same time. The freesat+ Twin Tuner allows you the freedom to do this. 


HD Recording
In DR mode you can record a digital broadcast signal, without the slightest change in quality, directly to your HDD. The precise Full HD picture quality, 5.1ch surround sound, subtitle and audio description, all recorded perfectly and ready to view.


Pause TV
Pause Live TV lets you freeze TV programmes just like pausing a DVD. Select “Pause Live TV” on the VIERA Link Menu and the TV programme is temporarily saved on the hard disk drive. You can watch the rest of the programme, right from the stopped frame, at a later time.

Sadly once again due to a bad call by the design team these “HD Everything Almost” recorders do not allow you to record into the recorder via firewire on HDV…SD ONLY and the HDMI is an output only, so if you were hoping to archive your HDV camera footage DON’T BUY THESE RECORDERS.

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50% off your next Panasonic VariCam 3700

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VariCam offer

I don’t quite know how to take this Panasonic advert…on the one hand you are getting a great piece of kit for half the price you would have paid for it one month ago…I do hope know one spent £30,515 last month on this camcorder they will be so depressed…now lets see the funny side of this…

You have 3 choices to get a Willie Wonka golden ticket…

1st any old 1/2″ chip camcorder…like an EX-1 perhaps… age or condition is not mentioned

2nd any old 2/3″ camcorder

3rd any old RED camcorder !

Now you see the funny side…is Panasonic “avin a laugh” who would spend £30K upwards on a RED camcorder only just available to hand it over for a £15K panasonic 3700 when you could buy the cheapest 1/2″ camcorder on EBAY and do the same deal…there is no mention of the camcorder needing to be working !

Who thinks up these ideas…I mean to say what the hell are Panasonic going to do with a room full of second hand camcorders…but give them their due it’s a good deal…PS. I think they should clarify if the lens, matte box and rails are part of the deal…I think not…but remember the £15K you have saved will easily buy you the lens and not forgetting the new P2 “E” cards are now 1/3 the price. (My thanks to Martin for spotting my stupid mistake which I have since corrected).

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Larry Jordan’s Tip of the Day

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Larrys-Tip-(Coverflow)

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“Stop fighting Final Cut Pro”

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EditGroove

www.EditGroove.com

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smallHD a 1280×760 9″ monitor

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smallHD V2

This looks a great monitor for viewing your 720p work, I hope to get a sample for review, the price is £487 plus postage to the UK…More details as I get them.

http://www.smallhd.com/dp1

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The power of the iPhone 3Gs

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This is getting close to instant broadcasting by the masses. The iPhone 3Gs is quite remarkable in it’s ability to send video instantly to a recipient. This could start a whole new way of internet broadcasting from war zones, famine etc.

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Coming soon the new TOM TOM for iPhone

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IaniLED54 from the makers of the Red Head

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IANILED 54 is the first industry powerful portable LEDs fixture  for daylight shootings on location. It uses a 54 LEDs mix in three switchable circular arrays of 18 LEDs each. So IANILED 54 offers maximum versatility and the different brightness of a 18, 36 or 54 LEDs light source in just one  apparatus as compact and portable as a Redhead!
Each module has its own driver on board and can be purchased seprately. IANILED 54 offers great flexibility in terms of output and field coverage because it can be adapted quickly to the subject size and distance.  The 3 modules can be individually equipped with lenses Spot, Medium and Wide flood.
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IANILED 54 is the first industry powerful portable LEDs fixture  for daylight shootings on location. It uses a 54 LEDs mix in three switchable circular arrays of 18 LEDs each. So IANILED 54 offers maximum versatility and the different brightness of a 18, 36 or 54 LEDs light source in just one  apparatus as compact and portable as a Redhead!
Each module has its own driver on board and can be purchased seprately. IANILED 54 offers great flexibility in terms of output and field coverage because it can be adapted quickly to the subject size and distance.  The 3 modules can be individually equipped with lenses Spot, Medium and Wide flood.
This will be a great light I have no doubt but at a whopping £1,783 per LED head I think Ianiro are a tad expensive when there are 1000W LED lights at the £700 mark.

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Trapcode Particular 2 coming soon

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Trapcode Particular 2 coming soon By Philip Johnston
View in HD Download 344p Version Visit Philip Johnston’s ExposureRoom Videos Page

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Panasonic Releases HPX301 (300) Firmware Update

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HPX-301

Finally Panasonic have released a firmware update to help with various user problems with the HPX-301 (300) including the noise problem.

Panasonic INFO

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