We are fast approaching June 2011 when HD Warrior reported their one millionth hit, H Preston Media had its first open day in Glasgow, I produced a music video called Insecure using the Sony FS100 and Final Cut Pro 10 became the first Apple product to attain 81 one star ratings because it was so badly conceived.
JVC GY HM790
It was over two and a half years ago that I reviewed JVC-HM700 and I was more than impressed with it though when you consider the time span between the 700 and the 790 I feel this design is getting a wee bit tired now.
The GY-HM790U is a modular HD camera with solid state recording capability as well as studio functionality. It was developed to address the needs of modern broadcast and production facilities offering the highest level of HD picture quality in both 1080i and 720p formats.
Whether used on the shoulder for electronic newsgathering, field production, or as a primary studio camera, the GY-HM790U is everything that a broadcast camera should be.
Panasonic AG-AC130 and 160 (2 camcorders)
Panasonic HDC Z10000
- A dual SD Memory Card slot with the option of extended recording or back-up. When two SD Memory Cards are inserted and the first card reaches full capacity, the system automatically and seamlessly switches*3 to the second card. This allows extended recording without having to worry about interruptions due to a lack of card capacity. Or, during backup recording, the same data is recorded onto both cards for immediate duplicating or archiving purposes in the case of a faulty SD card.
- The bundled HD Writer XE 1.0 Software lets users cut out full HD 3D and progressive images and save to a computer.
- 2D/3D Still Image Recording Any Time. The user simply presses the shutter button to record a 2D or 3D (MPO compliant) still image*4 at any time. It is also possible to cut out images in all modes while shooting or playing videos. 3D and 2D still images are recorded simultaneously with 2.1-megapixel resolution.
Scarlet was announced the same day as the new Canon C300 which gave bloggers like me a major headache that evening.
Scarlet has its following its down to RED to ramp up production to keep up with demand.
Scarlet brings your images to life with 4K footage that will change the way you look at motion.
No matter if you’re shooting a feature film or web content to go side-by-side with your stills, you will be working with crisp REDCODE RAW files that will give you ultimate freedom and control when finishing.
Scarlet harnesses the power to bring life to imagery and imagery to life.
Canon EOS C300
Its well built produces a cracking picture and has an ever increasing line of DPs wanting to buy one.
Canon pulled another first out of the bag by adding the magical 50MB/s broadcast spec in order to be the first Super 35mm sensor camera to be accepted by the BBC the same as their XF305.
Canon have played a great card with this camera and remember its the first and only Super 35mm camcorder to accept Canon EF glass which is further increasing its popularity.
So thats all 14 cameras produced this year my own personal favotites are the FS100 and the NX70 as they both compliment each other and match really well when cut together in the same program. Out of all the cameras I reviewed this year the Panasonic 160 was a joy to use and full of very useful features, if it had not been for the colour matrix not matching Sony I may have been tempted to buy one.