Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

The time has come when the big four need to supply their camcorder menus for iPhone/iPad download. Panasonic, Sony, JVC and Canon all use different menu systems and differing terms for the same thing, initialisation and formatting being one of them.

This is the Canon C300/XF305 menu system which is relatively easy to navigate.

This is the easiest of them all the Panasonic menu system especially the picture profile section which is double Dutch on Sony professional camcorders.

It’s simple, every so often I get a phone call from someone who needs some explanation on how to navigate their way through a menu system and it would be very easy if I could call up the “Sony” generic or specific menu system for the camcorder the person is talking about.



Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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