Sony PMW-EX1 Camcorder (BOSFCPUG Presentation)

The Sony PMW-EX1 XDCAM EX camcorder represents an important milestone in the evolution of digital video camera design. This is the first all-in-one camcorder to provide videographers with the productivity of solid-state memory card recording, the quality of three true high-definition 1/2-inch CMOS sensors, all in a compact all-in-one form- factor. In this demo and […]

Sony PMW-EX1 XDCAM EX camcorder: first impressions

Sony PMW-EX1

A friend recently loaned me his Sony PMW-EX1 XDCAM EX camcorder for a few days so I had a chance to take this fascinating new camera for a spin. In this post I’ll share my first impressions. I’ll be taking the camera out for another spin next week for more shooting, so I’ll get into […]

18th Annual Pro Video Show

The 18th Annual Pro Video Show (hosted by the Camera Company with the participation of the Boston FCP User Group, SMPTE/NE, and NPVA/NE) will be held Friday and Saturday, March 7-8, 2008 at Stonehill College (Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex) in Easton, Massachusetts. This popular annual event provides two days of informative workshops, seminars, and […]

17th Annual Pro Video Show to be held March 9-10, 2007 at Stonehill College in Easton, Ma

Sony HVR-V1U

If you live in the Boston area you will not want to miss the 17th Annual Pro Video Show sponsored by The Camera Company to be held Friday and Saturday, March 9-10, 2007 at Stonehill College, in Easton, Massachussetts (Exit 17B off Route 24). This annual event provides local media makers with the opportunity to […]

2007 SMPTE/NE Digital Production Showcase

The New England Chapter of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) held its Annual Digital Production Showcase (which has become a mid-winter tradition) on Wednesday, January 17th at WCVB-TV’s studio in Needham, Massachusetts. My photos from the event are available on Flickr. In addition to being fed sandwiches and piping hot New […]

Instant HD, is it magical?


I love Magic Bullet Editors from Red Giant, I use it to create looks and film effects when editing in Final Cut Pro and have been very happy with the results. Thus, when Red Giant announced Instant HD, a tool for upresing standard definition footage to HD, I was expecting another amazing plug-in but the […]

AVCHD is the new kid in town

Small, portable cameras using digital recording mediums like semiconductor memory and portable disks require very efficient data compression. MPEG-2, the codec used in HDV and DVD is getting a bit long in the tooth. The newer H.264 (a.k.a. MPEG-4 Part 10) codec is much more efficient than previous MPEG codecs (MPEG-2, H.263, MPEG-4 Part 2) […]

The Invaluable Guide to the AG-HVX200

I recently came across “The Invaluable Guide to the AG-HVX200,” a delightful document from Panasonic that provides a detailed description of the features and capabilities of the AG-HVX200 prosumer HD camcorder in a format that’s easy to read like a brochure, but with plenty of substance and details you’d expect from a well-written technical overview, […]