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By Kevin Washington and Kevin Washington,SUN STAFF | August 28, 2000
Sony's midlevel Digital8 camcorder, the DCR-TRV520, packs one heck of a cinematic punch. I used the DCR-TRV520 to shoot video for a review of film editing hardware and software for PCs. While the hardware presented more than a few troubles, the camcorder performed flawlessly, creating clear, crisp, colorful video that looked far better than any analog video I had seen. That's because the Digital8 Handycam records clean digital signals, combining sound and picture into a seamless work of absolute quality.
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By Eric Gwinn and Eric Gwinn,Tribune Newspapers | November 22, 2009
Portable boom gets the shot Name: : XShot 2.0 camera extender What it is: : A 9-inch rod that telescopes out to 37 inches. Attach a lightweight camera or camcorder and capture images of yourself that appear to have been shot by someone else. How it works: : Screw a pocket-size camera or camcorder (maximum weight: a little more than a pound) on to one end of the XShot, then tilt the camera to just the right angle and lock the XShot in place. Extend the XShot away from you for self-portraits that capture more background than if you were to hold the camera in your hand and aim it at yourself.
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By Elise T. Chisolm | December 20, 1990
The wedding and the camcorder: Do you realize that anyone who is anyone has a camcorder.If you have not witnessed the love affair between the amateur film directors and the victim, then you might not understand this column.Unlike old-fashioned photographers, who said things like "Let's have a big smile, please, hon," or "Say cheese" or "Look at the camera, sweetie," these camcorder people want you at your worst.You're at a big wedding and you are about to plop a raw oyster in your mouth, the sauce has dripped onto your white silk blouse, your head is thrown back, your mouth is open and someone -- usually a man -- focuses his video camera you.He sneaks up from behind and then jumps on a chair to get a panoramic view of your latest weight gain or double chins.
BUSINESS
By Katherine Boehret and Katherine Boehret,The Wall Street Journal | June 19, 2008
When Pure Digital Technologies Inc. introduced its Flip point-and-shoot camcorder a year ago, it dramatically simplified video recording. The Flip measured the size of a small digital still camera, cost less than $150 and its videos could be emailed in one quick process. Consumers gobbled up the tiny, nonintimidating device. But to the style-conscious set, the Flip looked like a clunky Fisher-Price toy - especially when compared with a sleek, new iPod or more-sophisticated digital cameras - and was too thick to comfortably slip into a pocket.
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By Kevin E. Washington and Kevin E. Washington,SUN STAFF | October 30, 2003
When it comes to camcorders, Sony tends to most often offer the best of the best. But Canon has been known to slip in a serious contender from time to time. And that contender right now is the Canon Optura Xi Mini DV camcorder ($1,500). This digital video cassette camcorder shoots such wonderful video that it's fair to say that it reminds me of some of the three CCD camcorders that I've tested. In other words, the video shot here reminds me of broadcast quality video. The neat thing is that the 2.0 megapixel still images shot by this camcorder actually look pretty good.
NEWS
November 8, 1995
Police logNorth Laurel: Pine Lane: Someone kicked open the door of a mobile home and stole jewelry, a videocassette recorder and a camcorder Monday, police said.
NEWS
October 20, 1994
POLICE* New Windsor: A resident of the 400 block of S. Springdale Road told state police someone kicked in the door of her home and stole a camcorder and a videocassette recorder Monday. She put the loss at more than $300.
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January 8, 1998
FireManchester: Firefighters responded at 10: 39 a.m. Tuesday to an auto fire in the 3700 block of Maple Grove Road. Units were out 30 minutes.PoliceMillers: A Millers Station Road resident told police that a .38-caliber revolver and camcorder were stolen from her home Tuesday. The loss was estimated at $1,400.Pub Date: 1/08/98
NEWS
August 4, 1998
A group of Fallston High School students won second place last week in a national environmental competition held at Michigan State University.Graduating seniors Catherine Wurster, Mary Hryncewich, Julie Weil, Eric Genco and Andrew Cook all won $1,500 scholarships during the National Envirothon. Their teacher, Tom Trafton, won a camcorder.Pub Date: 8/04/98
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By Kevin E. Washington | April 22, 2004
Though never a fan of the tiniest gadgets, I found Panasonic's SV-AV100 D-Snap Video Camera ($1,000) appealing. It is so small and lightweight (.34 pounds) that it fits in the palm of your hand or a shirt pocket, yet the movies it shoots are pretty good - which is to say only a tad less gorgeous than those recorded by camcorders onto Mini-DV tapes. The D-Snap records MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 videos to a tiny SD memory card. The MPEG-4 images have lots of artifacts (glitches in fidelity caused by compression)
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,Sun reporter | December 30, 2007
This is a true story. Only the pronouns have been changed to protect the emotionally challenged. In the days before all this quick-draw photography, humans (circa 1980s) relied on only one piece of technology to record life with child: the analog camcorder. And, in many homes, the cute-as-a-bug, analog Sony Camcorder nosed itself into every occasion: The blessed moment during labor when Lamaze was thrown out of the hospital window, the nurse weighing your newborn, the wheelchair ride to the hospital parking lot, every birthday, every holiday (except Flag Day)
BUSINESS
By MIKE HIMOWITZ and MIKE HIMOWITZ,SUN COLUMNIST | May 11, 2006
When you show a new gadget around the office and people want to know where they can buy one right now, chances are you're looking at a hot product. That was the reaction to RCA's Small Wonder EZ101 camcorder. It weighs a couple of ounces, runs on a pair of AA batteries, and records a half-hour of video on an internal memory card. At $129, it's one-third the price of the cheapest traditional camcorder - and its target audience of casual videographers isn't likely to miss the features it lacks.
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By Kevin E. Washington and Kevin E. Washington,SUN STAFF | May 13, 2004
With faster and more powerful PCs finding their way to consumer's desks, there is little reason why anyone who wants to chronicle his or her life on videotape shouldn't take the plunge into digital video camcorders and moviemaking programs. Mac owners have had the video-editing advantage with the superb iMovie software and FireWire 1394 port for linking a computer to a camcorder, but PCs can hold their own when fitted with an add-on FireWire port and the right software. We've looked at a couple of first-rate Mini-DV camcorders from the two leaders in the technology along with a video-editing software offering from Pinnacle that will turn anyone into a filmmaker.
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By Kevin E. Washington | April 22, 2004
Though never a fan of the tiniest gadgets, I found Panasonic's SV-AV100 D-Snap Video Camera ($1,000) appealing. It is so small and lightweight (.34 pounds) that it fits in the palm of your hand or a shirt pocket, yet the movies it shoots are pretty good - which is to say only a tad less gorgeous than those recorded by camcorders onto Mini-DV tapes. The D-Snap records MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 videos to a tiny SD memory card. The MPEG-4 images have lots of artifacts (glitches in fidelity caused by compression)
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By Kevin E. Washington | March 18, 2004
The MICROMV digital video cassette has allowed Sony to make what it calls the smallest digital video camcorder in the world. But unlike some of the other downsized gadgets I've played with, I think the Sony DCR-IP1 MICROMV Handycam ($1,200) makes the case that quality can come in small packages. This camcorder, which is just a little bigger than a couple of decks of cards pushed together, fits easily into a shirt pocket. The tape is 70 percent smaller than other Mini-DV camcorder tapes.
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By Kevin E. Washington | February 5, 2004
My love affair with Sony's camcorders continues, thanks to its latest series of DVD recorders, the best DVD recorders I've seen yet. The new Sony DCR-DVD300 DVD Handycam ($1,100) not only records to 3-inch DVD-Rs and DVD-RWs, but records images playable on a Sony Play Station2, a PC with a DVD player and most standalone DVD players on the market. As usual, all of the goodies that can be found on Sony's camcorders are here: A 10x optical zoom on the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens makes for some of the crispest images you'll ever see from a consumer camcorder, the Super NightShot captures great evening and other dimly lit images, and the SteadyShot Picture Stabilization system gives smooth tracking shots.
ENTERTAINMENT
By James Coates and James Coates,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | November 13, 2003
Here's bad news if you have treasured home videos of your kids taking their first steps: After 10 years, and sometimes sooner, the magnetic tape used in camcorders and VCRs loses substantial portions of the data it contained because of aging. Scientists have been debating the survivability period since a 1995 article in Scientific American predicted less than 10 years. Other experts claim that tapes can survive up to 30 years. A closet full of my once-precious family memories can tell you to believe the worst.
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By Kevin E. Washington and Kevin E. Washington,SUN STAFF | October 30, 2003
When it comes to camcorders, Sony tends to most often offer the best of the best. But Canon has been known to slip in a serious contender from time to time. And that contender right now is the Canon Optura Xi Mini DV camcorder ($1,500). This digital video cassette camcorder shoots such wonderful video that it's fair to say that it reminds me of some of the three CCD camcorders that I've tested. In other words, the video shot here reminds me of broadcast quality video. The neat thing is that the 2.0 megapixel still images shot by this camcorder actually look pretty good.
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