Archive for November, 2007

30
Nov
07

The HVR-S270U HVR-Z7U TC/UB Menu

megvexpo07.jpg I had an opportunity to photograph the menus on a working HVR-S270U (preliminary US model). I’ve exported these as a movie so you can go through each frame, back and forth, and reference different menus.

Today, we’ll look at the TC/UB menu and the various settings users will have access to on these new camcorders. The HVR-S270U and the HVR-Z7U are very, very similar camcorders so almost all of the menus will be identical.

However, these images are of the S270U… Continue reading ‘The HVR-S270U HVR-Z7U TC/UB Menu’

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29
Nov
07

IEBA Presents: Sony Seminar: HVR-S270, HVR-Z7U

sonyhdvinfo.jpgAt the GV Expo 07, I had the opportunity to see the exciting new HDV camcorders.

While there, I saw that Sony had a whole schedule of instructional presentations about many of there newest products. Juan Martinez was the scheduled speaker for the HDV camcorders.

His deep knowledge of the HVR-S270 and the HVR-Z7U, as well as the PMW-EX1 is clearly evident. He is able to compare and contrast numerous functions between all three of the camcorders with ease in response to audience questions.

The video I am presenting here… Continue reading ‘IEBA Presents: Sony Seminar: HVR-S270, HVR-Z7U’

29
Nov
07

IEBA Tech Thoughts to move…

I not only engineer and produce video as owner of IEBA Communications, I also write for Event DV magazine. Specifically, I am the HD Today columnist and a regular gear reviewer. You can see my long list of contributions online. Event DV’s parent, Information Today, likes what I’m creating here. So this December, this blog will be changing servers to give me more capability to give you what you are looking for:

Better, bigger images. Better video More content…

Continue reading ‘IEBA Tech Thoughts to move…’

28
Nov
07

The HVR-S270U HVR-Z7U DISPLAY Menu

megvexpo07.jpg I had an opportunity to photograph the menus on a working HVR-S270U (preliminary US model). I’ve exported these as a movie so you can go through each frame, back and forth, and reference different menus.

Today, we’ll look at the DISPLAY menu and the various settings users will have access to on these new camcorders. The HVR-S270U and the HVR-Z7U are very, very similar camcorders so almost all of the menus will be identical.

However, these images are of the S270U… Continue reading ‘The HVR-S270U HVR-Z7U DISPLAY Menu’

27
Nov
07

Lowel – Mole – Arri comparison @ FreshDV

fdvlight.jpgThe gurus over at FreshDV have produced another handy little video guide to some Lowel, Arri and Mole lights.

Each features unique strengths and weaknesses. In the following short video, Kendal Miller walks through some of the major things we noted…the strength and construction of stands, barn doors, quality of cords and switches, and simplicity of swapping and replacing lamps.

Continue reading ‘Lowel – Mole – Arri comparison @ FreshDV’

26
Nov
07

The HVR-S270U HVR-Z7U AUDIO Menu

megvexpo07.jpg I had an opportunity to photograph the menus on a working HVR-S270U (preliminary US model). I’ve exported these as a movie so you can go through each frame, back and forth, and reference different menus.

Today, we’ll look at the audio menu and the various settings users will have access to on these new camcorders. The HVR-S270U and the HVR-Z7U are very, very similar camcorders so almost all of the menus will be identical.

However, these images are of the S270U… Continue reading ‘The HVR-S270U HVR-Z7U AUDIO Menu’

24
Nov
07

Lowel eXchange light Video Demo @ Fresh DV

freshdvlog.jpgKendal Miller & Matthew Jeppsen over at Fresh DV have a nice demo of the new Lowel eXchange Rifa light. For those who know Rifa, but have been looking at the advantages of fluorescent lighting (cooler, much less power draw, easy to change color temperatures with inexpensive lamp swaps…) Lowel is adapting their Rifa series with a new quick-change head system…

Continue reading ‘Lowel eXchange light Video Demo @ Fresh DV’