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256 pages

Working with HDV, shoot, edit, and deliver your high definition video

Creator: Chuck Gloman, Mark James Pescatore | Digital video - 2006-09-28

Panasonic DVCPRO HD DVCPRO HD is the third in a series of DV-based digital video formats from Panasonic. As the industry began to offer digital alternatives to the Sony Betacam SP analog workhorse, Panasonic delivered DVCPRO in 1995, ...

Publisher: Focal Press

About this book
Over the past few years, HDV has burst onto the professional video production landscape and is changing the world of high-definition acquisition. Are you ready to make the transition to HDV? Let this book, with its clear, unbiased overview of HDV, be your guide. More than a catalog of HDV products, this book provides you with perspective on the driving forces behind high-definition, technical information about digital video technologies thats easy to follow, and real-world tips for getting the most out of your HDV investment. The book also includes a tear-out focusing chart, HDV resource guide, and detailed glossary for quick reference, making it a timely and valuable resource for video professionals and students. Working with HDV provides the answers to some of the big questions surrounding this exciting format: - Why has HDV become so popular so quickly? - Is HDV right for your next project? - What are your HDV camcorder/equipment options? - How does HDV differ from other video formats? - Why is shooting with HDV similar to shooting with a film camera? - How will you manage your HDV post production workflow? - Does HDV make good business sense for your operation? - What are the alternatives to HDV on the market? Dont get left behind as HDV momentum continues to build--get up and running quickly with this handy guide that demystifies what to use and how to use it. * Includes a handy tear-out focus chart * Learn to shoot professional-quality HDV on a budget with this guide! * Go beyond manufacturer hype and learn what HDV can really do for you



309 pages

The History of Television, 1942 To 2000

Creator: Albert Abramson, Christopher H. Sterling | Performing Arts - 2007-09-15

It included multiple standard HD recording, ¡,¡25/60 and ¡,250/50 (Europe) and the ability to handle ¡,080 active lines.38 In June ¡997, it was reported that ABC a‡liate KGTV San Diego had made a $430000 purchase of Panasonic DVCPRO ...

Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Pub

About this book
Albert Abramson published (with McFarland) in 1987 a landmark volume titled The History of Television, 1880-1941 ("massive...research"--Library Journal; "voluminous documentation"--Choice; "many striking old photos"--The TV Collector). At last he has produced the follow-up volume; the reader may be assured there is no other book in any language that is remotely comparable to it. Together, these two volumes provide the definitive technical history of the medium. Upon the development in the mid-1940s of new cameras and picture tubes that made commercial television possible worldwide, the medium rose rapidly to prominence. Perhaps even more important was the invention of the video tape recorder in 1956, allowing editing, re-shooting and rebroadcasting. This second volume, 1942 to 2000 covers these significant developments and much more. Chapters are devoted to television during World War II and the postwar era, the development of color television, Ampex Corporation's contributions, television in Europe, the change from helical to high band technology, solid state cameras, the television coverage of Apollo II, the rise of electronic journalism, television entering the studios, the introduction of the camcorder, the demise of RCA at the hands of GE, the domination of Sony and Matsushita, and the future of television in e-cinema and the 1080 P24 format. The book is heavily illustrated (as is the first volume).



817 pages

The Filmmaker's Handbook, A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age

Creator: Steven Ascher, Edward Pincus | Performing Arts - 2007-09-04

DVCPRO HD Panasonic's DVCPRO HD format is a 100 Mbps high definition format with 4:2:2 color and 6.7:1 compression. It uses DV intraframe compression, meaning that each frame is individually compressed for simplified editing and ...

Publisher: Plume Books

About this book
2008 Edition The authoritative guide to funding, preparing, shooting, lighting, editing, finishing and distributing your film or video Widely acknowledged as the “bible” of film and video production and used in courses around the world, this indispensable guide to making movies is now updated with the latest advances in high- definition formats. For students and teachers, the professional and the novice filmmaker, this clear and comprehensive handbook remains the reliable reference to all aspects of moviemaking. • Techniques for making narrative, documentary, corporate, experimental and feature films. • Working with high-definition and standard-definition digital video formats, including DV, HD, and HDV. • Extensive coverage of video editing with the latest nonlinear editing systems. • Thorough grounding in lenses, lighting, sound recording, and sound editing. • The business aspects of financing and producing movies. Written by filmmakers for filmmakers, this book will give you the skills you need to take your dreams from script to screen.


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  • Panasonic

    Panasonic Pro AG-HVX200A 3CCD P2/DVCPRO 1080i High Definition Camcorder with 13x Optical Zoom

    Photography (Panasonic)

    Rating (8 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
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    So many better options!

    0 3/5 Ritter "frankenhooker2" (bellevue, WA United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Panasonic Pro AG-HVX200A 3CCD P2/DVCPRO 1080i High Definition Camcorder with 13x Optical Zoom (Electronics) I have no idea whay they are still selling this camera for $5400.00. I have used this camera many times since 2008. Every time I am forced to use it on a shoot I just keep thinking how much better cameras have gotten. The P2 media is way too expensive. Cameras now take SD cards which are 40.00 instead of 350.00. The picture quality is pretty good but not 5400.00 good. The HMC150 is so much better in many ways. I understand people want to be able to have 2 P2 cards in their camera at once. For one thing most people need to because they can only afford two 16 gig cards, meanwhile with cameras that take SD cards you can put a 32 gig card in there for $60.00! It's heavy due to it's SD shooting option. Who shoots SD these days? I haven't touched a mini DV tape in years. Bottom line, there are way too may better cheaper options out there these days. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 25, 2011

    Tops for the prosumer

    0 5/5 Bill York (Santa Fe, NM USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Panasonic Pro AG-HVX200A 3CCD P2/DVCPRO 1080i High Definition Camcorder with 13x Optical Zoom (Electronics) We used this camera to shoot our short film and it proved to be awesome. The P2 cards were a little tricky to work with, but certainly less difficult and more portable than film; without the added expense of telecine.For the cost, we could not have gotten this level of quality otherwise. I believe its got the depth of 16mm, plus it shoots in 24p. When we saw our final projection, we were just amazed.Great cam for the money. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 5, 2009

    HVX200A is a great camera. Consider the cost.

    I am now a proud owner of the Panasonic HVX200A. This camera has treated me very well since I've received it, although, there are some really important things to consider when making this purchase. This camera comes with many great features and great picture quality with a quick and easy workflow. The camera is somewhat heavy compared to others in it's size class, but it's the best quality for the price in my opinion. (next to the Sony EX1, which I have not put my hands on yet)One thing I didn't consider when purchasing this camera was the cost of getting it up and running. This camera comes with a great (big) price, too. P2 cards have come down in cost since the E-Series card came out, but thinking a little further into it is a must. In order to be in a run-and-gun situation there are a few more items needed. You'll need a place to store all your footage, and with the P2 card they haven't made it easy. There are 2 products that I would trust, although, Panasonic's P2... 4/5 Natural68 (California, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Panasonic Pro AG-HVX200A 3CCD P2/DVCPRO 1080i High Definition Camcorder with 13x Optical Zoom (Electronics) I am now a proud owner of the Panasonic HVX200A. This camera has treated me very well since I've received it, although, there are some really important things to consider when making this purchase. This camera comes with many great features and great picture quality with a quick and easy workflow. The camera is somewhat heavy compared to others in it's size class, but it's the best quality for the price in my opinion. (next to the Sony EX1, which I have not put my hands on yet)One thing I didn't consider when purchasing this camera was the cost of getting it up and running. This camera comes with a great (big) price, too. P2 cards have come down in cost since the E-Series card came out, but thinking a little further into it is a must. In order to be in a run-and-gun situation there are a few more items needed. You'll need a place to store all your footage, and with the P2 card they haven't made it easy. There are 2 products that I would trust, although, Panasonic's P2... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 17, 2010
    Features the new Leica Dicomar HD lens, developed specifically for HD recording
    New progressive CCD and DSP for higher sensitivity and image quality
    Supports HD/SD multi-format and multi-codec recording capabilities
    Offering the vast advantages of P2HD solid-state acquisition as well as a mini DV tape mechanism for shooting in SD, the HVX200A is ideal for transitioning from an older standard definition, tape-based infrastructure to a file-based, high definition production.
    True high definition image quality (1080i or 720p) with low-compression DVCPRO HD intraframe recording


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    Panasonic Pro AG-HVX205A / HVX200A 3CCD P2/DVCPRO 1080i High Definition Camcorder with 13x Optical Zoom, Gray Market

    Photography (Panasonic)

    Rating (1 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Panasonic

    Five Stars

    0 5/5 Otto J. - See all my reviews This review is from: Panasonic Pro AG-HVX205A / HVX200A 3CCD P2/DVCPRO 1080i High Definition Camcorder with 13x Optical Zoom, Gray Market (Electronics) Good 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 19, 2014
    List Price: $3,199.99
    Features the new Leica Dicomar HD lens, developed specifically for HD recording
    New progressive CCD and DSP for higher sensitivity and image quality
    Includes the the P2 card, offering superior reliability, immediate playback and outstanding cost-performance
    True high definition image quality (1080i or 720p) with low-compression DVCPRO HD intraframe recording
    Supports HD/SD multi-format and multi-codec recording capabilities


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    Panasonic Pro AG-HPX170 3CCD P2 High-Definition Camcorder w/13x Optical Zoom

    Photography (Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Company)

    Rating (7 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Company

    Superb Prosumer Camcorder

    Customer Video Review Length:: 0:33 MinsI absolutely love working with this camcorder. Having searched a long time for a modestly priced HD camcorder that had the same manual features I have grown accustomed to on my DSLR, I was delighted to find the HPX 170, as it provides a well organized set of controls at a price point much lower than that of similar cameras in its class. The HPX 170 and its P2 workflow work seamlessly with my MacBook Pro running Final Cut. The camera itself is a solid build, and feels great to work with on long shoots. The onboard mic is nothing spectacular, but it is better than most I have encountered. The built in lens provides spectacular depth of field, and a particularly good wide angle field of view. For lovers of low depth of field, a 35mm adaptor is still probably a must, however as you can see in the video, the camera lens gets pretty good low DoF results on its own, when zoomed in all the way at 51mm. All in all, at this price level, the HPX 170 is pretty hard to beat,... 5/5 PAHess - See all my reviews This review is from: Panasonic Pro AG-HPX170 3CCD P2 High-Definition Camcorder w/13x Optical Zoom (Electronics), June 21, 2009

    Great camera for the up and coming Videographer

    0 4/5 Klay M. Abele (Pittsburgh, PA) - See all my reviews, August 10, 2010

    I Love this Camera

    Customer Video Review Length:: 3:58 MinsI bought this camera as part of a technology grant funded by my publisher in order to film interviews. I have only had it for one week, but I love this camera so far. The learning curve has been incredibly fast, and I'm posting a short video I shot today with this camera as a sample of what I've filmed with the Panasonic HPX170.I love the wide-angle lens. I've never worked with a camera with a lens like this, and so I'm quickly learning about how to use depth of field in some shots.I love the easy-to-change record settings. It records in about 20 different modes, everything from HD 1080i-60i to DVC Pro 50 to plain DV. I love that it has auto-focus and manual focus (and iris) options.I like how easy it has been to upload my videos to , which I also have only owned for about... 5/5 Stacey Cochran (Raleigh, NC, USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Panasonic Pro AG-HPX170 3CCD P2 High-Definition Camcorder w/13x Optical Zoom (Electronics), October 7, 2008
    Full production quality, 4:2:2 1080/ 720/ SD P2HD Hand-Held camcorder
    Includes a Leica Dicomar 13x lens
    Includes three different advanced focus assist functions
    (2) P2 Card Slots for Video & (1) SD Memory Card Slot for Scene-File Sharing (Not Included)
    1/3-inch progressive 3- CCD imager system which substantially improves signal-to noise (S/N) ratio


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    Panasonic AG-HVX200 P2 HD Camcorder

    Photography (Panasonic)

    Rating (11 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Panasonic

    For Pros, not for Gadget-Seekers

    We just received an AG-HVX200 and I tell you, it's got more menus than a powerhouse Chinese restaurant. It's not for people who enjoy the pyro-friendly camera; there are menus with the depth of a 15-layer cake. The reason is because the camera can be configured into over 100 different ways of shooting.The HVX200 gives the new user a challenge to sink or swim, because it thrusts you into deep water. If you've ever shot with the DVX100, you'll adapt to the HVX quite well, from other reviews I've read. I'm a still shooter for a major city daily newspaper, and we're moving towards high definition gear to shoot movie clips and pull frames for news print. With this in mind, the camera's color retention are quality. But I wish the configs were a bit simpler. It will take time to learn a new format of news-gathering, but I see the potential with this gear.One big drawback that I see is that the menu buttons are on top of the camera, beside and beneath the handle. Try... 4/5 FrontPage (Baltimore, MD United States) - See all my reviews We just received an AG-HVX200 and I tell you, it's got more menus than a powerhouse Chinese restaurant. It's not for people who enjoy the pyro-friendly camera; there are menus with the depth of a 15-layer cake. The reason is because the camera can be configured into over 100 different ways of shooting.The HVX200 gives the new user a challenge to sink or swim, because it thrusts you into deep water. If you've ever shot with the DVX100, you'll adapt to the HVX quite well, from other reviews I've read. I'm a still shooter for a major city daily newspaper, and we're moving towards high definition gear to shoot movie clips and pull frames for news print. With this in mind, the camera's color retention are quality. But I wish the configs were a bit simpler. It will take time to learn a new format of news-gathering, but I see the potential with this gear.One big drawback that I see is that the menu buttons are on top of the camera, beside and beneath the handle. Try... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 6, 2006

    90 percent of the quality and features of the 50-100k alternatives

    Being a professional videographer/producer.... I anxiously awaited the release of the HVX200. Having rented the 100Kplus Varicam for 1500 per day plus 600 per day for the deck.... I was head over heals when I read about the HVX coming out. It's DVCPRO HD codec is Professional. Not HDV consumer quality codec.. but real big boy stuff here. Sure, it doesn't have interchangeable lense, and a 2/3 chip... but man it's Sexy. Man it delivers the goods for a very reasonable price. One week or more of renting the Varicam and this baby is mine. It's my daily shooter.. my hammer and it's allowing me to deliver broadcast quality results without breaking the bank. Great for indi filmmakers and those looking to up their quality without killing their savings. It's also REVOLUTIONARY. Truly Tapeless and that's a God send. Tape is DEAD. Film is nearly dead and this camera is the harbinger of good things to come. It's not a pick up and shoot cold kind of cam. There's a learning curve... 5/5 Justyn C. Rowe - See all my reviews, March 11, 2007

    Very satisfactory experience thus far.

    Our company has purchased four of these HVX200's and we're very happy with their performance thus far. We're shooting a half a dozen HD (720P at 24fps) shows and all of our users seem happy and impressed. Be warned, however, that this camera is BIG and is not easy to use as a hand-held, particularly if you're using it with an external monitor with related battery.The images we're capturing with the HVX200 are great. (Lighting, of course, is vital. These are not low-light cameras.) Learning how to shoot tapeless onto the P2 cards is a bit daunting at first, but, once you catch on, it's not difficult and has been reliable. We set up a laptop on location and use it to import the footage into Final Cut. Shooting at 720P/24fps, we can get about 20 minutes of video on each of the 2 P2 cards. So, it is optimum to have 4 of the cards for EACH camera. (So you can be loading the media onto the hard drives while shooting on the other two cards. It takes about 15 minutes to... 4/5 Video Content Producer (Los Angeles) - See all my reviews Our company has purchased four of these HVX200's and we're very happy with their performance thus far. We're shooting a half a dozen HD (720P at 24fps) shows and all of our users seem happy and impressed. Be warned, however, that this camera is BIG and is not easy to use as a hand-held, particularly if you're using it with an external monitor with related battery.The images we're capturing with the HVX200 are great. (Lighting, of course, is vital. These are not low-light cameras.) Learning how to shoot tapeless onto the P2 cards is a bit daunting at first, but, once you catch on, it's not difficult and has been reliable. We set up a laptop on location and use it to import the footage into Final Cut. Shooting at 720P/24fps, we can get about 20 minutes of video on each of the 2 P2 cards. So, it is optimum to have 4 of the cards for EACH camera. (So you can be loading the media onto the hard drives while shooting on the other two cards. It takes about 15 minutes to... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 20, 2006
    List Price: $3,500.00
    CineSwitch technology for variable frame rates in 720p mode - 12, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 30, 32, 36, 48, 60fps
    16 - 9 native high-sensitivity progressive 3-CCD with 1080/60p scanning
    DSP with 14-bit A/D conversion and 19-bit internal processing for unprecedented accuracy
    High definition recording formats - 1080/60i, 1080/24p, 1080/24p, 1080/30p, 720p
    16 - 9 4 - 3 switchable for standard definition recording, 16 - 9 native for HD


  • Panasonic

    Panasonic Pro AG-HVX200 3CCD P2/DVCPRO 1080i High Definition Camcorder with 13x Optical Zoom, Gray Market

    Photography (Panasonic)

    Features the new Leica Dicomar HD lens, developed specifically for HD recording
    True high definition image quality (1080i or 720p) with low-compression DVCPRO HD intraframe recording
    New progressive CCD and DSP for higher sensitivity and image quality
    Supports HD/SD multi-format and multi-codec recording capabilities


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    Panasonic AG-HVX200A P2 HD/DV Camcorder

    Photography (Panasonic)

    Using the DVCPRO HD codec recording system, the AG-HVX200A series records HD video with outstanding image and audio quality onto a P2 card in file format. This codec, thanks to a low compression ratio at a video bit rate of 100 Mbps (1080/50i, 720/50p) and the easy-to-edit intraframe compression system, is suitable for recording fast-moving subjects with no motion artifacts other than motion blur. The 4 - 2 - 2 sampling rate minimizes jaggies at chroma edges and is advantageous in image compos
    When you press the Record Button in standby mode, the AG-HVX200A series instantly finds a blank area of the P2 card and begins recording. It can begin recording immediately even when you're using it to preview video.
    In PC mode, the AG-HVX200A series connects directly via USB 2.0 to a PC running Windows. In IEEE 1394 Device mode, it connects directly to a Mac. This lets you use the AG-HVX200A series as a P2 card drive, providing easy access to recordings on the P2 card. The included P2 driver must be installed in the Windows PC or Mac computerA
    P2 card is an AV media for professional use. It features a large capacity of up to 64 GB
    Panasonic's advanced OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer) dramatically reduces the blurring caused by hand-held camera work. Optical processing with an automatic correction function helps assure consistently clear, sharp images.


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