Samsung just announced the HMX-T10, a new HD-capable camcorder. It’s small, smooth, stylish, and sports a slightly slanted lens that Samsung claims lets users “enjoy their recording experience without any discomfort to their arm or wrist.” It can record 1920 x 1080 video at 60 interpolated frames per second and features a 10X optical zoom lens, an SD/SDHC card slot, and a 2.7-inch touchscreen. It will retail for $299 when it ships late this month. Read the full press release after the jump. Continue reading…
Today, Canon introduced a new line of professional grade camcorders: the XF105 and XF100. The camcorders allow for 3D video to be shot when two of them are paired together. Canon further claims that the infrared shooting with allow the cameras to shoot in complete darkness. The release and a comparison is after the jump, but there is no word on pricing. To my eyes though, these look like higher grade HV camcorders in terms of ergonomics.
Lights, camera, action! Being a photographer and a writer by trade has always made me a natural fit to get lost in day dreams about making profound films that garner critical acclaim and capture the hearts and minds of an awestruck audience. Back to reality: Ten years into a career and two kids later, building a Hollywood career isn’t much of an option anymore. And self-funding a project that, in all likelihood, could cost almost half a million dollars (from expensive film cameras, even more expensive processing procedures, and editing room rental) my dreams of creating a film of any type or length seemed about as likely as meeting my maker and coming back to blog about it.
Today’s reader question comes from my friend Jeffrey L Wilson who is the editor of 2D-x.com. He’s asking a question that lots of other tech journalists actually wonder about. You see, we all have our different niches, but when it comes down to more technical questions we all have our own specialized skills. Hit the jump; you’ve most likely been wondering the same thing.