Our Latest Feature Articles & Reviews...
The Odyssey7Q and Sony FS700 Tests
Originally posted on Dashwood Cinema SolutionsI was very excited last week to hear that Convergent Design had finally released the…
NAB Tips For Trade-Show Rookies
In the 25 years I’ve been regularly attending NAB, I’ve learned a few tricks. For instance, when I was starting out, trade shows were about seeing all the shiny things on display, because for decades the big trade show was the only place to get information directly from multiple manufacturers. So most attendees would end up flying home with bags and bags of of brochures and product sheets to study. But those days are gone.
Sony SGamut vs. SGamut3: Battle of the Color Spaces
Recently I shot some comparison tests between Sony’s older SGamut color space and their brand new one, SGamut3.cine. For several…
NAB Show Reports...
More Articles & Reviews from DV Info Net...
Hands-on Canon GL2 Report, Part One
I’ve had about 3 weeks to play with the new Canon GL2, and I thought this was a good time to offer my impressions about the camera, and also to give you the details of a comparison test I made utilizing the GL2, the XL1S and the Sony PD150.
Hands-on Canon GL2 Report, Part Two
As I only had the PD150 on loan for a few hours, this portion of the comparison only includes the XL1S and GL2. In the lowest light situations the GL2 is about 1/2 stop less sensitive than the the XL1S.
Hands-on Canon GL2 Report, Part Three
Right out of the box, I felt the PD150 looked the best relative to skin tones, however the GL2 is capable of duplicating the look of the either the PD150 or the XL1S, by adjusting color, sharpness, set-up, etc.
Some Canon GL2 Images
Some Canon GL2 Images submitted by Barry Goyette Clicking an image will open it in a new window at full-size…
Tutorial: PD150 and PD170 Color Bars for Memory Sticks
I thought it would be neat to have a copy of the Full SMPTE Colorbars on the Sony Memory Stick. This would come in handy if and when my Calibar batteries die on location, and also nice to share with everyone that does not have a Calibar, but does own a PD150, VX2000, or other Memory Stick compatible camera.
Audio Performance and Interconnection with the Sony PD150
The PD150’s on-board audio can be used successfully for audio recordings if you know its limitations. Critical audio recording is still best done with dedicated audio recording hardware using high-performance microphones and preamplifiers.
CineTech Accessories for the PD150
Karl Horn of CineTech is highly regarded for his superbly crafted pro shooting accessories for the film and high-end video industries. After adapting his follow focus, matte box and Hip-Cam rigs for the Canon XL1S, he recently did the same for the Sony PD150. Here are some shots of his gear from the NAB 2002 tradeshow in Las Vegas.
PD150 and VX2000 Compared
I thought we’d start off with a comparison of the PD150 and VX2000… in some ways they’re the same; in others, they’re different.
PD150 Custom XLR Audio Mic Cable
If you own or are thinking of buying the Sony PD150, you’ll need a short XLR cable to plug the mic into the camcorder… and you will find that all pre-made store-bought short XLR cables use straight XLR connectors.