Sony's all-new XDCAM EX solid-state camcorder was first seen at NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show in Las Vegas where it was the most talked about product at the show. Crowds of people fought to get a glimpse of it.
The EX series is Sony's first solid-state only camcorder, not dissimilar in size and weight to previous Sony prosumer cameras such as the PD170, Z1, and V1 models, but there the similarities end.
Bjorks' recent show at California's Coachella festival is described in BoingBoing (again) where she used the Reactable, 'a multi-user electronic music instrument with a tabletop tangible user interface' which has to be seen to be believed. Basically a hi-level synthesizer with an interface simpler than playing lego it's one of a number of table top instruments that try and create a 'tangible interface' for electronic music.
More than £100,000 worth of stolen film and camera equipment has been recovered by police following a series of dawn raids across London. The raids were carried out as part or Operation Edson, launched in the spring following the theft of film and camera equipment worth around £2 million.
Computer has announced today (04/05/06) that it will support
running Windows XP on its Macintosh computers, via a dual boot method
where at startup the user can chose if they want to run windows or OS
any PC user keen to get stuck into Final Cut Pro or the virus free
Macintosh environment, yet doesn't want to give up the superior games
or irrational crashes of the Windows platform, the announcement
provides a message of hope. To some Mac users it is simply confirmation
freezing over of hell is complete.
Sony are to release a less expensive more compact HDV camera, shipping next month to the US. Sony has announced the HDC-HC3 HDV camcorder, which is 26% more compact than its predecessor and also includes a HDMI digital audio/video output. The $1,700 unit includes a 2.7" wide touchscreen LCD display, and is slated to be available in April.
An enlarged picture of the new camera appears below:
“The last thing you want is to sort the camera out when you are that cold, but because the HVR-Z1E was so straightforward to use, I was enthusiastic to get it out and use it... at an average temperature of minus thirty I didn’t expect it to work, but I picked it up and used it.”