Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Sony XDCAM HD
Last week I went to a seminar that Apple and Sony put on for XDCAM HD, which is Sony's Pro-HD system that uses optical drive technology to record video. There's more to it than that, but for me, the idea of doing away with tape is appealing.
A really neat feature; connect the camera to your computer (using FireWire 800) and then using a Sony supplied plug-in for Final Cut Pro, it will show you icon's for all the clip segments on the disc. You can choose parts of those segments to then transfer (capture) to the computer, and then use for editing.
Pretty damn neat; but, the cheapest camera is $15,999. Just as well, I only bought my tape based HD camcorder last year, and I can't afford a camera that expensive!