Tuesday, February 01, 2011

News From Here & There

Rode Videomic and Rode Videomic Pro Compared
Vimeo user Carl has posted some videos comparing the Rode Videomic Pro [$229] with the Videomic [$149] and a lavalier mic.
Listen and let me know what you think. From my own conclusions there is quite a difference. I recommend you turn up the volume up on your computer/tv to compare the two. There is a distinct loudness and hiss to the VP but that has disappeared from the VMP, albeit making the VMP much quieter.
VimeoRode Videomic, Videomic Pro and Lavalier Test
VimeoRode Videomic & Videomic Pro Audio Test +20dB
VimeoAudio ONLY test of Rode Videomic and Videomic Pro

Problem with the Canon EOS E1 plug-in for Final Cut Pro
Jeremy Garchow explains a problem with the plug-in, and a possible work-around.
Basically, the log and transfer plug in will not restore a project if the file path has changed from the point of the original log and transfer. The E1 plugin can't recognize the clip and volume names through log and transfer, especially if you have renamed/logged the clips in the L&T window to something useful.
CreativeCow: A few words of warning for the EOS MOVIE Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro users

Panasonic announces pricing for 2011 camcorders
The Panasonic Full-HD camcorders will be available for suggested retail prices (SRP) of $1,399.95 for the HDC-HS900; $1099.99 for the HDC-TM900 and $849.99 for the HDC-SD800. The new Full-HD camcorders feature 1920 x 1080 resolution with 1080/60p recording to create crisp, detailed videos, and can also shoot 3D videos when used with Panasonic's optional 3D conversion lens (VW-CLT1). The 3D conversion lens has an SRP of $349.99 and can capture vivid 3D imagery, which can be played back on a Panasonic VIERA 3D TV* or AVCHD-compatible player/recorder.
PRnewswirePanasonic Announces Pricing for 2011 Line of Camcorders, Including 3D-Capable, Full HD Models

Sony PMW-F3 Gain Test
Jeremy Wilker of Tweak Digital has posted a short gain test of the PMW-F3 using a pre-launch version at 0db, 6db and 18db of gain.

Sony F3 Gain Test from Jeremy Wilker on Vimeo.

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