Interchangeable optics or non-replaceable?
Enough words have already been said about matrices and carcasses, now it's time to talk about an equally important thing - the lens. The lens is the main element of…

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Review Panasonic HC-VXF990 Camcorder
The popularity of amateur camcorders is gradually declining. The reason is simple: if earlier buying an inexpensive video camera was the only way to record video on family holidays and…

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A brief history of the camcorder
According to a legend born in the bowels of Sony, the first amateur analog video camera was created in 1980. However, the real consumer war begins in 1985, when Sony…

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Technical characteristics of modern camcorders

In this part of the article we will talk about what characteristics of modern video cameras should be taken into account when choosing, as well as try to answer the most frequently asked questions.
First, we need to answer the question: “Do I need a high-resolution video camera or will a standard-resolution video camera be enough?” The answer to this question depends on your viewing equipment (or planned to be purchased).

After all, if you want to watch your video on a regular TV with a diagonal of 21 ”, then we can confidently say that an HD video camera will be a useless purchase for you, all the charms of high-definition video will be“ killed ”by an inappropriate viewing device. Moreover, it makes little sense to watch HD-video on conventional TVs with diagonals up to 29 ”inclusive – you will not see much difference compared to standard-resolution video. Another thing is if you have an LCD or plasma TV with a relatively large diagonal – here high-definition video reveals its advantages. Continue reading

Standard Definition Video Recording Formats

First of all, it should be noted that, without exception, all modern digital video cameras use certain compression algorithms and compression of the original video, and the “recording format” just characterizes the compression algorithms used. Let’s see what recording formats are found today in standard-resolution digital video cameras; we will talk about high-resolution video cameras separately, a little later.

DV is a video format with frame-by-frame compression (compression), that is, each frame of the video is compressed individually. At the same time, the compression ratio can be variable within the same frame — areas of the image that are difficult to compress are compressed with a lower compression ratio, and simple ones with a larger one. In this case, the total compression ratio for the entire frame remains constant (5: 1). The resulting stream for video is approximately 25 Mbps. The DV frame size is fixed and is (for the PAL standard) 720×576 pixels. This format is used in miniDV camcorders, and video recording, respectively, is performed on miniDV cassettes. Continue reading

GOPRO HERO 4 VIDEO CAMERAS OVERVIEW

It is no exaggeration to say that with the phrase “action camera” most people associate a very specific device. “Camcorder for extreme sports? Is it like Gou Pro, or what? ”, They usually respond like that if you are talking about some analogue. That is why not only windsurfers, ruffers and freestylers of all stripes were waiting for Go Pro 4, but in general all those who are at least a little interested in video filming.

Disposition
According to the old tradition, GoPro 4 was presented immediately in three versions: Black, Silver and just Hero. Typically, all these cameras are the same color, the difference only applies to their characteristics. Continue reading

Standard Definition Video Recording Formats
First of all, it should be noted that, without exception, all modern digital video cameras use certain compression algorithms and compression of the original video, and the “recording format” just…

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The collapsed camera market is kept afloat by very expensive cameras. Figures
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The 10 best camcorder manufacturers of 2019
The camcorder is indispensable for those who want to record all the important moments of life in high quality. And hardly anyone would want to skip the first steps of…

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