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Archive for February, 2009

Iditarod Time Again

by on Feb.26, 2009, under Panasonic

It’s getting late in February and the time is close for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race from Anchorage to Nome. (continue reading…)

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HDVideoPro Columns

by on Feb.18, 2009, under HD Video Pro

Several of you have asked me for copies of some of my Misinformation columns from HDVideoPro and they have allowed me to post reprints of them here. Feel free to distribute them to anyone who might want them, but please, leave them intact with the source and author info. Republication is not authorized without expressed permission.

There is an HDVideoPro Reprints link at the top right of this page and a nested link in the “VU/LA Details” box in the lower right.

[Note that the 2016 columns and some of the older ones are now available on the HDVideoPro site at:



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A New Video Village Tool

by on Feb.17, 2009, under Panasonic

If you came by the Panasonic Q & A booth at NAB 2008, you probably saw the HPM110, P2 Mobile recorder, a six P2 Card, “Swiss Army knife” of HD video tools. It still provides outstanding support for an old Varicam and can provide more features than you can shake a stick at for a video village. At about $15K, without cards, it is quite a deal.

At the same time, the HPG10 was available for about $4K (list) and it played back DVCProHD in the field and recorded Firewire DVCProHD onto P2 cards. Everyone asked when it would record HD SDI. (continue reading…)

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The HD Camera Landscape

by on Feb.16, 2009, under Panasonic

Many of you know that i do training work for Panasonic, among others.
Part of my job is keeping up with the choices in the high definition cameras used in various types of production, and Panasonic has announced a couple of new cameras just this past week.

One of the new cameras is a repackage of parts of two earlier camera systems and the other is a new direction for the company. (continue reading…)

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Skin Tones & Waveforms

by on Feb.08, 2009, under Tech Notes

Someone wrote in to a forum last week, asking about the “proper” video levels for other-than-Caucasian skin tones. The subject of where to place skin tones on a waveform monitor is an oft-discussed one and most folks don’t know what the drivers are for making a technical decision. (continue reading…)

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Visions of the Future

by on Feb.06, 2009, under Admin

This is a new version of the VU/LA website.
It will give me an easier way to post current messages, so maybe i will put stuff up more often.
Check back and see if i do any better than i have in the past.


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