10 Panasonic (3 CCD - all use the same remote) all have internal zoom microphones. A variety of tripod\clamppod stationary stabilizers are used as well as monopods for mobile use. Lighting can be augmented by 4 camera mounted lighting units. Two external stereo microphones are usually designated to record the main sound track. Miniaturization is wonderful with actual camera sizes ranging from the largest 3'' x 23/4'' x 5'' to the smallest 3'' x 23/4'' x 4''. The numbers and types of cameras can also be task organized in combinations for separate simultaneous shoots. Models are as follows GS400(1), GS200(1), GS70(1), GS120(7).
Optical Zoom is what counts while digital zoom deteriorates the quality of video and images. On hand Optical Teleconverter lenses can increase the optical zoom capability of our camcorders 1.5, 2x, to 5x.
Wide Angle Lenses - Example .4x widens the viewing area by 40%, .55x by 55%, and .6x by 60%
On hand filters adapt the camcorders for diverse shooting situations. i.e. polarizer and fluorescent filters for indoor and outdoor situations.
Power can be conventional or supplied by our on hand quantity of batteries.
Lighting - we rely on your existing light sources for the majority of the shoot however we can augment it with on hand camera mounted lighting units ranging from 10 to 15 Watts.
Tape Capture and Output Equipment Includes:
Aside from Firewire and USB 2.0 ports for Digital Video Import we also use a variety of hardware to capture video from VHS tape as well as output directly to VHS tape when required.
Hollywood DV Bridge (by Pinnacle) for capturing in AVI format through a firewire port and outputting edited footage to VHS tapes and cameras with analog style connections - usually accompanies us on site for use with a laptop.
Pinnacle Studio AVDV Deluxe (by Pinnacle) for capturing Analog Sources in AVI format and outputting edited footage to VHS tapes and cameras with analog style connections.
VHS input\output equipment: consists of generic4 head Stereo Hi-Fi recorders with S-video, composite and stereo in\out ports.
DVD Output - we use 3 dual layer burners for production with a maximum 8x write speed (DVD-R, DVD+R). Mastering software is listed in the software section.
We use Sony Digital Studio PC’s with multiple 250 GB ATA 133 internal hard drives , 1.5 GB RAM and of course external drives accessed through USB2 and Firewire. We are constantly upgrading our equipment.
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