Holy High-Definition Batman! NWFF is now the proud owner of a High-Definition video camera, the Panasonic HVX200. The truly innovative quality to this camera is that it records video without using tape. High defintion quality video goes straight onto memory cards that can then be inserted into a computer and downloaded into an edit system. It’s a very different method than shooting on tape, but one that has many advantages. In some ways it’s more similar to shooting with film where a camera operator has to manage changing magazines during a shoot, but it has the added benefit of allowing you to view your clips immediately after filming them.
We’ll be offering classes on how to use the camera soon and renting it out to our WigglyWorld level members at a very reasonable price. The DVCPRO-HD format that the camera uses is perfectly compatible with our G5 edit suite.