Transmissions from the Tech: New Old Gear!
We recuscitated some DV cameras for your standard def image making pleasure! You can still order DV tapes from Amazon, so have some fun using vintage video! These cameras are available on the booking site under Cameras -> Video -> Vintage Video! Available are several models: DVX100, XL2, HVX200 and Handicam. Read More to get the deets!
Panasonic DVX100A and DVX100B
The camera was popular among television studios and was popular with independent film makers because of its film-emulating features. Currently the latest and last revision is the DVX100B(E) (2005). The camera records to tape.
- Powered by rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack
- 16:9 widescreen and 4:3 ratio, 3 selectable frame rates: 60i, 30p, and cinema 24p
- 20x optical zoom lens, XL interchangeable lens system
- Professional 3CCD DV camcorder with open architecture design for cinema attachments
- Color viewfinder, interchangeable with optional professional monochrome viewfinder
- Powered by rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack^16:9 widescreen and 4:3 ratio, 3 selectable frame rates: 60i, 30p, and cinema 24p^20x optical zoom lens, XL interchangeable lens system^Professional 3CCD DV camcorder with open architecture design for cinema attachments^Color viewfinder, interchangeable with optional professional monochrome viewfinder
The Panasonic AG-HVX200 answers the demands of the professional HDTV photographer with a compact and feature packed acquisition tool. The camera is compatible with DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO25 and consumer DV recording standards. It uses 3 wide aspect CCDs for true 16:9 recordings. It has a wide angle Leica Dicomar 13x Zoom lens with advanced glass coatings. The most significant advance is that it uses the P2 memory cards for recording. This disk based recording medium makes the video immediately accessible to non-linear systems leaving behind a digitizing process that tape always required.