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Adam Wilt has been working off and on in film and video for the past thirty years, while paying the bills writing software for animation, automation, broadcast graphics, and real-time control for companies including Abekas, Pinnacle, Omneon, CBS, and ABC. Since 1997 his website, adamwilt.com, has been a popular reference for information on the DV formats. He reviewed cameras for DV Magazine and started its “Technical Difficulties” column, and taught classes and led panels at NAB, IBC, and DV Expo. He co-authored the book, “Optimizing Your Final Cut Pro System”, part of the Apple Pro Training series. He currently writes for ProVideoCoalition.com and DVInfo.net, and creates iPhone apps like Cine Meter II and FieldMonitor.

PMW-EX1 – use regen timecode

A post on the Cinematography Mailing List yesterday indicates that XDCAM Transfer may not see all the clips on an SxS card if the EX1’s timecode was set…

HPA Tech Retreat – Day 1

HPA Tech Retreat – Day 1

On this, the first “real” day of the HPA Tech Retreat, we were treated to 3D cinema demos and discussions, a CES review, a phased-array mic for…

HPA Tech Retreat – Day 0

HPA Tech Retreat – Day 0

This 3M film is used in the diffuser of a 23″ LCD panel “Day 0” of the 2008 HPA Tech Retreat in Palm Springs offered four sessions…

EX1 Gammas

EX1 Gammas

When I reviewed the Sony PMW-EX1 camcorder, I raved about its cine gamma settings, derived from the hypergamma curves in the F23, F900/R, and various XDCAM HD &#8216…

PMW-EX1 Update

PMW-EX1 Update

A few days ago I obtained a new, production-build PMW-EX1 camcorder, serial #103171. Its shipment had just arrived in the USA, so it’s a sample of…

DCS RED ONE Event – March 1st, Sunnyvale, CA

What: Digital Cinema Society (DCS) RED ONE Event – Northern California/Pacific Northwest Chapter Join us for an exciting and informative afternoon exploring the RED ONE camera and the RED…

Whither The HVX200?

Whither The HVX200?

The PMW-EX1 is Sony’s answer to Panasonic’s HVX200: a variable-frame-rate, progressive-scan, multiformat HD camcorder using solid-state storage. The EX1 has higher…

review: Sony PMW-EX1 1/2″ 3-CMOS HD Camcorder

review: Sony PMW-EX1 1/2″ 3-CMOS HD Camcorder

The US$6500 (street price) Sony PMW-EX1 is a six-pound, high definition Handycam with three 1/2″ CMOS chips. It resolves a true 1920×1080 image…

DVMP – Windows-based DV25 utility

Colin Browell has released DVMP Pro 2, an update to his Windows utility for DV, DVCAM, and DVCPRO25 .AVI and .DV files. DVMP Pro 2 displays and edits the DV…

2008 FAA rules on battery transport

Effective 1 January 2008, lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries face new restrictions for carriage on a passenger aircraft. • Lithium batteries may not be placed in checked baggage unless…