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New single chip cameras 

for cinema look. 

They feature interchangeable lenses. These cameras have a large single chip along the lines of a digital SLR. These chips are about the same size as a frame of 35mm cinema film. The advantage of this it the shallow depth of field. This allows the look of traditional cinema films with with the subject sharp but the background and foreground objects in very soft focus.

To all those people who bought a DSLR that records video to use for a video camera.  You should have waited.These are the cameras you really wanted.


Sony NEX-VG 10

The sony NEX-VG 10 is the answer to many peoples dreams. The large chip with it's shallow depth of field for the cinema look and interchangeable lenses. This is a prosumer camera that sells for around NZ$4000.

A full HD 1080 camera that records to SD cards.


SONY introduces the PMW-F3

SONY PMW-F3 With accessories

The PMW-F3, is SONY's first professional handheld digital production camera with a Super 35mm imager.

The new compact camcorder can be used with a low-cost PL lens kit, which includes 35/50/85mm T2.0 fixed focal length lenses. Its Super 35mm CMOS imager delivers shallow depth of field, with high sensitivity and low noise levels.


                           Panasonic introduces AG-AF102

Panasonic AG-AF102

4/3" handheld camera

The large sensor and interchangeable lens format means that this camera can achieve depth of field control similar to a 35mm motion picture camera – without the aliasing and moiré that has compromised the DSLR shooter.

Click here to watch video shot by NZ Crews from the AF102 camera


Sony's new Bloggie 3D and HDR-TD10 camcorders

Ron's Prompter

I have just finished building a prompter. Also known as a Tele Prompter or Auto Cue.

TelePropmter and AutoCue are brand names, so I will just call it a prompter.

Click here for details of construction and use


Agents of Secret Stuff

Here is a movie that demonstrates the film look of a large sensor.

This is a low budget movie with Hollywood production values. Run time approx 30 min.

This was shot with a DSLR and separate sound recorder.

This is an excellent example of what can be done on a low or almost no budget. After watching this movie for a while you feel that you are watching a big budget Hollywood production.  The cinematic quality is much the same as you could expect from the new generation of large single chip video cameras. I suspect DualEyes or PluralEyes was used in editing to sync the Audio recording to the video.

Watch the movie in HD here:


Introducing DualEyes

DSLR cameras that shoot video have taken the world by storm. Although the pictures are fantastic, it is hard to achieve the same level of quality for audio recorded onto the camera. The preferred solution is dual-system audio: capture sound on a separate recorder and substitute this for the camera audio in post-production.

DualEyes™ makes this complicated process a snap. It uses the same underlying technology as its big brother, PluralEyes®, to automatically sync and cut the audio recording into clips that match the video clips. Bring them into your favorite NLE and you’re ready to start editing with great audio quality.

Because DualEyes is a standalone application, it can be used with any NLE software application, from consumer level to comprehensive professional production suites.

A free 30 day trial of DualEyes can be downloaded from


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