Get info about new Sony gear right from the experts. Why the NXCAM 35mm Camcorder NEX-FS100UK is better than a Canon DSLR for your video production? Use XDCAM HD workflow and shopping for a server? Check out the XDSPD2000 professional media station. If you have a XDCAM HD PDWU1 is it worth getting the U2? MCS8M switcher is small has the right inputs and outputs. You can use it in a flight pack, production studio, house of worship and more. BLOG CENTRAL: http://crewscontrol.com/index.php/blog-central WEBSITE: http://www.crewscontrol.com FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/CrewsControlInc TWITTER: https://twitter.com/CrewsControlInc PINTEREST: http://pinterest.com/crewscontrolinc/ LINKEDIN: http://www.linkedin.com/company/crews-control-inc Juan the NEX-FS100 NXcam is being marketed as a 35mm motion picture camera instead of a repackaged DSLR camera. Can you tell us what makes This camera is more like a digital cinema camera and less like a DSLR. This camera is designed from the ground up as a motion camera. this is a motion image camera and it starts with a sensor. So these DSLR cameras are optimized for still images so they have very high resolution pixel sensor, but they have to actually sacrifice Most of the pixels are motion captured. In this case this camera is still oversampling to avoid aliasing but it has a more moderate amount of pixels that allow us to capture motion with much higher quality. You can shoot with this camera all the brick walls you want, you will not see any of the aliasing or shimmering and so on. In addition to that, this camera is built as a camcorder and it incorporates all the things that we have learned to focus and capture images so with hybrid solution running and gunning so we have features such as proof of color peaking we have expanded focus. We have indicators, we have histograms, all the information that you require to shoot images with high quality with motion. The lens is cable of auto focusing the standard lens that is included with a UK model, this is a 18 to 200 zoom lance, and it is possible to control the aperture either manually or electronically from the camera. So we have control over each audio channel. We can control the trim, and set the level, and control the impedance and match very finely for any of the microphones. It can capture audio into LPCM or Adobe AC3, Adobe Digital AC3. Chris, can you tell us about the XDS-PD2000? Is it an all in one XDCAM family storage device, or transfer tool. The XDS-PD2000 is a one-input, one-output server, which has a solid state drive it has internal storage. It can hold up to half a terabyte of solid state storage on disc. Everything is stored as .MXF, and it can be used to record either expand signals or you can do file transfers on and off of its internal storage. It also includes a professional disc drive as well as two sxs card slots which allow in jets material off card dump them off of cards or off media onto the internal sword so it can be shared publicly on the internet Chris, how is the PDWU2 different from the PDWU1? Well, the PDWU2 is different from the U1 in the following respect First of all its almost twice than the TW1 at 300 negatives per second it will read much faster off of XDCAM discs and it also can use our higher the capacity. The right ones a 128 gig disk that are upcoming as well as our 100 gigabyte triple layer disk that are also coming, and in addition to the new media that is comming compatible with, it will also work with the older disk the 23 gig and 50 gig media. How was this deck mostly used is it in the field or is it in the studio? Well for field use you can use it for archiving material, either from memory cards, so you can use it just like a very large hard drive, removeable hard drive, so you can store either video, graphics, stills, what have you. If you have projects that you want to backup you can also do it because the media is so much larger now and the drive is so much quicker. What makes the MCS8M switcher different from every other switcher on the market is the combination of powerful features in such a small form factor and at a very low price point. Were talking about the availability of SDI inputs, HDMI inputs, DVI inputs and even analog composite inputs Another huge feature that sets this switcher apart is the fact that it combines a 8 input video switcher with a 6 channel audio mixer. the switcher can be used in mobile production in a flight pack. It can be used in corporate facilities or house of worship or in-house of production. It can be used in a variety of different different ways, and thats what truly makes this switcher appealing. Its small, its powerful, and it can be used however the customer sees fit. So where do you download information overdrive? Go to Crews Controls website and click podcast.
Information Overdrive: Digital Cinema Cameras, XDCAM HD workflow and compact switchers