Video Camera Resources Tewksbury MA

Video cameras have amazing capabilities. They can produce home videos, short films, and feature length movies. Read through the following articles to learn more about video cameras and find local companies and providers who can help you find what you’re looking for.

Ritz Camera
(781) 938-0236
Metronorth Retail Center 103 Commerce Way
Woburn, MA
Ritz Camera
(603) 893-9671
Larry's Country Square 324 S. Broadway
Salem, NH
Ritz Camera
(617) 577-9252
Cambridgeside Galleria 100 Cambridgeside Place
Cambridge, MA
Hunt's Photo & Video
(781) 662-8822
100 Main Street
Melrose, MA
Alexander Sandy
(617) 526-6000
60 State St
Boston, MA
Ritz Camera
(978) 531-7171
Northshore Mall Sp. P-123A 210 Andover Street
Peabody, MA
Ritz Camera
(603) 891-0033
Pheasant Lane Mall 310 Daniel Webster Highway
Nashua, NH
Ritz Camera
(617) 266-8931
Copley Square 659 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
Camera Center
(617) 424-7255
800 Boylston St Ste 4450
Boston, MA
Boston Camera Rental Company
(617) 277-2200
1284 Soldiers Field Rd
Boston, MA

Camcorder Travel Made Easy

Camcorder Travel Made Easy

Learn how to effectively capture both still and video

Camcorder Travel Made Easy

Up until a few years ago, there was no question—you used a still camera for stills and a video camera for motion. Now that boundary has blurred. Many digital still cameras have a Movie mode, and many digital video cameras include a still-photo button. So, when you want to travel light, can one camera do the job of two? As with most things in life, it depends.

A video camera is designed to make motion images that will look good when played back on your living room television. That's an image made up of 480 effective scan lines, each about 720 pixels long. When digitized, that makes each TV frame about a 0.3-megapixel image, and 30 of them are needed per second.

Compare that to a basic pocket-sized digital still camera today, which hosts a 3- to 5-megapixel sensor. With a 3-megapixel sensor, each image will have 30 times more information than a frame of video. But for still photography, you don't need to process 30 frames a second; 30 images in an afternoon is more likely. The purpose of a digital video camera and a digital still camera, then, is different in terms of image resolution, the number of images that can be captured and the speed at which they're processed and stored.

What about those cameras that claim to do both? Well, there are compromises. It's easier to design a camera to do one thing well. The more functions built into a device, the more compromises to be made by the engineers. Think about combining the fuel efficiency of a compact car with the cargo capacity of a pickup—it's difficult to have both.


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Canon HR10 HD Camcorder

Canon's New HR10 HD Camcorder Offers Convenience Of Recording To DVD

Lake Success, N.Y., May 7, 2007 - Creating High Definition (HD) home movies is now super-simple with the introduction of the HR10 High Definition Camcorder from Canon U.S.A., Inc. This Canon HD camcorder calls on the Company's optical heritage, proprietary CMOS image sensor and HD expertise to help users effortlessly create and share High Definition movies on convenient DVD discs.

Consumers who are looking for the ideal camcorder to interface with the ever-expanding home entertainment environment and provide more High Definition content, need to look no further. The Canon HR10 HD Camcorder offers the benefits of top-notch broadcast quality lenses and photographic heritage by providing users with a Genuine Canon 10x optical zoom lens, a Full HD 1920 x 1080 CMOS image sensor and the AVCHD video format. The HR10 HD Camcorder also helps users obtain the sharpest High Definition video possible, with the assistance of Canon's exclusive Instant AF focus system and Super Range Optical Image Stabilization to help provide "rock solid" images at any focal length.

The Canon HR10 HD Camcorder features the ability to capture three megapixel still images, the new Multi-Angle Vivid LCD and the look and feel of film with the 24p Cine Mode. The smooth curves of the Camcorder fit snugly into the user's grasp, allowing for easy, smooth, one-handed operation of nearly every function of the camcorder.

"Research shows that consumers are looking for the convenience of DVD, as well as high-quality HD video when choosing a camcorder. With the introduction of the Canon HR10 High Definition Camcorder, we provide consumers with a better way to record and preserve their memories in High Definition," said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager of the Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. The Canon HR10 HD Camcorder enhances our offerings to the home theater aficionado, who demands nothing but the best in image quality, expands our product portfolio and strengthens our market leadership."

The Easiest Way to HD...
Consumers should not be fooled by the small stature of the Canon HR10 High Definition Camcorder. Even though the HR10 Camcorder may be dwarfed by a wide-screen HDTV, the handheld camcorder holds its own among high-end home theatre hardware, including towering surround-sound speakers, Blu-ray players and game consoles. Through the use of the ultra-efficient Advanced Video Codec High Definition (AVCHD), the Canon HR10 High Definition Camcorder records 1080 HD video to conventional 3-inch (8cm) DVD discs. The AVCHD codec allows HD video to be captured in a variety of compression rates, using less storage space, and recorded to DVD discs, including high-capacity dual-layer discs for longer recording time. This allows consumers to play back their footage on many AVCHD compatible DVD players, including most Blu-ray disc players.2

Through a single cable, the HR...

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Cool Gear: Palm-Sized HD Video

Cool Gear: Palm-Sized HD Video

Sanyo’s Xacti VPC-HD1 is a glimpse into the future of Hi-Def video capture for consumers

Cool Gear: Palm Sized HD Video

With high-definition television finding its way into more and more living rooms, it's natural that consumer-level video cameras are beginning to follow suit. Consumer HD camcorders, though still somewhat rare at this point, aren't exactly new, but they tend to be pricey.

That alone makes Sanyo's Xacti VPC-HD1 interesting. Priced at around $799, it's the first HD consumer camera to break the $1,000 barrier. But there's more to this camera than just an attractive price point.

We hear the buzzword "convergence" a lot in our industry (check out Mike Stensvold's article "Digital Convergence" on page 40 in this issue for more on this trend). Cameras that shoot video and camcorders that take still pictures are common these days, but usually there's a trade-off. Camcorders tend to deliver lackluster specs for their still captures, with lower resolutions than we're used to from our digital still cameras. Conversely, still cameras that do video, with a few recent exceptions, have tended to be very limiting in terms of the quality and length of the video that can be captured. More often than not, when technologies "converge," features and specs fall short of what you'd get if you bought dedicated devices.

From that perspective, the Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1 gets more interesting. In addition to HD video, it has 5-megapixel still capability, more than enough resolution to make it a capable camera for most typical use. Perhaps the best feature of this hybrid camera, though, is its size. It's tiny enough to tuck away into a coat pocket.

So why don't the major networks junk their gazillion-dollar professional HD cams and give their staffs these palm-sized recorders? For one, it's important to understand what high definition really means before comparing apples to oranges.


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