Digital Camcorders Have Advantages

Friday, February 15, 2008

Creating and editing videos has never been easier than with digital video cameras. A digital camcorder provides a convenient way to create movies and put them on tape, DVD or even the internet. As easy as it may seem it may still be prudent for you to understand some basics so that you can get the best quality camcorder for your money.

There are some things to remember when shopping for a digital camcorder. You should pay attention to a few key features of digital camcorders. The viewing screen is one of the most important and relevant factors of the entire device. Remember that you will use this screen not only for shooting your movies but for the convenient playback feature. You will want to be able to adequately view your playback.

Of utmost importance is the lense of any camcorder. Most camcorders sold today feature at least a 10x zoom lens. This is adequate for most purposes. Often higher zoom levels are not able to maintain a quality video so they may not be useful.

All camcorders offer one of two types of image stabilization. They are electronic or optical. Image stabilization is incredibly important. The electronic stabilization counteracts images that seem to float on the CCD by using internal circuitry to interpret video after the image has been captured. The optical option uses the len's mechanism to compensate for external movements.

Sound is also an important consideration. Sound relies on the quality of the microphone on the camcorder. Some camcorders offer zoom microphones which enhance the voice quality of the subject being recorded. If sound is important to your recordings consider a camcorder that has a socket to plug in a remote microphone.


Home Video Technology

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Back then, each household only had one television set to use for their entertainment. It was usually located in the family room or in the living room. Everyone would gather in these rooms in order to watch their favorite shows together. Since there were only a limited number of channels to choose from before, fighting over which show to watch was quite minimal. But as technology evolved and cable television was introduced, the fights become more frequent over what to watch on a certain time slot.

In order to cope with this problem, additional television sets were installed into the rooms. Now, everybody can watch the program they want to see without causing any hostility from their siblings. They can just connect their television set to a common cable and then enjoy the programs being broadcasted there. But still, problems arose because of the speed and ease that they needed to view the programs properly.

Now how is it possible to get home video traffic? With the dawn of WiFi, coaxial cables and what-have-yous, people are getting more confused as to what is best to use for their home video needs. For a time, WiFi dominated the scene. It became one of the most sought after connection that enabled users to access videos from anywhere in the world - via the Internet and then view it on television without using any irritating wires.

Unfortunately, there were several downsides to this. Since WiFi is a wireless connection, it needs to be near a source of signal in order to function properly and get a good picture or video. If you happen to stay in a spot that cannot be reached by the signal, then you will not be able to access your video via WiFi. It is quite an advantage to be able to access videos without the hassle of wires hindering your home video experience. Unfortunately, it is also a disadvantage since you do not get any video feed from it if ever the distance between the source of the signal and you lengthens. Because of this problem, the popularity of WiFi for providing home video traffic dwindled in favor of new technologies that can provide the consumer with great continuous video feeds as well as music and other multimedia connections.