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Digital Video Camcorder Guide

A digital video camcorder is a combined device that includes both a camera and a recorder. The average user may not make the difference between a camcorder and other products capable of recording video pictures. The only way to express the specificity of the device is by identifying the portable and recording features as primary functions. These functions set this tool apart from cell phones with built in digital cameras.

A digital video camcorder uses a memory card to store data. The memory disk or card can be accessed quickly and it allows for the storage of a very large amount of data. The quality of the filmed material is excellent for digital video recording: there is no color bleeding, fading or jittering. Such problems appear only if there is a blur in the background. It is in such exceptional cases that the analog camera could render more details for the texture of the background than the digital camcorder.

The average user can operate the digital video camcorder without any difficulty. And everybody wants to get the maximum of features for as low a cost as possible; the preference goes towards the automatic designs. Producers do indeed provide a diversity of electronics to choose from, some come with very subtle modifications of sensor-sensitivity, others have a major reduction of background noise and the list of features could continue.

Almost any consumer can now purchase a digital video camcorder: products in such categories have become a lot more accessible. At the high-end of the consumer market, we identify professionals who place a lot more emphasis on controls and shooting capabilities. Among professional features we can mention progressive-scan frame rates, highly sensitive lenses or increased external audio input. Professional equipment definitely stands out in comparison with the average digital video camcorder, someone who lacks knowledge in the field would not appreciate it for its full value.

Manufacturers make progresses with the design of camcorders, and new categories keep flooding the market. The abundance of the offer could be so overwhelming, that the consumer may not be able to make a choice. Check features, have a look on ratings and see what other users have to say.

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Taking a Second Look At Zaga Studios in Doyelestown

Hollywood Reporting on the Zaga Studios dudes or giant blunders. Look, it’s no mystery making a dime in this business is far from a cake walk, pay the writers, then the light crew, sound crew, don’t forget those makup artists oh and the wigs. Now take into consideration the pre Madonna actors and actresses who live it up in mansion trailers complete with gyms and theaters and you’ll see that to make any money in this industry is almost unbearable unless you get your hands on that one pie in the sky script attached to the right actor, director, producer and distribution house and then you’re in like flint, well only if people watch it.

The chances of failing are so great that the chance to flourish out way any hopes of a mansion in the Hollywood hills with the swank of silk, furs and diamond bling. Perfect case, Zaga Studios, a Doylestown, black owned and operated production studio had all the pieces in order; talent, script, placement and even the perfect site scouts but the crowds just never came to see their film. They’ve been posted on everything from rip off report to various rotten tomatoes step child sites.

In the end, can you blame the men and women trying to entertain the masses with a few lines, a soundtrack and some suggestive shoulder exposing gender scenes? It’s the market and the psychology of the marketplace that delivers the failure or success of a motion picture.

The script supervisor making sure all runs according to plan, the sound man working his magic against the wind slamming the microphones and the moody actors that believe that the world is meant to be their own private spa.

“I just don’t understand it” says Jamie Brown, producer, “we planned for everything but never planned for people to never show up to watch our films or documentaries”. “It makes me sick, this industry is so foul and evil (says half laughing and half in tears), there is no such thing as a friend and loyalty only goes as far as how much money you made investors on the last gig”. Don’t blame the Zaga Studios of the world, they are doing what they can. It brands me sad to hear them get bashed because I know these guys and they are one of the few black firms that are out there that try to make film for all races, ages and sexes. They are the last of a dying breed of artists. Don’t consider the hype.

Check them out, support them and other production companies that take a personal approach to pounding the pavement to fund their projects and kiss butt to get the right people involved in their pictures. Judge less, inspire more and our industry will see the light at the end of the tunnel that we have always wanted!

Can this really happen, find out more about Zaga Studios