Welcome back to digitalvideonews.com.

 

It’s been a long time since the XL1 and FCP changed the way we did things.

You might have noticed that this page remained unchanged for several years while we got on with our real jobs… then along came DVCproHD, Hdcam and HDV, Xvid, VidX, H264 and much much more. Now it’s time to think about giving digitalvideonews.com a bit of a review or maybe even a re-launch in a completely new way. And while we spend the next several years meaning to get around to it, here’s a few sites with real content which you might want to visit to keep up with what’s going on in the DV communities:

 

DV on the Net

 

First read the manuals if you intend to use the cameras

 

http://www.sony.ca/dvcam/manuals/DSR-PD100A-PD100AP.pdf

 

http://www.sony.ca/dvcam/manuals/DSR-PD150.pdf

 

http://www.sony.ca/dvcam/manuals.htm

 

Catch up on the background in camera comparisons

 

http://www.zerobudgetfilms.com/prosumer.htm

– the awful truth about DV camera capabilities

 

http://www.bealecorner.com/trv900/index.html

 – legendary site with loads of links and good info

 

http://www.dvinfo.net/

 - the XL1 watchdog – Mecca for Canon users

 

Surf the DV forums and knowledge bases:

 

http://www.dvshop.ca/dvcafe.html

 – a great site to start from, but commercial

 

http://www.2-pop.com

  - the mother of all DV camera forums

 

http://www.creativeplanetcommunities.com/

 - the grandmother of 2-pop

 

 

Find out about IEEE1394 and firewire:

 

http://www.1394ta.org/index.html

-         trade information site

 

http://www.adamwilt.com/DV.html

        world respected authority on DV format technical issues

 

And get some good professional training online:

 

http://www.dvpa.com

- the Digital Video Professionals Association

 

Meantime please not that this is not a commercial site – not yet anyway!

 

danny@digitalvideonews.com