DCP Vanguard Awards 2008

DCP VanguardOur Vanguard Awards judges engaged in a passionate debate on the relative merits of almost all the major camcorders introduced in 2008. Many new camcorders, especially the Varicam models from Panasonic, embodied combinations of several appealing technologies introduced in the past couple years. The new Varicams offer a choice of several high-quality, efficient HD formats, and they record 10-bit video in a plethora of frame rates and to nonlinear media. Combinations such as these represent smart business for the manufacturers and appealing choices for consumers. But when our judges considered what really fit the appellation “vanguard,” some excellent new products seemed less like disruption than the result of previous technological risks paying off. Which, of course, is still a very good thing. read more...

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