Videomaker by Bill Davis tapelessIt's about TimeÂ… The "tapeless" production future everyone has been dreaming about might be closer than you think. Direct-to-edit tapeless systems record digital video data directly to a portable hard drive -- bypassing the need for videotape. The big benefit is no logging and capturing from tape -- you simply "drag and drop" your finished video clips right to your desktop and you are ready to edit. Some of the biggest video companies in the world, Sony, Panasonic, JVC, etc. have developed various direct-to-drive or even direct-to-chip cameras -- all looking toward a tapeless future. Why the rush to leave tape behind? Time. And, as the pundits have long noted, time is money. read more...

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