The March Of Camcorder Progress

Posted: Jan 8 2010, 8:58pm CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 6:49pm CDT, in News | CES

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This has been a big week for gadgets. We've seen the Nexus One launch, HP's new tablet and the Lenovo IdeaPad U1 shown off, and even a 152" 3DHDTV. Most of the convention's focus has been on tablets and big keynote addresses, but what I've found most interesting have been the cameras. Check out this Ion Twin video camera. It's got dual screens and a bunch of features that make it perfect for video blogging.

One of the coolest things about the tech industry over the last few years has been the increasing democratization of film-making. Nowadays a crew of amateurs can produce high-def, beautiful short films with a shoestring budget and a two-hundred dollar camera. This has lead to a whole new sort of revenue stream for the entertainment industry, and it's also made jump-starting a career in acting, directing, or screenwriting easier than ever. Check out this awesome peripheral device (Gizmodo) that turns your Flip HD or smartphone or small camera into a professional rig with a boom mic and everything. With a set-up like this, you can turn even the tiniest camcorder into a pretty badass piece of film-making equipment. If high-def cameras are the standard these days, than the future is in HD3D. Panasonic just announced a soon-to-be commercially available HD3D camera. It's portable, it's light, and it costs $21,000. But not for long. I'd be willing to bet that, inside of ten years, I'll be able to buy something just as capable from Best Buy for a few hundred bucks.

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