Canon and Sony are the most popular brand for digital camcorders. From 1956 to 1982, Canon produced a series of film-based movie cameras like Canon DV 012, Canon XL H1, Canon MVX250i, Canon HV10, etc. Sony released the Betacam system. A part of this system was a single camera-recorder unit, which eliminated the cable between camera and recorder and dramatically improved the freedom of a cameraman in 1982.
Now, Canon camcorders and Sony camcorders are often used by many famous events.
Canon offer camcorder for Hollywood filmmakers
Four decades after winning Academy Awards for its cinema lenses, Canon Inc. was back in Hollywood on Thursday, unveiling a new high-end digital video camera before an audience of some of the world's most famous filmmakers.
Fujio Mitarai, chief executive of the Japanese camera and office equipment giant, took the wraps of the movie camera, called Cinema EOS, in a packed theatre on the Paramount Pictures movie studio lot.
At $20,000 for the body alone, the Cinema EOS is not cheap by consumer standards but is on the low end of what professional digital film cameras cost, which can reach into the six figures. Two zoom lenses intended for movie making will go for $45,000 and $47,000.
Sony camcorders record videos for Big South Conference
College athletics’ Big South Conference, made up of 11 colleges and universities, is using Sony HD camcorders to acquire content that is streamed live and then archived for later on-demand viewing. The conference, which hosts more than 700 sporting events each year, chose to install a Sony camcorder at each school, due to the high image quality they provide. The improved quality of the equipment (going from SD to HD) makes for better viewing over the Internet.
The Big South started live streaming in 2005, and the volume has gradually increased. In fact, 2011 marked the second consecutive year the conference is handling more than 700 live streams.
Some resource from: broadcastengineering.com and ibnlive.in.com.
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