This morning Sony announced the HXR-NX3 handheld HD camcorder, the latest addition to the NXCAM line-up. The HXR-NX3 combines Sony’s imaging technology with the ability to connect with other devices such as smartphones or tablet computers with built-in WiFi technology allowing the camcorder to be controlled remotely.
The HXR-NX3 combines leading lens, sensor and LSI technology to achieve impressive image quality. Sony’s Exmor™ 3CMOS Sensor system with three 1/2.8” sensors provides 1920x1080 Full HD effective pixel count. As a result red, blue and green light are independently and accurately captured by separate image sensors, contributing to high resolution, high sensitivity and wide dynamic range that creates extraordinary natural colour reproduction. A newly developed LSI that includes advanced noise reduction and several distortion correction technologies handles image processing, allowing clear, low-noise recordings to be captured even in low light.
Sony’s G Lens delivers stunning image quality as well as a wide zoom range that offers a 28.8mm angle of view at the wide end, with a 20x optical zoom range that will easily cover most shooting situations. In addition, the newly developed LSI contains cutting edge 40x “Clear Image Zoom” technology which offers 1152mm(*1) focal length with virtually the same quality as optical zoom. The LSI also includes advanced noise reduction and several distortion correction technologies to handle image processing and deliver notable improvements in image quality. The recorded images are remarkably lifelike in both texture and detail, as a result.
The HXR-NX3 records video in AVCHD 2.0 format, which includes 1080/60P, for smooth, natural subject motion. 60i and 30p modes provide playback compatibility with Blu-ray players. The HDMI connector provides uncompressed 8bit 4:2:2 while shooting and allows users to record stunning images on a generic external video recorder. The ability to record in DV format is also provided for users who prefer a DV workflow and who need to work in a DV compatible non-linear editing environment.
As well as outstanding imaging capabilities the HXR-NX3 can connect effortlessly with other devices to be controlled remotely or transfer footage. iOS (versions 4.3 through 7.0) and Android (versions 2.3 through 4.3) smartphones or tablet computers can be used to remotely control the HXR-NX3 through a WiFi connection and video files can be transferred from camcorder to smartphone(*2). Remote control features include:
Francois Gauthier, Marketing Manager, Acquisition Solutions, Sony of Canada, said:
The HXR-NX3 is a fantastic addition to the Sony NXCAM line-up especially for filmmakers working for corporate, event, wedding and education videos. We also expect the MP4 function to make it a hit with web journalists who need to share images with colleagues as quickly as possible, while the WiFi remote and built-in LED video light can make filming interviews easier. The HXR-NX3 is destined to become the ‘go to’ camcorder in the handheld field. As you would expect, it includes outstanding imaging capabilities that allow videographers to capture rich, detailed footage in a range of environments. A wide range of additional features make the HXR-NX3 the perfect camera for the videographers looking for high quality performance, adaptability and ease of use.
Sony of Canada, Professional Solutions Group Canada will deliver the HXR-NX3/VG1 which comes with Sony’s high quality ECM-VG1 shot-gun monaural microphone in late January 2014.
Want to see the Sony HXR-NX3 in action? Sony will be at our Lights. Camera. Action. event on December 12th and 13th.
Pro video deals aplenty today! Here are just a few of Vistek’s best video cameras, plus the lighting to top it all off.
The XA20 is a compact, “run-and-gun” HD camcorder with an impressive optical performance from a powerful new Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens with a new 8-Blade Circular Aperture, capable of focusing down to just 23.6 inches (60cm). Other features include a 3.5-inch OLED Touch Panel Display with the equivalent of 1.23 million dots of resolution, tiltable electronic viewfinder, multiple HD/SD recording rates – including 24p for a “cinematic” look – together with a choice of industry-standard MP4 (up to 35 Mbps) and AVCHD (up to 28 Mbps) codecs. The high image quality and recording versatility make the XA20 ideal for independent and documentary filmmaking, as well as event videography and educational institutions.
And in case you thought we were just about cameras, think again! We’ve also got amazing deals on LED lighting for your video production.
This high-output, 1200-LED video light provides stable colour temperature at 5600K, outstanding heat dissipation, and a long service life. The CN-1200H employs spotlight LEDs which provide an illumination distance of more than 5 metres, making it suitable for long-distance shooting.
An included diffuser will allow you to freely switch from a spotlight effect to a floodlight effect. The video light assembles quickly and easily and is extremely portable.
If you’ve been wondering about the wonderful world of studio lighting or if you’ve sitting on fence waiting for the right time to jump in then this post is for you. Elinchrom kits are at their lowest prices ever and they come with everything, and I mean, everything you need to get up and running. The only question left to ask is “What are you waiting for?”
The D-Lite RX kits enable instant use for Studio photography. With only two bags, the complete studio is very portable and can be easily stored until next used. Kits come with two 66×66 cm and can be used with the optional deflector set to modify the nature of the light.
Perfect for both portraiture and product photography, softboxes give more control over your lighting than umbrellas. This two-head D-Lite RX 4 softbox kit contains everything you need to get started: two lights, softboxes, stands, carrying cases and a skyport transmitter.
*The optional USB Transceiver RX and Skyport Software 3.0 are required.
D-Lite RX Facts
Delivering approximately twice the power of speedlights, the D-Lite RX ONE is a small but robust compact flash from Elinchrom.
The versatility of the Elinchrom system remains in its accessory range: Whereas it is difficult to change the hard nature that characterizes speedlights, Elinchrom has some of the best accessories allowing the photographer to change the nature of their light, but don’t take my word for it check out this hands-on-review by Gary Goldberg to see just how this little flash can have a big impact.
Used outside the studio, the D-Lite RX ONE is the perfect creative companion to an existing Speedlight system, making use of the in-built intelligent slave Cell to offer perfect flash synchronisation.
This is the ONE, where it all begins…
D-Lite RX ONE Facts
With so many Black Friday deals out there, you may be wondering where the best bang for your buck is. Luckily, we’re here to help.
Vistek’s Black Friday sale has everything from cameras to lighting to tablets for incredible prices. We’ll be checking in throughout the day to let you know about the hottest deals in every category. First up: Cameras.
It’s full-frame, it records HD movies, it’s got an amazing variety of interchangable lenses. The Sony NEX-6 (with 16-50mm Power Zoom lens) is more camera than you can imagine – and incredibly compact to boot.
Here’s a quick rundown:
Need more convincing? Check out the video.
Now’s the time to experience the flagship of Nikon’s DX-format HD-SLR lineup. Achieve a thrilling new level of image quality and sharpness thanks to a specially designed 24.1-MP DX-format CMOS sensor. Enjoy speed, precision and convenience at every step, from shooting up to 6 fps to instantly sharing your shots with the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter. Create dazzling Full HD 1080p videos and ultra-smooth slow-motion or time-lapse sequences. Unleash the power of Nikon’s nimble DX-format system.
You also get an AF-S 18-140mm VR Lens, a rugged Daypack a EN-EL15 and ML-L3 & 67mm NC Filters
*Pictured 18-55 lens not included
The world’s smallest and lightest digital SLR camera, the new EOS Rebel SL1 is small in size but enormous in performance. With a newly-designed Canon 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and speedy Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor, it delivers images of extraordinary quality – ideal for those stepping up from a smartphone or compact camera. An impressive ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to H: 25600) for stills and 100-6400 (expandable to H: 12800) for video plus up to 4.0 fps continuous shooting make this camera the go-to for any photo opportunity, even in dim lighting or when capturing fast action subjects.
What’s included in the Package:
Applied Arts is proud to present the 2nd annual AACE Awards Party, recognizing the top-scoring winners from the 2013 Applied Arts Awards programs – Advertising, Design, Illustration, Interactive, Photography and Student.
It’s time to party like an AACE! Join your colleagues, clients and friends on Thursday November 28th at the Berkeley Church in Toronto to celebrate a year of creative excellence! The night includes a host bar and delicious snacks, plus some amazing door prizes including a weekend for two to New York City.
Doors Open at 7:00pm.
Awards presentation announcing the 2013 AACE Winners commencing at 8:30pm.
Pick up the November/December 2013 issue, released next week, for the list of finalists.