Wednesday, September 10, 2014. 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Davis Media Access has purchased 3 new Canon XA-25 cameras. These "camcorder" type cameras are meant to replace the aging GL-2 and Canon Vixia cameras in our field checkout inventory- although all cameras will still be available.
The Canon XA-25 is a great video camera- I recently recorded and edited this piece using it- check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G5o5BPwzrM.
The camera has 2 XLR audio inputs, great large CMOS sensor (1/2.84"), a 20x optical zoom, amazing image stabilization, and touchscreen menu access. It also handles slow-motion very well (although I haven't tried it yet!) due to proper overcranking- the footage shooting frame rate that is faster than the playback frame rate- very cool! Lastly, the camera records your footage using MP4 or AVCHD formats (or both codecs simultaneousy!) for later editing, all onto SD cards.
This New Camera Orientation on September 10, from 6pm-8pm (we will be offerring a few more) is ONLY offerred to volunteers currently in good standing and who have DCTV Field Camera certfication. No RSVP needed- just show up at the station!
This means if you have not already checked out a camera from DMA, you are not elgible to attend this New Camera Orientation.
If you are new to DMA, consider attending a General Orientation.