Originally Posted by Wolfgang S.
So the question is, if there will be new 3D compact-camcorders at all. For Sony yes, they have launched the TD20 after the TD10. But nothing that competes with the Z10K really. I miss also something new from JVC, and from Panasonic I still the the 909 with the additional 3D optic - but with weak quality.
So I think it is not a great sign that there is nothing new in the area of 3D camcorders.
Not this year, at least in the pro market. But 3D was everywhere in displays, and large rigs for motion picture industry, live pairing switchers, all stuff for broadcast and movie making for Hollywood, so I would say 3D is entering the next phase where it is being considered just another tool for directors to tell the story What I saw at all the camcorder makers is a general emphasis on 4k units and lots of DSLR. Also, new high speed camcorders for high frame rate. I know in the pro world this is a much larger market. So it isn't as though the makers are not doing anything new, just nothing new in the 3D arena.
I would say if you were waiting on the Panasonic to see what Sony and JVC were doing, better go with the Panasonic. FWIW- the z10000 was not getting any attention at NAB. I had lots of time to hold it and get a few for how it handled but unfortunately, my earlier assessment for my personal needs was just confirmed. It is too big for what I desire in my kit. Also,I discovered another negative which was it is extremely front heavy from the handle. This could make the unit tiring on long hand holding shots which I do lots of. I believe I could compensate for this by adding weight back at the battery. I'll defer to existing owners for any further comment on this.
I did not see anything about Edius. I probably missed it. I did look at adobe and spent a good 3 hours in their presentations on CS6. Basically they were making a big deal on features that we have had for a long time in Vegas so I was not impressed. Photoshop, however was very nice on the new features and I will look into upgrading for photoshop later this year.
I won, I won! Total loot for this trip was two seats of Vegas Pro, a seat of Vasst Production Assistant, and I picked up a little camera light for the TD10.
I saw two suitcase size collapsible jib rigs for small under 5 pound cameras that interests me. Price is around $250.
That's about it. I'm getting ready for the next leg of the trip which will be upstate to shoot another day at Valley of Fire and then on to Bryce Canyon, UT.