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A Mini DV Camcorder for the Rest of Us: the JVC GR-DA30 US

JVC GR-DA30 US Mini DV CamcorderThere was once a time when digital video cameras looked like big heaping hunks of plastic. No matter how well these earlier incarnations did their job, they weren’t easy to carry around. And even the lowest performing models cost you an arm and a leg.

The times have changed! If you’re after a great deal on a powerful video camcorder, consider the refurbished JVC GR-DA30 US Mini DV Camcorder. Modern in any sense of the word, this high performance camcorder is very easy to use and wield. Most importantly, it comes with a very attractive (read:low) price tag!

Mustek DV300T Digital Video Camera

Mustek DV300T Digital Video CameraA few years ago, gadgets and devices were made to perform just one specific task. Cellular phones were designed to allow you to talk to other people wherever and whenever. Digital cameras were made to take pictures. Digital video camcorders shot videos. Portable cassette players gave you the chance to listen to music on the go. Voice recorders allowed you to put interviews on tape. But now, the convergence of several technologies allows many of these functions to be performed by just one gadget. The Mustek DV300T Digital Video Camera is a prime example of this technological convergence that, indeed, helps us in more ways than one.

How To Make A Time-Lapse Video With Your Digital Video Camera

Time Lapse Image of LightningGetting the most out of your digital video camera can mean being able to create some really cool stuff. You just have to step outside the manual a bit and find the cool things you can do with your digital video camera and your editing software.

We have all seen them in a movie or a TV show, those very cool shots where they speed up time and capture a long segment of time and condense it into a very short amount of video. My very favorite example of this technique was an arty movie of many years ago that was called Koyaanisqatsi. In that movie they had some very interesting segments where they did time lapse effects to show driving on a bridge, flowers growing, clouds flying by and so on. Another example is many of the TV news stations nowadays have a camera that captures the day’s weather and then they process it down to a 20 second clip to show the clouds and weather racing by on screen.