New Sony

New Sony

We added a new video camera to the bag this week and its pretty cool!

On Richards recommendation, we picked up the new Sony Handy Cam HDR-SR12.  The camera shoots 1920×1080, shoots to a Memory Stick Pro Duo card or the 120gig internal hard drive.

Pros: We have done some preliminary testing, and have found the color to be very nice.  Its very small and light, and can be mounted anywhere.  For example, we have mounted it under the truck, as well as on the hood with a suction cup mount.  Although not perfect, the footage fits nicely with the other HD camera when used for web films.

Cons: Depth of field is not as good as the larger HD cams.  Footage (obviously) not as good as the larger HD cams.  Transcoding the footage is a pain in the ass.  The process is slow, and the files are large.  The battery the unit comes with is terrible, but we purchased a larger battery that lasts quite a while.

Richard is working on a short shot entirely on this camera, so check back to see the quality.