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Vortex Media Announces a Comprehensive User Manual for Sony PDW-700 and PDW-F800 XDCAM HD Camcorders
Posted Mar 9, 2010 Print Version     Page 1of 1

Vortex Media has announced the release of the third book in their popular series of field guides for Sony XDCAM camcorders. Written by Doug Jensen, a camera operator and director with over 28 years experience, "Vortex Media's PDW-700/F800 Field Guide" is a 320 page in-depth examination of virtually every feature of the PDW-700 and PDW-F800 XDCAM HD422 camcorders.

"This is exactly what customers have been asking for, a straight forward, easy to understand guide for what is probably the most feature-rich camera out there today. Doug did an excellent job on this must-have guide," said Wayne Zuchowski, Group Marketing Manager - XDCAM Products, Sony Electronics.

In the same no-nonsense style that Doug Jensen is known for using in his other books, DVDs, and live seminars, he explains each camera function and provides step-by-step instructions for how to use them. The 320-page, field guide starts off with 25 essential steps for initial camera setup, and then proceeds to cover recording formats, paint settings, timecode, audio, white balance, zebra, time-lapse, slow-motion, building a custom menu system, clip naming, proxy files, metadata, assign switch functions, clip list editing, importing clips, and much more.

"This is the manual that I wish had come in the box with my camera," said author Jensen, "a manual written for the person who actually wants to take advantage of all the amazing features and workflows these cameras offer."

Vortex Media's PDW-700/F800 Field Guide is printed in full-color and spiral bound so it lays flat. With a suggested list price of $99, it is available direct from VortexMedia.com and many video/film equipment resellers worldwide.

About the author:
Doug Jensen is a cameraman, producer, director, editor, and consultant with over 28 years of video production and post-production experience. He is also the owner of Vortex Media, which produces instructional videos for XDCAM camcorders, field guide books, and innovative production tools for video production, television, and digital photography. As a member of Sony's Independent Certified Experts (I.C.E.) team he has taught high definition XDCAM classes for Sony at NAB and special events throughout the United States. His credits and clients include: NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, CNN, PBS, BBC, NHK, EBU, TNT, Discovery, ESPN, E!, A&E, HGTV, WGBH, Food Network, NASCAR Images, MLB Productions, Travel Channel, History Channel, Sundance Channel, Warner Bros., Weather Channel, Golf Channel, and NBA Entertainment.


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