Broadcast Quality in the palm of your hand?

There’s a new era of Micro Cinema abounding, and it’s a very exciting time for those who used to lust after broadcast level camcorders, but had to make do with what we could afford. Now what we can afford is pretty amazing.

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Today’s consumer HD cameras produce video that greatly exceeds the requirement for professional SD production (after down conversion from the HDV or AVCHD formats). Several consumer HD camcorders now nearly rival professional broadcast gear in quality (although not in terms of overall features).