It says that the Times is shrinking its staff by offering many staffers buyout packages. At least this is better than laying people off. Rick Berke, currently an assistant managing editor, will now focus on video, an area the company has been trying to expand. Video is becoming an even bigger part of our news report. She goes on to say that video is deepening our ways of telling stories.
If you check out the home page of the NY Times, you will notice more video stories and although it is not clearly obvious, there are probably fewer print stories. I’m glad to see that video is growing in a good way. Video journalists typically shoot, edit and often presents their own stories. The times currently employs 12 video journalist most who come from a television and documentary background. As of 2005 the BBC has more than 600 of its staff trained as video journalists. I am both an avid newspaper reader as well as a video producer so this trend is bittersweet.
GoPro and Google have joined forces to create a Virtual Reality camera rig with 16 GoPro HERO4 cameras. It’s called Jump. It can transform 16 pieces of video into one stereoscopic 360 degree VR video. The 360 degree camera array allows all 16 cameras to act as one. This makes camera syncing easy, and includes […]Read More
Panasonic’s handheld AJ-PX270 camcorder records 10-bit, 4:2:2 video using a new codec based on its AVC-Ultra recording format. The new camcorder has 1/3-inch 3MOS sensors and a 22x optical zoom lens with separate zoom, focus and iris rings. Video recording is to microP2 cards (list prices: 32GB microP2 card: $250, 64GB microP2 card: $380). The […]Read More
Interesting things to do with a small video camera.Read More