SMU TEACHING HD PRODUCTION VIA JVC & APPLE GEAR
The Cinema-Television Division is located in the Umphrey Lee Building
on the SMU campus and features dozens of Apple Final Cut Pro edit
suites, plus graphics labs, digital audio editing and mixing suites,
and screening rooms. David Sedman, director of technology and associate
professor at the Meadows School, says the camera purchase was part of
the school’s goal to transition to HD and solid-state media recording
for a fully tapeless production workflow. Students are free to use the
cameras, as well as the school’s video facilities, to produce movies,
reality TV, documentaries, and other projects.
The GY-HM100 is a compact, handheld 3-CCD camcorder with a built-in
Fujinon 10x lens. The GY-HM700 is a shoulder-mount model that ships
with a Canon 14x zoom lens but features a 1/3-inch bayonet mount to
accommodate additional lenses. Both camcorders feature native Final Cut
Pro file recording to dual SDHC memory cards.