Video Camera 1989-2000

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Video Camera was one of the very first dedicated camcorder magazines and as technical editor and resident Agony Aunt I wrote for almost every issue from its launch in 1989 until it's eventual amalgamation with What Camcorder magazine in 2000 (which I still write for)

Video Camera was very much a hands-on magazine with plenty of  practical how to do it features and advice but the most interesting elements, from my point of view, was the camcorder reviews, which chart a period of exciting technical development and the evolution of home movie-making from a expensive hobby to something anyone could do as the market became awash with simple and affordable pocket-size machines'

By the way, in case you are wondering why the archive begins at 1993 that's because my files prior to then were written on a number of different PCs and word processors using an awkward mixture of disc formats. Extracting the files is high on my list of things to do, whilst they are still readable...  


1993

Blaupunkt SCR-750

Goldstar DD101 8mm/VHS twin deck VCR

Canon UC5 Hi

Canon UC2 Hi

Canon E250

Canon E300

Canon E500

Canon E700

Fast Video Machine Lite

Fuji ME Position Hi8 Tape

Hitachi VM-H70 WeatherCam

JVC GR-AX70

JVC GR-SX1

JVC GR-SV3

JVC GR-SZ1 vs PANASONIC NV-S85

Maze PC Video Workshop

Mitsubishi HS-M1000 VCR

Panasonic Beam-Matrix TV

Panasonic NV-CS1

Panasonic NV-HD100

Panasonic NV-R50

Panasonic NV-S20 Preview

Panasonic NV-S20

Panasonic NV-S85

Panasonic VW-VT1 Title Generator

Panasonic SD40

Sanyo VM-EX20

Sanyo VM-EX30

Samsung VP-E405

Samsung VP-E808

Sharp ViewCam Preview

Sharp VL-E40 ViewCam

Sharp VL-N1

Sanyo VM-RX2

Sony CCD-FX200

Sony CCD-FX700

Sony CCD-TR1

Sony CCD-TR333

Sony CCD-TR606

Sony CCD-TR707

Sony CCD-VX1

Vivanco VCR-5055 Edit Controller

 

Budget camcorder Megatest

Mini Camcorder Megatest

Editing Camcorders Megatest

Camcorders and computers

Fascinating Facts -- Microchips

Fascinating Facts - The eye

DCC Vs MiniDisc

Mini Tests February

Mini Tests April

Mini Tests June

Mini Tests August

Mini Tests September

Mini Tests October

Mini Test November

MiniTests December

News January

News June

News July

News August

News September

News October

News November

Ask Rick May

Ask Rick August

Ask Rick September

Ask Rick November

Ask Rick December

Shop Window  -- Titlers

Shop Window -- Tele-Converters

Shop Window -- LCD TVs Monitors

Shop Window -- Mixers

Shop Window Camcorder Care Products

Shop Window -- Batteries

Shop Window -- Lens filters

Shop Window Tape Head Cleaners

Christmas Shop Window

Choosing a sound mixer

TV & VCR Buying Advice part 1

TV & VCR Buying Advice part 2

Blank Tape Test part 1

Blank Tape Test part 2

Blank Tape Test part 3

1994

Video Camera Awards -- 1994

Akai GS-415

Citizen PC 30 Video Projector

Chinon VC-1700

Canon EX2Hi & Sony CCD-VX1E

Canon UC100

Canon UCX1Hi

Canon UC7 Hi

Editing VCR Megatest

Mini Camcorder Megatest

Editing Camcorder Megatest

Editing -- The Systematic approach

Shereff Deputy CD Title Generator

Maze PC Video Workshop

JVC  GR-SZ1 vs PANASONIC NV-S85

JVC GR-SX1

JVC GR-SV3 Infocam

JVC GR-AX70

Maze PC Titler Pro

Mitsubish HS-M68

Mirovideo DC1 TV

Panasonic NV-HD700

Panasonic NV-R10

Panasonic NV-R30

Panasonic NV-S90

Panasonic's WJ-AVE7 mixer/titler

Samsung VP-U10

Sanyo VHR-874

Sanyo VM-EX33

Sharp VL-E31

Sony SC5 Preview

Sony CCD-SC5 & CCD-SC7

Sony CCD-TR350

Sony CCD-TR750

Sony CCD-FX730

Sony SLV-E90

 

Digital Multimedia

January News

February News

March News

April News

May News

June News

July News

September News

September News 2

October News

November News

Mini Test Camlink Editmate

Mini Tests January

Mini Tests February

Mini Tests March

Mini Tests April

Mini Tests June

Mini Tests July

Mini Tests August

Mini Tests September

Mini Tests October

Mini Tests November

Mini Tests December

Ask Rick August

Ask Rick September

Ask Rick October

Ask Rick November

Shop Window - AV Leads

Shop Window - Battery Chargers

Shop Window - Televideos

Blank Tape Test part 1

Blank Tape Test part 2

Blank Tape Test part 3

TV Review of the Year 1994

VCR Review of the Year 1994

1995

Sub 600 Camcorder Group Test

LCD Camcorder Megatest

Budget Camcordfer Roundup

Compact Camcorder Megatest

Akai GS-815

Blaupunkt FC-865

Camlink & Vivanco PC Edit controllers

Canon UC8 Hi

Canon UC-X2 Hi

Canon UC600

Como Control X Edit Software

Ferguson Starcke FV88

Future Video EC1000

Future Video V Station for Windows

Gold Disk Video Director Home

GSE Video Mouse

Hama Videocut 222

Hitachi VM-H80 Weathercam

IQ Studio Edit

JVC HR-J715

Marantz VP-500

Maze Video Workshop for Windows

Mitsubishi HS-M60

Panasonic NV-S88

Panasonic NV-HS1000

Philips VR-747

Samsung VP-J50 & VP-J52

Sanyo VM-PS12

Sharp HL-V410

Sony CCD-TR370

Sony CCD-TR680 & CCD-TR780

Sony CCD-TR3000

Sony DCR-VX1000

Syntronix Editman Junior Lite

Tape Survey 1995 part 1

Tape Survey 1995 part 2

Toshiba V584

Video Pilot V-330 for Windows

 

Image Stabilisers On Test

Digital Debate -- Tape or Disc

Home Cinema

DVC Debut

IFA News Report

Video Heads Explained

Green TV & Video

February News

March News

April News

Ask Rick January

Ask Rick February

Ask Rick April

Ask Rick April part 2

Ask Rick July

Ask Rick September

Ask Rick October

Ask Rick October part 2

Ask Rick December

Mini Tests January

Mini Tests February

Mini Tests March

Mini Tests April

Mini Tests June

Mini Tests July

Mini Tests August

Mini Tests September

Mini Tests October

Mini Tests November

Mini Tests December

Shop Window - Batteries

Shop Window - Camcorder Bags

Shop Window - Edit Controllers

Shop Window - Projectors

Shop Window - Buying TVs

Shop Window- VCRs

Shop Window Christmas Special

1996

Canon UC9 Hi

Canon UC900

Canon UC2000

Goldstar DV13 Hi8 VHS Twin Deck VCR

JVC HR-S7000

Mitsubishi HS-561

Panasonic NV-MS5

Panasonic NV-SX3

Panasonic WJ-AVE55 Video Mixer

Philips VR-757

Sharp VL-DC1

Sony CCD-SC5

Sony CCD-610

Sony CCD-TRV61

Sony CCD-TR760

Sony CCD-TR810

Sony CCD-TR3300

Sony DCR-PC7E

Sony DCR-VX700

Vivanco PCV 4000 Movie Mix Box

Vivanco VM-5000

Vivanco VCR 5034

 

Blank Tape Survey

Buying Tape Abroad

Ask Rick January

Ask Rick March

Ask Rick June

Ask Rick August

Ask Rick August 2

Ask Rick November

Ask Rick December

Camcorder Battery Megatest

Mini Tests January

Mini Tests February

Mini Tests March

Mini Tests December

Bandridge VA-350 Montage Edit Controller

GSE MPE200SX edit controller

Hama Remote Cut1

Hama Remote Cut2t

Hama Video Centre 230

Videonics AB-1 Edit Suite

Videonics Thumbs Up

Videotech VMX-410

1997

Canon UC-X10 Hi

Canon UC-X40Hi and UC-X45Hi

GSE MPE-2000 Editing Suite

GSE Video Mouse Fun

Hama DVM-1000 Video Mixer

Hitachi VM-E535

JVC GR-AX770

Panasonic NV-DS5

Panasonic NV-DS5 Update

Panasonic NV-DX100

Panasonic NV-VX9

Sanyo VM-LC100

Sony CCD-TRV7

Sony DCR-SC100

Sony DCR-VX9000

Sony CCD-TRV94

Sony CCD-TR401

Sony CCD-TR501

Sony CCD-TR555

Sony CCD-TR2200

Sony CCD-TR3100

 

Shop Window -- Blank Tape

Shop Window -- Edit VCRs

DIY Home Video Security

Editing Basics

Ask Rick January

Ask Rick March

Ask Rick May

Ask Rick June

Ask Rick July

Ask Rick August

Ask Rick October

Ask Rick November

Ask Rick December

Mini Tests January

Mini Tests February

Mini Tests May

Mini Tests June

Mini Tests June pt 2

Mini Tests July

Mini Tests August

Mini Tests August, pt 2

1998

Canon XL1

GSE MPE2000 Alpha Editor/Mixer

JVC GR-AX280

JVC GR-AX670

JVC GR-AX880 & GR-AMX500

Miro Video PCTV

Panasonic NV-DS77

Panasonic NV-DV1000

Philips VR-969

Sharp VL-DC3

Sony CCD-TR35

Sony CCD-TR1100

Sony DCR-PC10

Sony GV-D900 DV Video Walkman

 

Shop Window - Edit VCRs

Shop Window - Tape Test pt 2

Editing Sound

Ask Rick August

Ask Rick September

Ask Rick October

Ask Rick November

Ask Rick December

Mini Tests March

Mini Tests July

Casablanca 60 video editor mixer

Datavideo SE200 and TBC-2000

Videotech VT-501

Videonics MXPro video mixer

1999

Canon MV10

Canon MV200

JVC GR-DVX4

JVC GR-DVF10

JVC GR-DVL9600

JVC HR-DVS1

Panasonic NV-DS33

Panasonic NV-DS99

Panasonic NV-EX3

 

Shop Window -- Sound Mixers

Mini Tests February

Mini Tests March

Mini Tests October

Ask Rick April

Ask Rick August

Ask Rick December

Miro DV300

Pinnacle Studio MP10

2000

Canon MV30

Canon MV300

Hitachi VT-FX880

JVC GR-DVX9

Olympus C2020 Zoom

Panasonic NV-HS850

Philips VR-1000

Samsung VP-M54

Sharp VL-AH50

Ask Rick January

Ask Rick February

 

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Ask Rick April

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Ask Rick November

Ask Rick December

 

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