Sony has made a big splash in the video world with the release of their HDV camcorder the HVR-Z1U. By itself, it is capable of images that will amaze even the most jaded video professional. But as with all things, there's always room for improvement. By not having a microphone or wide angle supplied, you can choose better components that will enhance the performance of an already incredible camera. In this article, CreativeCOW.net contributing editor Jim Harvey walks CreativeCOW members through what they need to build the ultimate HDV set up with Sony's HVR-Z1U.
Just a quick correction here. In the article, I reference the Miller tripod and head as a DV10/DV20. As my spell checker has not yet figured out how to know what I actually MEAN, it missed that. The correct model number is DS10/20 which I managed to get right at the beginning. My fault and apologies for any confustion.