The videos with the moving camera were shot with the Steadicam Merlin
supporting the camcorder.
This device allows videographers to shoot smooth video, even though the camera is moving. This takes lots of practice, though, and you might notice that we're just learning in the videos.
The camcorder used was the Sony HDR-HC1.
This is a high-definition camcorder and when seen on a high-definition TV, the video is awesome. For the Web, though, we have to compress it so much that it looses quality. Still, it's better than regular camcorders produce, and when used with the Merlin, in the hands of a good videographer, after being post-processed by a skilled editor, the results are excellent.
The videos were all captured in high-def and edited with Adobe Premier Pro 2.0
, which is part of the Adobe Video Bundle
, which Adobe has generously donated to non-profit organizations like ours, through TechSoup.org