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The Sony Music Video Recorder Wants To Professionalize Your Band's YouTube Selfies

Somewhere just a little downstream of music on my list of socially dangerous interests: Weird, single-use Japanese gadgets. Enter: The Sony Music Video Recorder. The video camera you're looking at is designed for one thing: Recording music, ideally in the hope that you will someday become YouTube's best-sounding ukelele sensation. Like your cell phone, it shoots 1080p video; unlike your cell phone, it has two big, purpose-built microphones protruding out from it.

Early hands-on reports suggest it does its job really well. But here's what I'd like to ask all real and real-ish musicians within shouting range of this blog: is its job worth doing?

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Dan Moore