Video Camera

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So I succumbed to (1) my gadget addiciton and (2) the cultural rule that all imminent fathers must buy video cameras. Bought a Panasonic PV-GS150, and it really is neat. It has three CCDs, so the color quality is way better than other cameras in its price range. We did a lot of comparisons in the store, and the difference is dramatic.

So after filming two minutes of cats and wife shaking fist, I plugged the camera into the Mac’s firewire port and clicked the ‘import’ button. The video got slurped right into iMovie. Now I just need to figure out how to edit the stuff. Though in the long run, I guess I’ll be doing the editing on my XP music-studio box. The machine actually belongs to me, is faster, and has way more disk space.

However, Mark and Marg were kind enough to do an iChat videoconference with me as a test. It worked really smoothly over 802.11b… though they claimed the audio cut out for them now and then. I’m not sure if that’s an indication that I need to a faster DSL upload speed, or if I ought to just go buy an 802.11g router.

2 Comments to Video Camera

  1. Mark says:

    July 3rd, 2005 at 10:41 pm

    Dang, that’s one goofy-ass expression on my face. It sorta looks like I’ve just realized I’m about to be hit by a 47-pound flyinf flounder or something. I love it!

  2. Irene says:

    July 12th, 2005 at 9:22 am

    I just need to point out that parenthood does not REQUIRE a video camera. We are 4 years into parenthood, and still do not own a video camera. 😉