Missing video

posted by Jeff | Sunday, May 8, 2005, 5:58 PM | comments: 3

After the media event at Cedar Point Friday, and being around a lot of reporters and video equipment, I have to say that I'm really missing television again.

The worst thing is that I really want a nice video camera. Part of that is just me needing to buy something right now to fill other voids in my life, but maybe if I actually had the gear I'd start really getting serious about writing another screen play and start shooting a film. The ideas are swimming around in my head.

I already have one of the best editing solutions (Avid), and I have to admit that a lot of the fun is the post production. Still, I've been talking about this for more than a year and I haven't done shit with it.

The rig that Classic Video did at CP was really very cool, by the way. They did a three-camera shoot that allowed them to do live drops on the ride. One wireless camera on the ride, one on the roof of the games area, and one on the exit ramp. It was really impressive to see it in action.



May 8, 2005, 10:05 PM #

The camera mount that they put on the ride was very impressive. I'd be scared that the thing would just crumble under the G-forces that ride exerts.


May 9, 2005, 12:27 AM #

The digital still they mounted did stop working for some reason. The video camera was the typical flashlight-sized wired to a transmitter in the seat. They also had an LED array on the mount for light, which worked great.

Skydiving Jeff

May 9, 2005, 4:11 PM #

The still camera (a nikon coolpix 5000, same model I have) seems to occasionally have issues when a remote shutter cable is interfaced with it. The same problem happens with mine -- it'll take a picture normally, but then go back into "ready" mode (as if you had pressed the shutter button down half-way). At that point, it usually becomes impossible to get into review mode or even turn the camera off without disconnecting the cable. After some experimenting though, we were able to get it working again.

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