Thursday, May 10, 2012

A New Era...

We have a new toy here at MArooned:

That's a Sony Handycam CX-190 video camera, capable of 1080HD recording. It can also take pictures with a resolution up to 5.3 megapixels, making it the second-highest resolution camera I own (the highest being the Nikon D3100, of course). It weighs 7.5 ounces with the battery (that's less than a Kel-Tec P3AT empty!), and shoots an hour of high definition video on a $15 8 MB SD card.

For someone that  grew up in the 1980s, when video cameras weighed more than your little sister (and were often larger), this camera is nothing short of amazing. For $25, I could have gotten the 16 MB card, which would have given me 2 hours of HD recording - more than any VHS tape, all in a package that is both smaller and lighter than just the medium used in the '80s... This camera is small enough to take pretty much anywhere, takes videos that have quality you couldn't achieve in a studio in the '80s, and costs less than the price of most netbooks.

I'll have a video up later; I played around last night and shot some footage of something that's been on my mind for a while. Don't worry, Destinee, you've got nothing to worry about from JayG's first attempt at vlogging, but it was something that had to be done via video, not pictures. I even edited some video footage - spliced two segments together complete with fade! - and continue to be amazed at what you can do online these days.

I really do like living in the future!

That is all.


notDilbert said...

Just remember the first rule of video editing. "Just because you can.....doesn't mean you should."

.........unless you you really WANT your video to look like a 70's Prono.

Jay G said...

You mean I shouldn't have put in so many star wipes? Darn it!

John Anderson said...

"...shoots an hour of high definition video on a $15 8 MB SD card..."

That's one hell of a compression ratio/algorithm...