Tuesday, April 7, 2009


This morning I put the video camera on the rack and recorded my commute. I aimed the camera so it recorded the scene behind me. The purpose was to test how well it would work. How much will it shake? Will the camera stay pointed in the right direction? Will the camera stay on? The camera did stay in place, but the shaking was awful. I was hoping I wouldn't have to go to the trouble of making a steady cam because my tool skills are closer to that of an apprentice tinkerer. Maybe I'll try a helmet mount next.

When I got home I recharged the battery while I fixed dinner. The battery was charged when it was time to eat so I hooked the camera up to my computer thinking I could use that time to import the video. I kicked off the import and the sound played on the camera while the playing tape was imported. So the family and I are sitting at the table with road noise in the background while we're chatting. The importing video is on my computer's monitor.

Suddenly Stephanie pointed at it and asked/accused, "Did you just fart?"

So, yeah, I need to be mindful of that.

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