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Four-Eyed Honeys

Hello friends, and welcome wanderers from the Typepad home page. I'm all excited because I recently sold my little Sony high-def camera (it served me well, but not enough) and got a fancypants new camera. What's so amazing and addictive about this fine machine is it can record in film-like 24P. Normal video gives you about 30 interlaced images per second, which looks like... video. Film is slower, only giving you 24 images per second, and each frame is a full photographic image. That's what this camera does. It's a little dreamier. Mmm, dreamy.

Here's a silly little video I made with Lorika right after getting the camera. Now, to the common layperson, this will surely look like a sneak peak from the latest Steven Spielberg or Terrence Malick masterpiece. Not just for the masterful lighting, but the subtle-yet-complex camera movements that subconsciously tug at your soul. This clip will haunt you for days, maybe weeks to come. (Actually it kinda sucks, but I shot some really killer stuff tonight. Showing up on a web site near you very soon!)

January 21, 2007 at 12:00 AM in Videoblogging | Permalink


Order in the court!!!!

you are my gadget guru.

Posted by: starfire at Jan 21, 2007 1:04:29 AM

Does Mookie like that squeek toy sound at the end? Very funny.

Posted by: steve garfield at Jan 21, 2007 7:30:13 AM

"The Panasonic AG-DVX100B interfaces with professional mics and mixers via a pair of built-in XLR ports. No other camera in this price range offers cleaner sound or easier interfacing with pro audio gear."

That's cool.

Posted by: steve garfield at Jan 21, 2007 7:33:13 AM

Sweet! She doesn't want to kiss you with the ridiculous mustache. Chicks that dig Harley's only like mustaches of that calibre.

My dad just got the dvx-100 for work. Why did you ditch the HD? Where you not using those features?

Posted by: taulpaul at Jan 21, 2007 12:05:18 PM

It also resembles John's failed experiment:


Posted by: taulpaul at Jan 21, 2007 12:25:46 PM

Steve: The sound is very good, but combined with the Sennheiser MD46 -- Wawaweewa! Last night I taped an interview with a model next to a blaring loudspeaker. I thought the sound would be unusable, but it was just fine. Magic!

TP: A lot of reasons. (1) I hardly ever captured HD, though I still like the detail. (2) My Sony got knocked at a protest last week. Still worked but the mode switch broke - I sold it as-is. (3) The DVX quality of image and range of professional features FAR outweighs the capabilities of the little Sony.

Seriously, Lori will attest that I can't shutup about how awesome this camera is. It's also more impressive bringing to a professional video shoot than a little consumer camcorder.

As to my handlebar moustache -- Lori shockingly likes it!

Posted by: chuck at Jan 21, 2007 2:15:34 PM

How is the built in mic? Would you suggest a Sennheiser shotgun mounted on the camera for louder areas?

Posted by: taulpaul at Jan 21, 2007 5:47:35 PM

I haven't used the builtin mic much but it's supposed to be good. I've attached my Azden shotgun for shooting an event (not interviews, just B-roll etc) though I think the builtin might be fine for that too. My shotgun has an option to cut out low-end bass - probably be better for live music.

Posted by: chuck at Jan 21, 2007 9:17:16 PM

So damn cute! And it's not even Valentine's Day yet!

(oh, yeah, and the new camera makes the cute video look very, cool, too!)

Posted by: Bekah at Jan 22, 2007 8:23:42 AM

This video will haunt me, for all the wrong reasons.

Posted by: Jason at Jan 22, 2007 6:10:06 PM

Really cute video. You two are so adorable together! I loved it. Congrats on the new cam!

Posted by: Amanda at Jan 24, 2007 8:05:42 AM

Yay! yeah, we should make more goofy impromptu videos.
we WILL be doing a lot more restaurant review videos on MN stories; we've already shot a couple and those are gonna rock. except for the one with my old camera in low light.

Posted by: chuck at Jan 24, 2007 8:09:35 AM

craps craps double craps that was cute! And I could really see just how cute the cuteness was due to your nice camera!

Posted by: karina at Jan 24, 2007 9:35:09 PM