I'm both happy and sad to say the Blogumentary VX2000 camera has found a new home. Happy because I needed the money and it really did find a good new home filming personal stories. Also because it won out against a same-priced Canon GL2. Sad, obviously, because it's been my creative tool since 2001. From countless Komedy adventures to my documentary and now videoblogging, it has served me better than perhaps anything I've ever purchased. But fret not, video fans. When I get some green rolling in (any day now...) I'm saving up for a new toy, probably in the HDV realm. That's high definition that you can record on miniDV tapes, for all you normal people. Until then, if anybody has a cheapy miniDV camcorder for sale, drop me a line.

August 31, 2005 at 04:00 AM in Blogumentary | Permalink


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Oh, ouch. I feel your pain Chuck.

Posted by: Sharyn at Aug 31, 2005 7:28:45 AM

My pain may soon be physical, due to an impending part-time job to tide me over.


Posted by: Chuck at Aug 31, 2005 7:36:17 AM

And I feel that pain too. Oh how I miss my days of unemployment (especially with National Novel Writing Month just around the corner).

Posted by: Sharyn at Aug 31, 2005 7:46:20 AM

Those HDV cams, Chuck, I don't know...

...sure they can record to DV, but that's telling of their ultimate quality. It's only hi-def to an extent, or so I've been lead to believe.

Actually, I don't know what I've been lead to believe, but as regards HDVs its not good!

Posted by: Matt at Aug 31, 2005 9:07:46 PM

I know, I've read varying accounts... I keep waffling between something like a Panasonic DVX100a and an HDV camera. It's this new Sony that's got my undies in a bunch again. It records to DVCAM tapes and is pretty small and light, which I'd prefer for doc/vlog work. Sony HVR-A1U. Street price $2700.

Posted by: Chuck at Sep 1, 2005 12:38:59 AM

I just got myself a sweet little 3-chip Panasonic. Not a DVX100 or anything (too big for what I need anyway) but fa-a-a-antastic.

Let me know how you get on with yours. ;)

Posted by: Matt at Sep 1, 2005 4:13:59 AM

I have a sony dcr-pc120 that I'm trying to sell if you're interested email me...

Posted by: Duncan at Sep 1, 2005 12:31:44 PM