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June 6 2009

Scattercast Video Show Coming Soon

Sanyo VPC-FH1 HDI’m one step closer to launching a video show.

I’ve been promising for some time that I would launch a video counterpart to my audio podcast, Scattercast.  Well, after many so-so test results with webcams, I decided to just chuck that whole angle and I bought an actual digital video camera as an early birthday present to myself.  I got a Sanyo VPC-FH1 HD, and, as the name implies, it does indeed shoot in high definiton.  It actually goes all the way up to 1080p, so the video quality is insanely clear.

It’s been a long time since I played around with a video camera, and I have to say I am blown away with what all this thing can do.  The fact I can stitch together multiple clips inside the camera itself just blows me away.  You can also edit out frames, color correct, rotate, just all sorts of things that impress the heck out of me for a device this small.  I mean, honestly, I can almost completely conceal this camera with my hand.  True, I have huge hands seeing as I’m 6’4″, but that is still a seriously small video camera!

gorillapod-slrSo the show should be coming soonish, but there are three things left to do before I start shooting the show:

As for what exactly the video show is going to be about… who knows.  This is part of the reason I am just continuing the name “Scattercast” from the audio show because I am sure the video will be just as random.  The most exciting things will probably be you can SEE me drink coffee as opposed to me randomly saying “Coffee sip…” during the audio show.  You’ll also get to see just how much I use my hands while I talk.  That should be… fun.

All in all I’m excited to get this up and running, and, hey, it isn’t like I had 500 other projects to keep me going at all times, so why shouldn’t I add yet another?

Keep an eye on the site for when I finally launch the show in the coming weeks.



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