Thursday, August 23, 2007

Canon ZR830 digital video camcorder

Yes, I just bought one of these. Here is the first movie, courtesy of iMovieHD:

A few comments. YouTube selected the still frame, not me. I am not happy with my technique, far from it. A tripod will be an essential piece of equipment even with image stabilisation (with which I am not entirely impressed) while I need to stop zooming and panning! iMovie is a useful and easy to use piece of software and the transitions are quite attractive. I probably won't use the ripple effect too often but it seemed appropriate this time.

The YouTube compression and conversion makes a reasonably sharp movie look like crap. But that's a feature of most YouTube uploads!