Thursday, August 21, 2014

Walking the Back Side of Pine Lake

This morning I used my birthday present for the first time. It's a Sony HDR-AS100V action cam. At 3 1/2" x 1 7/8" x 1" and 2.4 oz, it's smaller than a pack of standard Camel cigarettes and nearly as light, yet it takes high resolution photos at a high framerate. It's splashproof, and with the included waterproof case (which is barely bigger than the camera), waterproof to 30 feet. It works well in low-light conditions, can be set to a varriety of NTSC and PAL (European) formats, can do time lapse video, and takes 13.5 mp still photos. It was given to my by my girlfriend, Heather,and I love her for it.

The Sony is an action cam, a point-it-and-forget-it camera like a Go-Pro. It's great for strapping to a car, a surfboard, or a helmet while skydiving-- or in this case, to carry in my hand as I walked around our beautiful lake.

This is my first attempt at editing a video. The music, which is uncredited because I didn't know how to add text at the end, is Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, performed by an unknown orchestra (the CD didn't give a clue).