At the moment, my Canon ZR500 digital video camera is at A-Hi shop in the Norwood part of Cincinnati. It is there because yesterday while I tried to transfer some footage of various things (concert footage, church services, fireworks) I could not get a signal to come from the camera, through the firewire, to the mac but instead had the "DV-IN" blinking at me which I believe indicates a problem. Eventually it stopped appearing at all which indicates no connection what so ever. This is frustrating due to the fact I have a rather uneventful week and would love to have the footage available to edit but cannot without having the camera or something to playback the miniDV tapes. I only ever did it with the camera and as I mentioned in the first line, it is at the A-HI shop to be serviced (I hope). I tried a new firewire cable as my other one had caused some difficulty most every time I ever used it but that did not solve the problem. I did not want to send it away to the Canon service center and found A-Hi online as one of the few local jobs advertising repairs for cameras so I hope they can repair the DV jack on my camera at a decent price and within the next week or so. Once again, I am a very frustrated person at this point in time and it seems all else in life also is frustrating me on top of this situation. God help me constructively release this frustation!
Last week I finished getting a project uploaded to youtube so in the meantime...
This footage is from an analog video camera. It is amongst the first things I filmed. This is the last project I filmed with this camera. Please do not judge my projects based on the quality of these videos. All this footage is part of Cornerstone 2005. there are 19 different videos in the playlist of various bands and shenanigans. It may be of interest to some of you and I hope you enjoy this for what it is. For better footage please check out my Cornerstone projects starting in 2006 and getting progressively better up through the 2008 year...and there will be more to come as Cornerstones continue to happen!
Filmed & Edited by Joel A. Swanson