posted on Jun, 16 2008 @ 11:23 PM
reply to post by W35M4N
W35, great find!
It should be obvious to anyone how that was just playing with the camera (how many portable video cameras existed in 1969?!?) and it mirrored,
somewhat, my first experiences with a vidCam back in 1992. (Hint...the Auto-Focus was all over the place, and the zoom showed all of the shakiness
seen here. Add to that the need to steady, in a very confined space, in zero-G)
I have a lot of useless tape, where I thought I pushed the 'stop' button, and just get video of the ground as I walked......at the Parthenon, in
Athens, which is the trip I purchased the camera for!!
Also, white-balance, and so forth. Common in those days were the 8mm film cameras (my Dad filmed a lot, when I was a youngin') ... video cameras
were huge, usually used in studios, or by news organizations. These larger video cams (remember, video tape was still pretty new too...compared to
what we're used to today) were mounted on steady platforms, not hand-held.
I just bought a new video cam (not sure why...but it also takes stills) and it's the size of a paper back book, and records to an 8 GB SD card. No
tapes, no moving parts. This, for an upcoming trip to the Baltic Sea region. The camera I bought (and still own), a Sony 8mm tape, in 1992 cost me
about $1500. This new Canon digital cam was less than $400. Hmmmm.........and, I can get 3 hours on one card, download it into the laptop, erase it,
and re-use it....hmmmmmmm