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keith
10-11-2013, 08:45 PM
Has anyone ever taken a camcorder? I'm used to using a stills camera and that's fine but camcorder is kinda new to me, I dont tend to take one.

I'm wondering do people use it to film the rides? but then it must be easy to miss the whole ride :/

Britchick
10-11-2013, 08:45 PM
get a go pro and stick it on your head :lol:

keith
10-11-2013, 08:51 PM
get a go pro and stick it on your head :lol:

yeah LOL those gopros are actually stunningly brilliant :yes: don't need anything making me look even MORE geeklike though :D

I also have to wonder if I'll ever actually watch the videos :/ hmmmm but I do have this new HD camcorder thing that screams to be tried

Britchick
10-11-2013, 08:52 PM
you could make them into a nice momento, or you could do some filming for the site? ;)

keith
10-11-2013, 08:53 PM
you could make them into a nice momento, or you could do some filming for the site? ;)

I'm sure Wendy will be telling me what photos/videos are needed for the site in due course... in other words, "my orders" :D

MystikPiglit
10-11-2013, 09:18 PM
I used one so much on one trip that DH banned it from the next holiday. :lol:
The best way, with rides, is to go on it without camera first then film it another time. :)

keith
10-11-2013, 09:22 PM
I used one so much on one trip that DH banned it from the next holiday. :lol:
The best way, with rides, is to go on it without camera first then film it another time. :)

yeah that makes sense :yes: What worked best? did you plan specific shots or just walk around with it on filming everything?

MystikPiglit
10-11-2013, 09:33 PM
I tend to be a bit obsessive with photography and filming. :D
Nowadays I restrict it to photos for still shots and filming of parades, rides etc.

Dizneyblonde
11-11-2013, 12:49 AM
Jack films everything from our trips and makes holiday movies for each day.
This year he filmed on a camcorder and gopro.

He posts them on our holiday Facebook page and has his own channel on youtube.

Esmeralda
11-11-2013, 10:46 AM
Cool! Hubby did all the filming but he also missed *seeing* the parades..... so the next time he went there was no camcorder. If it was someone's first time they do miss an awful lot by viewing it through a lens. And we still haven't watched the films... why? I have no idea.

Kate
11-11-2013, 01:06 PM
I love videoing our holidays, photos are beautiful but when you have videos to watch you relive the holiday again, hear the sounds, voices, accents - I love it. We recently watched a video from Isabelle's first visit when she was 2, oh my gosh just hearing her little voice again - I could've cried!

Slowhand
11-11-2013, 01:51 PM
I bought a video camera eons ago. It was HUGE and took a VHS tape, making me look like a cameraman from the BBC !
I found that it was ok but I was amazed at how much of the action I missed by peering through the viewfinder rather than viewing the subject normally.

catrancher
11-11-2013, 01:56 PM
Does your DSLR do video? :unsure:

I know you've got a Canon but I don't remember which model. EOS 7D? :shrug:

My Nikon does beautiful video. The only limitation being that it will only shoot 10 minutes at a time. But that's fine with me. Usually if I'm taking video, I'm only taking short segments that will be spliced together later in scenes in iMovie. So a 10 minute single video capacity is no hardship. I've used it on several occasions and it's always worked out really well.

Tom ( :macwave:... no expert to be sure.)

Tink
11-11-2013, 04:17 PM
I think having short videos here of visits to the parks would be really nice. Is that something that would be a problem though? I know so little about "space" on sites...

Vikki
11-11-2013, 05:12 PM
As you know, we did little videos of our trip this year and I'm so pleased we did! We still took a few photos, but we mainly used photo pass. I hardly took my DSLR out at all.
We've already watched our videos two or three tines, which is probably already more than we'd have looked at the photos!

Tony G
11-11-2013, 08:07 PM
I've taken my camcorder a couple of times. The first time I had both my stills camera and the camcorder. This confused me. Every time something noteworthy happened, I started dancing - not knowing whether to reach for the stills camera or camcorder.

Now I take either one or the other. It's funny, the stills are far better quality than the movies, which are full of shaky camera movements and people/things/characters walking right in front of the shot but my family prefers the movies every time! I also find that when I'm really low and missing Orlando, a few minutes of footage can instantly take me back there.

I do like to film some of the attractions, but on the faster ones it takes some work to cut out wind noise. The fireworks were my favourite thing to record - I put a remote mic on my nephew, so the centre channel was all his reaction sounds while the rest of the audio was the sounds of Wishes. That was awesome... until the mic battery died half way through!

Britchick
11-11-2013, 08:16 PM
As you know, we did little videos of our trip this year and I'm so pleased we did! We still took a few photos, but we mainly used photo pass. I hardly took my DSLR out at all.
We've already watched our videos two or three tines, which is probably already more than we'd have looked at the photos!

you'll probably love looking at them when the kids get older too :)

Esmeralda
12-11-2013, 09:39 AM
I bought a video camera eons ago. It was HUGE and took a VHS tape, making me look like a cameraman from the BBC !
I found that it was ok but I was amazed at how much of the action I missed by peering through the viewfinder rather than viewing the subject normally.
Yep... what he said.

Vikki
12-11-2013, 02:47 PM
you'll probably love looking at them when the kids get older too :)

I hope so. So many wonderful memories. It was so easy to do as well :-)

Britchick
12-11-2013, 03:02 PM
And then you'll be blubbing all over the place like me :lol:

Watchinherskip
12-11-2013, 03:26 PM
YES I do!! And I am so very very glad that I took it. I have great memories from the trips. Especially when Alex was really young. We have a High 8 mm cam (before the digital explosion) and have hours and hours of the trip. We watch them from time to time and it is stunning to recall the trip. If our house were to catch fire, I would be running to gather up all the tapes and save them.

Wendy
12-11-2013, 09:16 PM
I never wanted a camcorder but I wish I'd had one. It would be nice to hear my dad again :sigh:

Tony G
12-11-2013, 09:29 PM
I never wanted a camcorder but I wish I'd had one. It would be nice to hear my dad again :sigh:
I have some video recordings of my Dad - he passed away in 2009 and I still haven't had the courage to watch them.

keith
12-11-2013, 09:53 PM
Perhaps this christmas I should just put it on the sideboard and leave it recording

Esmeralda
13-11-2013, 11:15 PM
I have some video recordings of my Dad - he passed away in 2009 and I still haven't had the courage to watch them.
Aw Tony XXXXXXXXXXXX

Tink
14-11-2013, 12:54 AM
Tony, I completely understand. :hug2: I wish I had a video of my parents, but like you, I don't know when I would have the courage to watch it. Herself's G-ddaughter died at 15. Herself's Da made a video compilation of all the videos they had of the child. Herself still cannot look at it and it's been 20 years.