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Old 11-21-2011, 08:55 AM
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Now if you can master the digital camera, you will truly become a force of nature, not to be taken lightly. But as for now...
Yeah, well in my defense, even my wife, who chose and bought the camera and uses it way more than I do, agrees that it is counter-intuitive and told me she had the exact same problem when she first got it and started using it.

The issue is that the screen shows either a little red circle or a little green circle to let you know whether you're recording or not.

Now, it seems to me that red means "stop" and green means "go." So that when you see the little red circle, you are stopped - i.e., not recording. And when you see green, it's going.

Nope. It's the other way round.

So every time I thought I was starting the camera, I actually was stopping it, and every time I thought I was stopping the camer, I actually was starting it. So what I got video of was all the periods of time in between the things I thought I was getting video of.

I've got all kinds of great shots of my feet, the floor, the countertop - about 15 minutes of an extreme closeup of a paper towel (the camera has a very good macro feature, I now know) and several minutes of a very good closeup of a ginger ale can.

She told me to just remember "red record" - i.e., if you see the red dot, you are recording.

I will take the camera with me next time and see if I can't do better...
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:42 AM
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She told me to just remember "red record" - i.e., if you see the red dot, you are recording.
Reminds me of the old sailing line, "red right return". Keeps you straight when returning to port and wondering about all those red and green markers that keep distracting you...

...until you move to France where it's the exact opposite. Arrrrgh!!
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Bill, I think I understand the problem now....if the ginger ale can had been a beer can, you'd have figured out the camera a lot sooner..
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"So every time I thought I was starting the camera, I actually was stopping it, and every time I thought I was stopping the camera, I actually was starting it. So what I got video of was all the periods of time in between the things I thought I was getting video of. "

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Old 11-22-2011, 09:22 AM
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"So every time I thought I was starting the camera, I actually was stopping it, and every time I thought I was stopping the camera, I actually was starting it. So what I got video of was all the periods of time in between the things I thought I was getting video of. "

Post it!
It's pretty boring. 20 minutes of an extreme closeup of a paper towel, with the sound of the engine running in the background, and occasionally, me talking to myself.

And then the camera swinging around - my feet, the companionway, the sky, the cockpit, back onto the countertop.

I've already deleted most of it anyhow.
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Awesome Job!

Congrats on your fire up!
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