Crazy old videos

So while I was visiting the family in Norway this past Christmas, I was shown something outstanding… My uncle had acquired my grandparent’s old Super 8mm video camera.  This is the camera they had brought when they came to visit us in the States for the first time, when I was probably 8 or 9 years old.  Sure enough – there were tapes.  And they got converted to DVD, so I ripped that to a digital format and am starting to convert selected ones to be posted online.  Here’s the first:

There’s more to come.  It’s interesting to think how these bits have been brought from an old 1970’s format to a current format in a matter of weeks; it’s also fascinating to see the character that these old videos have – there’s just something cool about video cracks and pops that a new HD camcorder just can’t compete with.

Trying something a bit different

The car is packed (camping gear, bikes, telescopes), days off work are scheduled, and the route is planned.

Diann & I are taking a long weekend and heading out of town. Posting will be non-existent. 🙂

But wait!  I am going to try something out.  I signed up with Qik, a service that you can stream video to the Internet from your cell phone.  I think I’m going to periodically post updates from the road, ferries, bike, tent, and kayak while we’re out.

If you want to check it out, just check out my Qik profile page periodically over the next few days, or keep an eye on the Qik videos list over there on the right of my blog.