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I bought a video camera last week (Canon HF100.)  I’m fairly proficient with an SLR, but video is a whole new ballgame.  Editing video is slow and comparatively clumsy process… (makes fast hardware seem slow, chews up disk space in a hurry, unfamiliar software, and lots of arcane options to deal with an compromises to make along the way.)  So much more to deal with, so much to learn.

Deb and I took a short walk near our home in Bourne End.  It was my first chance to really try out the camcorder.  I dragged my Nikon D300 along to handle the still photography.  Walks are now starting to seem like expeditions with all the gear.

So to the video…  Shot in 1920x1080p (30fps), edited in iMovie ’09, and encoded in h.264 @ 960x540p, 3200kbps (file size ~80megs)

The high quality option: Bourne End Walk 720p (It’s about 500MB)