Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sparks coming out of my TV

Due to technical difficulties, the clip stutters at the beginning. No adjustment of your set is necessary.


Parm said...

Well, how excellent is that? Freshly captured, I take it. I was wondering, initially, if this posting was somehow leading into some reference to the "Evening Standard," but I quickly recalibrated my interpretive skills in a more Whoish direction.

Now, really, was such filming permitted???? The audio quality is actually not horrible; I was impressed. Was this a cellphone video? Seems to be of a higher quality than that.

Anyway, glad you got to catch up with Pete and Roger once again.

Willard Biscuit said...

The Nokia prohibits cameras with changeable lenses and flash photography, but not dinky pocket cameras like mine. So, I was able to take my little Canon SD790IS into the venue without a problem.

The problem is that even 6th row in the Orchestra section still isn't close enough to get decent images with a 105mm zoom lens(the digital-assist gets closer, but doesn't look good at all). People in "the pit" came away with some amazing photos, but those tickets were way out of my price range.

The audio, even if it is a bit out of sync, does sound pretty good. All in all, I hoped to give the viewer just a small taste of what it was like on Saturday night. Too bad I missed the guitar toss on Sunday.

Parm said...

Hmmm. I looked up the SD790IS online and see that it has, in addition to 3X optical zoom, 10 Megapixel capability per picture. Seems like you should be able to get a decent digital zoom out of that so long as you're content with, say, a 4x6 inch result? Then again, perhaps in funky lighting conditions all bets are off.

For what it's worth, I went with a Canon PowerShot SX100 IS just to have a 10X optical zoom. It is a somewhat bulkier form factor that your svelt SD790IS and that dooms me often to wearing cargo pants in order to have it handy, but that was a price I was willing to pay for that zoom range (albeit with an 8 meg upper pixel range, too).

And, yes, too bad you missed that guitar toss!