Last year, for Christmas, I got a nice little Sony Handycam from my husband. I pretended to like it for about two or three weeks but it was soon apparent to him that I wasn’t thrilled. I was frustrated after a multitude of attempts to edit the clips as well as convert the movie files for use in Windows Movie Maker. And besides, I much preferred my camera and the still images.
And so, the little video recorder sat here all year. And no one played with it.
I’m not a person who makes many resolutions. But after seeing a movie over at the Blue Ridge Gal, I wrote her and asked what equipment she had. She was very helpful, even going as far as sending me a link to a tutorial on YouTube that would help me to convert my video into the right format for Windows Live Movie Maker.
And so I resolved that this month, I was going to finally figure out how to use the little Sony Handycam and how to incorporate footage into the little videos that I love to create for this site. Surprisingly, my new Dell laptop, which has Windows 7 on it, converted the clips automatically. The only thing I have to figure out now is how to edit them, but one thing at a time.
This is only a first attempt, and although it’s apparent that I’m a hundred times more adept with my Nikon than I am holding a tiny video recorder, I think I’ve done it. By jove – I think I’ve got it!
The video is only two minutes long. I took all the photos and footage early this morning during a walk with George which I then set to some music that I already had in my computer. Thank you so much for your support over the past year, for your encouraging comments, for your laughter, for all of it. Here’s to another good one for all of us.
And now, I’m rewarding myself with a mimosa. Cheers ~