Posts Tagged ‘camcorder’

A very expensive tape deck

Sunday, January 16th, 2011 | Life

One of the problems we were having over at CWF was that we had a lot of lecture footage on DV tape – but nothing to play the DV tapes on! So having spent months trying to find a solution – trying to find a friend who has a high def DV camera, seeing if those “transfer to DVD” companies would just transfer to a computer format, asking local rental companies if they had DV tape decks, I finally gave up and simply rented a camera to play them back on.

Once I tried this however I was informed by the rental company that the very basic camera I had ordered was unavailable, so would I be willing to upgrade to a better camera, for free. Normally this would be a no brainer but I actually wanted the cheaper camera – the more expensive, the more complicated it was going to be and the more there was to potentially break. Never the less I agreed and ended up with this amazing camera – that I was just using as a tape deck!