I'm having a hard time posting anything with the recent news of Bo, and Smallie's problems. But still, things have to go on, and I'm upright still, so although my sympathies and prayers remain with all of my UB family in need, I'm just going to keep on keepin' on, Lord willing.
So, these came in the mail today-
Now to use them. I'll be ordering one or two of those "sticks" pretty soon I imagine, but I was happy to find that these are compatible with my old Garmin Virb stuff, so as soon as I get it all dug out (that means as soon as I can FIND it all) I'll have a start to some hardware.
I read the directions a little while ago, something I don't generally do. I guess I have to run to town and get some of those micro card thingies- it says they won't work without them. My Cannon camcorder (which I'll continue to use) has a slot for one but I've never used it. I've shot very little' video with it however.
I assume that I'll have to buy some of those batteries for the remotes (although I KNOW I have some of them. Somewhere). I can't find anywhere in the instructions where it says anything about powering the remotes. And there's even a little booklet just for it. Hmmm.
A few apparent negatives before I even start. Nothing major, and for the relative cheapness of these things, completely acceptable-
They are not waterproof. You out them in a plastic box and call it good. Strange for an "action camera".
The remote is "splash proof", again, not water proof. Strange, for an... oh well.
The heat thing that's been talked about. It says it in the instructions- direct sunlight is hard on these things. Strange for a... Never mind. It's why my Garmin cost me $200+.
I think some sort of shadow box might be built to keep a camera cool. I'll have to think on it.
And just now UPS delivered me some more batteries that I ordered, giving me six total. I had eight with my Virb, and went thru all of them in a day.
This is a learning curve for a not always so bright Hickbilly. A technologically challenged dude, to boot. So, we'll see. I'm paying close attention to the other videographers and cinematologists here on UB. I think that I'm late to the game. We'll see.
Oh yeah- I've already shot some video. Some filler stuff, some boat stuff, "stuff " like that. I was bored, and I had my Cannon. This could get dangerous.