I have been using the unit on-and-off over the past few days, including after being sent home early from work at the Office of Distance Education at UNLV because of this freakish snowstorm.
Earlier in the day, I recorded these nondescript views from the 3rd view of the CBC building, near my office. A tripod is definitely important to use with this unit, as you can see. For a “cheap” video recording unit, the video is not too bad.
- Toward the SE (looking in the direction of Maryland Parkway and Tropicana)[24.8 meg MOV]
- Toward the SW (looking past the Women’s Studies Building and Thomas & Mack Center) [21.1 meg MOV]
- Toward the SW (looking past the Women’s Studies Building and Thomas & Mack Center)[16.8 meg MOV]
Note: The difference between files “B” and “C” is that file B was shot in “HD60” (60 fps), C was shot in “HD” (30 fps).
Before I left the UNLV campus, I attempted to record the view of the snow from my building toward the Thomas & Mack Center, the indoor arena at the university [3.54 meg MOV]. It’s about as steady as I could muster.
I tried a number of still images from inside my building (through the window near my supervisor’s cubicle). Not so good (you can’t tell if there is any snow on the palm fronds…):
Attempted to record some employees at the Thomas & Mack enjoying a snowball fight [13.5 meg MOV] but it was too cold. I wanted to get home!
When I got home, I found my personal tripod and set it just outside the door to my apartment. One of my neighbors commented that, in the fifteen years that she has lived in the area, she had never seen anything light the snow we were experiencing. Her two young kids completely exhausted themselves playing in the snow.
You can tell what a difference a tripod makes.
If, you are tired of the whole “snow thing” here is an HD60 view (no tripod, as you can painfully tell) of the New York New York on the Las Vegas strip after all the snow ended [13.9 meg MOV]. Colorful but the movement is this weird wavy-wavy look…).