You guys all saw the camera set up for my tutorials last week, right?
A little awkward right? And, just so you know, that camera is not made to adjust very well for taping hand movements. It’s made to refocus on faces if need be. Unfortunately, in lieu of having faces to focus on while I’m taping for a tutorial video, it just flips out and refuses to focus on anything. It’s kind of annoying.
So for about 6 months or more I’ve been considering an upgrade. I’ve resisted it, citing: “it’s too expensive”, “maybe I can make something clever work with the equipment I’ve got”, etc, etc.
I think I owe myself an y’all a better quality of video for the tutorials. Here is my current plan:
Meet Go Pro Hero4, Silver Extreme Bundle. And yes, it does come with a tripod/camera grip/extension arm… and a head harness. Yes, a head harness! How awesome will that be for tutorial videos? (sigh)
I have been thinking about it for awhile. It will be my gift to myself when I work on the tutorial toy for the current pattern in progress. I think it’s going to be a rather large toy, so it’s going to be a while. Which is probably for the best, since this beauty is an expensive venture. But I think it will be worth it. And what better way to introduce a new piece of equipment to Franciscangypsy Designs than with a new design?
So, yeah, no real design news with this one. Just wanted to geek out a little bit about the camera. Which I will own. Someday. And maybe I’ll create more non-pattern-specific videos as well once I have the camera. Or create a video version of the instructions?
Who knows? New horizons could well open up with some better equipment. How wide those horizons will be shall be later determined.