UPDATES A GO-GO

Here are some updates.  Like 'em, love 'em, live 'em.  No clue what that means, but I added two more pieces to Replay today, go check them out, they're pretty awesome.

In other news:  I re-opened my Etsy store, and I'm going to be posting some of my Replay items on there.  Make sure to stalk both stores because sometimes I'll offer sneaky deals on one or the other!  Sneaky deals rule!!

Also, Mikey and I acquired an HD camcorder, the Toshiba Camileo.  We're probably returning it and getting something else, unfortunately.  Getting this camera has been a huge learning process though.  Unlike photography cameras, video cameras come in all kinds of stupid formats.  Some of these formats are really difficult to use on a Mac.  Whether it's iMovie or a more professional software like Adobe Premiere, getting your videos ready for editing is a bitch!  

Toshiba Camileo H30 Full HD Camcorder (Silver/Black) 
Neither of us would have guessed the amount of trouble this camera was going to be.  Luckily, we can return it and maybe get a better option.  Now, it's not impossible to edit your videos, but you will have to find converter software, convert the format, and then bring it into the editor of your choice.  By converting it to MPEG, I was able to bring it up in Adobe Premiere, however, this greatly degrades the quality of your film.  

Don't think your trouble stops there if you own a mac.  After realizing the downfalls of this camera we thought surely you could simply search for "Mac Compatible Camcorders" and find a slew of them.  Wrong.  What I've found so far is that Sony, Canon, and Panasonic have the least trouble working with iMovie or Macs in general, but many other brands including the Toshiba camcorders, some JVC camcorders, and other various ones do not play with Mac so well. 

We both think it's absolutely insane that there aren't standardized formats that are HD.  When you say a camera is HD, and the format you produce is HD, but in order to edit the footage you have to convert the video, thus degrading the HD quality, well guess what, that's simply no longer HD.  I'm quite pissed about this, but I guess it's all a learning thing.  I seriously don't understand why all formats are not like photography formats (jpeg, png, giff) and can be read by any computer or program.

You're seriously cutting out and pissing off Mac users, people.

I suppose that's all I have to update on.  Regardless we're going to start producing and editing videos soon.  When we put our minds seriously to something, we do it!!

Enjoy your 4th 'o July, everyone!  Your government loves you!