I remember Black Friday back in 2009 when I had picked up a Sony digital camera at the Super Wal-Mart in West Sacramento that I first used at Anime Los Angeles 6 a month later. Eventually, that camera was retired in April of this year when the Nikon DSLR debuted at Anaheim Comic Con.
For the longest time, all the videos have been done on an "ancient" Sony Mini-DV camcorder, dating back to when I first recorded my daily report. But in this day of 1080p HD, it was certain that there would be an upgrade in the video department.
Also, with the addition of the new desktop, the ability to capture video using the IEEE 1394 interface aka i.LINK directly that I used to do on the old laptop was out of the question. The only other way to use an adapter to USB.
So for this year's Black Friday, I went out and picked up a new JVC HD camcorder alongside a new tripod and editing software designed to created and edit HD video. With the old system, I wasn't able to edit HD video.
Despite staying up all night for these deals, I did some early tests that features both the editing software and the HD camcorder. I'll probably put up more of these tests as a sandbox for future projects and ideas. So for now, enjoy the HD.