My final video from Macworld Expo. This video was inspired by the sight of watching my photos flash through the screen as I imported them into iPhoto from my memory card. I shot so many sequences of photos that at regular intervals, wow…it turned into stop-motion video…!
This was due to the fact that I was shooting JPEG to conserve space. I was able to hold down the shutter and shoot continuously for as many frames as I wanted, pretty much. Normally I shoot RAW, which creates such huge files that the camera’s buffer fills up and it has to stop while it desperately writes data to the memory card.
I might have to do more of these. Maybe not for public consumption, but just as Something Neat To Have. As I look at the stack of photos, I note that this is, in fact, a record of everything I saw over the course of the day which I thought was interesting and that I’d be likely to remember.
The only undocumented bits were meetings, briefings, appearances, and other situations where hauling out a camera and firing away could be considered Uncouth. But overall, this is indeed everything I’d be likely to remember from a particular day. It’s like I dumped my entire short-term memory to permanent storage. Weird.
No, “weird” is the fact that on just about every day of the show, I had an HD camcorder in my bag…and yet I didn’t take it out even once.