Someone dropped off an ancient old camcorder to IT that they don't want anymore and I get to take it home

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Someone dropped off an ancient old camcorder to IT that they don't want anymore and I get to take it home

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Post by Apollo the Just » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:22 pm

I **** love ancient ass low res video tech. Give me ideas on hashtag vintage aesthetic cosplay videos I can shoot with this baby

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Post by Apollo the Just » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:30 pm

Never mind. An old lady in one of the other departments didn't know I wanted it and asked very sweetly for it. I felt bad so I let her take it

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Post by Apollo the Just » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:54 pm

I'm scouring 8mm camcorders with A/V packs on eBay and am sorely, sorely tempted to #Splurge...... the dream could still happen..........

...maybe i should go back to doing my job at work and if i am productive and close out all these tickets i should have closed out earlier, then i can buy myself an ancient piece of technology as a treat.

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Post by smol Kat » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:55 pm

rip leo but also go be productive leo
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Post by Calamity Panfan » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:56 pm

i was gonna say befriend some skateboarders and become a rad skateboard filmer that makes killer skate comps that come with a zine and well i'm still saying that. please do that.

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Post by smol Kat » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:00 pm

^only turn it into a gamer thing and talk about any% no bridge skip
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Post by Booyakasha » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:27 pm

play the cello

film yourself playing the cello

upload the bad film of you playing the cello

everyone wants to see the upload of the bad film of you playing the cello

give the people what they want, damn you
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:37 pm

Doing an 8-Bit Kirby, Peach, or Ninten with a pixelated costume would be neat.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:49 pm

Booyakasha wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:27 pm
play the cello

film yourself playing the cello

upload the bad film of you playing the cello

everyone wants to see the upload of the bad film of you playing the cello

give the people what they want, damn you
well if you insist *puts this $60 impulse purchase in my basket even though i know that is twice the worth of the tech*

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Post by Random User » Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:20 am

AJ can have a little ancient technology... as a treat

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Post by Booyakasha » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:25 am

^^pfft---------just do cell-phone video

or else go beat up the old lady and take the camcorder

give yourself to the dark side
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Post by Marilink » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:36 am

Calamity Panfan wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:56 pm
i was gonna say befriend some skateboarders and become a rad skateboard filmer that makes killer skate comps that come with a zine and well i'm still saying that. please do that.
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Post by Deepfake » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:22 pm

I can teach you how to make modern footage look like crappy camcorder vids sometime if you want
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Post by CaptHayfever » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:24 pm

Rocket Power taught me that beach locals call tourists who don't go barefoot "shoobies". Then actually going to real-life beaches & meeting the locals taught me that no they don't.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:33 pm

Deepfake wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:22 pm
I can teach you how to make modern footage look like crappy camcorder vids sometime if you want
I know that you can, and I trust that you can, and I am thankful for you and I respect you, and I may even take you up on this, but I also just want the aesthetic of carrying around a giant **** ass camcorder. Recording in authentic 480i is just a bonus.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:27 pm

I'M A DUMB BUTT THEY ALSO DONATED ANOTHER (smaller) CAMCORDER AND I GET TO KEEP THIS ONE FOR REALSIES

I need to buy the 3.5mm trrs to rca adapter cable so i can actually capture the footage on my computer after (using my capture card i got for video games lololol), and will probably have to buy scalped mini replacement casettes as well, but WHO CARES

THE DREAM IS BACK ON EVERYBODY

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Post by Apollo the Just » Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:46 pm



I have spent more time today than I strictly should have reading this thing's manual. It can take digital photos and store it on its crappy old memory card, or it can record video on its magnetic tape cassette using the incredibly obsolete DV NTSC standard format. Which comes out to 480 scanlines and 30 interlaced frames per second, which is exactly the same as ToS so I already know exactly how to capture that **** digitally after I record. And since the photos are saved on a memory card and this thing supports digital output to a computer (using ancient proprietary software for Windows XP, but... I am sure I can figure something out), if I use this as a camera that shouldn't be an issue either. Worst case scenario it lets you save the snapshots to the magnetic tape and I can play those back over the analog output.

It actually has a lot of pretty dang cool features and I am pretty excited to **** around with it. The best news is that I am totally taking this to Aselia con with me next month and I am going to meme with it all weekend.

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Post by CaptHayfever » Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:08 am

Honestly, 480 still looks very good on a modern computer screen.

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