Missing volleyball video

posted by Jeff | Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 8:48 PM | comments: 0

I had a video clip of my 2004 team on my last laptop, executing the swing offense and demonstrating the way the other teams couldn't defend against them. It was pretty sweet, and surprising given that it was only the second season I used that offense. Lots of my favorite kids on that team as well.

Sadly, I don't think I copied it anywhere safe when I cleaned off and sold that computer. This seriously bums me out. I don't have the original tapes, so that video is apparently long gone. What's surprising is that it didn't even end up getting backed up to one of my backup services at some point. Sigh.

I was looking forward to showing it to my future team, because it acted as quite a sales tool to get them to buy in to the system.

I guess from now on I need to be more careful. It should be less of an issue too, because I have more hard drive and back up space than I know what to do with, so I don't need to shuffle video files around or delete them immediately when I need the space.

That did get me to thinking too about shooting video for training this year. I experimented with using my HD camera and was astounded at the clarity and level of detail I can get when shooting at 60 frames per second. It's an amazing tool.

I'd like to have something that I can shoot games with as well, and I'm contemplating a small consumer HD camera for that. What a change that would be when you can actually read the numbers on their jerseys. Not sure what I'd get. I'm not so sure I'd want to use something solid state that records using AVC because it's so compressed, and support in Final Cut Pro appears sketchy.


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