Tuesday, 9 March 2010

A Bit of a Setback...

I was looking forward to capturing some of my journey on video, so I bought myself a rather snazzy little Canon which is little bigger than a tube of smarties and looked just the job. I tried it out and it seemed really easy to use and pretty good all round. So, Iain was very happy.

Then I tried to get some of test footage I'd shot off the camera and onto my computer for editing, and that's when the trouble started.

For starters, it was soon apparent that the video file format was unique to Canon and my usual video editing software couldn't handle it, instead I had to use their own software. Great. Then I looked in the box and spotted a pile of CDs at the bottom. Oh joy, I thought. But no. They were all Windows compatible, but not Mac compatible.

So I am left with a perfectly good camera from which I cannot extract any video. I can connect it up to the telly, I can view it on its own 2 inch screen but I can't connect it to my computer or do any editing or anything. Apparently, I can buy a Mac version of the software for something like $100, but I don't think I will.

Its going back.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Iain,
    Your project is very interesting. I presume you know of the 2 ladies who did Berwick to Lands End when the consessionary passes came about.
    Anyway, about your software problems (camera), have you seen webpage
    on the Canon site, you may find something on there that can be used.... failing that you can use the Netbook and Windows :-((
    Ken Ward, Bolton.