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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sledding and Christmas

Perhaps this is looking like a trend, but Heather has written our detailed post and I am following up with some media and not much to say. That works for me :)

As Heather mentioned, I decided to make the plunge and get a Mac laptop to put it through the test to see if I can really do better with my photos and video as so many claim. So far it is a great laptop, but I have met with several frustrations trying to get done what I normally to on a PC in less time. I expected that to some degree, so I am being patient, but I have run into a couple of snags that there is not a direct fix for at the moment. The video from our digital video camera (Sony HDR-SR7) is not compatible with Quicktime. Sparing you the in-depth details, Mac's don't natively deal with the video/audio format it produces, and the third party drivers that made it work previously were "broken" by the latest operating system update, which of course this new laptop has installed. Hopefully that is something rectified soon and I will be happy.

Anyway, because of that the video took a bit longer to get edited this week as I was fiddling with different software options for much too long, only to find it didn't work. Ah well. I did run the files through a batch conversion, then do the edits on the Mac just so I knew I could do it. Wow, that ended up being very long for avoiding the details. Anyway, on to some media.

Christmas Morning

I'm not sure if this will interest most of you, but I thought I would share some of the video from Christmas morning. The kids got lots of loot and were oh so happy. Spoiled I tell ya.


The new sled had to get tested of course. This new spot we found was a bit light on snow, but the hills were great. There were even hills small enough for Robyn to go on her own.


Bill & Lynda Skeehan said...

No sound

Bill & Lynda Skeehan said...

THe sound is there. My cord was unplugged somehow. It is great to hear what the kids say.