At last I got the right firewire fitting that goes with the imac and the camcorder. The trouble has been that the computer is apple’s newest, whereas the Panasonic digital video recorder is an oldish model. Taking my breath in both hands I hooked each end of the cable to the appropriate machine and waited. Magic – the imovie programme does it all itself. All singing, all dancing, all bells…….. and sadly too much camera shake.
The first time I was a wildlife movie photographer, I watched the deer for fifteen minutes or so just outside the back garden, I only found the camcorder – no tripod and no time. Thus there is not much that is usable – apart from Misty woofing. On the second occasion, I was ready and the camera was duly waiting on its tripod. Much better. Now of course comes the hard part; the editing. Not my strong point. Probably won’t happen till after the weekend as I am busy with other things.
Strange how daunting new projects can be, and yet I am sure it helps to keep the brain elastic, as it were. It is just that as one gets older, things seems to take longer, and they take more puff.