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Old December 5th, 2006, 09:33 PM   #1
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I don't think my wife will let me on this board anymore

Hi all. I've been lurking around this site for a while now and after seeing all the footage from the A1 I finally ordered one. It should be here by Friday. I don't think my wife will let me look at this board if I keep spending this much money on things I find on here. Can't wait to get the A1 and start playing. Thanks for all the advise and clips about it.
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Old December 5th, 2006, 09:44 PM   #2
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Hi Kevin. We can all relate to that... I've heard some stories but we won't go there. Let's just say, the trick is to get her involved along with you. Just be careful that the situation doesn't get reversed too badly!
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Old December 5th, 2006, 09:48 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard!

I hope you enjoy your new camcorder.
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Old December 5th, 2006, 10:16 PM   #4
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Hi all. I've been lurking around this site for a while now and after seeing all the footage from the A1 I finally ordered one. It should be here by Friday. I don't think my wife will let me look at this board if I keep spending this much money on things I find on here. Can't wait to get the A1 and start playing. Thanks for all the advise and clips about it.
money spent seems to be directly related to time on this board, maybe even squared !! I think my family thinks I'm crazy, although the kids like the camera I think (but the other stuff is adding up :-)

good luck !!
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Old December 5th, 2006, 10:18 PM   #5
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I just tell my wife I'm looking at porn ;-)

her response is usually "as long as you're not spending any money"

wives are funny things aren't they?

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Old December 6th, 2006, 06:29 AM   #6
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Yeah, I've tried, "but honey we've got to spend money to make money."
That always goes over real well. Maybe I'll try the "I'm looking at porn thing."
I'm open for suggestions too.
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Old December 6th, 2006, 07:07 AM   #7
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It was pretty easy to get my wife interested in the A1... it was a Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Baby Bear kind of thing. The XL series cameras were too big and heavy. The Opturas and the HV10 were too small for her to take seriously. But the GL / XH size was "just right."
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Old December 6th, 2006, 07:10 AM   #8
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My technique goes like this...

Hey Honey, 'I need this camera with all it's capabilities just to make an attempt to capture your beauty, even then it would take at least 2 more cameras to even get close...'

Then when you get the camera, take a lot of video of her, add some music, b/w cutaways, then at your next gettogether with friends, play it to them.

Works everytime.
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Old December 6th, 2006, 09:07 AM   #9
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Hmm I might have to try some of these things. I think I might try actually filming her first and if that doesn't work I'll just say I'm looking at porn. The only problem with me ordering this camera is now it's going to be a really long week waiting for Friday to get here so I can start playing with the camera
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Old December 6th, 2006, 10:23 AM   #10
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Hey Guys, try this one. Try chasing her around like you are really interested in being, well,,,... intimate... and pretty soon, she'll start saying you need something new to occupy your attention.. Wallah..... hey, how about that new camera.....
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Old December 6th, 2006, 10:45 AM   #11
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Don, brilliant...

Thankfully my girlfriend is very supportive of the habit, and as long as I am not out chasing other women, I think she is happy for me to have my love affair with my cameras.

Rather Ironic that I dropped the older, bulkier XL2 for a slimmer, younger model ;)

Back to cameras; Kevin, you're gonna love the XHA1. Just take the time to read the manual and figure out the slightly confusing custom preset and custom function pages and you should be fine. Also, turn off AGC before posting anything about the lowlight not being clean.

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Old December 6th, 2006, 10:46 AM   #12
 
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if you're thinking of getting your (edit:)partner interested in video, it might be cheaper to just get a divorce.

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Old December 6th, 2006, 12:56 PM   #13
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Which brings more happiness though... a $5000 diamond or a $5000 camera. I can tell you which is more useful.


Also, I think we are assuming that we're all men here (and the assumption seems to be were all heterosexual, too). I know lots of female videogrpahers and cinematographers, but I don't know what their signifigant others think of their hobby? My girlfriend is always trying to get me interested in her competative swimming (I'm not), so I guess it swings both ways.

Anyway, I am simply meandering around the boards. I think I am going to go take a nap.
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Old December 6th, 2006, 03:04 PM   #14
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Also, I think we are assuming that we're all men here (and the assumption seems to be were all heterosexual, too). I know lots of female videogrpahers and cinematographers, but I don't know what their signifigant others think of their hobby?
Well, my husband's very supportive but it helps to have 3 bank accounts in our family: his, mine, and ours! He's much more overwhelmed by the amount of equipment we now have to drag around with us when we travel to my gigs (he's a dancer attending the big weekend workshop; I'm the videographer recording the event and only sometimes getting to dance). He swears a van is in our future...
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sorry for letting my habitual chauvinism show. i've editted my post to be more PC ;o)
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