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Old August 5th, 2010, 09:57 PM   #1
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Is it weird to name your camera?

I mean like..people names? lol :P

Just thought I'd ask to see if there are any other weirdos out there who've named their cameras, and if so, what their names are, just for the fun of it.

My XH-A1's name is Beth :)
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Old August 5th, 2010, 10:31 PM   #2
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I have a JVC HD110U. I call it Jethro.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 01:38 AM   #3
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As chief photog of a newspaper I named the three Macs in our department "Moe," "Larry" and "Curly". When we got a fourth for FTP work it was called "Shemp".
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Old August 6th, 2010, 01:43 AM   #4
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The JVC GY-HD200UB with all the trimmings is Big Brother. The basic HD200UB is L'il Sister.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 02:40 AM   #5
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Hmmm.... well I do have names for my camcorders. Like "the DVC30" and "the V1U". Most video people seem to understand what I mean. The camcorders though..... they just sit there, unresponsive. Maybe if I called them Abbott and Costello. Whaddya think?

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Old August 6th, 2010, 05:53 AM   #6
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OK I think you people are all sick, naming your cameras and computers. It's almost as if you have spent way too much time in the darkroom inhaling the fixer fumes. Oh, excuse me, I think I hear Luigi calling me from his bag.

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Old August 6th, 2010, 06:39 AM   #7
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No personal names for cameras however the two SI2K cameras during banter on set between takes are referred to as "das shrecklicher kind" and "der alter bruder". Wordstuff like "macht schnell" is sometimes uttered when the camera is booting up and time is tight. This is a sort-of backhanded homage to the german origins of the hardware.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 10:08 AM   #8
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Here at work, our machines all have animals names. There's the Hippo, Grizzly, Honey Bee, Aardvark, Penguin, T-Rex, Puma, Gorilla, Raptor and the video server is called the Jungle. Some folk have too much time on their hands.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 10:13 AM   #9
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Nope... not at all... Natasha is the HiDef device, Allison is the DV device... it works well with the workflow, after all, they are "staff"... even if they make us get paid...
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Old August 6th, 2010, 10:46 AM   #10
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Anything you handle a lot needs a nickname.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 11:34 AM   #11
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haha. Careful where you go with that paul.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 12:40 PM   #12
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I was referring to mics, tripods and lenses of course. :)
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Old August 6th, 2010, 12:50 PM   #13
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Mine is named colossus. Ehemmm...my sony that is.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 03:14 PM   #14
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My RED One already had a name when I bought it, so I kinda had to keep the name...
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Old August 6th, 2010, 04:17 PM   #15
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Mine is named colossus. Ehemmm...my sony that is.
Haha. I knew this thread would get a few people laughing. Still surprised to see how many people actually have named their equipment though lol. I guess as filmmakers/videographers/etc. that's our creative sides coming out :P

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My RED One already had a name when I bought it, so I kinda had to keep the name...
What was it's name? The person who sold it to you actually told you what the camera's name was before selling it to you? lol
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