I’m not having good luck with these camcorders so far. I have experienced technical difficulties both times that I have checked out a camcorder. The first time, the battery died in less than 30 minutes.
On the bright side, I got just enough video to put together my short video. I went back to practice this week to get another sequence and some portrait shots. Ali was nice enough to stay after practice, so I was going to try to make this quick. The camcorder had other plans. I tried to use the zoom slider, but it was broken. No big deal. I just moved closer. I pushed the Record button, and the screen said there was No Memory Card Found. Now, the camcorder was lying to me. There was definitely a memory card in slot A and it had been initialized. Time to start panicking.
I decided the best course of action would be to pretend like I’m pushing buttons and making adjustments until I figured out what to do. I didn’t even say anything. I just kept a straight face and let the awkward silence fill the gym.
Don’t say anything, man. Don’t let her know that you’re stupid. Too many people know it already.
My master plan was to move the memory card from slot A to slot B. And it worked! I managed to keep the illusion that I knew what I was doing. Oh, and the video turned out nice too.
I feel like the check-out room just wants to see me struggle.