S**t I’m done with

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The Canon XL2. Hey everybody! We’ve got all kinds of great video from Sunday’s Schadenfreude coverset with hilarity! celebrities! Golden Girls! Me dressed in fake naked underwear! …but not today because for some reason when you shoot on a Canon, the only thing you can use as a deck is a fucking Canon. I had this problem going all the way back to when Paul Leuer got his first Canon XL1 while we were still at the Heartland. He’s now directing features and Canon still hasn’t got their shit together. The show Sunday was shot on an XL2, great, expensive, beautiful camera that means dick to me right now because I can’t acess any of my footage on a $2,000 Sony DVCAM deck. You’re kidding me right? No.

So I call my friend Jonathan B. to see if I’m nuts or if this is an actual problem. “Jonathan, I shot this video on a Canon XL2 last weekend…” I’m interrupted by him finishing my sentence. “…and you need an XL2 to use as a deck.” The great thing is, he owns one. The bad thing is, why should this even need to happen? Is the XL2 so good that humans are almost not worthy to use it? I guess.

The other very disturbing thing is, I used to load Ryan’s footage from the Rent Parties with my little shitty Samsung. The disturbing part is, I went to use that camera as a deck…and I don’t know where the hell it is? I used to have a videocamera I loved, I recorded my entire life with it for five years. It broke. Lacking the money to buy another camera I could love, I bought an interim camera and hate it, so much so that evidently I left it somewhere and haven’t noticed for a month. Yipes. Anyone seen it? Let’s see, I didn’t take it to Macalestar because I hate it and I used Sandy’s Canon (which I’m done with), I didn’t take it home for Christmas because I hate it. I’m at a loss. This is ridiculous.

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The Canon XL2. Hey everybody! We’ve got all kinds of great video from Sunday’s Schadenfreude coverset with hilarity! celebrities! Golden Girls! Me dressed in fake naked underwear! …but not today because for some reason when you shoot on a Canon, the only thing you can use as a deck is a fucking Canon…

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