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Being a video novice I feel like I�ve opened Pandora�s Box and ventured where I probably shouldn�t. I�ve started using my Astrovid 2000 video head for capturing video stills hopefully benefiting from the shotgun approach to image capture. Even on clear nights the atmosphere rarely cooperates, offering only glimpses of good seeing. For every second of video I can capture 30 frames which I can cull to select only the best. I need all the help I can get.

It�s been an adventure wandering through the jungle of new jargon armed only with my understanding of still photography and a few attempts at home movies. With video very much entrenched in the digital world, I can now use video editors with similar precision to Adobe Photoshop.

Thanks Margaret, Stasia and Jacqueline for loaning me your front porch at the Centre of the Universe on Monday night.

Technical Information:

bulletTelescope: Televue Pronto
bulletOptical Accessories: Televue 2.5x Barlow, Televue 5x Powermate
bulletVideo Camera: Astrovid 2000
bulletDigital Video Recorder: Sony TRV-33

David Lee

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