Everyone who knows me knows that I often found with my camera by my side. Since picking up my first digital camera back in 1998, I’ve been taking photos nearly everywhere I go. Up until recently, I’ve primarily just took photos with my DSLRs, but thanks to the 5D Mark II, I’m now shooting more and more video.
Over the past two weeks, I’ve taken a combination of photos and video at the Edwardian Ball, the Apple iPad Special Event and at Stanford University. This weekend, we celebrated Dan’s birthday at Sushi Rika in San Francisco. Dan and Juliana will soon be leaving the Bay Area, so we wanted to have one last extravaganza before their departure. I figured Dan wanted to have a consolation dinner, as our beloved Chargers lost to the Jets (again) in the NFL playoffs two weeks ago.
I once thought I had a storage problem with the RAW files from the 5D Mark II, but it’s nothing compared to storing video. Full 1920×1080 HD files at nearly 50mbps! I had to start deleting video clips from the camera near the end of the night since I ran out of room on my 8GB memory card! My photo (1.5TB) and video (1TB) hard drives are getting full, so the time will be soon to upgrade to 2TB drives.
Sunday afternoon, Rae and I edited this three and a half minutes video of highlights from Saturday’s celebration. Click this link to see the full 720p HD version. Hope you enjoy it!
If you didn’t figure out from the title of this post, the music in this video is from Taylor Swift and Journey.