The Camcorder Memorial
Camcorder, we hardly knew ye.
My Sony camcorder expired this afternoon at about 3:00 PM EDT. It’s been having problems in recent months, death rattles in retrospect, and while editing video highlights today it simply expired.
I don’t often beg for money, but if you’ve enjoyed the SpaceCoastBaseball.com Video Gallery over the last few months I need your help if I’m going to film more video highlights in 2010.
The bottom line is I need to raise $1,920 to buy this new camcorder:
Your donation can help SpaceCoastBaseball.com buy this new camcorder to film professional and amateur video highlights in 2010 — Florida Tech, Brevard Community College, the Brevard County Manatees, the Gulf Coast League Nationals, the Brevard County Adult Baseball Association, and more.
The new camcorder is a Sony HDR-FX7 HDv 1080i Camcorder.
The old camcorder bought six years ago cost about $2,500. The new one has more features — technological advancement, of course — so we’ll be able to zoom in closer and get much sharper footage than over the last six years.
As some of you may know, I am unemployed and in this economy there’s little hope for a job in the near future. I really can’t afford to spend $2,000 on a new camcorder.
So if you want to see video highlights this year, you need to step up to the plate.
The best way you can help is by either making a one-time donation, or by signing up for a voluntary $5/month subscription. Click here to help.
Times are tough for everyone, I realize, but the reality is that without financial assistance I won’t be able to afford a new camcorder, and video memories will be lost to history.
Thanks for your time and consideration.