Monday, January 22, 2007

I need a new video camera ASAP

I'm going to be shooting video in Iraq for KSTP channel 5, the Minneapolis ABC affiliate. This is great news for the mission, but it also means that I need to get a new video camera in a hurry. The consumer grade camera that I was going to bring just isn't going to cut it for broadcast quality video...

So I'm in the market for a pro quality minidv camera. Ideally a Panasonic AG-DVC30, because it has cool infrared (night time) shooting capability, but I'll take whatever I can get. A Canon GL2, for instance, would do nicely.

If anybody has a suitable camera that they would like to loan or rent to the cause I would love to hear about it (obviously if I break it I'll buy it). I'll probably end up buying one, but it wasn't exactly in the budget...

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Day by Day, by Chris Muir (updated daily)

Chris Muir is the cartoonist that I met in Kuwait. He spent two weeks in Iraq at the same time I was there in February 2007, and so thought it would relevant to showcase his work on my site. Here is a link to Chris' humorous travelogue of this Iraq trip: