- I can't believe how bad the footage is; especially the 8mm video! With low resolution and poor color, a $100 camera today blows this video away (and that 8mm camera cost about $1,200 in pre-inflation dollars!)
- The zoom lens is terribly noisy
- The auto-focus unit is even noisier!
Quite a lot of this stuff was shot before I had any good means of editing the video; all I could do was dub from the camera to a video recorder, and use simple cuts. Net result; not a lot was really edited! Because of this, I wasn't a very good cameraman; when you start editing your material, it really informs the way you shoot video.
Even more shocking is how much of the stuff I can't even remember shooting! I've got video of things that I vaguely remember shooting; and seeing the video refreshes that memory. But I have other video that - despite the fact that I'm in it! - I have no recollection of at all! And I can't blame alcohol or other substances for this lack of recall!
NotesOnVideo: Nothing is Forever
Wikipedia: 8mm Video Format