Recently my youngest daughter took part in her very first dance show.
I did ask Mrs Jammy to tout me for the video, but the lady that runs the dance show explained that her husband would be doing the production. Anyways, a bit of lost income aside, Mrs J and I decided to order a DVD at the princely sum of £10.
I went to the dance show of course and immediately clocked the chap doing the filming. My thoughts were, "My God he's using a small lense domestic cam for this? The lighting will throw his aut focus all over the place. I hope to the heavens he's not transferring this to DVD+RW via a domestic DVD Recorder! At least he has a tripod!"
Today the DVD arrived, and yes it was transferred to a domestic DVD recorder, all 3 hours of it on a single DVD.
Mrs J was already wary. When picking up the DVD the lady said, "You might have to tone down the Red colour on your telly to watch this". Well she was spot on, I haven't seen so much bleed since watching 'Saving Private Ryan".
As for the tripod, it was a waste of time the camera is all over the place. And I was right about the autofocus thing, the lighting, combined with inappropriate superfast zooming, make much of the footage unwatchable.
There were 2 DVDs in the pack (one for each 3 hour show of 2 shows) and 1 DVD wouldn't play ata ll. It was obvious from looking at the Dye that there was an awful lot of Dye bleed. Either this is from using DVDs (+RW) that have been used before, or it is extremely cheap media (perhaps both). To add insult to injury the whole packaging thing was absolutely amateurish (Cheap paper cover and cheap paper DVD labels).
And this guy has the absolute nerve to charge 10 quid for this.
Sorry about this, but I just had to get that off my chest!
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