Digital Video Cautionary Tale
When you purchase something new, you expect it to work. Whether it's a brand new HDTV screen or a commodity like a MiniDV tape, the potential for failure isn't part of the thought process as you remove the packaging. Jason Dunn of Digital Media Thoughts recently recorded a friend's wedding with his Canon GL2 mounted on a pro tripod. While being a skilled videographer certainly goes a long way, if your gear lets you down, no amount of video chops can salvage faulty equipment (short of hiring MacGyver).
As Jason puts it: Here's a little story, and an important life lesson, for anyone that uses a video camera to capture memories. Please learn from my mistake so you don't have to go through what I did.
Read Jason's Cautionary tale to videographers