My new toy arrived on Friday, so I was able to take it away and peruse the various instructions, familiarise myself with functions, buttons etc.
Naturally, these things take time to get to grips with.
Here is my very first effort.
Yes, I know I'll not be in line for any major cinematic awards any time soon, but I'd only just switched it on and this was the very first clip I took.
23 seconds to film, 4 1/2 hours to get onto You Tube, although much of that time was spent upgrading firmware (no I don't know what that is either) formatting SD cards (no, nothing to do with Small Dog) installing software, persuading my laptop that the new gizmo was not a clandestine interloper and was perfectly entitled to interface via its USB port.
Then finding my way around the 'intuitive' software *ahem* and finally uploading the clip, waiting for YouTube to render it etc.
4h 30min 23 sec well spent I think you will agree.
Suddenly a whole new world of opportunity for instructional video tutorials, product marketing and all manner of business related ideas presents itself.
Did you say something?
How very dare you.............!