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THIS JUST IN [11/06]: Here’s a new version that isn’t quite so technologically snobby.
Hours of fun for all the family from a funny Chinese department store on lower Broadway, at the cost of a mere $8.50.
It took a very long timeÒfour years, to be preciseÒbefore I sat down to ponder how to turn VHS tapes into digital files. Using more cables than Western Union, I finally turned a series of videos taken at our wedding into something vaguely watchable. It’s 15 minutes long and includes The Play. You’ll see some not-so-seemless editing as the color lurches from one person’s camera to another, for which you will have to forgive me; and because I still haven’t grasped the fundamentals of video compression, here are three versions to chose from, depending on the oomph of your computer and the speed of your Internet connection:
(You’ll need Quicktime.)