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Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2018 6:07 p.m. PST

I'm not sure everybody can see this … its a nice video of a wargame convention. Do you prefer video or the regular stills???
its a Facebook post…bring it up and click on it

Here is a Youtube video
YouTube link

Is video the wave of the future??
I shoot stills -- here is a past Nashcon..

but thinking about a video instead??

jdginaz20 May 2018 7:18 p.m. PST

Personally I prefer stills that way I can better see what is on the table.

Also I am susceptible to motion sickness and swinging the camera from point to point quickly it can trigger it. I've had to stopped watching videos because of that a couple of times.

mghFond20 May 2018 9:58 p.m. PST

I like the videos but I'm happy to see a good sized heap of stills too.

Personal logo Darrell B D Day Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2018 11:57 p.m. PST

Videos can be good but in my experience, most people have no idea how to shoot movies. As is mentioned above, swinging the camera is all too common plus over use of the zoom (just because you have a zoom facility doesn't mean you have to use it). Then there's the excitable, "zaney" commentary – please try and resist.

It helps if you started off with a film camera buying and processing film was an expensive business so it paid to learn some basic skills. Digital takes away this useful discipline.


Green Tiger21 May 2018 1:14 a.m. PST

Stills every time- I don't bother watching video…

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2018 2:50 a.m. PST


Dynaman878921 May 2018 3:48 a.m. PST

Crosby, Nash?

Stills are usually best. Most people have no clue how to make even a decent video much less a good one.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2018 4:02 a.m. PST

Hgames are too slow for videos. Better with pics and explainations.

BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2018 4:48 a.m. PST

I prefer stills. I go through them faster and stop at what interests me rather than spend time waiting to see if there is even anything filmed that interests me.

Walking Sailor21 May 2018 6:19 a.m. PST

When viewing videos I drag that dot back to re-view some interesting spot that just passed and if really interested rewinding with my finger on the pause button (Okay, I'm showing my age, it's a cursor) so that functionally I am viewing a still. BTC is right, scrolling through stills is faster and more convenient. I skip a lot of videos as taking too much time.

razuse Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2018 9:50 a.m. PST

stills, no question.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2018 10:07 a.m. PST


WarWizard21 May 2018 10:31 a.m. PST

Stills – with some nice close up shots.

Lost Wolf25 May 2018 8:40 p.m. PST

stills. no time for video unfortunately

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2018 9:55 p.m. PST

You Tube and stills. Watching the British film I all I could do was ask, is anyone going to play these games? They are just walking around looking at them. Seems to be a big waste of time. Do they have gaming conventions across the pond?

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