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videoclipbd1.gifI just purchased a JVC Everio G series which you can read about here.  I won’t go into the spec details, just the highlights some of you Realtors will want to know about.

First of all, I am the epitome of the mobile agent- rarely will you ever see me or our agents in the office.  I want everyone out doing what we do best, taking care of our clients and lunch with our customers.  The bottom line, everything we do is mobile.  I supply no desktop computers in the office, only laptops.  I wouldn’t even have chairs if I didn’t have to (or my wife wouldn’t complain).  I have two laptops at my disposal at all times, connected via wireless sprint air card, dual power connectors in my vehicle… You get the point, I love technology, and my physical freedom from the desk.

Now, all that being said, the one thing I had not ventured out to get was a video camera.  I knew I would need the ability to create instant live internet feeds, instantly upload videos without the need to move around discs, enduring batteries, and most importantly, the ability to plug directly into my laptop. The Everio G has all of these… But not all cameras do!

 At Frys Electronics, I went over to the computer sales dept. and asked for a tech engineer type of guy that was familiar with web2.o- and all be darned if Chuck didn’t raise his hands.  We went over the list of needs and came up with this little beauty.  The msrp is around $5-600 for this one and even more for the newer model now released.  I went with this one as it was dramatically reduced in price and I negotiated 15% off which brought me to around $330 w/tax. 

Here is what it has that you will need:

  • USB connectivity
  • 30 Gig HD – no discs, or tapes (you don’t want tapes, believe me)
  • 37 Hours of economy recording (the web dumbs down the resolution anyway- 7hours of ultrafine video if needed)
  • SD Cardslot for photos

Here are some images… (Click to enlarge)


I now have it charging and am ready to shoot some cool stuff (I have a 30 line list of items).  The question now is- what software will I need to edit the film (besides win movie maker) to make it site ready?  I use windows vistas, not mac, so I am praying one of you will know the answer… I respond well to these Tags: FREE, USER FRIENDLY, INEXPENSIVE, QUICK, FREE?

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If none of you have any ideas, I’ll let you know what I come up with and how it goes…   

Benn Rosales is the Founder and CEO of The American Genius (AG), national news network. Before AG, he founded one of the first digital media strategy firms in the nation has received the Statesman Texas Social Media Award and is an Inman Innovator Award winner. He has consulted for numerous startups (both early- and late-stage), and is well known for organizing the digital community through popular offline events. He does not venture into the spotlight often, rather he believes his biggest accomplishments are the talent he recruits and develops, so he gives all credit to those he's empowered.

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