Not sure if I mentioned it but the camcorder finally arrived 2 days before Christmas. I haven't played with it alot as far as taking videos. One night last week we ran out of wood pellets and nobody in the area from Redding to Orland that was open had any. Safeway in Burney had about 30-40 bags so I decided we would go up first thing in the morning.
Took the camcorder and took some nice shots...of the Burney area with all the snow trying out my telephoto lens and the tripod etc. and successfully got some great shots. On the way home stopped and got some more pics of Montgomery Creek Falls, and an old mine in a 1 horse trough town called Ingot.
Somehow while previewing the video after I got home I deleted it all.
I was able to figure out how to use the camcorder as a webcam so I purchaced a mini tripod to set on the desk. Been playing with a few webcam programs and it seems to work ok....
I use a IM program called Trillian that I'm trying to get it to work with. I litterally refuse to install Yahoo or msn meeenger on my computer. I discovered that Windows XP actually ships with Netmeeting 3.01 even though there are no shortcuts to launch it.
Played with that today and setup the router and my firewall and tested ok. Seems that for anyone to see my webcam I have to place the call that is if they don't have a webcam.
Netmeeting has some other features that are now in MSN messenger I believe...whiteboarding, text chat and file transfer and desktop sharing that I've been meaning to try out. It may be a great support or training tool or something.