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Vacation Video Shooting : Are You Prepared for these Worst-Case Scenarios?

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Planning to bring home lots of exciting video footage on your next trip?

You could do well to prepare a checklist in advance to ensure that your video shooting experience proceeds without a hitch.

Most importantly, you should include a worst-case scenario list and prepare much in advance for the situations therein.

The list could look something like this:

1. Camera malfunction – You’ll never know when a video camera could act up. If you’re carrying a single camcorder, you could get your spouse or family member to carry an additional video camera.

2. Running out of battery power – be careful here especially if you’re using old batteries. They may show full capacity but run out of power mysteriously minutes after you start shooting. Solution: Get fresh battery packs and fully charge them before embarking on your journey.

3. Running Out of Tape – You may think you’ll not have much to cover when setting out on your trip. Chances are once you’re at your destination, you may discover many exciting subjects to shoot. There could be nothing more frustrating than running out of tape in the middle of shooting an exciting event.

So, get ample tape supply before you set out. You would be spending extra but that’s better than running around at your holiday destination looking for a fresh supply of tapes.

Tip: Buy tapes in packs as they are much cheaper than buying loose blank tapes.