Don't everybody clap at once, but I have the G4 set up next to the imac now. "Big deal" you might think. Big deal indeed. The G4 has Final Cut Pro 4 and Live Type. If I could only figure out exactly how to use the Live Type I might have something cool on my hands. I'm still finding things out about Final Cut Pro 3; I learn something new everytime I use it, but I definitely have the system down for what I do with it. Now I must begin as a novice with this Live Type deal. And so I sigh a little sigh.
The sad news, and you may bow your head and sniffle with me, is that the whole reason I finally got my dualing computers set up is that I came in to scan another couple hours worth of photos for Cael's video and, waalaa... the scanner had ceased to function. I thought it odd that it just turned itself off the other day after I was finished using it. I know, you might say, "Duh." But it's been doing odd things a lot lately. So, how special... I get to make another expensive purchase so I can do my freebie work. Does anyone realize how much it costs to love making videos? Let me enlighten anyone who cares to listen... technical life is for the rich, or the insane, I guess (and I don't fit into the first catagory). Then, if you ever do make say, a buck, you spend that much or more replacing a piece of equipment or even just buying ink to print things. I wish it wasn't a curse to love my images so.
I guess I'll be scanner shopping tomorrow... on borrowed funds at a humongous interest rate no doubt. Ugh! But shop and scan I must. I have six, count them six videos on my possibility list with deadlines in May. No time to whine, better start comparing prices and see if I can find the deal of my dreams and some cash to go with it.
For now, let's just congratulate me on the fact that I hooked everything up and rerouted all my cords. And so what if I didn't get to the speaker system part yet or figure out what to do with all the junk I had to displace to fit a new computer system into my desk/armoire. And nevermind that even if I find a new scanner and the money to hand over in trade for it, I won't have anywhere to put it because I had to put the new computer in the spot the scanner usually sits. Ha... so that'll teach me. I'm not sure what, but no doubt it'll teach me. I guess I must have an awful lot to learn.