This morning I thought I'd try actually recording stuff on our walk. I was waiting for deer. Sure enough, we saw them- too far away to get. But as they usually head for the senior living apartments, we followed the trail that way. When we got to the edge of the trail, I thought I'd turn it on record, just in case. After about 45 seconds, the damn thing shut off! When I checked to see if it got anything, I saw this:
WTF? I tried again, several times, as we followed the deer (which we had spotted again) through unfamiliar underbrush and places that SOMEBODY had to get all tangled up in. No matter what I did, I got results like this:
So I says to myself, "You know, I know it's not supposed to work this way, but I wonder if I HELD the record button..."
And a quick test produced this...
Okay, so that must have been the problem, huh? So when we returned to the main trail, I tried it again as we came around the bend towards the bridge. After ten seconds the camera FROZE. As in, the only thing that worked was the on/off. WTF? So I tried again as we crossed the bridge. It saved NOTHING. Now, I'm thouroughly annoyed. But rather than throwing the damned thing as far out into Stony Run Creek as I could, I decided to give it one last try- with my finger once again off the button.
Worked perfectly. I guess the problem was I didn't realize the camera worked on the "Cheap Urologist Curtis Smith"* plan- only a 50% chance of working.
*"Cheap Urologist" is my misheard version of "Chief Meteorologist". I think it works better.