Gear Opinion Has your gear ever failed on you? IMO nothing feels as bad.

Andrew

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I was recording a video for TubeBuddy, and it went well was really happy with it! Went to the edit bay, and saw that my external audio recorder died, so I had to do the whole thing over again. I know in the future I need to check, and I have had that rule, but my gear showed two battery bars out of three, so I thought I was fine.

Have you ever had gear fail on you? What happened? Did you lose your stuff?
 

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All the time. I remember I was making a rather personal video, but the memory card I used at the time didn't mesh well with my audio recorder so everything got corrupted. Needless to say, I had to scrap that video lol

*I also had to scrap like 7 other videos 2 weeks ago before I made an idiot move and deleted my audio files without saving it beforehand >.>
 

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Elgato didn't an update a few years back, that made the program unstable, lost quite a few clips there for a period, until I found out why they have the older versions of their programs, but I've lost way more clips to human error, like when I'm playing with my friends and something funny happened in a game and the party chat makes it 100 times more funny, but I forgot to turn on record party chat :(
 

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Oh yeah... I have had memory cards die. On one trip my Fuji would not turn on. I had to download and reflash the firmware to get it working again (after I got home of course). Battery & power switch failure on my gimbal. Stuff happens. :)

But I also remember back in the oldey timey days when we went on trips and had like 3 rolls of 27 exposure film to last a whole week. No idea what the pics looked like until you got home and had them delveloped. All you could do was hope the pics worked out. Quite often they did not.
 

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I have back up on everything, I also have 3 large screens so I monitor as I record. But for out in the field, I only have my Go Pro, my Galaxy phone or my DSLR and my DSLR doesn't have a view screen that folds out.
 

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AAAAALLL-THE-TIME

The audio being a constant one. Or my computer will be drawing too much processor power so I'm actually only recording at like 1 frame a second.

Or something playing up in OBS meaning I'm THINKING i'm recording my screen, but the output video is simply black with audio.

The worst has to be when my DSLR shutter gave up the ghost completely. I can either get a second hand DSLR for $600, or spend $600 to get the shutter repaired :(

At the end of the day, it really does seem like recording with the phone is a lot easier. Just remember to HIT RECORD. I've also done a full video forgetting to hit record...

Quite a few videos I had no emotional energy to re-record.
 

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Oh yeah, and don't forget to charge your batteries after your first day of VidSummit :p
the second day of VidSummit I sat around hoping the wall charger would charge my batteries quick enough to not miss certain things. Lesson learned there.