I know it's been a year (or some such) since I've posted. Long story short, a lot's happened.
My kid's doing well, I've got 2 jobs at the moment, and I'm still alive. For now.
Anyway, I would appreciate some opinions from my camera savvy friends. I've just recently bought a camcorder. A Canon ZR500 to be exact. It's a low budget one that pretty much does the basics. It was perfect for me because it was in my price range, and it will do what I want it to (record my daughter's basketball games). I have also just recently figured out that trying to hold a camcorder level in one's hands and pan back and forth while only moving one's torso for an hour or so sucks. A lot. So I'm currently in the market for a tripod. Since I'm in a gym (with parents and middle schoolers who don't care that they're in my way), I would like it to be decently tall as well. Other than that, I just need it to hold the camcorder level and be able to pan back and forth. Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks!