Long story short, I was hit by a car while filming with my DVX100B.
Both camera and I went over the hood.
To get a copy of the police report I need to provide a damage estimate on the camera. All the local shops around me cannot give me a number, and I can't find a camera shop that will just give me an estimate, I don't want it repaired yet.
Focus mechanism (the more you zoom, the slower focus operates)
Body (tripod plate ripped out, scratches, tear in eyepiece rubber / scratch on viewfinder)
Tape drive (After thorough head cleaning, tape device still produces glitches. Sand may have entered tripod plate hole)
Does anyone know where in PA / NJ / DE / NY I could get a damage estimate?
I've always kept it in a hard case, it kills me to have a trashed camera now.
Me getting hit because it's golden footage:
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09-05-2008 12:03 PM
09-05-2008 12:40 PM
Whoa dude! That is crazy footage!
I love how she instantly started making excuses...did she ever apologize or ask if you were ok???
Did you get banged up?
09-05-2008 12:44 PM
WOW! Where the heck did she come from? You were panning from the direction she came from but I never saw her.
Was she the white car that you pass early on? If so, she had to back out and turn around (seems to fast for that), otherwise she had to come from around that bend, so not always facing the sun.
Either way, the first thing out of her mouth was "I couldn't even see you" ? Man, not even a "OMG! Are you alright?!"
Crazy ... hope you are alright!
09-05-2008 12:50 PM
I took a trip to the hospital while she enjoyed a free dinner after leaving the scene without giving her info.
Ha, shut up Steve.
09-05-2008 12:56 PM
Smells like Lawsuit...
09-05-2008 01:35 PM
"The sun was in my eyes...I couldn't see anything"
Hmmm...then maybe she could explain why she was still operating her car? I mean if you can't see where are GOING, then why are you GOING in the first place.
Dude..that footage is Classic...and her response was ...well, people never cease to amaze me.
What if you were 2 year old who got away from her mom for a split second, What if you were a 50 foot ravine.
Bummer about your DVX...keep us posted. I hope you were still able to work one your project...it certainly looke interesting untill the Sun Worshiper made you bite the dust.
09-05-2008 01:41 PM
Just call panasonic.Dory Breaux
530 613 0758 firstname.lastname@example.org
09-05-2008 01:57 PM
If she left with out giving you her info, its a hit and run. She is going to the SLAMMER! I wonder if the sun will be in her eyes then?