In 1993 I had left the Outer Banks and starting Snowboarding. I borrowed a Sony Betacam and took it to the coast for Hurricane Emily and also to Snowshoe WV to document the emerging sport of snowboarding. One of my first edits was “Riders on the Storm”
Discovering the BetaCam Format after shooting 3/4″ Video was amazing. Technology had upgraded picture quality and the newer cameras did not need a separate recording unit. The entire unit weighed in around 20 lbs and retailed for $60,000. Needless to say most videographers kept them on a Tripod and this limited the type of footage you would see. I liked to shoulder this beast and carry it around snowboarding.