Investment… or Splurge?

Gadgets.  It’s probably safe to say every industry these days has them, but the video industry probably has a higher percentage than most.  And let’s face it, video gadgets are fun to play with.

It’s important though to take a step back from that.  Video production is a fun business, but it’s still a business.  Right now I’d love to buy a new tapeless HD camera, but it’s just not in the budget.  I could probably make it work, but why?  So I could have a shiny new toy?  It just doesn’t make business sense right now when I already have a great broadcast-quality camera.

Better to wait until a new camera becomes a wise investment, rather than an expensive toy.