I have a RailReports Video Channel on YouTube, where I post my railway videos.  

LMS Jubilee class locomotive, 45690 ‘Leander’ passes St. Ninians Crossing, south of Stirling on the 21st April 2018 with the 1Z29 SRPS Forth Circle railtour.

Although I’m not a serious videographer, I sometimes just set up my video camera by the line side and record what passes. At times though, I do specifically go out to take video of railway activity, particularly on my frequent visits to Europe.

I now use a Panasonic SDRH-80 digital video camera, which is so small, it can easily fit in the palm of my hand.

I edit my movies with Wondershare Video Editor . I find this program to be more than adequate for my movie-making needs.

In the past, I have used a full-sized VHS Panasonic M7 video camera, and I still have an archive of VHS tape-based footage from the late 1980s’ and early 1990’s, which I hope to convert to digital video and upload to You Tube when time permits. I still have the M7, though it hasn’t been out of the bag now for a long time. I eventually graduated to my first digital camcorder, in the shape of a Sony Digital 8 Handycam, which gave me sterling service until September 2009, when it promptly expired on the platform at Carlisle. It was forced into “retirement” when a quote to get the video heads realigned was more than I paid for the camera in the first place. The video from that session at Carlisle is still on tape so if anyone has a Digital 8 camera I could borrow……….

The current SDRH-80 was the Sony’s replacement.

From October 2011, I have started uploading movies of my virtual rail simulations. These are uploaded to a separate You Tube site dedicated to rail simulations called “Virtualspotter“.

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