A VIDEO CARNIVAL? Reader Daren Heidgerken emails:

You have done a number of digital camera “carnivals”, how about one on video cameras? I have a new baby and would like to get a simple, decent quality one to send movies to the grandparents.

Any thoughts on that? I’m not really up on the latest there, but I don’t have to be, if my readers are! As I noted in this post, James Lileks has, and likes, the new Sony compact HD video camera — and if I were taking baby videos I’d definitely want to do it in HD, since regular video will be looking old and crappy within a couple of years as HD becomes the norm. (I think there’s a somewhat newer model than the one Lileks has, too.)

If you’ve got any advice, put “video carnival” in the subject line.