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Old Apr 7, 2004, 11:23 AM   #1
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Default S1 IS & Hitachi Microdrive for video capture

Does anyone know if video at 640 X 480 at 30 FPS fine mode can be captured on the Canon S1 IS using the Hitachi Microdrive (2 or 4 GB)?
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Old Apr 8, 2004, 9:57 PM   #2
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I have the 4GB drive and it works just fine.
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Old Apr 9, 2004, 2:20 AM   #3
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There is no "1 GB limit", is there?
You can take up to 4 GB movies, I hope?
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Old Apr 9, 2004, 9:12 AM   #4
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Never mind, I just read in a review that it's not possible to record more than 1 GB per movie.
Oh well. At least it's easy as pushing a button to start another one.
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Old Apr 14, 2004, 11:45 PM   #5
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edstewbob,
Thanks for the reply. Is your 4 GB Hitachi microdrive taken from the Muvo2 mp3 player ? If so, this is the solution for me!
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Old Apr 15, 2004, 7:21 AM   #6
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I'm not sure of the source of my 4GB Hitachi drive. I bought it on eBay for $239. It was advertised as new and it is an OEM drive. I read the discussions about potential issues with OEM drives but mine works just fine. It does seem to eat batteries faster than my 512MB Sandisk that I also use in this camera. The drive uses more power, especially between pictures/movies during idle time because it spins at 3600RPM. The quality of the 640X480 fine movies amazes anyone who sees them and the 4GB drive makes this camera a good combo camera/camcorder for me.
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Old Apr 15, 2004, 9:51 AM   #7
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edstewbob,
It looks like your experience confirms my planned use for the S1 -- to capture video. The OEM Hitachi 4GB drive is indeed used in the Muvo mp3 player and has become sort of a cult hit among digital photographers. Thanks again for your insights.
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