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Old Oct 16, 2006, 5:52 AM   #1
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Hi,



I am a youth basketball coach, and I would like to buy a hybrid to take some video samples during our training sessions in order to show them to the players to correct several situations.

Have someone already tried it? What model do you recommend?



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Old Oct 16, 2006, 7:25 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard Rogger.

Your question is a good one, and mostly you are going to use video for display, that is correct?

1. Take a look at the top Posts Hybrids...............

In there you'll find a good amount of reviews, to read, and as well a brief description thread.

2. The Mustek dv9300 has sports mode, wondering if it caters to video, but deffently to stills, for a faster shutter speed of photo's.

3. I recommend research, 30 fps, aa battery system, if not Li-On with a few spares 2-3, if you're a full time person 8hrs of coaching. a ccd sensor if not cmos.

a huge tft screen of 2.4-3.0 ", and optical zoom if available

the few models I can point to that are in the site are as follows, and are excellent starters.

Mustek dv9300

Aiptek mpvr/pvr

aiptek zoom-dv
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 7:36 AM   #3
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Thank you very much for your quick response.

I'm just amateur, not full time coaching, so battery is not an important point.



I will look for more info about the models you told. Thanks again!
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 8:26 AM   #4
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Hi again,

looking through the forums, I've found you wrote about the Digilife / Ispan / Life Technologies DDV-920. According to the videos you posted, it looks better than the aiptek mpvr/pvr doesn't it?

Is the mustek 9300 (CMOS) better than the DDV-920 (CCD)?
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ccd vs cmos research...............

cmos is like a lcd tv

ccd is like a plasma tv

ccd is crisper in color

Depending on your region where you liveIspan is a great model. I just had a bad one from the seller who recieved from their supplier

a refurbished passed on unit.
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 9:50 AM   #6
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I am living in France. I've found it for 159€ in boostore.com
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 1:47 PM   #7
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since you're overseas.

also the mpvr is called dv6800

and aiptek has a neat hybrid qith a 2aa system which is the T300 model. but its screen is 15"-1.8" screen

look at the digilife models as well to

I suggest you locate some vid samples first of low light situations if it is just natural indoor light and not enough your video will fail be very dark



you can raffle the camera to the perfect attendance etc to a player keep them interested in the sportetc.........

Low light stiuations click me
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The best hybrid I've used so far to record loud, indoor video is the Digilife DDV-920. It has unusually good low light sensitivity, and records both quiet and loud noises with good tonal range and no distortion. This was done in a setting much darker than a basketball court will be.

I've seen no problems with the audio/video synch.

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Hi sgspirit.

Thank you very much. Is any of your recordings posted in the web? Anyway, thanks a lot.
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Old Oct 19, 2006, 1:01 AM   #10
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rogger,
I have a dial-up connection, so I'm reluctant to tie up my connection uploading video. In this price range, I think you'd be happy with the 920's performance. I'm not so happy with how it does outdoors, but I have the Samsung i6 for that.
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