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Old May 29, 2007, 5:57 PM   #171
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Hey all,
Good seeing a bunch of you are still here.

Sorry if this was asked before, but for the VCR recording feature of the GO-HD, can you use the component cables to record at 720p?

Or is VCR recording limited to standard definition?

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Nevermind. Just read that it doesn't record in at all. That's a shame.
Anyway, I'm really surprised at the quality of the clips. Really looks clean even at that low bitrates.


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Old May 30, 2007, 12:48 AM   #172
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Hi All, I am looking to buy one of these but am looking for a wide angle adapter. Looking at my MPVR for reference on how wide this camera might go I was hoping for something wider angle. (Unless this is wider angle than the MPVR?!?!) Is there anything that might use some set screws to hold it in place with threads to mount a threaded wide angle adapter? Looking to get some HD in car video from autocrossing.

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Old May 30, 2007, 3:43 AM   #173
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the lens is to far back, the cap needs to be modded.
ask aiptek how much a replacement will be and mod that peice not the orginal
the lens sits back a good 1/4-5/8th of an inch
I do not believe it will interfere with the viewing, but it may be very hard to find soething close to its correct size in mm

thank for the info on joiningtwo clips toether as well
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Old May 30, 2007, 12:21 PM   #174
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I have some questions about the Go-HD.

1. Does it have a plastic lens cap to cover the clear part over the lens?

2. Can it use SDHC cards? I see it can use 4-8 gb cards but are these non-standard SD cards or SDHC cards?

I probably would get it if someone can actually verify these things. I think Canon really blew it with the TX1 using mjpeg instead of a decent codec.

Also is there a good program on the mac for downsizing a 1270x720 stream to 853x480? I have a feeling that downsampled footage would look pretty good from it as long as you can keep the camera still.


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Old May 30, 2007, 1:14 PM   #175
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Hi dvdivx-

1. No, there's no lens cover. Anyone have ideas here for a lens cover?
2. Yes, there's SDHC support. I'm using an A-Data 8gb SDHC card. ( SD max is 4gb and current SDHC cards are 4gb - 8gb).

I can't offer any help for Mac.


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Old May 30, 2007, 1:34 PM   #176
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Thanks for the answer. I wondered how to carry it around without scratching the clear cover. I wonder if a generic cover for a 38mm lens? looks about that size. Other than that there's the ghetto solution of taking a glass cleaner cloth and 2 rubber bands.
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Old May 30, 2007, 1:54 PM   #177
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Thanks for the answer. I wondered how to carry it around without scratching the clear cover. I wonder if a generic cover for a 38mm lens? looks about that size. Other than that there's the ghetto solution of taking a glass cleaner cloth and 2 rubber bands.
1 the lens cover is well protected from scratches, but not fingerprints?
Mine has been in/out of my pockets, all over and around.?

2 if very handy, a cover can be made from a poland springs cap

3 a lens cover with a hinge. I preferre not to worry as a replacement part can be ordered if scrathed.
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Old May 30, 2007, 2:39 PM   #178
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Hi ganeshts,

Thanks for your proposal. I tried it but without success. Before digging into the debugging are you sure that this memcoder will not always rerender the movies?

What I was looking for is a solution which should not rerender. Below you find the error message.

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MEncoder 1.0rc1-3.4.2 (C) 2000-2006 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.60GHz (Family: 6, Model: 13, Stepping: 8)
CPUflags: Type: 6 MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 0 SSE2: 0
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
success: format: 0 data: 0x0 - 0x1fb470
ISO: File Type Major Brand: Original QuickTime
Quicktime/MOV file format detected.
VIDEO: [avc1] 1280x720 24bpp 30.000 fps 0.0 kbps ( 0.0 kbyte/s)
[V] filefmt:7 fourcc:0x31637661 size:1280x720 fps:30.00 ftime:=0.0333
videocodec: framecopy (1280x720 24bpp fourcc=31637661)
Audio format 0x6134706d is incompatible with '-oac copy', please try "-oac pcm'
instead or use '-fafmttag' to override it.

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Old May 30, 2007, 3:52 PM   #179
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Well I ordered it today from Costco. Got an 8gb kingston card from newegg for it. I will do a lot of indoor shooting in low light and this camera looks very good for that. Now all I have to do is find a program to downsample the video so I can burn DVD's. Too bad other manufacturers cant use decent codecs with their products.

If they upgrade it later on it would be nice if they could do the following:

1. A 5x to 10x glass lens with OPTICAL stabilization and a quieter zoom.

2. 853x480 as the lower resolution.

3. Microphone in with 16bit stereo sound with 44khz resolution.

4. A lens cap and threads for a standard filter, like a 38mm lens.

5. Bigger longer lasting batteries.

Later they could also add an av in port for transfers.

I don't think it would take much to make this into an ideal camera if they tried. Look forward to getting mine.
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Old May 30, 2007, 4:39 PM   #180
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Hallo Klayer,

With regards to the rerendering aspect of mencoder, I can assure you that when using -oac copy -ovc copy, there is no rerendering involved. Only when you try to change the codecs, mencoder tries to rerender the file.

I looked into some of the files created by the Aiptek camcorder and found that they use the AAC audio codec. Tough luck with respect to that (please check the following message in the mplayer mailing list) :

http://lists.mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/...er/004149.html

We just need to wait for them to fix it (and being an open source application, we can't expect fast response!)

Also, I tried the following command:

mencoder -oac copy -ovc copy -nosound ZoomTest.MOV ZoomTest2.MOV -o finalzoom.MOV

This worked, but obviously, the audio streams didn't get copied I will try to post on the mencoder mailing list to see what can be done.






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