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Old Jun 21, 2007, 4:12 PM   #311
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casio is now updated no limitedvideos theexislim ex-v7 .mov file unlimited vid

love the size afraid of scratching my rear screen. LOL
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Old Jun 21, 2007, 9:22 PM   #312
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Anywhere online I can download the new firmware? Appreciate it.
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Old Jun 22, 2007, 6:21 AM   #313
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As if there is a firmware , why not contact aiptek. support, when you now ask someone if they have you by-pas the your submission for a recall, and the next go-hd with a better fix

may be the reason we now have a better background, higher beep, and lower light. but fornow I do not know where or when aiptek will again place online a firmware, it is a phonecall and email?
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Old Jun 22, 2007, 6:49 AM   #314
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I can confirm that there is a firmware upgrade. Like I said before, My "broken" Go-HD called the still flash "flashlight", and had a low, annoying beep (some other minor changes too), but when I exchanged it, my new camera (which came in the exact same looking packaging) calls the still flash "Flash Strobe", and has a higher, less annoying beep. Plus it works worlds better.

When I had the old one I looked on Aiptek's site for a long time many times, trying to find any software for the Go-HD, to no avail. My guess is that they either have not updated it on their site, or that they are only putting the new firmware on new units, with no option to upgrade old ones. If it's not too much trouble, I recommend that anyone who has the old firmware exchange for a new camera.
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Old Jun 22, 2007, 7:43 AM   #315
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firmware fix, well lets say 2nd generation go- hd is out. the1st hadfirmware A and I agree firmware B is in the NEWER model. now this does not mean it is a firmware fix? not arguing but

I just emailed aiptek and I'll get the answer?

sorry we're too busy or not available.


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Old Jun 22, 2007, 8:42 AM   #316
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Today I receive an exchanged version of the camera and I can confirm that the firmware improvements are substantial.

1. Focus is much faster,

2. Focus when Zoom is much better, allthough not perfect

3. The noise the focus is creating is lower

Exchange can only be recommended.

Where can I check the firmware version my camera is having now??
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Old Jun 22, 2007, 12:48 PM   #317
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Hi All,
the firmware version can be checked by
pressing 1 x the mode button.

Then press the mode button and the upper left
button on your display together , and it will show your firmware version.

You can get out of this firmware menu only by switching the
camera off then again.

I got the firmware version 1.400 from the German Aiptek support and when
asked why they tookit down from their webserver they said, they
wanted to have control over who downloads it, so they rather
send it by email to you.
So fill out their online form and they will send it by email to you.

Regards, Stefan.

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Old Jun 22, 2007, 12:48 PM   #318
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Just got my in from Costco on Tues. Sent them an email and they're refunding the difference for the lower price.

Fry's has the Patriot SDHC 8GB for sale for $70. Tried a couple short recordings - works fine. It unfortunately my old card reader doesn't recognize the SDHC. Does anyone have any low cost SDHC reader recommendations?

Also now that I have 4 hrs HD recording, anyone have ideas for longer record time?
(besides carrying 8 batteries)
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Old Jun 22, 2007, 12:52 PM   #319
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rgvcam wrote:
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hartiberlin wrote:
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Hi All,
before I brought the camera back I contacted the German
Aiptek support and got an email from them with the
newest Firmware version 1.400.
Before I only had version 1.100.

Well, okay, the focussing seemed to be better then,
but still no manual mode.
Also the audio distortion problem is still there, if you want to record
louder music.
Also the 3x optical zoom is very bad, cause the lenses are
not very light sensitive, so you get a very dark picture,
if you are already in a low light room, so this is only
good, if you are outside where there are good light conditions..

So all in all I was not satisfied with this camera and brought it back.

Now I will try the Sanyo HD2 camera next.

Regards, Stefan.
I wouldn't be surprised if you had the same problem with other cameras since most have a high gain mic for normal everyday quieter environments, otherwise you'd only hear what was directly next to you. The upshot of this is that you get clipping of distortion if the sound is too loud like a concert. More expensive devices may have an auto gain mic. The Sanyo HD models do allow an external mic which may help though you might want to post in the Sanyo forum to get opinions from there.

Last concert I went to they were confiscating cameras so it has never really been an issue for me LOL
Well I still have a Panasonic NVDX-100 PAL DV camera and this one
has really good microphones in there and I recorded a rock concert
a few years ago with very clean sound...
No distortion at all in automatic setting mode..


By the way, there is a new Panasonic S10 MPEG2 chip
camcorder out now for around 350 Euros.
Is there already a thread about it ?
Okay, it can only do 720x576 at 16:9 at maximum at 10 MBps to SD cards,
but I ask myiself,if it is not the faster way to backup directly then to
DVD disc without recoding the movie?
You surely have to save the movies to yourharddisk and then
to DVD+/-R discs somehow and that also takes a lot of time
to do it right and for quick access in other DVD players...

Regards, Stefan.
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Old Jun 22, 2007, 8:46 PM   #320
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For those of us who don't read German, is there still a way to email the German site and get the fw update? Can our German friends help and point me to the right site and link, if possible? Appreciated it. Should have taken German as second languange in college.
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