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Old May 13, 2007, 2:25 PM   #81
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hey all i found this forum by googling. And i am thinking of maybe getting this cam. I currently own a Aiptek MPVR and it has some issues like no optical zoom,lip synch,terrible lighting,ext but i still use it alot and like it. Could you maybe make some samples for dark lighting? If this cam has better lighting i will prolly get it. Thanks in advance
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Old May 13, 2007, 2:50 PM   #82
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Hi,
many thanks for uploading soon some pics.

The question was, if it possible to snap some
still pictures DURING recording of a HD video ?

This seems to be possible with the Sanyo HD cams...
So you don´t interrupt the recording of the HD video,
but just take additional still pictures during the HD video recording.

Many thanks.
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Old May 13, 2007, 3:09 PM   #83
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Hi,
many thanks for uploading soon some pics.

The question was, if it possible to snap some
still pictures DURING recording of a HD video ?

This seems to be possible with the Sanyo HD cams...
So you don´t interrupt the recording of the HD video,
but just take additional still pictures during the HD video recording.

Many thanks.
Stefan,

In HD mode it is NOT possible to snap photos WHILE FILMING. I just tried it. The reason, I think, is because when the GO-HD films, it does so in 16x9 mode. When it takes pictures, it does so in 4:3 mode. If you are in 16x9 mode and are not actively filming, you can push the shutter button half way and the camera changes to 4:3 (fullscreen) mode and then you can snap the picture. After it has taken the picture, it changes back to 16x9 mode.

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Old May 13, 2007, 4:40 PM   #84
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@xphyle
many thanks for the info on the picture taking.
It is not so important for me, but this is clearly then an
advantage of the Sanyo HD1 and HD2 cams,
that you can snap additional pics with them while filming in HD mode.

Can you confirm with the Aiptek, that it has got a manual
setup mode for the HD filming, where you can control all the settings like
sharpening and contrast for the HD movie filming ?

Could you maybe film the same scene 4 times with the different
modes and upload this also to megaupload if this is not asked
too much ? ( could be just short 10 seconds clips)

I would really like to know, if you can circumvent the Jaggies
problems with a smoother picture setting and how much blurrier it is then...

Many thanks in advance.

Regards, Stefan.
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Old May 13, 2007, 8:06 PM   #85
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oh yea and if your gonna upload some videos try using
http://www.filesend.net
or
http://www.zenixstudios.com/
as they have less limits and faster servers than megaupload
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Old May 13, 2007, 9:44 PM   #86
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hartiberlin wrote:
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@xphyle
many thanks for the info on the picture taking.
It is not so important for me, but this is clearly then an
advantage of the Sanyo HD1 and HD2 cams,
that you can snap additional pics with them while filming in HD mode.
The ability to snap a photo wile shooting video results in a tradeoff on the Sanyo Xacti's in that the video pauses while the photo is being captured and written to the Memory Card.
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Old May 14, 2007, 5:49 AM   #87
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hartiberlin wrote:
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@xphyle
many thanks for the info on the picture taking.
It is not so important for me, but this is clearly then an
advantage of the Sanyo HD1 and HD2 cams,
that you can snap additional pics with them while filming in HD mode.
The ability to snap a photo wile shooting video results in a tradeoff on the Sanyo Xacti's in that the video pauses while the photo is being captured and written to the Memory Card.
Okay, I see, how long does the video pause ?

What does the video look like, when I want to play it back ?
Is it then very stuttering ?
Let´s say, I am snapping every 2 seconds another 7 Mpixel still photo,
it probably takes a few seconds to write this still pic to the memory card, so the video will probably very jerky, right ?
I thought they just multiplex the saving of the pictures with the
video, so there would be no pause for the video.. ?

Does anybody know, how this works with the Canon HV20 ?
I heard, there there is no pause during HD filming
and additionally taking a 3 MPixel picture...
Is this correct ?
Thanks.
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Old May 14, 2007, 10:41 AM   #88
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This is the response I received from Aiptek, regarding SDHC compatibility:



"Dear Sir

GO-HD is compatible with SDHC memory.

According to our test , 4GB is no problem , But 8GB we just test for 2 brands , like Transcend and Sandisk and it's OK to use.

So we are not guarantee every 8GB SD card is compatible with GO-HD.

Because now the 8GB SD card is not popular .

Thank you~



Best Regards

XXXXXX

Customer Support Dept.

AIPTEK International Inc.

-----Original Message-----

From: defense4212 [


Sent: Friday, May 11, 2007 11:17 AM

To: Support[FAE]

Subject: Aiptek GO-HD 720P HD Camcorder

Dear Aiptek,

Please advise: Is the GO-HD camcorder compatible with SDHC memory cards, or only with regular SD memory cards?

Also, the website states "8GB SD Card Slot Expansion" and states that External Memory capacity is "256MB - 8GB" but the manual for the GO-HD (which I downloaded from the website) states External Memory capacity is

"256MB - 4GB". Which is correct?

Thanks,

defense4212"
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Old May 14, 2007, 11:52 AM   #89
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Okay, I see, how long does the video pause ?

What does the video look like, when I want to play it back ?
Is it then very stuttering ?
Let´s say, I am snapping every 2 seconds another 7 Mpixel still photo,
it probably takes a few seconds to write this still pic to the memory card, so the video will probably very jerky, right ?
I thought they just multiplex the saving of the pictures with the
video, so there would be no pause for the video.. ?

Does anybody know, how this works with the Canon HV20 ?
I heard, there there is no pause during HD filming
and additionally taking a 3 MPixel picture...
Is this correct ?
Thanks.
On my Sanyo C40, it freezes the current video framefor about a second or two. I haven't done any further testing on this as I don't plan to use this feature hardly, although I admit that in times where only a high resolution still rather than a video frame grab will do, it could be a handy feature.

I certainly wouldn't use it to snap photos every 2 seconds or so! You would not have a very watchable video then.

I am sure this behaviour is not limited just to these devices. Although personally my tape based camcorder had no ability to record still images to tape, I did use one and I am pretty sure that it also froze the video while recording a still image. After all, tape is sequential and it has to store image somewhere!

On the Sanyo, it may be a similar problem in that itis having to save both the still image and the video to the same memory card which is why it has to pause the video. Most tape based devices use separate memory cards for still images.

The Canon HV10 uses mindSD cards so I imagine you should be able to capture still images and video at the same time though you need to read the reviews to see if this really is the case.

There may be owners of these other devices here who can provide better information.



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Old May 14, 2007, 11:58 AM   #90
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it is funny you mention this guys/gals. it is important that you have this ability to grab a pic why? just within the our I recieved a call, and yes that is one of our cars going to the Junkyard, due to an accident? all is fine , thank you (O.T.)

You are able to grab a pic in the editing tools as well, and also in the video, if it does pause the shot? it is important that the movie be of a non-movement scene?

yes

if it moves , then I would not want to take a pic.

econd the letter should you have left the name in so others can comment, and left your addy out? pleaseedit thank you.




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