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Old Jul 27, 2007, 1:43 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I came across this site while looking for some kind of device that can record a signal from my Bullet camera (videon-in), and also uses a flash drive instead of a hard drive.

I race motorcycles and would like to get some good footage of an actual race. I have a Bullet cammera munted to my motorcycel that has a RCA cable coming out of it for the signal. I am looking for something that will be able to record that signal. It can't be a hardrive based meory as all the vibrations would kill it, and becasue of the vibratiosn/ changing background etc, I'd like a decent resolution and frame rate.

I was looking at the DGX DSC 521 Digital media Center, available at Circut City for $139.99. But I am wondering if there is something that will work better for me at a lower price. All I need is the Line- in recording, not all the other stuff. I read the review by videoguy on this forum and it seemed the only good thing about this device was the video -in recording.

I was also looking at the Aiptek MPVR that is at Circut City for $70.00, but I am wondering if the video line- in recording will be as good, or if it is worth it to pay the extracash for the DGX?

Sorry about the long post, if you guys ahve any experience with either of these decices, or can recommend something that will suit my needs better let me know.

I do apreciate all the advice I can get.

The problemis I need it by Monday as I'm leaving for my next race/ track day on tuesday.

Thanks,
Vince


Oh ya, please excuse the spelling, I am horrable and also can't type to boot..
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Old Jul 28, 2007, 3:45 AM   #2
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Old Jul 28, 2007, 6:53 AM   #3
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http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...amp;forum_id=2

your post is a duplicate one and please be paitient while the weekend is nar the site slows down?

the mpvr for 70.00 I say grab it for that price you say cheap you cannot go lower than that

the av input can accept it if a correct device, and if too much vibration you get just that vibration

I do have some rc truck videos and it held its ground
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Old Jul 28, 2007, 10:17 AM   #4
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I actually showed this feature in use with sample video from an external camera in my youtube review of the MPVR+

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFnjOzyccp4

However, I determined that the MPVR only captures one field of the NTSC signal and gives you a total usable resolution of about 320x240, then it upscales it to 640x480. This was bad for me because I like to be able to due slow-motion and that really needs the interlaced 60-fields-per-second video.
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I actually showed this feature in use with sample video from an external camera in my youtube review of the MPVR+

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFnjOzyccp4

However, I determined that the MPVR only captures one field of the NTSC signal and gives you a total usable resolution of about 320x240, then it upscales it to 640x480. This was bad for me because I like to be able to due slow-motion and that really needs the interlaced 60-fields-per-second video.
Thnaks for the replies.

Your review is what made me think of the Aiptek MPVR.

But I now see that there are 2 MPVR's at Circut city, one is $149, and one is $62.00, thay both look the same, which one did you review?
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not trying to harsh...



I suggest you keep to the 3 mb sensor rather the 5 mb sensor?

the mpvr 6 meg is best suited over the mpvr+ 8 meg

you'll get a darker, grainier pic with the 8 meg model?

but let alone if you are going to use voice video it is not best to do so vid/aud issues are there?

I have the Aiptek Is-dv, mpvr, had the mpvr+ pvr and when you posted the link up, I may have to re-order another one butwhat stopped me was

online purchase is OUT OF STOCK

hope i was clear enough in the answer you are lookingfor and welcome to thesite?

look at the Aiptek.de site at the bullet cam they have they show it in junction of a model?
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not trying to harsh...



I suggest you keep to the 3 mb sensor rather the 5 mb sensor?

the mpvr 6 meg is best suited over the mpvr+ 8 meg

you'll get a darker, grainier pic with the 8 meg model?

but let alone if you are going to use voice video it is not best to do so vid/aud issues are there?

I have the Aiptek Is-dv, mpvr, had the mpvr+ pvr and when you posted the link up, I may have to re-order another one butwhat stopped me was

online purchase is OUT OF STOCK

hope i was clear enough in the answer you are lookingfor and welcome to thesite?

look at the Aiptek.de site at the bullet cam they have they show it in junction of a model?
So it sounds like you're saying that the Aiptek isn;t the best device for my usage.

Even though it;s double the price I think I am leaning towards the DGX DSC 521 Digital media Center, as it will record at 640x480 @ 30fps (claimed).

Unless someone has any other suggestions?
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fishycomics wrote:
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http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...amp;forum_id=2

your post is a duplicate one and please be paitient while the weekend is nar the site slows down?

the mpvr for 70.00 I say grab it for that price you say cheap you cannot go lower than that

the av input can accept it if a correct device, and if too much vibration you get just that vibration

I do have some rc truck videos and it held its ground
Do you have the RC truck on board vids posted online anywhere, I'd like to see how they look.

Thanks
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must have placed in a different section but here are a few all tripod mounted excuse youtube for 320x240 res



http://youtube.com/watch?v=Q4KjJk-XJ84

here is a bike pedaling

http://youtube.com/watch?v=wtdOlPsDAqA

a car ride

http://youtube.com/watch?v=5HS4M2ywMU8
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fishycomics wrote:
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must have placed in a different section but here are a few all tripod mounted excuse youtube for 320x240 res



http://youtube.com/watch?v=Q4KjJk-XJ84

here is a bike pedaling

http://youtube.com/watch?v=wtdOlPsDAqA

a car ride

http://youtube.com/watch?v=5HS4M2ywMU8
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Thanks again for the vids.

The video seems a little pixilated, even for youube, which makes me think I should be looking for a different recording device such as the DGX DSC 521.

Here is an example of a video on a motorcycle recorded on this cheap camera.

http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...amp;cid=MP.115

The only problem is that Avlink isn't sold in North america any more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXjVv4nxm0k

As you can see the video is a little more clear then the one you took with the Aiptek MPVR.




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