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Old Dec 18, 2007, 3:48 PM   #1
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Got the Panasonic SDR-S10 for $240 at Circuit City.

Nice promo video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuGqs1VpgP4

Like the cam, so far.

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Old Dec 19, 2007, 10:28 PM   #2
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I'd love to see some sample video clips from this camera. Preferably original non converted ones for download.
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Old Dec 20, 2007, 3:54 PM   #3
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Sure, I'll post back here and let you know the link when I get some good weather and after I'm done with a bunch of stuff I have to do this weekend.

Give me a few days and I'll be back here with the link so you can see the clips.

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Old Dec 20, 2007, 4:20 PM   #4
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I see it uses MPEG2 and not MPEG4. The highest bitrate of 10Mbps is comparable to miniDVD camcorders, but this is better since you are not limited by the recording medium to 20 minutes at the highest quality bitrate! Of course the battery life then becomes the limiting factor!
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Yes, it uses MPEG-2 and creates .MOD files on the SD card.

I've used both Apple and PC (Ulead) software successfully to edit these files.

With Ulead, I had to copy the SD card data to the hard disk and then use the "Import From Mobile Device" command to get the files into the timeline.

Apple software can import the files directly from the card.

I just put the SDHC card into a mini USB 2.0 adapter.

These Panasonic files are interlaced... 704 x 480.

So they're designed to be burned to DVD for playback.

I would recommend that users deinterlace the video if the video is intended for YouTube or some other computer-based playback.

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Old Dec 20, 2007, 7:43 PM   #6
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With a bitrate that high for standard definition video, this will be interesting to see how much better the video quality is than the standard definition Sanyo's although to be fair they do use a much more efficient codec. Even so I would imagine 10Mbps MPEG2 should still be quite a bit better than even 3Mbps h264 video all other things being equal of course. That's why it will be interesting to see some original samples once you get them!
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