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Old Jan 26, 2008, 6:32 AM   #21
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my opinion as Ispan released their model to the site they give a release date.

and we expect it from that datesoon to hit the stores, well a year later, cam never made delayed date or concept.

again what I observe about them ispan aiptek welll not the same lol

Aiptek says release date 3-6 months its out
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Good enough.

I communicated directly with staff, but I imagine they use similar parts to Aiptek and are on similar time line, and maybe there is additional delay.
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Old Jan 27, 2008, 3:57 PM   #23
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At first, I was leaning toward the Aiptek PocketDV AHD500 Pro.

But -- after further thought -- I've changed my mind.

I did a lot of reading of comments on the Web by users of the GO-HD, which is the predecessor of the forthcoming Aiptek PocketDV AHD500 Pro.

Lots of audio issues and lots of focus hunting issues.

If Aiptek hasn't fixed those issues, then the PocketDV AHD500 Pro will not be worth the $300 that Aiptek is planning to ask.

I've also looked at the Sanyo VPC-HD700. But the lack of an external microphone input on that model invalidates the $500 price tag.

i've also looked at the Sanyo VPC-HD1000. But I'm not sure I want to spend $700 -- again -- for a second HD camcorder. (I already have a Sony).

So I'm thinking it might be best to buy an A-HD.

Because that model doesn't have a focus-hunting issue (fixed focus).

And it's cheap.

And I can just use my Sony MiniDisc recorders for audio recording.

On the other hand, it's tempting to wait for the PocketDV AHD300 Pro.

I really do think that extra resolution... the 1440 x 1080 progressive... *might* be worth the wait.

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Old Jan 27, 2008, 10:30 PM   #25
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Did you know all HDV 1080i camcorders only do 1440 x 1080?

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Old Jan 28, 2008, 12:43 AM   #26
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Old Jan 28, 2008, 12:48 AM   #27
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It's true.

All 1080i HDV camcorders record at 1440 x 1080.

In addition, the early AVCHD models also recorded at 1440 x 1080 although newer AVCHD models can do a full 1920 x 1080 raster.

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Old Jan 28, 2008, 8:13 PM   #28
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rxr wrote:
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Hah! I did not know that.

All of them? Well, that's crappy.

Next you will tell me that 1280 x 720 digital camcorders only record at 958 x 720 (1.33:1) Haha


I just looked up the info. 1280 x 720 is done right, but 1440×1080 stretches the 1.33:1 crap out to make it fit. That really sucks.

I want true 1920 x 1080 progressive at 60fps. At a really cheap price that is.
Please refer my previous post.
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...=92&page=2

What a camcorder can do is limited by sensor and backend. If you visit Micron and OV web site, you will know no cheap CMOS sensor has 1920x1080p60 mode.


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Old Jan 28, 2008, 11:45 PM   #29
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The problem with 1080p @ 60 frames per second is that there is currently no broadcast standard for that.

At least, not in the United States.

You can see the table with all of the approved standard and high definition digital TV formats that are currently approved under the ATSC standard on this Gateway reference page:

http://tinyurl.com/3jfvl

There are only three (3) approved 1080 formats for broadcast.
1. 1920 x 1080 @ 24 frames per second PROGRESSIVE
2. 1920 x 1080 @ 30 frames per second PROGRESSIVE
3. 1920 x 1080 @ 30 frames per second INTERLACED



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