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fishycomics Jan 14, 2008 3:16 PM

The A-HD300 pro release Date MAy 2008 is the Expected date you may see as soon as march link additions.

exact same Model design of the A-HD picture wil be added soon

[*]5 in 1 multi-functions including digital camcorder, digital camera, voice recorder, portable media player, and SD card reader [/*][*]capture at 1440 x 1080 resolution at 30fps [/*][*]Supports 720p 60 fps capture for high speed motion capture [/*][*]2x Digital Zoom at 1440 x 1080p [/*][*]4x Digital Zoom at 720p at 60fps [/*][*]2.4 inch TFT display [/*][*]Night shot mode [/*][*]Rechargeable li-ion battery and easy power charge via USB cable [/*][*]Record TV program, DVD via AV cable, and playback on AHD 300 Pro [/*]

Charbax Jan 14, 2008 6:59 PM

Hopefully it also still has 720p at 30fps 4mbit/s. With better audio quality and less rolling shutter effect for handheld footage would be great.

hdguy Jan 14, 2008 8:10 PM


Private Idaho Jan 14, 2008 9:41 PM

Nice find guys.

Quite interesting to read about these two new models.

The article kept making reference to the fact that the new 1440 x 1080 progressive resolution wasn't "full HD."

The writer seemed to skip over the fact that all almost all HDV models sold to date have been 1440 x 1080 interlaced!

In addition, the early AVCHD models were also 1440 x 1080 interlaced.

So this new Aiptek 1440 x 1080 progressive resolution is pretty interesting.

Can't wait for somebody to test one of these.

I'm interested in that PocketDV AHD500 Pro model's auto-focus.

Has Aiptek managed to get the auto-focus to work well... without a lot of "hunting" for the focus to be achieved?

Have they improved the audio recording?

Lots of questions.

I wonder how long it will take to see these ship.

Private Idaho

fishycomics Jan 15, 2008 4:19 AM

Aiptek has released models years ago, and they always claimed orstated NEAR VHS @ 640x480.

They also claimed or stated Interpolated software enahcement.

It is clearly said that theydropped this off their website and info of the models, of newer ones

hdguy Jan 15, 2008 5:41 PM

Fishy, since you're usually the first one on the block to get one which one of these two cameras are you going to get? :-)

fishycomics Jan 15, 2008 6:01 PM

Since we're in the A-HD pro 300 (a hd PRO)

I lean more towards this Model, but have no needs to update if it is only

1280x720- to- 1440x1080 220x360 size 30 fps -to-60 fps on the 720P 1280x720,

these are theTwo Key factors. will a faster Frame rate , and bigger res help out?

I think it is only catering to the HDMI world, HDTVs are bigger brighter and better.

What is catching my eye is the AV input if it is 720P?

What i want to see is a 2.7" screen and electronic macro/~ switch

so opting 100.00 more for a GO-Hd version, I am happier with a fixed lens over a auto focused one.

199.99 retail drop-to-169.99 close out 139.99 a guessing in the prices for the future

First on my block yes , but not first to own, no priveldges here

Rio12375 Jan 17, 2008 2:20 AM


Do you ever see 60fps or 1080p video? It will push you to buy a FullHD TV with HDMI, just like me. :lol:

But don't check Sanyo HD1000. The interlaced quality is terrible if you move the camera a little faster.

sandmanfvr Jan 17, 2008 1:21 PM

I passed on the A-HD, but this one, I think I will get. Why? Shooting in 720P on this one, should be at least 2x better. How am I thinking all this up? Well think of it like this:

You have a 4 cylinder car, you drive it at it's max, 90 (making figures up). Well it runs fine, but if you have a small stutter like a miss, or some water in the fuel, you notice it. Now sayou you upgrade to a nice 6 cylinder car. You still do 90, but it is better because the car isn't pushing itself to the max to get the performance and when there is a stutter, you probably won't notice.

What I am saying is this new camcorder is doing 1080P 30 FPS, so it's 720P 60 FPS will be better than the old A-HD and smoother, thus more forgiving of stutters. I really want to see this model working. I hope the mic is stereo to.

hdguy Jan 17, 2008 3:33 PM

I have my doubts that there would be massive improvements at 720p with the new camera outside of some more firmware tweaks. Looks like it is the same CMOS that the A-HD uses. BTW, if you look at a firmware file with a hexeditor you'll find out that the firmware file itself probably comes from Ambarella and is already capable of 1080p. The text messages are there even in the GO HD firmware indicates that it is the A1 chipset which supports 1080p as well as other formats. All Aiptek has to do is tweak the cameras to run in 1080 mode and upgrade any hardware that is necessary (especially audio) then turn on the features from the chipset.

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