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Old Jun 20, 2008, 6:29 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

Just wondering if anyone has had a DXG 595 or 596 to play with at all?
I'm quite interested to see what this camera can do....

Certainly looks the part, and if it can do what it claims, should be a good'un!

What kind of recording time do you get from a 16gb Card recording at 720p?

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Old Jun 20, 2008, 6:37 PM   #2
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Well i've just found a link to a cebit review if anyone else is interested.....

http://video.aol.com/video-detail/dx...008/3656073781
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 8:36 AM   #3
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I am very interested as well. If you look at the the record times for internal memory, their seems to be much higher data rates. We can only hope this is Ambarella based codec compression, rather than Divx5.

I refer to the specs from the 581 model.

http://www.dxgtech.com/product_jpg/DVV581.jpg

Some reference here, to somebody that says they have seen footage:

http://forum.indymogul.com/showthread.php?t=9581
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 9:09 AM   #4
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I owned a DXG-567 for all of 3 days. No adjustment menu whatsoever, abysmal white point estimation, and the data rate was far to low for HD video. X2 digital zoom didn't degrade quality, but only because quality started off so low. I bought the Kodak V1073 instead and returned the DXG 567. Maximum data rate was 4 MBps, Ambarella was the signature on the video ('AMBA:').

I did run a few test shots with a DXG-569 in a local Radio Shack. Again, lack of visual clarity was the problem.

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Old Jun 25, 2008, 12:54 PM   #5
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The calculations from the 581 data is approximately 13.33mb/s. Which makes me wonder if it is a divx like the Kodak.

I can't remember, but I am suspect there are two data rates sets going around for ambarella based cameras. Aiptek seems to have around 9mb/s for 720p60, and I think 4.5? for the 720p30 cameras. But others are reporting below 4mb/s and the existing sample we have seen for the new digilife 1080hd seem to be 7.? mb/s for 1080 mode. On the Aiptek we noted issues to do with panning etc. The original cameras had very heavy noise removal that might have helped. I read a document today talking about a new sensor I have been waiting for with noiseless images that talked about this helping compression by 70% (whatever codec that was). I wanted to use this but price was very steep. I personally would prefer 6mb/s minimum for 720p30 on the ambarella. I wish Kodak could get it together, and do 720p50 mode with pre-compression HDMI out.
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Wow, what a lot of hassle to download that, it was unwatchable, it stuttered in and every time i tired to replay it after it finished it would reload again stuttering. So, I eventually copied it from cache and played it in a player after many times.

I am asking for access to the samples.

Some revealing statements (unlike the people I've dealt with on the phone to do with DXG. Looks like 1 1080p Ipod model is coming (very difficult to hear here). The IPOD and handheld model looks like the screen response might be live, unlike what I saw on the cheapest model in a local shop here, which had a delay. I would still like to know about the 595v which seems different from 595.

There seems to be a 1080 resolution version of the 567.
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 2:10 PM   #7
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Well i have actually gone and bought a 595.

I thought i'd bite the bullet as the place i bought it gives a no-quibbles 14 day money back guarantee!

Should hopefully arive tomorrow so i'll get some testing done and get posting on Vimeo!

I'll let you guys know when i've got it!
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Greetings:


Just when we are all chating about DXG Camcorders another one shows up.

I like the new feature this DXG camcorder has:


http://www.engadget.com/2008/06/26/1...ht-to-youtube/


Regards Robert
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Old Aug 4, 2008, 11:50 PM   #9
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Well i have actually gone and bought a 595.

I thought i'd bite the bullet as the place i bought it gives a no-quibbles 14 day money back guarantee!

Should hopefully arive tomorrow so i'll get some testing done and get posting on Vimeo!

I'll let you guys know when i've got it!
Did you get it yet? Any uploaded footage?
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Old Aug 8, 2008, 4:13 AM   #10
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Anything? Anybody have any samples?
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