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Old Nov 18, 2008, 7:49 AM   #51
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Thanks Fishy, I've since found a "Nightshot" mode that improves the quality of above video even more....it seems to work better for indoor shots that are not lit with natural light.

Speaking of natural light, I have just taken my first outside video. It can be found here:

http://vimeo.com/2276361

Again any comments would be appreciated :-)
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Old Nov 18, 2008, 10:06 AM   #52
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at the beginning, ofthe vid, the cam shows offcolor of the red ceramic roof tiles.

white out orwash, due to over cast, almost adjusted to the correct ski, then stopped,

the cars color was alright. the car that was driving was silienttill in the cams view around 10 plus feet.

your naration is Perfect, and this is where others will ask

"we need some 20 plus feet testing with a person, croud etc"

otherwise. the vid is JUST FINE.

Do you have any complaints?
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Old Nov 20, 2008, 9:42 PM   #53
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Back, haven't been round because been unwell after I finished my submission document, around 350 pages, and have been trying to catch up on a few neglected things.

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The Kodak zi6 is a similar camera, probably the same sensor, but with ambarella based 9mb/s h264 and almost auto everything and fixed lens.

You wonder why Kodak does not just do a DSC camera with 18mb/s 50fps 720p, live real hd output during filming and microphone input. Even 24mb/s 1080p50 DSLR four thirds.

It is a bit pointless to offer a 720p60 unless it has good sensor and microphone, with 15-18mb/s, as you can get 1080p (with 720p60 mode) and 5mpixel plus stills. I still prefer 1080p with 720p50 (preferably with 1080p50) both at 15mb/s+, with good 5mpixel+ still sensor sensor and mic input. (something like that Sony 6mp sensor).

Still waiting for ambarella based helmet cams, and web-cams though.
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Old Nov 20, 2008, 10:34 PM   #54
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Here is some advertisement footage:

http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQueri...requestid=4969

http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQueri...equestid=11739
http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQueri...q-locale=en_US
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Old Nov 24, 2008, 1:32 AM   #55
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According to Aiptek's site:

http://www.aiptek.com/Merchant2/merc...;Store_Code=AS



This model has a CMOS sensor ... not CCD :









Specifications



style="FONT-WEIGHT: 700; FONT-SIZE: 8pt"Image Sensor

[size=1.6][/size] style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt" Mega-Pixel CMOS ([size=1422 x 1096)][/size] style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt")


Still Image

style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt"2048 x 1536 Pixels (3 Mega Pixel)


Movie Mode

style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt" x 720 Pixels (HD60) up to 60 fps
style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt" x 720 Pixels (HD30) up to 30 fps style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt"
848 x 480 Pixels (WVGA) up to 60 fps


Video Format

[size=.MOV (Advanced H.264 Video Compression)][/size]


Digital Zoom

[size=2x][/size]


LCD Display

style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt"2.4" TFT Panel with 270° Rotation


Internal Memory

[size=2GB built-in][/size][size= for Storage (60 Minutes)][/size]


External Memory

[size=SD Card Slot (Max. 32GB)][/size]


AV-IN

[size=NO][/size]


TV Out

[size=Connect Directly to HDTV or Standard TV][/size]


Interface

[size=USB2.0][/size]


Battery

[size=NP-60 1000mA Li-Ion battery][/size]


External Microphone Jack

[size=Connect external Microphone
(Microphone Not Included)][/size]
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Old Jan 10, 2009, 11:11 PM   #56
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Well, got the camera, and the inside footage is woeful. 60 watt florescent in small bright room gives many times more noise then it should. In incandescent lit room ) two 60, maybe 100 watt bulbs) it is very dark as well, and yellow.

The color balance seems to be buggy, and sometimes starting reddish, and reds are blown. In my test it seems to oversaturate red, to the point of whiting out the center of a red led, thought the rest of the scene is OK. It also stat yellowish, even at 60fps the rolling shutter is evident. I think it might boost gain too much before shutter at night, where 60 or 30th rolling shutter is preferable at night, but will have to test.

I am asking Aiptek for firmware and how to get the info/calibration screens up, hopefully they will tell me. Burt anyway, how is this done on other Aipteks?


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Old Jan 11, 2009, 8:00 AM   #57
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tvblink.com test it wit the burned dvd so others can do thesame been descussed years ago.

like the GVS try

MODE: Joystick DOWN (hold it ) and shutterfully in for over three secs.

Firmware to adjust cal. by one increments LOL



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Well, got the camera, and the inside footage is woeful. 60 watt florescent in small bright room gives many times more noise then it should. In incandescent lit room ) two 60, maybe 100 watt bulbs) it is very dark as well, and yellow.

The color balance seems to be buggy, and sometimes starting reddish, and reds are blown. In my test it seems to oversaturate red, to the point of whiting out the center of a red led, thought the rest of the scene is OK. It also stat yellowish, even at 60fps the rolling shutter is evident. I think it might boost gain too much before shutter at night, where 60 or 30th rolling shutter is preferable at night, but will have to test.

I am asking Aiptek for firmware and how to get the info/calibration screens up, hopefully they will tell me. Burt anyway, how is this done on other Aipteks?


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Old Mar 7, 2009, 8:46 AM   #58
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Thanks Fishy, I will have to try this.
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Old Mar 7, 2009, 9:00 AM   #59
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the cam has a built in test sound and color screen LOL
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Tried that (remembered I tried before I left on holidays) did not get it to work, and tired many other combinations as well.

The HSHD has no Joystick so I tried the zoom wide function with shutter.

What do you get on the HD-1 Fishy?
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