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Old May 7, 2009, 9:16 AM   #291
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FYI a topic was made



FW2703 is not for the GVS but for the Z700
Exactly the opposite I was just told by the German Aiptek
support via email now.

They told me the 2703 is only for USA models and not for the
german Z700.

So who is telling the truth ?

I will now try the new 2703 on my Z700
and will post the results.

Many thanks for posting it.

Regards, Stefan.
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Old May 7, 2009, 11:51 AM   #292
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I just tested which player will play the 1080p MOV files the best.

The ARcsoft CD which came with the camera just installs
Quicktime 7.x
and then I updated this to Quicktime + Itunes 8.x
but the movies still play slow and with many frame drops.

The VideoLan 0.99 player is a bit faster, but still
drops many frames.

MediaPlayer classic cinema 1.2.1008.0
is still slower,
but if you rename the file to *.avi
it plays it a bit faster, but then sometimes has longer
stops for half a second or so...

But then I tested XBox Media Center xbmc.org
under Windows. ( Still an older version 8.x) that
was still installed under my Windows XP version
and this player plays the movie the smoothest and
there are no seeable frame drops.

I will now install the newest 9.04 version for windows and will see,
how this will work out.

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Old May 7, 2009, 12:14 PM   #293
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Hmm,
I just tested the utility MP4Cam2AVI_v2.81 :

http://sourceforge.net/project/downl...zip&a=85977136


But it produced only AVI files from the MOV files, where only the audio is playing
and the video does not show.
I tested these new AVI container only transcoded files with Media Player classic
and Videolan 0.99, but they only play with black picture.

This utility did work for me with my old AHD200 cam and in a earlier
version, but now it seems to be buggy.
Maybe it is the setup of my FFDshow codecs ?

Will test it again with XBMC 9.04 which I will install now.

Regards, Stefan.
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Old May 7, 2009, 12:40 PM   #294
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How do you guys get the clips off the camera? Just plug it in via USB? I have done that and the quality is really bad. When I watch it on my non-hd tv it looks good, but when I import it on my computer, MacBook Pro or PC, it looks pretty bad, pixelated and grainy... Why would this be?
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Old May 7, 2009, 7:08 PM   #295
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I tested now xbmc.org version 9.04 for Windows and it also
plays the MOV files very nicely on my 1920x1200 26inch monitor.

This is the fastest Quicktime player under Windows XP I have tested so far on this PC over here.

So I will from now on use this version to play my MOV files.

Regards, Stefan.
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Old May 8, 2009, 12:26 AM   #296
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I flashed now also the 2703
firmware.
Unfortunately the dualrecording of stills while shooting video
does onlz work in the 720p modes, but not on 1080p.

Then I must use a snapshot in VideoLan for it.

I have an issue with the Autofocus lock.

The lock must be set before taping !
it can=t be changed during taping, but it can be
disabled during taping by just zoom in or out...
Is is not good !
I want to change the focus lock during one recording
several times.
E.G. at a concert, when you lock on the singer, he might move
further away and you need to relock on him without stopping the recording.
That does not work currently.
you first have to stop the recording, before you can change
the focus lock.

Regards, Stefan.
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Old May 8, 2009, 12:31 AM   #297
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I still found a very nice and easy to install other quick boot
Linux distribution
Xandros Presto.
http://www.prestomypc.com/
It installs itsself along a windows installation and it boots in about 10 seconds !
Very fast.
Then you can install the Kaffeine player in it and it plays
the MOV files very smooth, still better than XBMC under Windows !

It is very nice.
you can then also install other
aps from an application store website.
Most aps are free there.

This is really a very easy to use Linux disti !

Many thanks.
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Old May 8, 2009, 4:26 AM   #298
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All the stuff you mention:
  • AF lock
  • Dual record
Are not issues of the cam.

AF lock is on the cam in that state, from the very start, it be a great feature to have modified yes,.

Dual record, was left out in North America, and a Feature for tawain.

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I flashed now also the 2703
firmware.
Unfortunately the dualrecording of stills while shooting video
does onlz work in the 720p modes, but not on 1080p.

Then I must use a snapshot in VideoLan for it.

I have an issue with the Autofocus lock.

The lock must be set before taping !
it can=t be changed during taping, but it can be
disabled during taping by just zoom in or out...
Is is not good !
I want to change the focus lock during one recording
several times.
E.G. at a concert, when you lock on the singer, he might move
further away and you need to relock on him without stopping the recording.
That does not work currently.
you first have to stop the recording, before you can change
the focus lock.

Regards, Stefan.
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Old May 8, 2009, 5:59 PM   #299
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All the stuff you mention:
  • AF lock
  • Dual record
Are not issues of the cam.

AF lock is on the cam in that state, from the very start, it be a great feature to have modified yes,.

Dual record, was left out in North America, and a Feature for tawain.
Do you know, if there exists firmware for Taiwan that allows
Dual-Recording in 1080p mode ?
What is the Firmware revision for it ?

How does the camera see, if it is a model for Taiwan, USA or Europe?
Are there jumpers inside the camera, so the hardware can see,
what country it is for ?
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Old May 8, 2009, 6:50 PM   #300
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We all would love those features.
Why Did Aiptek call this a HD1080P cam, if it can only produce HD720P functions?

They only allow ONE video source in HD1080P, while everything else in Hd720P and WVGA 60 FPS, and 30 in the other settings

To have Dual record that was added later on, only in a lower res, I am sure they could have corrected in a higher Res,would there be much of a difference in resolution?

No there are no FW to allow HD1080P additions.

And No the cam does not tell the difference in FW.
I believe they are the same cam, and nothing Different about the model or models.

Aiptek will probably release a newer versionn calling it the Z800, and GVSII . making it a 8 meg cam
I N T E R P O L A T I O N . is the keyword

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Do you know, if there exists firmware for Taiwan that allows
Dual-Recording in 1080p mode ?
What is the Firmware revision for it ?

How does the camera see, if it is a model for Taiwan, USA or Europe?
Are there jumpers inside the camera, so the hardware can see,
what country it is for ?
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