Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Hybrid Still/Movie/MP3 Digicams

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Dec 23, 2005, 11:04 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2
Default

Per the instruction manual, the buttons on the lcd display of the unit allow one to FF and rewind through MP3's and video. I cannot get this to work for either of these formats. Does anyone know how to do this? This is particularly frustrating when you have an hour and a half movie and want to FF to a certain scene. All I can seem to do is start a video all over each time....no way to FF or rewind to a specific part.



Any help would be appreciated!



Rory
Rory76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Dec 24, 2005, 7:13 AM   #2
Moderator
 
fishycomics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NYC NY
Posts: 9,623
Default

welcme Rory.....................

I have the same problem as you. I just turned on my MPVR and I hit the play button. I see my video up. I click play again, I can fast foward and play, I can rewind and play..

that is for what I have filmed and not left my sd card......

Now I have made a movie from Windows movie maker, I may not have that option, as well as some other adding to the sd card? can that be your Problem?

1 added a vid and then try to fast foward????

2. made a windows movie file and try to fast foward?

The joystick or nav button will work as fast foward to, and only the asf file you filmed. its funny how one works and the other not.



hope I helped out somewhat . try it out see if a 30 sec clip you just filmedofthe camera and playback? Then try a win movie file ? the movie you just filmed will tell you it is working as well as mp3 song...
fishycomics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 24, 2005, 10:34 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2
Default

You're correct. When I record a movie using the MPVR, REW/FF function works fine. It's only when I import a video I have created using Muvee or Windows Movie Maker and then converted it into MPEG-4 that the unit is unable to FF/REW when viewing.

Oh well...BUT, I am not able to FF/REW through MP3's for some reason. Any reason for this?

Also, does anyone know of a lens cap I can purchase (through a store like Ritz Camera or somewhere) that will fit this gadget? I'm not sure where to go to find one, nor what size I would need.

BTW, I shot some video in my apt last night in low light conditions. The night mode doesn't work at all. Although it "lights up the room more", the bluriness it makes is definitely not worth it. Has anyone tried messing with the exposure levels (ie increasing them) to help compensate for the low light?

Thanks!
Rory76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 24, 2005, 10:50 AM   #4
Moderator
 
fishycomics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NYC NY
Posts: 9,623
Default

I had the cap from a chair bottom at a hardware store. . thee is no gripping power on the lens, it is already protected but further protection I agree. a case may bemore suitable.

mp3 should work fine, I never fooled around with it. as I just loaded again another song onl play lol sorry. no ffw or rwind bummer

may be it must be transfered with a codec (guessing)

now my motto or saying goes no light no video, that said. you'll need light on the subject or object you are filming if you have no light you get ?? ????? no video.

the still functions do not work for the video

so all those ep -2 +2 wb (white balance) they will not work in video. only night shot

andalso did you know you can do side by side picture, but not side by side movie? I can with software lol

Otherwise the camera does its job.
fishycomics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2005, 6:18 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
3FaCE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 225
Default

No fast forward/rewind in MP3s? That's very strange because the DV4500 CAN FF/RW MP3s. I wonder why they would take out that function? Doesn't make much sense:?
3FaCE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2005, 7:05 PM   #6
Moderator
 
fishycomics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NYC NY
Posts: 9,623
Default

same goes on he Is-Dv lol
fishycomics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2005, 7:18 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
3FaCE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 225
Default

By the way, how's the MP3 playback on the MPVR? The 4500 is pretty minimal, with repeat, 3D sound and Bass Boost. And that's about it. Oh and the titles are cut off after 6 letters. I would think with this GIANT 2.5 inch screen there wouldhave better titles right???



Man Thursday can't come quick enough!!! 2 MORE DAYS!!!! It's like Xmas part duex
!:-)
3FaCE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2005, 7:32 PM   #8
Moderator
 
fishycomics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NYC NY
Posts: 9,623
Default

when you referre to the 4500 you are saying its an aiptek as well?

no bass no treble just bland mp3 with volume control.
fishycomics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2005, 8:10 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
3FaCE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 225
Default

Yup, the Aiptek DV4500. That kinda sucks. It's sort of a step down from the 4500 in the MP3 department.
3FaCE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28, 2005, 3:52 AM   #10
Moderator
 
fishycomics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NYC NY
Posts: 9,623
Default

aiptek is not perfecting the mp3 .

It's the second stabilizerr after the IS-dv

it's also the 1st designed pmp with av in/output

maybe the next step is adding the bass/treble.

but price will go up.

they did cut out the ,middle vid quality, and a 2 meg, 4meg still shot. and added 10 picture photo designs

you gotta give to get a little
fishycomics is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:16 AM.