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Old Dec 28, 2006, 7:25 AM   #31
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I'll give it a shot. Over the weekend, i'll try rigging up a sort of test. I'll need a smooth constant motion object (maybe a pendulum), and then try various things, like changing the light in the background, color, shaking the camera, changing focus area (from front to back) and see what it is. I'll aslo need a camera stand, i need to get a tripod and rig a clamp ontop of it so it can grab the DXG 521 and keep it steady.

Anyone else interested in doing a similar test to compare results? Or we can test other things as well, maybe different effects on picture blur there may be (like if it blurs less in high light situations vs. low light, etc).

Eitherway, i need to run to circuit city where my mom got this and get the replacement plan. I do know that product like this have a lot of bugs and can mess up easily, good to have a backup plan.
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Old Dec 28, 2006, 9:38 AM   #32
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Video sample

a demo of the camera in action, not asking for a project?

I think you missunderstood the question I am asking.........

Not one person will place a sample up?


for example I own the aiptek MPVR here is a sample;

http://media.putfile.com/CLIP0002-11



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Old Dec 28, 2006, 3:04 PM   #33
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I know you just want a simple video, but i want to go at this myth buster style (although no myth). I want to really figure out what causes the camera to get jumpy so everyone knows what to avoid or what to expect. I do have a small video though of me tryign to shake it and moving into different areas, i'll put an email up to remind me to put it on youtube or something and put hte link here.
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Old Dec 28, 2006, 4:56 PM   #34
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alrighty then no miss understanding but a thorough investigation gotcha

will wait and see
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Old Dec 28, 2006, 7:03 PM   #35
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I went out and got a tripod already, my dad is going to have his metal buddies fassion a metal peice to hold the cradle the camera, i was going to do it out of an erector set :P It may be a couple of days before it gets fashioned. Anyways, i'll try to get it done over the weekend.

My plan is to have a moving object (like a pendulum) and then change the variable and see when it gets choppy (using frame by frame). These are my variables:

Camera Motion (moving the camer itself, shaking)
Light (If moving from a light to dark, or dark to light, has any effect)
Color (maybe suddent color change does it)
Depth change (having it focus on a close up object and then one far away).

I then plan on doing all these with different settings as well:

Quality setting (does lower quality mean less glitch)
Size Setting (Will smaller size cuase it not to jump)
Color Setting (Full Color, Black adn white, or sepia)
NTSC or PAL (if a different video format will change it)
AVI, MOV, or ASW (If difference is made in that)
Battery or Plugged in (If having a constant source of power will change it)

Anyone have any other variables that they think may effect it?


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Old Dec 28, 2006, 7:19 PM   #36
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1. keep in mid how fast you pann and try to do a slow one to?

2 face to the sn see if you get black spots o prismatic rainbows, but never shoot into the sun?

3 night time shots on a lighted object?

and best yet enclosed case underwater? just kidding



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Old Dec 28, 2006, 7:33 PM   #37
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I'll try those (but the water...although it may look cool if we ziplock bag it ...i might have to try that )

Hopefully we can get this done over the weekend. And what do you mean enjoy new years first? This is enjoyable for a geek like me
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Old Dec 29, 2006, 11:54 AM   #38
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I brought my DXG 521 back to get it replaced. I was experiencing some problems with it (mainly the battery didn't charge, the charger was messed up, the mp3's would freeze up, and the radio didn't play on both left and right earplug speakers unless you went in, went out, and went in again), and i also bought another battery. My dad soon should have my thing fashioned so i can attach it to the tripod, and then the tests shall begin!
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Old Dec 29, 2006, 7:42 PM   #39
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I have my stand now. It's a bit cut and paste. My dad got the metal guys to bend an L shaped aluminum bar, and I use a foam pad for protection, and the camera is secured with 2 hair bands. Surprisingly it works pretty nicely. Over the weekend i'll start the tests, this is going to be a bit of a pain though :P
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Old Dec 30, 2006, 7:05 PM   #40
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Alright, the testing is finished, now i have to go through the massive amount of video files and print up the results, stay tuned!
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