I second jan's  notion. That would be awesome if people can start posting this 
stuff to the 
camera wiki


--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Jan McLaughlin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hey, Greg,
> 
> Are you interested in codifying your research in our burgeoning wiki 
> entry on the subject of cameras?
> 
> HERE: <URL: http://www.voxmedia.org/wiki/Videoblogging_Hardware >
> 
> Oh - and anyone else with deep experience with buying a camera recently 
> should have a look and add to the knowledge base if you're so inclined.
> 
> It would be a great help to the community. :)
> 
> Jan
> 
> -- 
> "It isn't done alone. Pay more."
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/roadnode101/ - education
> http://fauxpress.blogspot.com - motion
> http://blog.urbanartadventures.com - sound
> http://vlogpresskit.blogspot.com - media
> http://the-hold.blogspot.com - literature
> .
> 
> On Sep 28, 2005, at 8:52 AM, ecomputerd wrote:
> 
> > From everything I've heard and read, Gena is exactly right: "if you
> > can accept the limitations".
> >
> > From my intense investigations, the thing that sets the mini-cams
> > (also called "hybrids") apart from each other are:
> >
> > File format (MP4, AVI, MJPEG--maybe this is in the AVI wrapper, not
> > sure)
> > Card type (SD or CF)
> > Battery (Rechargable Li-Ion, AA, AAA)
> > FPS at highest resolution (some do only 10-15fps at 640x480)
> > USB or not
> > Video Out or not
> >
> > What I did was decide on memory card and power and connection, SD
> > and AA and USB, then look at each product page (aiptek and mustek)
> > and then go find the camera. The one I chose was supposedly
> > available at CompUSA and Office Depot, but my local stores didn't
> > stock it. So I ordered from Amazon.
> >
> > My reading indicates they can only accept 512MB cards maximum.
> > Something about the ability to address the memory higher than that.
> >
> > I just ordered one for testing for my geographically-spread family
> > use (Ages 8-68, mostly computer averse). Will also get a $25 bicycle
> > mount eventually to try it as a "okay if ruined by bugs or weather"
> > video cam. My goal is for family members to be able to "post" their
> > unedited video to a common blog or file system for viewing by
> > everyone else. My thought is that the easier this is, the more
> > likely it will be done. Shoot; Connect; Transfer. The native video,
> > I'm hoping, is easily viewable on each member's computer.
> >
> > For compatibility in my current setup, I am getting AA battery and
> > SD card and USB. I hope the AA batteries will last much longer than
> > the AAA versions (one hybrid camera is reported to work for 6 hours
> > on one set of AA batteries, though I'm not getting that specific
> > one). I expect to be able to use it at 320x240 which should be fine
> > for most things. My biggest fear is indoor use, as indicated by
> > Gena, but I should know in a week or two, mine (Aiptek DV4500) is
> > coming via UPS as we speak (type).
> >
> > Expect to pay between US$80-US$150 for these mini "hybrid" cams.
> > There are cheaper, but I haven't looked into the US$20-US$60 range
> > based on my *assumption* that they would be even worse (and I'm not
> > sure of their features).
> >
> > And at the higher end (above my price range) are the Panasonic Snap
> > (approx US$200-US$250), Sanyo/Fisher Xacti C3/C4/C5 (US$400-$600),
> > JVC Everio (US$700-US$800 includes 4G microdrive).
> >
> > I asked this exact question a few weeks ago. I hope you can benefit
> > from my research.
> >
> > Greg Smith
> >
> > --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "Gena" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > wrote:
> >> There is a slow upsweep in the quality of the memory card
> > camcorders.
> >> There are limitations. Major players like Sony, Panasonic and a few
> >> others will make the leap to create small but viable mmc's, with at
> >> least 10x zoom.
> >>
> >> If you can accept the limitations these camcorders have then your
> > are
> >> good to go. As an owner of one it is important to understand what
> > you
> >> be able to do and not do.
> >>
> >> Epinions has a few reviews on mcc's
> >> http://www.epinions.com/Camcorders--reviews--flash_memory
> >>
> >> Amazon has some feeback on a few models. I just tend to follow the
> > links:
> >>
> >> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002F8T42/104-3636739-7340766?
> > v=glance&n=502394&%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance
> >>
> >> I am saving up for my step up DV cam. I love my mcc but it can't
> > zoom,
> >> the sound, unless the source audio is really loud, the tiny mic
> > picks
> >> up the sound of the camcorder working. And you can just about
> > forget
> >> shooting indoors with average light.
> >>
> >> I now want better quality camcorder that is affordable and the
> > ability
> >> to port to other sources. This mcc is only for web video. But I
> > have
> >> to tell you, I'm having a lot of fun with mine. I'm recording every
> >> chance I get. If you got a spare $150 - $200 do your homework
> > before
> >> you buy but I'd say go for it.
> >>
> >> Gena
> >> http://outonthestoop.blogspot.com
> >> **************************
> >> --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Pete Prodoehl <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I've been using an old analog video camera for my videobloggging
> > (which
> >>> is a bit time consuming when it comes to doing the analog to
> > digital
> >>> conversion) and I've been considering getting a cheap dv cam,
> > one of
> >> the
> >>> under $90 models I've seen from Vivitar, Mustek, or Aiptek.
> >>>
> >>> I know these are just above being a toy to some people, but I
> > can't
> >>> afford a nice dv cam right now, and from what I can tell, they
> >> typically
> >>> use SD cards, save in MPEG4, and give "ok" (not good) results.
> > I'm not
> >>> expecting high-quality, I'm just after ease of use in a small
> > package.
> >>>
> >>> So, would the end results be better or about the same compared
> > to a 5
> >>> year old analog video camera that gets digitized using a USB
> > capture
> >> device?
> >>>
> >>> Am I right in thinking I can just mount the SD card on my Mac
> > and copy
> >>> off the MPEG4 video files?
> >>>
> >>> thanks...
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Pete
> >>>
> >>> -- 
> >>> http://tinkernet.org/
> >>> videoblog for the future...
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >




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