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Old 10-03-2007, 10:01 AM   #1
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Default HiDef HD 720p Video Camera $140

Aiptek AH-D
Stellar price for the resolution at circuitycity.com- would make an excellent in-car cam
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very nice... I might get one to try out. I'm tired of making 320x240 video clips :(
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thanks. I need this.
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this is the cheap version of their hidef cam- missing things like optical zoom, but not stuff you really need for in-car video
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this is the cheap version of their hidef cam- missing things like optical zoom, but not stuff you really need for in-car video
aside from home-****, what else is a cam for?
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Old 10-03-2007, 11:29 AM   #6
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aside from home-****, what else is a cam for?
no optical zoom = no money shot
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Old 10-03-2007, 11:37 AM   #7
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You don't like getting up close and personal, eh
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if you need a zoom for the money shot, you're missing all the fun
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Old 10-03-2007, 02:25 PM   #9
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missing things like optical zoom
Actually, fixed focus and no optical zoom are a good things in this application. It means that the individual elements in the lens system are rigidly fixed in place, and cannot move around due to bumps and vibration. Until you reach a certain price point (basically pro-grade lenses with true manual focus and zoom rings) the performance of a fixed lens will tend to be better than that of a variable focus and zoom lens when the camera is rigidly anchored to a moving car.
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aside from home-****, what else is a cam for?

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where's the one w/ opt zoom?

costco has the 3x opt zoom ver for $230

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yeah I know, but figured I would point that out for those like TonyC who might want one for more than in-car. I don't think cc carries that one. Walgreens.com was carrying several models at a good discount AND aiptek.com had a factory refurb section at one point.
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has anyone bought one of these yet? I'd like to see some video from it... the reviews on it seem very mixed, but I guess you get what you pay for.
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.mov seems like it'd be for the loss. Unless you like humping macs.

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makes sure and get a shielded HDMI cable too. You don't want interference recoding your digital signal.
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actually apple has been kicking *** with their video file technology - I've been using their mpeg4 codec for vid now for over a year. Awesome quality and tiny file size - and with qtalternative, all the pcs are happy.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyKQHsWLDZQ

Just bought a very similar one at Walgreens today. Here is a sample video on youtube. Not bad for the price, but you will need a memory card as the internal memory is only about 5mb and is totally useless.
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of course, ALL videos on youtube look like crap anyway thanks to their compression.
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seriously. did you actually take a video with a high def camcorder to show the quality and then upload it to to a site that reduces the bitrate/quality tenfold?
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyKQHsWLDZQ

Just bought a very similar one at Walgreens today. Here is a sample video on youtube. Not bad for the price, but you will need a memory card as the internal memory is only about 5mb and is totally useless.
shiner and blue moon? blue moon i'll accept because it's belgian style but shiner is the beer for guys who dont like beer....
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