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Old April 12th, 2004, 11:40 PM   #1
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The only regret in life I have is not buying the Optura PI. I was suffering from Wer die Wahl hat, hat die Qual at the time. It's a common ailment afflicting cam buyers.
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Old April 13th, 2004, 12:06 AM   #2
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If I ever find another one I'll give ya a call. It could happen!
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Old April 13th, 2004, 12:30 AM   #3
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Old April 13th, 2004, 01:37 AM   #4
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That camera sucks. You're better off just using a Hi8 or maybe VHS-C camcorder and just grabbing frames from that.
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Old April 13th, 2004, 01:43 AM   #5
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But the Optura PI doesn't suck low light, plus it has a pro-scan CCD and an OIS to boot. Nothing to snort at, that's for sure. :-))
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Old April 13th, 2004, 02:45 AM   #6
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Dude. I'm telling you... you're waaaaay better off with a second or third generation frame grab from a VHS-C tape recorded in EP or SLP mode with tracking problems and a dirty head... with JPEG compression set to "0", recompressed 6 times over.
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Old April 13th, 2004, 03:08 AM   #7
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Did those analog cams come in the PI size? Didn't think so. :-))


Note: this thread is not intended for pixel-peeping nit-pickers. For serious pixel-peeping see the TRV950 forum and the MX forum. Thank you.
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Old April 13th, 2004, 04:03 PM   #8
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Are you saying you have a problem with shoulder mounted tube cameras??????????????????? I don't see how an Optura PI could possibly compete with the dual camera/recorders of the 70's.
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Old April 13th, 2004, 07:16 PM   #9
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Did they have progressive scan? Or a beautiful 12X F1.6 Canon lens? :-))
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Old April 13th, 2004, 10:08 PM   #10
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One word. Brownie.
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Old April 13th, 2004, 11:12 PM   #11
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They didn't need that, Frank. Older is always better. Change is bad. And scary! Great. Now I won't be able to sleep tonight!
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Old April 14th, 2004, 12:37 AM   #12
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You must be a baby boomer like me. :-))


I use Gravol when I have to sleep but can't. :-))
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