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Old January 25th, 2008, 10:58 PM   #1
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My Aiptek A-HD samples extravaganza.

Just a few days ago, I returned to the US and I would like to post a lot of the clips that I shot using the Aiptek A-HD camcorder. The day before I left, I called many stores to see if any of them has the Aiptek GO-HD camcorder and surprisingly none of them had it but at least Sears told me that they had one left of the more affordable version, the A-HD. I immediately rushed to the mall and picked it up. It’s better than nothing and I didn’t have the money when Amazon was selling the Sanyo HD700 for only $300. Afterwards, I walked around to see who had the best deals for SD cards and luckily Radio Shack had 4 gig SDHC cards for 35 bucks each.

I’ll only give a brief review:
There is no stabilizer, no zoom (digital doesn’t count), the bit rate is too low, the lens is terrible and 2 focusing settings (close-up and standard) but seriously, what do you expect for $150?! It’s a great camcorder for kids because of the ease of use. You open the LCD screen and the camcorder is on, hit the record button and presto. When you’re on auto White Balancing mode, it’s sometimes necessary to close the LCD screen and open it again because the picture is sometimes bad especially when you’re indoors. The biggest feature that I like about the camcorder is that you record in NTSC but you can set the camcorder to output in PAL. This allowed me to hook it up to my relative’s and friend’s TVs. I wish my Sony HC1 had that feature!

I have a lot of clips so it’ll take me around a few days to post all of them. They’ll be a brief story on each set of clips. Also I’ve included both good and bad looking clips/ photos to truly give you an idea on how this camcorder performs. I didn’t bring a tripod with me and the camcorder was always on full Auto by the way.


Here’s part 1.
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http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7DRSMSVY
You need a decent computer to play these properly.
Since it records in the .MOV format, the PS3 will not play the clips.


PS: 1. December of 2006, my Sony HC1 suffered an internal injury and I couldn’t afford to send it to the hospital ever since. This is why I needed to buy a new camcorder for this trip.

PS: 2. I think we need a section for “All other HD camcorders”

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Old January 26th, 2008, 03:28 AM   #2
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Part 2:
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Old January 26th, 2008, 09:29 PM   #3
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Old January 27th, 2008, 12:10 AM   #4
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Part 4:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=0C0TP840

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Old January 27th, 2008, 07:57 PM   #5
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Part 5:
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Old January 28th, 2008, 03:53 AM   #6
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Paulo Teixeira,

Hey! Did you remember me? Some time back you offered me your help on my JVC GZHD7, that time I was in Massachusetts, you told me you can come to my place and explain manual features on JVC GZHD7!

I am very much happy with JVC GZHD7. I was trying to download your posted huge clips, but I am afraid they are in .rar format, will they run in my Vista based Laptop? I wanted to check your captured videos!

If you would like to see my videos follow below links:

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Old January 28th, 2008, 06:35 PM   #7
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Part 6:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=V7XHS094

Part 7a:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WQZB4GWT


Kaushik Parmar,

You have to open it with either WinRAR or WINZIP. There is a folder inside that you can transfer to your desktop. Within the folder is the videos and photos.
http://www.win-rar.com/downloadnow.html
http://www.winzip.com/downwz.htm

Here is a link to shots I did using the Sony HC1.
http://dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=111549

I can see that you’re stabilizing your shots a lot better now. Because of the lack of stabilizer, even the Aiptek A-HD camcorder can be a pain to keep it stable but I’ve noticed that it’s much easier for me to use it with my left hand. Keep in mind that I’m left handed so others may not find it as easy.
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Anyone have a solution for any sort of clamp on wide angle lens for the A-HD?

I can't find anything that clamps to a lens surround that small.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 09:36 PM   #9
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Part 8a:
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Part 10:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BRZL5MML

I know that I posted way too many clips as is but I might show a few more but I just have to think about rather or not they should be posted.
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