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Old April 22nd, 2008, 11:31 PM   #1
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Aiptek A-HD+ samples

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Comparison shots of the A-HD and the HD+ will be next.
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Old April 26th, 2008, 01:52 AM   #2
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Just to give you guys an idea on how the videos would look like if posted on a site like Vimeo. They were originally shot using the camcorder’s 1280x720 60p mode.
http://www.vimeo.com/942267
http://www.vimeo.com/942440

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Old April 28th, 2008, 07:08 PM   #3
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How much time do you get per gb? 1080 vs. 720? Also, I saw your Boston Common video, I'm going to Boston for the first time this summer. Any advice on fun stuff do with the family?

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Old April 28th, 2008, 08:13 PM   #4
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On their site it mentions this:
Both 1440x1080 30p and 1280x720 60p are 15 minutes per gig.
Both 1280x720 30p and 720x480 60p are 30 minutes per gig.
http://aiptek.com/


The Common is obviously a place visit and there are usually a lot of people putting on a show like this Father’s day for example. If your kids need cooling off, you can take them to the Frog Pond which will open up on July 1st. On the other side of the street is the Public Garden and that’s where you will find the Swan Boats to go on.
http://www.swanboats.com/new/welcome.shtml

The Aquarium and Museum of Science are notable places to visit and from the Museum of Science you can get you and your family on one of these:
http://bostonducktours.com/

Its only April but on hot days the beach in Revere is already getting crowded. I don’t know this years dates but their is usually a Sand Castle Event every Summer that lasts at least a few to several days and on the last day, they set off fireworks. You can see the 2005 event that I videotaped here:
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=99242
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Old April 28th, 2008, 08:32 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input. I really appreciate it. I've been looking at the DXG 566 but none of the authorized sellers have it listed on their sites. I saw the Aiptek at Best Buy the other day, and might go that way after seeing your video. So I 'm not sure. Anyway, thanks again.
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Old April 28th, 2008, 09:02 PM   #6
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I strongly suggest getting the Action HD at WalMart over the A-HD+ at Best Buy because the extra $30 that you pay for the auto focusing and especially the 3x optical zoom is well worth it. The band footage would have looked a lot better if I had the Action HD. The A-HD+ has digital zoom but I won’t allow myself to use it.
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Old April 30th, 2008, 08:56 PM   #7
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After a lot of thought, I’ve decided to allow people to download the original native files directly from Vimeo. You just have to be signed up to that site.

I will post at least 1 or more music videos within the next few days.

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Old May 4th, 2008, 02:09 AM   #8
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It took me a few attempts to finally get this big file on Vimeo because my connection kept shutting down after its halfway there. I can finally relax now.

Enjoy

http://vimeo.com/971732

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Old May 9th, 2008, 01:08 PM   #9
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Paulo, I bought the Action HD yesterday based on your recommendation. Got to say I'm pretty impressed. Do you know if can edit the files in Vegas?
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Old May 9th, 2008, 11:16 PM   #10
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I don’t think you should have problems with Vegas although I haven’t used it with Vegas. I can easily edit the files using NERO.


Unless you have an interest in the new LG EnV2 cell phone, you should use this link instead of the one I provided on the top post.
http://paulosteixeira.blogspot.com/2...1_archive.html

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Old May 15th, 2008, 04:58 PM   #11
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Thanks for the information on these cameras. I went looking through my brother's B&H catalog yesterday when I saw the Aiptek A-HD. Between these videos, and a video in another thread by Evan Donn, I'm actually pretty impressed with what I've seen. By no means does the camera look phenomenal, but it looks pretty good for the price. For someone who doesn't even consider himself worthy of the title "amateur," but would like to learn filmography (from an artistic/directive point of view... referring to learning camera angles, shots, etc.), this looks like it may be a decent camera to pick up (especially since it comes at something near a "toy" price).

A question I have, if any would like to answer, regards the manual focus. I understand that the A-HD doesn't have manual focus, but the A-HD+ does. Assuming this is true, how function is the manual focus of the A-HD+?

I'm a Mac guy, and I'm not seeing any complaints about its Mac connectivity. That's a definite plus. However, another question, if I may, regards downscaling. How well does the video captured with the camera downscale to, say, 480p?

Thanks.

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Old May 16th, 2008, 03:10 PM   #12
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I have both the A-HD and the A-HD+. The manual focusing is the same. The close-up setting is for 12 to 20” inches and the standard setting is for 20” and up.

I made a standard DVD with the included software but I didn’t like the results. I haven’t tried with Nero yet but I think it’ll look much better.

Before you make a decision, you might want to wait until the DXG-595V is released. http://dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.ph...766#post878766
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Old May 16th, 2008, 05:15 PM   #13
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Thanks for the information. I was looking into that camera as well, but I haven't heard much about it (probably because it isn't available yet ;) ). If the video quality is fair enough... and it will work with my Mac... then I'd be interested in it, as well.

Thanks again.
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Old May 16th, 2008, 07:58 PM   #14
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How does the 720P30 footage look when compared to the same 720P30 from the original Aiptek Go-HD- any improvement?
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Old May 18th, 2008, 04:36 PM   #15
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Here are samples I did today by holding the A-HD on one hand and the A-HD+ on the other hand.

A-HD+:
http://www.bigupload.com/files/DYI89...A-HD+.rar.html
A-HD:
http://www.bigupload.com/files/SQLBCX78JT/A-HD.rar.html
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