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Old December 3rd, 2008, 06:26 PM   #1
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Ok guys, I'm getting really ambitions here with a new project and I need some advice.

I am considering buying 5 of one type of the following cameras:
1. Aiptek | GO-HD High Definition SD Memory Card Digital | GO-HD
2. Pure Digital | Flip Video MinoHD Camcorder | F460B | B&H Photo
3. DXG | DXG-569VK 32MB HD Flash Memory Camcorder | DXG-569VK | B&H
4. DXG | DXG-567VK 32MB HD Flash Memory Camcorder | DXG-567VK | B&H

I'm going to film different parts of the scene and then stitch them together in post. Since they shoot in HD (air quotes) they should look much nicer when I shrink them down and cut them together.

I am looking for a clear look, minimal streak and strobe.

Thoughts on my process for editing and which one I should grab.

Thank you all for your time.
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Old December 5th, 2008, 05:20 PM   #2
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Aiptek’s newest camcorder has greater zoom than the previous model and a stabilizer.

Action HD GVS 1080P High Definition Camcorder with 5x Optical Zoom | Aiptek | Walgreens

Amazon.com: Aiptek Action HD GVS 1080P High Definition Camcorder with 5x Optical Zoom: Electronics
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Old December 5th, 2008, 11:08 PM   #3
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What about something closer to 100.00?

I want to get 5 of these and 500.00 is much better than a 1,000.00.
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Old December 6th, 2008, 01:10 PM   #4
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For a camcorder that has 1280x720 30p, 1280x720 60p and 1440x1080 30p modes as well as a stabilizer and a 5x optical zoom, that price is really not bad at all. All of the other camcorders lack a stabilizer and if you’re only willing to spend around $100, you’ll only get 1280x720 30p as the highest quality option.

Besides, when you’re done with the camcorders, they’d make better Christmas gifts than the cheaper models that are lacking in many areas.
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Old December 8th, 2008, 10:58 AM   #5
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Here’s an older camcorder that I own and most of the clips on my Vimeo link was shot with that. Amazon currently has it for $136.
Amazon.com: Aiptek A-HD+ 1080P High Definition Camcorder (Silver): Electronics

I think you'll be better off getting the camcorder that I posted earlier. Still, their both great values.
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Old December 8th, 2008, 11:55 AM   #6
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Paulo, thank you for all of you feedback. This narrows things down a bit and I may just try to save up a bit more before I make my purchase.
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