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    Re: Sportscamcorder

    Pretty cool. So can the video be downloaded into a PC for editing and burning to a disc? What's MPEG4?

    edit: Never mind...just read the specs on the Circuit Shity site.

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    Connects to the computer and downloads via USB. Plug and play just like your digital camera. No tapes to buy or destroy. Pretty cool even at $600.

    Should be able to edit it just like other forms, and I thought I heard the MPEG4 has better information retention and compression. But don't know enough to say for sure.
    640x480 isn't bad resolution either (same as 480 lines?)

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    Re: Sportscamcorder

    Hmm. Uses Memory Stick Pro, and I just happen to have a 1gig one for my digital camera....

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    Re: Sportscamcorder

    Quote Originally Posted by ConqSoft
    Hmm. Uses Memory Stick Pro, and I just happen to have a 1gig one for my digital camera....
    That coupled with the internal memory is pretty close to 45 min. of video. I wonder how hard it would be to mount the cam to the side/top of a helmet.

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    Looks like a bloody good product but there doesn't seem to be any specs on the website......so I searched and didn't find much info about how long you get out of a memory stick (30minutes for a 1GB stick apparently in one of the reviews). But the most telling thing was the poor reviews it got so I'll wait from the second generation.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/Samsung_SCX_...7-5619876.html

    (click on 'Read Full Review' to read the user reviews)

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    Re: Sportscamcorder

    Interesting but if you are thinking bike cam here is the issues as I see them.

    Low res (320K pixels) sensor on the remote
    No remote on off
    Pre-compressed video will be harder to edit
    Solid state memory (tapes can record more)
    Cannot change lenses

    Good:
    Image stabilization may be nice
    Form factor
    Solid state memory (likely more durable)
    Overall cost (cheaper if you need a remote and camcorder both)

    The web based sample video seems to have nice color balance but given this is chosen to impress I would assume the video is comparable with a standard helmet cam in this regard.

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    MrX954
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    Re: Sportscamcorder

    I like the idea of a camera that small. Been looking for one to use with a helmet cam for my mtn biking adventures.

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    sheepofblue
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    Re: Sportscamcorder

    Reading Matt's review link:

    Bad:
    Sound is a seperate wave file
    MPEG4 decoder is proprietary Windoz only (and only their S/W package)
    Microphone? not remote
    Remote cam has batteries in it (weight) the helmet cams I have seen are powered remotely

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    matt232
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    Re: Sportscamcorder

    Quote Originally Posted by sheepofblue
    Reading Matt's review link:

    Bad:
    Sound is a seperate wave file
    MPEG4 decoder is proprietary Windoz only (and only their S/W package)
    Microphone? not remote
    Remote cam has batteries in it (weight) the helmet cams I have seen are powered remotely
    and camera cord only 14inches long, don't think it would make it from the boot the be mounted on the front of the bike.

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    EatnAsphalt
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    Re: Sportscamcorder

    Yeah great idea (ie, remote cam powered by the camera that is storing the footage), but not a good appllication. Just about every review I read about it a little while ago had complaints.

    Hopefully some of the other manufacturers will step up and make something similar. Hitachi had something just like this 10 years ago. With one of it's high-8 camcorders.

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