What Archos to buy.
Posted 10 April 2011 - 07:33 PM
Posted 11 April 2011 - 09:01 AM
Posted 11 April 2011 - 09:35 AM
it has a digital connection for digital camera, records 1280x960 HD and though composite connector you can supply
video signal to record for reel. Interesting thing to notice, even when signal is supplied through composite, it still
records 1280x960 i have to say, the quality is really decent and useful for internet. It can come with 7 hour battery
Posted 11 April 2011 - 11:10 AM
What do you like/dislike about it so far? What format is the recording? MP4? Can you view the recording on that tiny screen, or do you have to output it to something else? Looks like there is an A/V out port, can you playback through that, or do you have to download it to your computer?
Posted 12 April 2011 - 09:06 AM
It records ASF format, no problem viewing on any pc. While recording video, you can see it on screen. It's a touch screen device. It can also capture screenshots as jpegs.
I like it. It's tiny, feels very solid /durably built, not cheap plastic. Also you can record analouge mono audio while recording through composite port. I think it's a good device in overal to record reels. I bought it specifically for this purpose, as most of the times getting material from TV or film, is impossible...
btw, on 16 gig SD card, you can record over 4 hours of material and with 7 hour optional battery, it's more than enough for the whole day
Posted 12 April 2011 - 12:53 PM
Posted 12 April 2011 - 01:22 PM
Posted 12 April 2011 - 03:18 PM
Well, as far as I understand it, it records NTSC/PAL and saves this in a file that can be up to 1280X960 in size but doesn't accept a HD signal.
That is true. You can select a few different recording frame sizes, but of course, the signal is still NTSC/PAL upscaled to 1280x960.
It does have a mini HDMI input which is intended for digital camera. I haven't tried to record from HDMI source, need to buy standard > mini hdmi adapter, but if you have hdmi signal, most likely it will get the signal and then you can have hd material.
I have uploaded a sample so you could see:
http://www.vimeo.com/22308285 password: dvr