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#1 MarkKaravite


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Posted 04 October 2006 - 08:30 AM

The search for the perfect on board continues. Has anyone tried out the Ovideon AVIAh1000?


Any input would be helpful.


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#2 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 10:32 AM

Any input would be helpful.

Pretty spendy for a 5Gb device.right now you can get 30gb Archos AV500 for ~$350 and the 100Gb for ~$420
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#3 Charles Papert

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 07:41 PM

I don't know this particular device but I would think that for most of us the issue is not storage space but efficiency, picture quality, easy of use, size, compatability etc. I think for me I would never need more than 1.5 hrs of storage at most (and could probably do just fine with less); a flash card based system would satisfy anyone's need for additional storage.

I've been testing a unit that is reasonably promising, although since the Supacam debacle I'm loath to promote anything until thoroughly tested (this one worked fine on set until it froze for good; now waiting for a replacement). Some specs:

Records over two hours on 2 gig SD card using MPEG4
640x480 at 30 fps
Built in rechargeable lithium ion battery
2.5" Color LCD display
USB 2.0 & A/V inputs/outputs
3.14"W X 2" H X .86D
2.68 ounces

No front panel controls, requires the remote to operate, but that is manageable enough. It's really, really small, and the pictures are good enough for these purposes. I'll let you guys know more when and if I deem it ready for prime time.
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#4 Charles Papert

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 02:18 PM

Forgot a couple of critical things from last post, since updated--cost and resolution.
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