Posted 13 March 2008 - 12:13 AM
it's been a while since we talked about the chasecam. Looks like it's for real now and available for $525 (not including the Lisagav). It's about 4" x 5" x 2", weighs 14 oz and the site says it's typical users are Steadycam ops! Looks like there's a lemo with pwr/video, a bnc in and out, and built in mic (it can also take 4 AA batts).
Anyone using this thing? How much does the archos weigh/what are the approx dimensions?
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Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:06 AM
Would love to see one myself and also know that there is a good company behind it; maybe there is but I've seen no evidence of it yet.
Ron, I have an ARCHOS AV500 that you are more than welcome to use and test for a few weeks. It's a nice unit but I've settled on using a Sony PC-5 miniDV at this point. I'll bring the ARCHOS over to LA this weekend for you and maybe you and I can go out to the beach and cruise with Rob in his new babe magnet-mobile.
Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:55 AM
I spoke to them a few months ago. They told me it would be a month and they'd call me back. Never heard from them. I have not followed up because I'd still like to find something smaller and lighter. I do know of two ops that have them here in New York and both seem to like them. Here is a link to Sergei Franklin's web site where he talks about his experience: http://earthvideo.net/stcmmod.html
I really want something with simple non-menu buttons, etc so I'm still tempted to get one (if I can) but Charles mentioned another unit in this thread here:
So, now I'm waiting until I can find out more about that unit. The Archos seems nifty enough but I want something very durable and again not menu driven.
Posted 13 March 2008 - 12:03 PM
seems like it would be great to mount behind an lcd for extra wt if there was a remote read-out/control of somekind in an accessible place...I'll try to give them a call (hope I don't bother them).
Robert -- call me when you're in town -- maybe we can do some wheeling.
Posted 13 March 2008 - 12:49 PM
Had similar thoughts (about mounting behind an LCD - at this point still using a TB-6 though). Both Casecam and PV700 advertise a wired remote. Last I heard the Chasecam one was still vaperware, but the more people that request it....
Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:32 AM
This seems to have fixed the noise problems. I think they were waiting for this before selling more 100-H versions.
The recorder works great.
Posted 17 March 2008 - 11:12 AM
Horrible codec, bulky and tempermental.
There are MUCH better solutions then the Chase cam