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Old 02-07-2004, 10:21 AM
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the main thing im concerned with is how smooth is the video? isnt this regulated by how many fps it has?

here are the specs that concern me

RESOLUTION - Hardware: 2048 x 1536 pixels (3.1 MegaPixel)(interpolated); Sensor Effective: 1600 x 1200 pixels (2 MegaPixel); Video Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA) up to 10 fps; Video Conference: 640 x 480 pixels (up to 10 fps); 320 x 240 pixels (up to 24 fps);

now im assuming that when you use this thing as a video camera were talke about the video resoultion at 320x240?? correct? and then it says up to 10fps, man 10 frames per second is kinda slow is it not? - wouldnt it appear rather choppy?

any advice were sure be helpful, im itchin so bad to get some aerial videography with my trainer - so i wont have to build a huge plane to haul a big camcorcder

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Old 02-07-2004, 02:28 PM
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Hey Brian, I tried to return you email, but I kept getting errors. Anyway, here it is...

Go to my website at I think the server is
down right now, but it will be back up soon and you can access my site. All
aerial stills were shot with the Aiptek Mini Pencam SD. It's ok, but there
are better cams. As for the Aiptek DV3100, I have one video (cameye.wmv) on
my site that was shot using it. I have a 64meg card in it which is able to
shoot over 100 hi res pics and take at least ten minutes of video. The
quality is pretty decent; however, it only shoots at 10 frames per second so
it is a little on the choppy side. I think normal video runs at 30 fps.
For the price (129.99 at Best Buy) it's a pretty darn good cam. My friends
at home and online enjoyed the video very much. It is slow when light
levels suddenly change as you can see in the video. It also has that pesky
60 autoshutoff feature. To get around that you simply clip the nipple on
the fold out view screen so it can't push the shutoff button when you close
it. The cam still works fine. Also, in case you aren't aware, it is a
webcam so you can use it as such. It is not good in low light though.

Overall, I have been pleased with it. I even have a shot I took from the
ferry in Galveston of Seawolf Park. This pic is currently my desktop. I
think it would have been better if it wasn't as overcast as it was.
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