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  • neophoto3000
    Wow! Pretty amazing difference.
    Message 1 of 29 , Mar 6, 2011
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      Wow! Pretty amazing difference.

      --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, David Lee King <davidleeking@...> wrote:
      >
      > Here's the link to that video/info about the i-Microphone -
      > http://www.davidleeking.com/2011/02/21/i-microphone-for-the-iphone/
      >
      > It plugs into an iphone/ipod touch/ipad, and basically boosts the audio
      > quite a bit. You'll definitely hear the difference in my video!
      >
      > And an aside - it's a small mic, fits in your pocket ... and mine has just
      > survived the washing mashine/dryer, too. Still works, and it's now very
      > clean :-)
      >
      > David Lee King
      > davidleeking.com - blog
      > davidleeking.com/etc - videoblog
      > twitter | skype: davidleeking <http://www.twitter.com/davidleeking>
      >
      >
      > On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 5:59 PM, mikemoon_ca <mgmoon@...> wrote:
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > Hey folks, thought I'd chime in.
      > >
      > > Currently I own the Kodak Playsport. It's basically the same as the Zi8,
      > > except it can go underwater and doesn't have a mic port. I really like this
      > > camcorder and the video is wonderful. It is NOT Final Cut file format
      > > friendly and will require converting for it to work. I did add a fish-eye
      > > (super wide angle) lens as I felt the regular POV was too close. Just a $20
      > > magnetic lens ment for cell phones, but it works great. (
      > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKxUu1d5EB8 ).
      > >
      > > BUT...
      > > I got an iPod Touch (basically an iPhone without the phone), and I find I'm
      > > using it way more than the Kodak. It's small, fits in my pocket, so I carry
      > > it everywhere with me. It has two lenses/camcorders built in. One shoots
      > > forward and one towards you. Lots and lots of different apps to allow you to
      > > play. The Kodak is relegated to my briefcase. I find the iPod is way better
      > > in low light situations. David Lee King recently got a mic for his iPhone,
      > > and the audio is wonderful. (Can't find the link). With all the processor
      > > power in this unit, I can shoot, edit, add textures, upload, post and share,
      > > right from the iPod. No need to go to the computer.
      > > The front facing lens is wide angle, but not HD. I added the same magnetic
      > > lens as the above. (
      > > http://mikemoon.net/vlog/2010/12/28/fisheye-ipod-touch/ )
      > >
      > > ALSO...
      > > I use to own the Canon HV20 camcorder, and it's SWEET! Yes you have to run
      > > the tape through the PC/Mac to capture, but it's very beautiful video and
      > > sound. Certainly a highend camcorder with a much lower price point. I
      > > personally wanted portability and was the only reason I got rid of the HV20.
      > > You won't be disappointed. Very high ratings on most review sites.
      > >
      > > I have lots of samples if you'd like. Let me know.
      > >
      > > Mike
      > > http://MikeMoon.ca
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Bohuš <bohus@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > On 3/6/2011 10:34 AM, Richard Amirault wrote:
      > > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > > > From: "Bohus"
      > > > > (snip)
      > > > >> So the only liability I see is that it takes a bit longer to get
      > > > >> material off of the camera's tape than if it were entirely digital,
      > > > > (snip)
      > > > >
      > > > > It *is* "entirely digital". Just because it is recorded on tape does
      > > not
      > > > > automatically make it analog.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > I'm well aware it's a digital file - sorry, i can see where it sounds
      > > > like I was saying the opposite. Right - the tie aspect comes in that the
      > > > transfer from a digital tape will always be in real time, where if it
      > > > were a file on a camera's SD card it would be somewhat faster.
      > > >
      > > > I struggle with this at work actually - we use broadcast cameras that
      > > > record directly onto memory cards, but occasionally I bring in my Canon
      > > > XL-H1 HDV camera, and some guys at my work think I'm delivering an
      > > > inferior product... even though they're both digital material as you say.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > --
      > > > --
      > > > Bohus Blahut
      > > > (BOH-hoosh BLAH-hoot)
      > > >
      > > > modern filmmaker
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
    • neophoto3000
      After mulling everything over, I decided to order the Kodak Zi8. The video I shoot with my iPod Touch is decent, but I m not happy with the way it handles skin
      Message 2 of 29 , Mar 7, 2011
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        After mulling everything over, I decided to order the Kodak Zi8. The video I shoot with my iPod Touch is decent, but I'm not happy with the way it handles skin tones. And anyway, the Zi8 is just a hundred bucks on Amazon.

        Thanks again, everybody!
        Chris



        --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, David Jones <david.jones@...> wrote:
        >
        > On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 11:30 AM, neophoto3000 <cjburdick@...> wrote:
        > >
        > > I generally only have 2 or 3 spare GB on my iPod Touch. About how much "footage" could I record?
        >
        > Any decent 1280x720 H.264 footage is going to be around 8-9Mbit/sec,
        > but depends on the codec.
        > At that ballpark you are talking approx 1MB/sec = 60MB/min = 3.6GB/hour.
        >
        > Dave.
        >
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