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Re: Camera [Re: ThunderMuffin] #199117
12/17/09 03:27 PM
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To be honest, as of late Google is starting to creep me out.
If it wasn't for the quality of their search and DNS I would probably use something else.
Sure Apple have some strange policies but unlike Google at least they are clear about them.

MS has a lot of bright people but they are asleep at the wheel.
Google is now working on a phone of their own which is a good idea for their OS,
the problem with WM is that they let it run on anything without demanding any
manufacturing requirements which is bad for the "user experience" between different devices.

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Re: Camera [Re: Tony_F18] #199119
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the problem with WM is that they let it run on anything without demanding any
manufacturing requirements which is bad for the "user experience" between different devices.


I'd argue the same is true for windows itself.

Re: Camera [Re: ThunderMuffin] #199120
12/17/09 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Undecided
The one I use the most is a widget I made that opens up the weather channel animated weather radar from the homescreen for my current location.

cool

The apps I made are tools that I use for a geeky MMO that I play that would have absolutely no usefulness in the real world smile
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hahah... also cool that you do that

Re: Camera [Re: ] #199123
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as i have to give the macbook at the end of this year i was in the market for another portable

i boiled it down to 3 options

the very new macbook for $1000, a 2nd hand 3year old macbook for $450 or a tiny xp netbook for $300

a $1000 was more than i wanted to spend and i hate the way mac have changed plugs again and outdated all my headsets with the new machine so that got crossed

the 3 year old machine probably wouldn't give another 3 years without a hardware problem and the old battery would make tie it to a desk so that got crossed too

so it was the cheapest option for me and a wii for the kids for xmas

the value is unbeatable, i do like that it has a built in card reader, the wireless connection isn't perhaps as sensitive as the macbook but seems less picky about making the initial connection

and currently it's booting in 10secs to the new chrome OS cherry from a 1gb usb drive, which is kinda cool

i'll still be able to use quicktime pro to edit video clips but the search for something as easy to use as imovie to put them together will now have to begin


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Re: Camera [Re: erice] #199141
12/18/09 02:18 AM
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Re: Camera [Re: erice] #199149
12/18/09 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by erice

a $1000 was more than i wanted to spend and i hate the way mac have changed plugs again and outdated all my headsets with the new machine so that got crossed


Hi Erice, can i ask what you mean they changed plugs again?

and outdated all my headsets? what does that mean as well?

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Re: Camera [Re: ] #199173
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it's a new combo port, combining the microphone and stereo headphones into 1 plug

i can see the elegance of doing away with the normal 2 plug system but am rough with my headphones and like being able to swap them around with mp3 player etc and replace when needed with stuff from the $1 shop

presumably headphones with the new plug won't be able to be swapped with older style units and won't be available for $1 for a few more years


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Re: Camera [Re: CatSailingHu] #199182
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Originally Posted by CatSailingHu


Heres a review we did of this camera:
Adventure Online TV review

As far as the mac/pc editing question, if your working with HD the biggest factor is going to be your hardware: processor, RAM, raid setup (and monitors). You can accomplish the majority of the same things whether mac/pc/finalcut/vegas/premiere/etc, but at the end of the day power rules. I had a lot of crashes working with HD with my old PC, upgraded recently to the latest and greatest hardware and its much more stable.

Re: Camera [Re: erice] #199186
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Originally Posted by erice
it's a new combo port, combining the microphone and stereo headphones into 1 plug

i can see the elegance of doing away with the normal 2 plug system but am rough with my headphones and like being able to swap them around with mp3 player etc and replace when needed with stuff from the $1 shop

presumably headphones with the new plug won't be able to be swapped with older style units and won't be available for $1 for a few more years


Regular headphones still work in the same jack. iPods had the video output this way for a quite a while, until they realized they were losing money to those who just bought a cable at Best Buy, then they switched the output to the data port so you had to get a special/$50 cord from Apple.

Re: Camera [Re: Karl_Brogger] #199277
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With regard to the data transfer, I don't see why someone wouldn't want that many gigs to work with. It would justify some good editing equipment and get a really good compilation video that might even SELL (or be used as a sponsor recruitment tool)


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Re: Camera [Re: waterbug_wpb] #199293
12/21/09 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by waterbug_wpb
With regard to the data transfer, I don't see why someone wouldn't want that many gigs to work with. It would justify some good editing equipment and get a really good compilation video that might even SELL (or be used as a sponsor recruitment tool)


IMHO that is what seperates high end from non... i dont have 5k to spend on hardware.. and my videos look that way...

Re: Camera [Re: Baltic] #199593
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Great info here guys. I was impressed by the HD Helmet Hero and enjoyed running through their video library. Wow. I looked into the Sanyo and was equally impressed. My quandry is this. It looks like the HH would be the best choice of gear as far as bolting it onto the end of the spin pole and getting great footage of the boat for training purposes but wouldn't be able to shoot without the wide angle (fisheye) lens effect. So shooting one boat from another boat wouldn't be that great and there is not a zoom. The Sanyo on the other hand can shoot from farther away etc but would be more difficult to bolt up to the spin pole and it doesn't look like you could adapt a wide angle lens. It would require additional waterproofing to handle spray also I would think. I'm pretty lame on the technical side of things so I'm wondering if I've got this right or not. Any help? Thanks. Ed


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Re: Camera [Re: LuckyDuck] #199594
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Gee Ed, you could be our in-house videographer! If only you were a class member. frown


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Re: Camera [Re: pgp] #199600
12/28/09 01:32 PM
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My accountant won't let me join until after Jan 1. But watch out after that. Ansel Adems got nothin on me.


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Not to confuse matters for ya, but coming soon... one more option, the ContourHD. Were working on a review of this camera that we hope to have ready in January.

Re: Camera [Re: BrianK] #199626
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Brian. Thanks for the review on the Sanyo. That was very well done. Ed


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Re: Camera [Re: BrianK] #199634
12/29/09 05:18 AM
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This ContourHD looks promising
The laser sensors are interesting too..


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Re: Camera [Re: CatSailingHu] #199643
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maybe we can attach it to sharks so that we can have lazer beams....

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Re: Camera [Re: waterbug_wpb] #199646
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i love this thread. i'm looking for a camera and i recently jumped over to Mac. i was so tired of having to wipe my hard drive and reinstall windows to get it going fast again. i went so far as to have a laptop that i refused to install any programs onto it to avoid the inevitable slowdown. it didnt work. i was always chasing possible viruses, etc. my computer always felt like an exercise in binge and purge dieting. then i made the jump to an iMac... it just works all the time. it doesn't get bogged down over time. since then i think i have replaced every windows-like device. the router(time-capsule), laptop, phone(iphone). i'm definitely one of them now. the thing is, i used to like fiddling with my computer now i just want to be able to sit down and have a pleasant computing experience. it will never be for everyone but those who try it will take their kool-aid in an IV drip.

i also want a camera to mount to my boat just cuz it looks so cool and i want evidence of this cool sport before i'm too old to do it any more. gopro, contour, sanyo... i like the options. now only if apple would make a camera...........


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Re: Camera [Re: Capt_Cardiac] #199648
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". . .kool-aid in an IV drip." laugh

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