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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 5
well designed lightweight product – HD 1080P Mini Sports DV 5.0MP CMOS Water Resistant Camera Camcorder with TF / 2 LEDs / 1 Red Laser Reviews

posted by zvliekfa on 05/11/2012 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
For helmet definitely better than GoPro: 86 gramm better size and form laser&led beaming for proper centering very responsive vibro feedback - applauses to designers live AV+HDMI video streaming during standby&recording 720p60fps (autoswitch to 720p30fps under weak lightning) very good usability amarella chipset - garanteed no frame drops - smooth footage, goo colors
Cons:
microphone isn't isolated from body case, simple rubber between mic and case would fix that; broken audio stream format in avi container hangs 95% of video editing software at PC and MAC, manufacturer have to consider more compatibility no ability to charge and see video simultaneously (maybe home made cable hack will help) no webcam drivers, camera have webcam mode, but unavailable drivers pisses off end users no ability to delete videos from camera interface lot of dead warm pixels during night shooting (not a problem at all) no firmware updates or official site|support
Other:
external mic micro connector a must, people shooting mostly when not underwater - good sound a must! stereo recording (for external mic) is desirable, even a lot of modern photocams do that wonderfull To be honest, with such optics 1080p is useless - more space, more computing power waste ;) Micro analogue LCD display 1-2" with battery container pack would be very useful for fast calibration or conversion to consumer microHD cam.
Bottomline:
How-to successfull edit footage with minimal reconversion: use Avidemux from avidemux.org and replace audio stream in avi contaner to stereo mp3, for video stream just leave "copy" and voila - all programs work with footage seamlessly; also you can cut and merge footages from cam without recoversion, before importing in serious video editing software. After replacing audio stream SONY Vegas 9,10,11, Corel and even VirtualDub work flawlessly.

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