ACT20 Sample Files
A couple of people have asked for samples of the files from the ACT20 camera to see if these work with their editing package. So I've put a couple of clips - one 7 seconds and one 15 seconds in a dropbox folder (the reason that the audio fades is because my thumb covered the microphone hole).
Right click and save these files to your computer
The chaps behind the HD808 #11 Micro HD camera got in touch with a nice email.
They explained their company consists of eight stores on ebay
They have a few new styles of keyfob incorporating the same HD808 innards -but with a larger 100-120 min battery and a 'better quality car charger'
It's clear from their email that they are both the sole manufacturer and reseller of these cameras. That explains why these aren't available anywhere other than eBay.
I replied to them with a list of requests for any future new models…
My list was as follows;
Flashlight/Bullet Camera Shape
Water Resistant/Water Proof Case
Long Battery Life (2hr+)
Fisheye/Wide Angle Lens (120 Degree)
Optional Cycled Recording
……and they responded with
"yes,we're planing to make different shapes in the future,and we're improving this HD camera steps by steps"
So keep your eyes on these people. I really like the h.264 .mov encoding on their HD808 camera….even more so, now that I've used a couple of jerky, stuttering, frame dropping .avi mjpeg cameras.
I've also been contacted by Chinavaison - a China based wholesale retailer that always seems to be the first to get the latest and greatest gadgets. They asked if I wanted to review something for them……. so of course it's on it's way to me. I won't spoil the surprise, but it's the kind of gadget that would make a really good gift. I'll put a review together when it arrives.
Hopefully this will be the start of a collaboration - I can quite happily browse their site for hours looking for ideas for things to review, so getting the occasional item for free would really help. Co-incidentally, the week before they contacted me through the site, I'd ordered something from them to review. It's currently on my wrist, telling the time (amongst other things…..) review will follow of course.
That Other Upcoming Helmet Camera review
The other helmet camera that I'm reviewing will take me a while - but unfortunately it already seems to have serious frame rate issues, as well as one really unusual problem. It's a shame, because there is a lot to like about it as well. I'm going to give it a fair crack of the whip, before I commit anything to youtube.
One More Thing..
There will however be one new review uploaded this weekend - I just need to get James May or Ringo Star in to do the voiceover....