Return to the Cloudy Nights Telescope Reviews home pageAstronomics discounts for Cloudy Nights members
· Get a Cloudy Nights T-Shirt · Submit a Review / Article

Click here if you are having trouble logging into the forums

Privacy Policy | Please read our Terms of Service | Signup and Troubleshooting FAQ | Problems? PM a Red or a Green Gu… uh, User

Equipment Discussions >> Video and Electronically Assisted Astronomy

Pages: 1 | 2 | (show all)
scout72
Pooh-Bah
*****

Reged: 05/12/08

Loc: SF Bay Area
Re: Mini DVR's Revisited new [Re: dragonslayer1]
      #5652360 - 01/30/13 01:41 PM

In regards to mini dvr and wireless video you posted in the other thread- Remotoe Control Airplane forums have a ton of threads regarding both of these types of devices- that is one place to look around.

My personal experience: I use a jxd991 and a Cowon A3 for small portable with screen dvr. The jxd is under $100, very light weight and has a slightly smaller screen- hold 8gb on board. The picture quality is not great but not total garbage- works great as a finder at the scope.

The Cowon a3 is heavier, has the nicest picture quality of any small screen device I have seen and holds 80gb of data.
The Cowon is not made anymore and is hard to find and usually over $200.

There is an older Archos model that is supposed to be good too w500 I think is the model- but don't have personal experience with that one.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
mattflastro
Vendor - Astrovideo Systems


Reged: 07/31/09

Loc: Brevard County , FL
Re: Mini DVR's Revisited [Re: ccs_hello]
      #5653107 - 01/30/13 07:51 PM

Quote:

Interesting device using Zoran ZR36494 compression engine/SoC. The menu page shows 800x600/640x480 (more appropriate)/320x240 and 10/20/30 FPS.

I would say if it is doing MPEG2, 640x480 at 30 FPS, then it's a winner.

Matt, can you use "Format Factory" or "Media File Info" to know the detailed recorded video file info (e.g., MPEG1 or 2, which profile, data rate, etc.)?


P.S. this toy is using a Zoran which is a good indication .

Also, many inexpensive fleabay units are using MPEG4 (MP4).


Clear Skies!

ccs_hello




Yes, I am curious about the performance too.
As I posted in another thread in post #5644030 :
The KS-650M unit uses " a Zoran chipset , Samsung Flash memory, Hynix RAM, Texas Instruments video front end and LED backlit TFT LCD , all first class components ."
I will run some tests at the available resolutions and frame rate combinations and post the results (next week I have some time for this) .


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
johnnyha
Postmaster
*****

Reged: 11/12/06

Loc: Sherman Oaks, CA
Re: Mini DVR's Revisited new [Re: mattflastro]
      #5655638 - 02/01/13 06:33 AM

I have the Cowon A3 and it easily beat the image of any Speco on the field. It plugs directly into the camera without needing a dock like the Archos.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
mattflastro
Vendor - Astrovideo Systems


Reged: 07/31/09

Loc: Brevard County , FL
Re: Mini DVR's Revisited new [Re: johnnyha]
      #5656392 - 02/01/13 01:41 PM

Quote:

I have the Cowon A3 and it easily beat the image of any Speco on the field. It plugs directly into the camera without needing a dock like the Archos.



Is the connector that looks like a mini-usb , labeled composite/s-video output only , or is it also an s-video recording input ? I saw it comes with an s-video cable but couldn't find a clear reference to whether it allows s-video recording .


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
scout72
Pooh-Bah
*****

Reged: 05/12/08

Loc: SF Bay Area
Re: Mini DVR's Revisited new [Re: mattflastro]
      #5656408 - 02/01/13 01:49 PM





Is the connector that looks like a mini-usb , labeled composite/s-video output only , or is it also an s-video recording input ? I saw it comes with an s-video cable but couldn't find a clear reference to whether it allows s-video recording .




yes- it does record s-video


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
mattflastro
Vendor - Astrovideo Systems


Reged: 07/31/09

Loc: Brevard County , FL
Re: Mini DVR's Revisited new [Re: scout72]
      #5656421 - 02/01/13 01:59 PM

Quote:





Is the connector that looks like a mini-usb , labeled composite/s-video output only , or is it also an s-video recording input ? I saw it comes with an s-video cable but couldn't find a clear reference to whether it allows s-video recording .




yes- it does record s-video



That should mean better quality video recording than any of the other devices which only use composite video .Thanks


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Ira
Carpal Tunnel
*****

Reged: 08/22/10

Loc: Mitzpe Ramon, Israel
Re: Mini DVR's Revisited new [Re: mattflastro]
      #5664287 - 02/05/13 08:37 PM

The Cowon A3 is no longer available.

/Ira


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
yaesu77
member


Reged: 11/04/12

Re: Mini DVR's Revisited new [Re: Ira]
      #5679104 - 02/14/13 10:22 AM

This looks very nice

To find it you must enter - 5" HD Portable Wireless Mini DVR - on ebay

Edited by yaesu77 (02/14/13 10:23 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
donnie3
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/15/04

Loc: bartlesville oklahoma
Re: Mini DVR's Revisited new [Re: yaesu77]
      #5713296 - 03/04/13 08:25 PM

i dont know about yal but i like orion, i think their service is great! and the prices aren't all that bad. if something is wrong with it or if you dont like the product just return it for a exchange or refund. cant beat that. donnie

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1 | 2 | (show all)


Extra information
4 registered and 7 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  csa/montana, JayinUT 

Print Thread

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled


Thread views: 4014

Jump to

CN Forums Home


Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics