[Novalug] Linux and a memory camcorder
kkauffman at headfog.com
Sun Apr 4 11:57:49 EDT 2010
I do realize you mentioned getting a flash based unit. I picked up a
NON-flash* hard drive* based Sony Camcorder DCR-SR300 for a very good price
(<$400). The reason I picked it up is that it stores video as pure .MPG.
Not a separate video/audio stream that need to be muxed together. Hence -
no special software.
Some do not like the built in compression artifacts of the camcorder, but
there is an option to change it to a higher video quality at the cost of
hard drive space.
The camcorder is also picked up as a straight USB storage device on Linux
and you simply copy/play the videos off the camcorder. It also has the
ability to add a Sony memory stick and snap pictures with it. You can also
snap pictures to HD.
Just an additional data point for you.
On Sun, Apr 4, 2010 at 08:58, Rich Goodwin <Rich.Goodwin at cox.net> wrote:
> We used the original 1st gen Flip, so yes - video quality was ...
> > On Sat, 2010-04-03 at 17:56 -0400, Nick Danger wrote:
> > >
> > >> I have been thinking about getting one of those flash memory
> > >> Something a little bigger then the 'flip' or the like, something more
> > >> like the HandyCam style. Is anyone using one of these with Linux? I
> > >> borrowed a Sony MiniDV tape camcorder a few years ago and it worked
> > >> but Im worried about video formats and getting something that requires
> > >> special software to get it off the camera. (Can you tell I know next
> > >> nothing about cameras?) And I dont want an older bulkier tape unit,
> > >> these memory card ones are tiny and really easy to use.
> > >>
> > >> Do I have to worry or just go get one I like?
> > >>
> > >> Nick
> > >> _______________________________________________
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