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#1 grant mcphee

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 03:41 PM

Hi,

I recently noticed this http://www.archos.co...0...=gb&lang=en

and was wondering if anyone had used it as an alternative to a clamshell minidv recorder?

It dosn't look anywhere near as rugged but is a lot cheaper and seems to be a bit more portable (could be gaffered onto a camera / steadicam where video senders might be a problem)

I can't seem to get any help from their site. I want to know if I can record directly onto it using a composite signal (like that from the video tap). The specs seem to suggest it might be possible as there is an av in/out but it also mentions some kind of tv docking pod. Obviously I want to be 100% sure that I can use it in the same way I would use a clamshell.

Anyone had any experience with this or any of the other portable hd recorders?

thanks
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#2 Tony Brown

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 04:32 PM

many AC's use them as 'on board monitors'... I know one that charges £100 a day for his (and gets it!!). I wouldn't recommend you replace the normal playback route, but it is very useful for the AC and also as a back up system.

Dont rely on it like a regular on board for operating though.... there is a terrible delay on the live image
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