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Old Feb 01, 2011, 12:03 PM
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A different HD micro camera like an 808

The following camera is a REAL HD key cam micro camera, but is not the #11, so I thought you would like to know about it. It might eventually be an HD "contender".

A vendor (not on eBay) in Thailand sent me some photos and video samples from a 1280x720 micro camera called the V909. It has a black plastic case that is similar to the 808 case, but not exactly. The vendor is evaluating one sample camera and does not have it for sale. I have some questions in to the vendor and I'm awaiting a reply.

Unlike the fake 808 AVI micro cameras, this is real 1280x720 AVI MJPEG video (resolution confirmed based on frame analysis). Not MOV. Not H.264.

The missing frame rate is high at about 33%.
The sample video has no video date time stamp!
The video does not seem to be aspect ratio distorted (not confirmed).
This sample is too dark and has high contrast. A little post processing fix looks much better.

The VirtualDub AVI specs are: 1280x720, 30.000 fps, MJPEG, video frame sizes from 44928 to 86406, 15614 Kbps video, audio is 8000 Hz sampled 16-bit PCM 128 Kbps.

One very interesting thing is that the USB cable, at the PC end, has a USB plug and a yellow RCA plug! Does this camera have composite video output? I'm trying to find out.

Here is the 14 second sample video uploaded to YouTube (watch in 720p). Email me if you want the original AVI (16 MB).

-- Chuck at www.chucklohr.com/808, clohr@yahoo.com

808 #12 HD 1280x720 AVI MJPEG Micro Camera (0 min 14 sec)


============ UPDATE FROM THE VENDOR ==============
RCA plug just for watch live video from camera (know just where is camera taking focus to.. ? )
cant use video output , cant play video on TV screen , video resolution can select which resolution you want to record ( select by yourself )

You want to get V909 for yourself ?? now on vacation " Chinese Newyear " cant order , after Feb 12,2011 will know price.
Yes , Time and Date stamp can be enable.

PS - last thing , when you posting report on your web , Could you please put my websites links also ??? pls...... just for SEO working well http://www.gadgets2u.net

I asked my friend (supplier) , ems to USA take 5-7days = 24usd for shipping cost. If by DHL around 31usd , minimum charge 0-0.5 kilograms same cost. 1 set with retail box just 145 grams, if you buy 2 , it's mean same shipping cost. Product price 36usd + ems 24 = 60 usd , but i need to pay more for paypal fees around 4% too. If u need 2pcs 36 x 2pcs + ems 24 = 96usd +4% for 2 pcs.

========= Normandy5 Comments ================

The vendor seems to be saying that the composite video output can't be used to play back a recorded AVI file, but can be used for FPV like a webcam. The video resolution can be set to three choices and the video date time stamp can be enabled or disabled in the time file.

At a delivered price of about US$60, or two for US$50 each, that is relatively expensive.

More information and photos here
http://chucklohr.com/808/C12/index.h...720P-AVI-MJPEG
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Last edited by Normandy5; Feb 01, 2011 at 03:11 PM. Reason: can't configure from composite video output