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Old Jun 06, 2011, 09:53 AM
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I gave up using HDD after I discovered the quality of DVD. I now use a Sony portable DVD burner, and am hoping to convert the rest of the tribe to this format.
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...6-FB-R&cpc=SCH

Also my Baru (Br3002, or 3003, not sure..) had an annoying habit of slipping slightly out of synch occasionally, and putting the bottom 10mm of screen at the top. Never found a cause for it. Its now collecting dust with all my other recorders that didnt make the grade.
Let me know if formatting works for you,'
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Old Jun 06, 2011, 10:12 AM
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I gave up using HDD after I discovered the quality of DVD. I now use a Sony portable DVD burner, and am hoping to convert the rest of the tribe to this format.
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...6-FB-R&cpc=SCH
Any idea what the recording bitrate is?
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Old Jun 06, 2011, 11:28 AM
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Im not sure as its not stated in the handbook. At HQ it will fill a single layer DVD in 61 minutes. Playback of AVin recording on plasma screen is near DVD quality. Its only limited by your downlink quality.
I have been pushing ths device for a couple of months now and everyone who has bought one loves it.
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Old Jun 06, 2011, 12:54 PM
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I gave up using HDD after I discovered the quality of DVD. I now use a Sony portable DVD burner, and am hoping to convert the rest of the tribe to this format.
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...6-FB-R&cpc=SCH

Also my Baru (Br3002, or 3003, not sure..) had an annoying habit of slipping slightly out of synch occasionally, and putting the bottom 10mm of screen at the top. Never found a cause for it. Its now collecting dust with all my other recorders that didnt make the grade.
Let me know if formatting works for you,'
Cheers
Frank
I saw your recommendation a month or so ago for this unit and ordered one as well. It records very high quality. I love this thing. The only problem I've had (my own stupid fault) is that I have cut power to it before stopping the current recording and then lost whatever was recorded. This unit beats any other recording device I've tried to use. Very happy with it.

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Old Jun 06, 2011, 01:07 PM
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I saw your recommendation a month or so ago for this unit and ordered one as well. It records very high quality. I love this thing. The only problem I've had (my own stupid fault) is that I have cut power to it before stopping the current recording and then lost whatever was recorded. This unit beats any other recording device I've tried to use. Very happy with it.

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Gentlemen, never recorded on DVD before.

Can record over the DVD again and again just like an SD card?
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Old Jun 06, 2011, 01:15 PM
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Also, whats the process like to edit it? Can you rip it to your computer like an MP3 without having to watch it all over again?
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Old Jun 06, 2011, 01:56 PM
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Im not sure as its not stated in the handbook. At HQ it will fill a single layer DVD in 61 minutes. Playback of AVin recording on plasma screen is near DVD quality. Its only limited by your downlink quality.
I have been pushing ths device for a couple of months now and everyone who has bought one loves it.
pshimm has one. I've flown with him and he really likes the Sony recorder. Aside from miniDV, I think this and probably the Lawmate PV-500 ECO are the two best recorders to get. Pros/cons as I see it are...

Sony DVD recorder
Pros:
- High Quality video
- Good price
- Easy to transfer to PC

Cons:
- Somewhat bulky
- Have to "finalize" disk before ejecting or you lose everything!!
- Doesn't record through static (?)

Lawmate PV-500 ECO
Pros:
- High Quality video
- SD card, so don't need to "finalize", capture, etc.
- Very small, compact design

Cons:
- Expen$ive!
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Old Jun 06, 2011, 02:09 PM
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Gentlemen, never recorded on DVD before.

Can record over the DVD again and again just like an SD card?
Use R/W DVD and you can just reformat the DVD after each time. This takes a few minutes by the way.

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Old Jun 06, 2011, 02:10 PM
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pshimm has one. I've flown with him and he really likes the Sony recorder. Aside from miniDV, I think this and probably the Lawmate PV-500 ECO are the two best recorders to get. Pros/cons as I see it are...

Sony DVD recorder
Pros:
- High Quality video
- Good price
- Easy to transfer to PC

Cons:
- Somewhat bulky
- Have to "finalize" disk before ejecting or you lose everything!!
- Doesn't record through static (?)

Lawmate PV-500 ECO
Pros:
- High Quality video
- SD card, so don't need to "finalize", capture, etc.
- Very small, compact design

Cons:
- Expen$ive!
Sample videos? What happens at static?
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Old Jun 06, 2011, 02:11 PM
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Also, whats the process like to edit it? Can you rip it to your computer like an MP3 without having to watch it all over again?
I import it using Sony Vegas Pro.

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Old Jun 06, 2011, 02:13 PM
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Sample videos? What happens at static?
Yes please. lol (I don't have either of those recorders.)
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Old Jun 06, 2011, 02:13 PM
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Use R/W DVD and you can just reformat the DVD after each time. This takes a few minutes by the way.

-tychoc
Minutes? Like 5 or 10?

Geez, I may just stick with my aiptek.

It pretty much does everything, and it's only cons are overly sharp videos and 4gb max cards. But I don't use it for anything more than a reference. I fly with a go pro.
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Old Jun 06, 2011, 02:30 PM
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Minutes? Like 5 or 10?

Geez, I may just stick with my aiptek.

It pretty much does everything, and it's only cons are overly sharp videos and 4gb max cards. But I don't use it for anything more than a reference. I fly with a go pro.
I have only used this device for a few weeks, and I only get to fly at most once per week. I would say around 5 minutes. I never did time it. I always pop a DVD in and format when preparing my gear in the garage.

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Old Jun 06, 2011, 06:21 PM
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Ok,
Formatting a disk takes about a minute.
When you insert a disk it does a disk check every time, about 30 sec.
I use +RW DVDs. these are multi session and dont need to be finalised.
Erasing a disk takes about 30s.
After erasing, the disk neds to be reformatted as the device formats according to whether you are storing pix or video.
When you press stop it takes abut 30s to do its thing before you power off.
If you switch off during recording you lose the file, just like most HDD recorders
It will record static up to a point. If the image is too broken up, the unit will pause and wait until a decent image is available. It doesnt stop.
EG: I crashed recently, and detached the VTx plugas the wing ripped off.
I forgot to switch off the recorder. I went home, collected another plane and returned 15 mins later. When I switched on the second plane, the recorder started recording the image. There was no gap in the recording, it looked like an edit. I also appears like an edit when it clips unviewable video, and it has to be very unviewable for the thing to pause itself. This saves some editing.
It runs happily on 3s lipo.
I use Movavi DVD editing suite.
I see all of the above as characteristics, not flaws. Its not an HDD, and its not an SD so it has different requirements.
Heres a sample, but remember its been compressed for Vimeo. Camera was an SN555. The actual playback at home is very close to DVD quality and is only limited by your image received.
This is my 6th recorder and I cant see the need for anything more.
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Old Jun 06, 2011, 09:39 PM
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What's the go on the BPR-101 ? I can't see vimeo/youtube from work - is it any good?
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