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Old Dec 04, 2006, 02:30 PM
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New Full D1 Resolution Micro DVR is HERE!

Finally, it is complete and will encode REAL TIME full D1 resolution video in MPEG1/2/4.

The American & German engineered RC-TEK RCT-DVR



Now, high-definition aerial A/V is possible without a lot of size, weight or breaking the bank. The world's smallest (smaller than a CDROM) and most powerful HD micro DVR is now a reality and will be priced under US$600!

Linux based with the horsepower of a proven ARM9 32bit processor!

Power Supply:
12VDC @ 500mA

Internal Battery:
Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery @ 2200mAH

Camera & MIC Supplied Power:
9-12VDC @ up to 200mA

Video:
Video Stream: MPEG-4/2/1
Resolution: Full-D1 - PAL:720x576, NTSC:720x480
Half-D1 - PAL:576x352, NTSC:480x352
VGA - 640x480
SIF - 352x240 (NTSC)
CIF - 352x288
QCIF - 176x144
Bit Rate: 64Kbps-6Mbps, Adjustable
Frame Rate: PAL(25-1fps), NTSC(30-1fps)
GOP: IP, IBP, IBBP
Standard: PAL/NTSC/SECAM
Picture: Brightness, Contrast, Saturation Adjustable

Audio:
Sampling: 8/16/32/48KHz
Format: ADPCM, MPEG-1 Layer 1

Interface:
Remote Control: IR
Button: Record, Stop Push Button
Video In: IRIS, 1Vpp, 75ohm
Audio In: IRIS, Audio Mono or MIC
Camera Power: IRIS

Power:
4.2mm O.D. x 1.1mm I.D. DC Power Jack
Battery Power: 2MM Header
Visible: Multi-color LED

Vibration:
Motor

Storage:
CF Card : 256MB-8GB

Physical:
100mm x 78mm x 19mm

Weight:
200g

Each unit will be finished to order with a very limited production run in December. If interested, please contact me or email sales@rc-tek.com for more information.

Regards,
Scott
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Old Feb 17, 2007, 11:16 AM
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Scott,

Any news on if these are available? Do you have pix of the finished product and some sample videos? Thanks!
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Old Feb 17, 2007, 01:29 PM
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Yes, they are available in sample qty's right now to dealers. We are working on getting some video posted.

Regards,
Scott
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Old Feb 17, 2007, 03:18 PM
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Oooooooh! Nice! Thanks for the update. I want one!
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Old Feb 17, 2007, 04:24 PM
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id love to see demo videos of this thing! nice work
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Old Feb 17, 2007, 04:33 PM
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Now, high-definition aerial A/V is possible
Very neat, but ummmm.... 720x480 is hardly "High Definition"

and Compact Flash??? man that's about extinct.

for just 289grams more you can use a Panasonic SD1 HD1080i 3CCD camera that records on 4gb & 8gb SDHC cards.

thanks for posting... looks very cool for hobby or surveillance work but for any level of work other than that it's a novelty IMHO.
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Old Feb 17, 2007, 04:53 PM
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D1 res. is D1 res. and this offers full D1. Also, CF proved better is our tests for reliable media storage (at 6MB+/sec). Plus, the media is CHEAP. Maybe SDHC will be an option in the future when we find it more reliable for this specific use.

Yes, the Panasonic SD1 is nice, but its larger, heavier, and just a weeee bit more than the $500-$549 this will cost (including remote control, CF adapter, battery, etc etc).

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Old Feb 17, 2007, 05:17 PM
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Plus, the media is CHEAP
very true and I can understand that.

I just questioned the use of the letters HD because HD has come to mean 720p, 1080i, & 1080p these days.

Very cool device though. What camera do you recommend for it?
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Old Feb 17, 2007, 05:36 PM
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We are testing a few Sony 3CCD cameras now, but no flight footage yet. By the way, your video in the other thread is VERY nice.

Maybe you can test our unit with one of your camera setups and give us your honest feedback. If you like, we can talk about it when I return to California from Germany next week. We should have a few more production samples in early March.

Regards,
Scott

PS: I will change the title if it's an issue.
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Old Feb 17, 2007, 05:43 PM
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wow, I think a 3CCD camera with your unit would be great. What would really be good is the ability to remote mount the recorder in a location on the aircraft separate from the camera. This would be useful for shooting back at the aircraft from wing or tail for some really slick angles!

as far as the HD title goes I really think you might confuse people with the HD designation. Smart ones will look at specs and know but the others may assume they are getting a true HD recorder.... just a thought.

If you think about it contact me when you're back in town. I'd be interested in trying out your unit in some of my planes/choppers. Also would work great for recording video from my full scale Taylorcraft. I've been wanting to mount a camera on the struts and tail and go do some low level flying with it but am reluctant to bolt up my HD cameras out in the breeze.
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Old Feb 17, 2007, 05:56 PM
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Title changed

OK, I will be in touch. Your ideas sound great.

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Old Feb 17, 2007, 07:25 PM
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wow, I think a 3CCD camera with your unit would be great. What would really be good is the ability to remote mount the recorder in a location on the aircraft separate from the camera. This would be useful for shooting back at the aircraft from wing or tail for some really slick angles!

as far as the HD title goes I really think you might confuse people with the HD designation. Smart ones will look at specs and know but the others may assume they are getting a true HD recorder.... just a thought.

If you think about it contact me when you're back in town. I'd be interested in trying out your unit in some of my planes/choppers. Also would work great for recording video from my full scale Taylorcraft. I've been wanting to mount a camera on the struts and tail and go do some low level flying with it but am reluctant to bolt up my HD cameras out in the breeze.
With a remote cam be handy to observe wool tufts on wing etc to check out airflow, figure out airframe improvements.
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Old Feb 18, 2007, 01:16 AM
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Wot about using a mini HD from a Laptop , 80+ GB for storage ???
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Old Feb 18, 2007, 04:11 AM
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Too big and heavy compared to what is already available in solid state form. You can get hours of video from a 4GB card so why would you need more unless you're using the device as your personal TiVO...

However, remember that the CF/PCMCIA port is a PCI IDE bus interface so almost anything (theoretically) could be connected remotely. We will include the CF card adapter, but that doesn’t mean you are locked in to using it. Experiment!

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Old Mar 08, 2007, 03:35 PM
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how fast of a media card do you need?
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