anyone who is getting good Kodak Zi8 results, could you let me know what kind of memory card you are using? I'm using a Transcend 8gb class 6 SDHC card and I'm seeing some image tearing during pans. playback is using a htpc that works great for blu-ray.
on the positive side, no high pitched audio issues, even with firmware 1.1.
Aside from the image tearing, I'm disappointed with the motion handling of this camera. any motion results in basically a blurred mess - not sure if this is also a memory card issue. only 10 seconds of video using the internal memory is not really long enough to test. also, I don't really see a big difference using the image stabilization - very jumpy video with this either on or off.
confusingly, my results do not seem to be as good as what i'm seeing on vimeo. clips like this one
show a picture is not terribly stable, but this sample does not seem to just drop focus during movement like what I'm seeing so far.
I'll do some more testing over the weekend and maybe post some clips to vimeo. for those happy with the Zi8, I'd greatly appreciate any comments on the ability of the camera to retain focus during movement and if you notice any difference between motion stabilization on or off....