Originally Posted by dysfunction26 /forum/post/16996267
They are getting great reviews and from what I have seen picture quality is excellent.
Originally Posted by ajamils /forum/post/16975891
I think that camcorders like this are only good for youtube video uploads.
Originally Posted by fjerina /forum/post/17025470
I wonder if flipHD is planning a new 1080p pocket camcorder to compete with the new Kodak 1080p model being released mid-September??? I am very tempted to pre-order the Kodak model.
Originally Posted by Bib Fortuna /forum/post/17065979
I'm tempted to buy this thing. Quality seems to be good enough for my needs and it's apparently very portable and simple to use.
Though i'm wary:
- Some early reviews talked about this high pitched hissing noise on all videos recorded with the internal mic, and i thought it was pretty bad on their sample videos. The more recent video samples on YouTube however don't have that noise anymore, and people are saying it was only a problem in the early models sent out to press. Waiting for further confirmation on this.
- Image stability seems to be an issue in some videos, despite the stabilizer thing. Hoping it's because these people don't have steady enough hands, because it doesn't look that bad in other videos. I don't think this problem would be easy to fix in this kind of device anyways, due to how it's held.
Also: I wasn't able to find out what kind of SDHC card is needed, like what kind of speed class. At 1080p, i can't imagine just any card would hold up fine. Do you guys know anything about this?
Originally Posted by Bib Fortuna /forum/post/17114291
I've read a couple of times now that the high-pitched noise only occurs when the mic sensitivity is cranked all the way up. Could a Zi8 owner please confirm that? And is the mic still sensitive enough below the max level?
Originally Posted by Karyudo /forum/post/17192735
Is is possible to put 1080p h.264 videos in a MOV container back onto the Kodak Zi8, so the camcorder can double as an HD player?
With a 16 GB SDHC card and HDMI out, it would be pretty awesome if this camcorder could act as a quick and dirty Popcorn Hour-like media player. I'll bet some fiddling with Handbrake or QuickTime Pro would yield results...
If somebody like davyo can't answer this, I'll probably try it myself when my Zi8 arrives next week.
Originally Posted by Karyudo /forum/post/17196972
You tell me! (heh, heh)
But yeah, that's what I'd expect to do: pull the card, put the video on, put it back in the Zi8. I just wonder if it's possible to put a (well, an appropriate) video file on the Zi8 and have it be recognized and play.
If I/we/somebody figures this out, it'll sorta be like having a Zune HD that can shoot HD video, too...