Happy Birthday To Me!
After a week of pleading Pete wore me down last night and got me to open my Birthday Gift. It is a Digital Video Camera. It’s a JVC. Here is the link. I am so so excited. I have been wanting one for a while and with my new Computer it will be so awesome. My Computer had the iDVD program. It records to digital tapes and then I can transfer it over to the computer and burn DVD’s. How cool will that be! I can also buy a memory card and it doubles as a Digital Camera. I went to buy tapes for it during lunch today. I can’t wait to try it out tonight. Laura graduates (Finally) from the Fire accedamy tonight. I am so excited for her. That is the reason that Pete wanted me to have my present early. So I could tape her Graduation. What a thoughtful guy! Here is some more information on the camera:
The mini DV camcorder provides high quality picture and PCM digital stereo sound. With its 680,000 pixel CCD and 520 lines of horizontal resolution, combined with JVC’s super hi-band processor, it assures high-band components of the luminance signal for a crisp, clear picture. Incorporates Power Linked Operation that prepares the camera to record, simply by opening the LCD or pulling out the viewfinder. Other features include a progressive shutter system that allows high quality stills to be captured by the entire frame, eliminating the blur that occurs when separate fields are combined to form a frame. Reduces video noise by 30% for a 2 dB improvement in the signal to noise ratio, with an uncanny ability to minimize noise while maintaining high picture quality during low light. With this mini DV camcorder, you will realize truly amazing picture and sound quality. Images reaching up to 520 lines of horizontal resolution reveal stunning detail and clarity Built-In Digital Still Mode, The still mode is capable of capturing crystal-clear still images of up to (1024 x 768) XGA resolution. The images are stored onto the a optional MM/SD memory card. In the 1024 x 768 mode, images are shot in 720 x 480 pixels and are converted and stored in the 1024 x 768 file size. Equipped with a 16x optical zoom that lets you close in on your subject with a pure optical quality, and the 700x digital zoom that allows you go all the way out with incredible close-ups. You can also zoom in on any part of an image during playback with the 44x pinpoint zoom. Picture Stabilizer, The stabilizer system corrects camera shake instantly, giving you smooth and stable pictures. This feature will give you full color images wheather your subject is close-by or far away. Digital Color Night Scope, Boosts light sensitivity for a bright picture even in environments with minimal illumination with full color. Special Effects, A combination of built-in Digital Special Effects and Wipes/Fades will give your videos a polished and professional look. FireWire, Provides fast loss-less digital transfer to a computer, or dubbing from or to another DV unit. Analog Input, The camcorder’s analog input features a built in Analog-to-Digital converter that will convert the analog audio/video signal to a digital signal. Can be recorded to a DV tape. Remote Control Features allow the Playback with Special Effects, Zoom, Slow Motion, Frame-by-Frame playback and Audio Dubbing/Insert Editing. Snapshot Mode records a photo-like still image onto the video cassette with a shutter sound effect, in full frame or pin-up mode. Power Linked Operation, Prepares the camera to record, simply by opening the LCD or pulling out the viewfinder.