Thursday, May 31, 2007

Body Worn Spy Camera System

Here I find a body worn camera. It almost fits to my requirements for worn photo camera, but I could not understand why it's so expensive. Today 3Mp camera costs 7 times less.

DVR Specifications Capacity: 30 GB Hard Drive to store up to 40 Movies, 300 000 photos or 15 000 songs1

Display: 3.5'' TFT (320X240 pixels) 4/3, over 16 million colors

Video playback: MPEG-42 (ASP@L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution)
WMV (MP@ML, up to DVD resolution).
With optional software plug-ins:
- H.264 up to DVD resolution and AAC sound.
- MPEG-2 MP@ML up to 10 Mbps (up to DVD resolution) and AC3 stereo sound.

Audio playback**: Stereo MP3 decoding @ 30-320 Kbits/s CBR & VBR, WMA, Protected WMA, WAV (PCM/ADPCM).
With optional software plug-ins:
- AAC3 music files
- AC3 stereo sound files

Photo viewer: JPEG, BMP, PNG
Transfer directly your photos from a digital camera with the optional Docking adapter

PDF viewer: Reads PDF documents. May not implement all PDF features;

Video recording: Via the optional DVR Station: record in MPEG-4 SP with ADPCM stereo sound, resolution VGA (640x480) @ 30 or 25 f/s, in AVI format.

Audio recording: Voice recording through the built-in Microphone
Via the optional DVR travel adapter or DVR Station: stereo line-in, WAV (IMA ADPCM or PCM) format.

Interfaces: USB 2.0 High-Speed Device (compatible USB 1.1): Mass Storage class (MSC) and Media Transport Protocol (MTP).
USB 2.0 Host : Mass Storage class (MSC) and Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) (with optional docking adapter).

Connections: 3.5 mm stereo headphone mini-jack and TV output (AV cable sold separately).
Dedicated connectors to connect optional adapters and DVR station.

Battery life Music playback time: up to 12 hours5.
Video playback time: up to 4 hours5 on built-in LCD

Power source: Internal: Lithium-Ion Polymer battery.
External: charges via computer USB port, or faster with the optional docking adapter or DVR Station.

Scalability: Download firmware updates available

Dimensions & weight: Approx. 100 x 78 x 15 mm – 3.9” x 3” x 0.59”
Approx. 190 gr. - 6.75 oz

Package includes: DVR, headphones, dedicated USB 2.0 cable, DVR station adapter, pouch, QSG, legal and safety notice.

Minimum system requirements: For PC: Windows ME, 2000, XP, Media Center; Macintosh®: OS X or higher (with USB Mass Storage Class support), Linux (with mass storage device support), USB port.
For PlaysForSureTM video and subscription services: PC with Windows® XP SP 2 or higher, Windows® Media Player 10 or higher, USB 2.0 port.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Idea of super spy camera

Spies are not born, spies become.

Very often it would be desirable to take a photograph of somebody or something but to make it in opened happens inconveniently, happens it is forbidden. I have a not small 8x zoom camera, so it is very difficult to use it imperceptibly. Reflecting above those problem, the idea of creation spy mega camera was born. The idea consists in division of the camera on 3 (or more) parts: an objective, the screen and the shutter button.

An objective, in itself, even at ultra-zooms, compact enough, it is possible to hide in a hand, a cap or somewhere else.

Often, the attention involves not the camera, and not directed an objective, attention involves directed a sight of the person how tries to make a picture. Accordingly, it is necessary to make that the photographer during the moment of shooting do not look at a photographed object. Thus, the screen of the camera, should be not simply rotary. It should be demountable and mobile. That, for example, it was possible to hold an objective in one hand, and the screen to hold in another.

Well and, at last, the shutter button. It too should be mobile. It is possible to combine with the screen, but it is better to make it not dependent. That the camera could be turn on remotely.