Amazon.com Product Description Still images or video--capture either 60 minutes of DVD-quality MPEG-2 movies or thousands of super-high resolution UXGA-size JPEG pictures with the Everio--the first camera to use Microdrive technology. The included 4GB Microdrive card, though it is the same size as Compact Flash card, has such unprecedented capacity because it is has its own built-in HDD (hard disk drive).
| The completely tapeless Microdrive format lets you choose higher video quality or longer shooting times. |
| Store more photos than you ever thought possible on the included 4GB Microdrive card. |
Until now, tapeless formats have been severely limited in the length and quality of video capacity, but the Everio's Microdrive lets you shoot up to 60 minutes of high quality MPEG-2 video--and even more in lower resolution modes. A selection of recording modes lets you choose more quality or more shooting time. The highest quality ULTRA mode records at a constant bit rate of 8.88 Mbps with AC 3 audio -- comparable to the DVD data rate (average 4 Mbps video/9.8 Mbps maximum). Essentially what you get is DVD quality, with the same video and audio format as a movie DVD. And the number of still photos that will fit on the Microdrive card is nothing less than awe-inspiring: More than 5000 of the highest resolution images (1600x1200 fine).
2.12 Megapixel CCD
This 1/3.6" CCD with a total of 2.12 million pixels (effective: 1.23 million for moving pictures, 2 million for still pictures) offers the high resolution capabilities needed for high quality digital videography and photography. And the Megabrid Engine applies separate, optimized processing to moving and still images, for videos with a high signal-to-noise ratio, and high-resolution still pictures.
Versatile, Lossless Data
Store what you've shot on the provided Microdrive card, optional CompactFlash or SD Memory Cards. size as a CompactFlash card, but with many Gigabytes of capacity. You can eject the Microdrive card, just as you would a CompactFlash or SD Memory Card, and load data into your PC via optional card adapter. Or simply connect the camera via its USB2.0 interface for quick downloading to a PC. All transfer is digital-to-digital, so you won't lose any quality in the process.
DVD Creation & Sharing
| Three advanced applications are provided: |
- Power Producer offers easy saving (authoring) of your video clips in any order to DVD, even right from a USB-connected camera, so you can share your original DVDs with anybody who owns a DVD player.
- Power Director offers feature-rich non-linear editing so you can flex your creative muscle with titles, effects, and even mix still with videos.
- Power DVD for easy video clip and DVD playback with AC 3 audio.
In addition to making it easy to create DVDs, the supplied software converts to a variety of file formats for distribution via the Web or by e-mail. Supported formats include DV-AVI, Windows-AVI, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2, as well as Windows Media Video and RealVideo that can be streamed over the Internet.
Everio uses the high-quality MPEG-2 data compression format and JVC's original codec chip for moving picture recording and a Microdrive, CF card or SD card as media to save these images. A shock absorption mechanism for the hard disk has been newly developed for reliable portability. In addition, Everio has a Super Hi-Resolution Lens, a 2.1 Megapixel CCD and a processor for high-resolution images with optimal color production. All these factors make Everio a new style of camera. Speaker - Monaural Interfaces - Microdrive (CF) slot, SD Memory card slot, USB 2.0 / 1.1, AV/S-Video, Multi-connector cable Out, Headphone Out, DC In Unt Dimensions (W x H x D) - 1-5/8 x 4-1/8 x 2-13/16 inch