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  • Started 8 years ago by splitshift
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  1. chdot
    Admin

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    Kodak, or rather JK Imaging pretending to be Kodak

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    Interesting thing 'brands'.

    Kodak must have very high 'brand recognition'.

    But isn't it also 'the film company that didn't see digital coming soon enough and went out of business'?

    Posted 8 years ago #
  2. SRD
    Moderator

    Oddly, Eastman Kodak still seems to exist as well.

    (i'll confess to brand loyalty; my dad worked for them for a while and my childhood- along with odd evidence that my parents had a life before i came along - is stored in a small stack of yellow slide boxes.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  3. le_soigneur
    Member

    A skunkworks engineer at Kodak invented the first digital camera ~1972. Marketing canned it, not even patented.
    Kodak missed the digital boat and ended up being bought as a virtual company just for their brandname, patent & copyrights by an IP harvesting patent-suing company that benefitted from the company going bankrupt and not being able to break up the cartels that devalued their portfolio from $2B/annum to ~$100M/annum.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  4. Arellcat
    Moderator

    Actually it's a 180 fisheye, so capturing a hemisphere at least.

    And the edge of the resulting hemispherical image as projected by the lens covers 360°. For example the image boundary might extend from one's feet to the sky above, 90° to the left and to the right; alternatively one could record a full rotation of the horizon if the camera was pointing at the sky. The sensor would have to be circular to match, or be sufficiently large and square for the circle to be fully captured.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  5. Darkerside
    Member

    Garmin Virb is currently £130 on Amazon. Which I could just about justify.

    For recording mini-DarkerSide, you understand...

    Posted 8 years ago #
  6. Kenny
    Member

    Only 7 left in stock. There were 8 in stock 2 hours ago when I was going to originally respond, so they could go fast.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  7. Darkerside
    Member

    Was 11 at lunch, so reasonably quick.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Garmin-Virb-HD-Action-Camera/dp/B00EQ2T3KQ

    Posted 8 years ago #
  8. newtoit
    Member

    Saw the Garmin Virb today for £129 down from £270 in Cotswold Outdoor on Rose St today.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  9. Darkerside
    Member

    Remain calm, but the Virb edit software lets you put super cool* head-up display style overlays on top of your videos (if you have a GPS trace).

    [+] Embed the video | Video DownloadGet the Flash Videos

    *to a five year old, or me.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  10. acsimpson
    Member

    Did you use You tubes video stabilisation? The HUD is skipping about all over the place.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  11. jdanielp
    Member

    I ended up losing interest in my SJ1000 after failing to find a usable method of mounting it, but I'm back on the case having ordered a GoPro mount adaptor for it on eBay.

    I wish that I'd held off buying an action camera a bit longer - I would have picked up the bargain GoPro that was released last autumn. One of my colleagues has it.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  12. richardlmpearson
    Member

    I ordered a Virb last sunday on iwoot.com for £89. Desperately waiting for it to arrive.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  13. neddie
    Member

    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has launched a cheap action camera that costs only 399 yuan (£41).

    The Yi Action Camera shoots video in 1080 high-definition, has a 16 megapixel camera and a wide-angle lens.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31692908

    Posted 7 years ago #

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