Testing new toy

I want to make fairly high quality videos, but I don’t want to spend much. I recently received a $50 coupon for an online store and I bought an RCA Small Wonder for practically nothing. This is an intermediate level recording solution that does not use tapes. It uses AA batteries so there is no hastle making sure that it is charged. I put one of my 1 meg SD cards into it so it can record three hours of video as long as the batteries hold out.

Below is the test video that I took of my cubicle at work. I used Microsoft Movie Maker to convert it to a WMV file because there seemed to be an issue with the codec on the original AVI file. I know, I hate WMV files, too.

I removed the video. The embedded video was crashing the blog. I am researching other alternatives.


  1. Jim Shannon wrote:

    I think My little digital camera can do the same thing but I don’t have SD card I can spare.

    Wednesday, July 4, 2007 at 1:28 am | Permalink
  2. Keith wrote:

    THe advantage of this is the quality is very very good. You can’t tell from the videos that I uploaded because I took them at 640×480 and then shrunk them down and added extra compression to make them even smaller using Microsoft Movie Maker.
    On my Kodak camera you can take video, but you have to hold the button down. This becomes painful after a minute or two.

    Friday, July 6, 2007 at 8:16 am | Permalink