Thursday, June 16, 2016
I've just been trying to stick to my regimen. I took Wednesday after work. It didn't work quite as expected and I had to resort to MS MovieMaker, which incidentally works excellently with this camera. I'm doing a 3-day challenge to see which conditioner gives the best results- curl definition, minimal shrinkage, 2nd day hair, crunch-free lol! My goals this past year were to: I've shot a great deal on Sony cameras.
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No way could her mom do that. And don't even think about her dad. She does her own hair between salon visits. Kiddie Korner stylist Katina Holmes says the do-it-yourself idea only works if a parent is skilled and has a LOT of time to spare.
Collison would like to see a day when girls need not go to a salon twice a month like grown-up ladies. She'd like to see more natural hairstyles. Even Kiddie Korner owner Porter concedes that parents should be able to learn basic styling techniques for little girls. It's not brain surgery.
After that, a lot of the older girls don't like the way mom combs it. But when I move my head, they always say, 'stop moving! Collison's book book assumes you know as little as she did about hairstyling. It explains how to wash every one to two weeks , condition lightly, please and blow-dry hair at home style each section as you blow-dry.
The book has how-tos for various twists, cornrows, ponytails, Zulu knots and zigzag parts. Others are as daunting as jigsaw puzzles. She explains hair -- straight, wavy, curly, kinky -- in all its variations. She tells how to get a child to sit still while you do her hair.
And she encourages dads to learn, too. The Case of Nora is Moshe Feldenkrais' classic study of his work with Nora, a woman who has suffered a severe stroke and lost her neuromuscular coordination, including the ability to read and write. Feldenkrais uses rational and intuitive approaches to help his student relearn basic motor skills. One can observe here the groundwork of Feldenkrais' extraordinary insights which became known as the Feldenkrais Method. We follow his detailed descriptions of the trial and error process which led him to see the ingredients that were needed to help Nora reshape her attention, perception, imagination and cognition.
Professional Selling or Auditing Elements Author: Jason Roberts The book's title, Elements, reflects the needs for many different elements in one's life to lead a healthy and balanced existence. The title is also drawn from the elements of nature—harsh and serene—all needed for the world to function. But you're also taken into the personal world of celebrity chef Jason Roberts—a world none of us normally sees—encompassing Jason's love for surfing, water sports, eating, family, friends and entertaining.
The water elements of Jason's beloved home town of Sydney, Australia are also showcased. The cuisine concept for the book draws from Jason's formal training and background in Classical French Cuisine while synthesizing an eclectic mix of Asian and modern Australian cooking. You'll find recipes and the stories behind them from Jason's farflung friends, too—everything from Shen's Singapore Chilli Mud crab to Royal Australian Navy officer Pat's quick pasta sauce for a guy on the go.
Throughout, Jason's nutritional focus is on "grazing"—lots of little meals more often—for a healthier metabolism and sustained energy. He also explains portion control and how much is enough when you're eating specific meats and vegetables. And while the book is mindful and respectful of tradition it favors low moisture cooking, reduced fat intake, and the use of consistently fresh ingredients. Includes a DVD of Jason Roberts walking you through the creation of some of his most mouth-watering recipes!
See him prepare his barbecue recipe in this DVD clip [5: About the Author International celebrity chef and New Zealand native Jason Roberts could easily be mistaken for a carefree college student instead of the world-renowned executive chef, author and television personality that he is.
In he was introduced to millions of Americans on the TV program Good Morning America, where he's since become a regular guest. Jason's passion for fast, healthy eating and fresh produce led him to create a previous cookbook, Graze: Lots of Little Meals Fast, which taps into the growing trend towards eating smaller, more frequent meals by offering healthy small-portion recipes and alternative cooking methods to save time and effort. It's better for your weight and your heart, and keeps your energy and glycogen levels up.
Emilia Bazan Salazar Based on its author's four-year study and 15 years of experience in Alzheimer's and dementia-related care, Alzheimer's Activities That Stimulate the Mind is the only book offering exercises appropriate to each of the four stages of the disease. It features hundreds of exercises across an array of areas and disciplines, including arts and crafts, community outings, physical activity, religion and spirituality, grooming, gardening, music, and many more.
Combining good humor with solid science, Marilu Henner provides essential information on every aspect of health and fitness, including: Fran Drescher Marilu is my mentor. Her philosophies about health changed my life as well as my figure. Tony Danza If changing your body and looking great are qualifiers, then Marilu is definitely qualified to write this book. Roy Richard Grinker This global exploration of autism by a scientist--and father of an autistic child--is the first book to show that the "epidemic" holds surprising new promise for better diagnosis and treatment.
Unstrange Minds documents Grinker's quest to find out why autism is so much more common today, and to uncover the implications of the increase. What he discovered is both surprising and controversial: There is no true increase in autism. Grinker shows that the identification and treatment of autism depends on culture just as much as on science.
As more and more cases of autism are documented, doctors are describing the disorder better, school systems are coding it better--and children are benefiting. Remapping the World of Autism , Grinker uses the lens of anthropology to show how shifting cultural conditions change the way medical scientists do their work and how we perceive mental health.
A fresh view of the challenges posed by this condition. Grinker's exploration of cultural differences in attitudes to autism is very moving. His daughter Isabel was diagnosed in , and his warmth and compassion for autistic children and parents alike shines through this immensely readable and informative narrative that looks closely at how culture influences the ways we understand, classify and treat autistic-spectrum disorders.
Thoughtfully written by a father and scientist trying to understand his daughter and illuminate her disorder. Unstrange Minds makes the case that the rise in autism diagnosis is nothing more than an epidemic of discovery. Grinker shows us that it's possible, and perhaps valuable, to deconstruct autism as a means of understanding and addressing it. Given the desperation so evident today, this is a welcome perspective. Hands down, Unstrange Minds is the most useful book of the bunch for anyone who is interested in learning more about autism.
Autism is no longer considered a rare, stigmatized disorder; it's one that touches the lives of an increasing number of individuals worldwide. Grinker, director of the George Washington University Institute for Ethnographic Research, is one example of this phenomenon.
Driven by the autism diagnosis his daughter, Isabel, received, Grinker endeavors to collect the myriad scientific, historical and cultural components of autism into an accessible primer. The book is divided into two parts-academic and anecdotal-throughout which the author illustrates his daughter's development and how his family has coped and developed alongside her.
The first section recounts the history of autism, from the illness's initial description in , its once taboo status and the erroneously cited causes of autism. Special attention is given to the evolving diagnostic criteria and the increase in prevalence rates. In the emotionally powerful second portion, Grinker details the experiences of parents of autistic children in South Africa, South Korea and India, how their respective societies view the disorder often negatively and the obstacles surmounted to increase awareness of autism, its treatment and management.
While this grounds the book, the lengths to which Grinker goes to prove to the parents of autistic children they are not alone needn't have been so extensive. Copyright Reed Business Information. Anthropologist Grinker George Washington Univ. First, he probes its impact on the family through his daughter Isabel b.
While there are relatively standard passages documenting conflicts with school placement and services, he taps a different side of autism by showing her learning the cello.
Next, Grinker examines the broader historical context of autism through the work and lives of key figures Leo Kanner who first identified autistic children and Bruno Bettleheim who worked extensively with them. He also addresses the autism epidemic by pointing out that many people with autism were not seen as autistic before.
Third, the text addresses autism in a larger global context, explaining how cultures in Africa, India, and South Korea cope with the condition. These three elements combine to create a book that ranks with Uta Frith's Autism: Explaining the Enigma as one of the great general books on autism. Ever been overwhelmed by a closet that feels like it's filled with all the wrong pieces?
Instant Style is the ultimate guide to streamlining, shopping for and maintaining your ideal wardrobe all year round. The book starts with the basics, outlining the essential clothes items for each season-winter coats, spring skirts, summer sandals, fall sweaters-and shows how to complement these with pieces that accentuate your personal style.
Learn which tops go with what pants, what kind of boots look best with different skirts, how the right bag can change the entire look of an outfit, and how to flatter your coloring and body type. Find out when to hit the best sales, what's worth splurging on, and how to recognize high-quality clothes. Finally, benefit from the book's comprehensive listing of In Style's recommended stores around the country.
Instant Style is filled with hundreds of colorful photographs of clothes and celebrities that will inspire and delight readers and is the first book that gives readers everything they need to make shopping and clothes as enjoyable as they should be. InStyle magazine hit newstands in , committed to celebrity lifestyle, and gets most of the credit or blame for the current obsession with celebrities: One of InStyle's most popular sections is "The Look" pages of celebrity photos shot at fabulous parties and award events, with captions crediting their designer duds.
But along the way, InStyle also became a premier fashion magazine, with the idea of bringing the fabulous to the many. This book by the editors offers a season-by-season guide to dressing well in all situations and being, well, in style. The coverage is entertaining, with much-photographed women like Sarah Jessica Parker, Cameron Diaz, Oprah and Jennifer Aniston providing examples for "know your own shape" Are you slender and petite like Eva Longoria?
Small-busted like Kate Hudson? There are sections on editing your wardrobe, putting outfits together, essential lingerie, checklists and worksheets, and even an index of stores throughout the country.
The result is a terrific-looking book with helpful hints in a useful and entertaining format, a perfect encapsulation of everything the magazine does month after month. Jim Stoppani Finally, a research-based book that covers all facets of optimizing the development of muscle and strength. Choose from exercises presented for 11 different muscle groups and the whole body. Proper technique for each exercise is tailored to the type of resistance used, be it free weights, weight machines, or body weight.
Plus, each training program is rated according to workout duration, the projected timeframe for achieving measurable results, level of difficulty, and overall effectiveness. His clear advice will help you conquer any problem or plateau you encounter. So build your knowledge base to build a better body.
Readers will appreciate the combination of plain facts and expert advice. Anyone looking to build muscle mass will appreciate this thorough, no-nonsense guide to proper strength-training technique. A Visual Guide to over Techniques Author: Clare Maxwell Hudson Drawing on the skill, depth of knowledge, and unrivalled experience of Clare Maxwell-Hudson, one of the world's foremost practitioners, Complete Massage is the most up-to-date, handsomely illustrated guide to the subject currently available.
Innovative state-of -the-art photography captures movement on the mage, showing exactly how each stroke would be performed. A series of exciting international master classes feature routines ranging from Thai to Turkish massage. Beauty treatments for face and body includes a facial massage for a natural face-life, and a hydrotherapy massage to boost circulation and tone the muscles. There are also treatments listed for over 30 common ailments.
Therapeutic massage, based on the latest medical research, offers relief for a wide range of health problems. Other treatments include massage for expectant mothers, newborn babies, and the elderly.
Fully comprehensive and innovative in its approach, this is the definitive guide to the wide-ranging powers of massage. More about bargain books. Traditional Methods for Remedy and Prevention Author: Henry C Lu The most comprehensive, trusted, and user-friendly guide to Chinese traditional medicine is finally available in a handy paperback. A perennial backlist bestseller in hardcover, Chinese Natural Cures remains the most complete and up-to-date book available in the Western world on the system and wisdom of Chinese medicine.
Traditional Chinese medicine is made up of four distinct methods of treatment: Its practices can be used side-by-side with traditional Western medicine and have been growing steadily in popularity in the U. Written by world renowned practitioner Dr. Lu, Chinese Natural Cures is a complete and user-friendly guide to the principals and methods of Chinese medicine.
Included here are treatments for dozens of ailments and complaints such as body pains, digestive problems, sleep disorders, infertility, and more. An encyclopedic section on herbs includes the classification of all Chinese herbs and their application, and a comprehensive section on the Chinese system of food cures offers vital information on how a wide variety of foods can prevent or cure disease.
Dozens of easy-to-follow charts organize all of this invaluable information for reference at a glance. This handsomely designed new paperback edition is smaller and handier, and is sure to bring the traditions of Chinese medicine to an even wider audience.
Professor Frank A comprehensive compilation of making anabolic steroids from their original patents. A do it yourself manual. Quamut Quamut is the fastest, most convenient way to learn how to do almost anything. From tasting wine to managing your retirement accounts, Quamut gives you reliable information in a concise chart format that you can take anywhere.
Keep fit and treat your body right by learning to:. Understand calories, nutrients, and the principles of a balanced diet Design a healthy, varied diet based on the food groups Eat healthy anywhere, whether at home, restaurants, parties, or on the go. First, you learn five safe-drinking guidelines, then each week you learn clinically- proven behavioral, cognitive, motivational and lifestyle strategies and technqiues to stay within those guidelines. Beating alcohol craving, pacing your drinking, mastering the art of social drinking and learning from drinking "mistakes" are all covered.
Barry Sears Dr Barry Sears takes you on a tour of the top Zone foods, offering capsule summaries of their nutritional benefits, along with delicious recipes and Zone Food Block information for each food item. Being in the Zone has just been made easier now that The Top Zone Foods is available as a convenient mass market paperback. Dr Barry Sears selects the top Zone foods and shows you how to mix and match them to form perfectly balanced Zone Meals.
For each food item there is a brief description of its health and nutritional bragging points followed by one or two easy—to—prepare Zone—approved recipes and the appropriate Zone Block information for foolproof Zone cooking. After explaining how to enter and stay in the Zone, Dr Sears shows why not all foods are created equal — at least from a nutritional and hormonal point of view.
Organising the Top into protein, carbohydrates and fats, he shows you how to combine your favourite foods to form hundreds of appropriately balanced and deliciously prepared meals such as Prawn Scampi with Vegetables, Mediterranean—Style Chicken, Spinach Feta Pie, Lemon Meringue, and Strawberry Mousse. Bill Schutt For centuries, blood feeders have inhabited our nightmares and horror stories, as well as the shadowy realms of scientific knowledge.
Schutt takes us from rural Trinidad to the jungles of Brazil to learn about some of the most reviled, misunderstood, and marvelously evolved animals on our planet: Only recently has fact begun to disentangle itself from fiction concerning these remarkable animals, and Schutt delves into the myths and misconceptions surrounding them.
We revisit George Washington on his deathbed to learn how ideas about blood and the supposedly therapeutic value of bloodletting, first devised by the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, survived into relatively modern times.
Schutt also tracks the history of medicinal leech use. Once employed by the tens of millions to drain perceived excesses of blood, today the market for these ancient creatures is booming once again—but for very different reasons.
Then there are the truly weird—vampire finches. And if you thought piranha were scary, some people believe that the candiru or willy fish is the best reason to avoid swimming in the Amazon.
Enlightening, alarming, and appealing to our delight in the bizarre, Dark Banquet peers into a part of the natural world to which we are, through our blood, inextricably linked. Bill Schutt's Dark Banquet profiles some of the animal kingdom's dedicated bloodsuckers, from vampire bats and the dreaded candiru catfish to the not-so-dreaded vampire finch. A bat specialist at Long Island University and an associate at the American Museum of Natural History, Schutt is an engaging writer…Though more for biology lovers than for "Buffy" fans, Dark Banquet has just enough of the macabre to justify its holiday tie-in.
And for any method actor preparing to put on Dracula's cape for Halloween, reading it is an excellent way to get in character. In this salmagundi of abstruse science, informative history and engaging personal anecdotes, Schutt's fascination for "sanguivores" goes a long way toward disarming, while defining, our primal fear of creatures that feed on blood. For all their fearsome rep utation, only three of 1, bat species savor blood, and one of those preys exclusively on chickens.
The author doesn't make sanguivores entirely cuddly: In part three, Schutt surveys other blood feeders: One oddity and typically fascinating tidbit in the sanguivore world is the "vampire finch" of the Galapagos, which Schutt theorizes is evolving before scientists' eyes, turning to blood-sipping when other nourishment is in short supply.
Passages that focus on the science can be a slog, but are quickly alleviated by sections that are witty and illuminating. The subjects of this book-vampire bats, leeches, bed bugs, mites, ticks, and candiru the blood-sucking catfish of the Amazon River -are creatures that often repulse us.
But Schutt biology, C. Schutt's hands-on experience with vampire bats, both in the wild and in the lab, makes his chapters on bats particularly engaging. Yet this is a well-rounded exploration of blood feeders from both a biological perspective habitat, diet, life cycle and an evolutionary one how and why obligate blood feeding evolved. Though the author crams too much information into too many excessively long footnotes and the illustrations lack captions, the book remains engrossing science.
It is no small feat to create an appreciation for organisms that at the very least pester us and at the very worst can kill us. An excellent choice for the high school student considering a science career and for the general reader. That's "blood eaters" to the layperson, and if the vampire species doesn't get you, then the leeches and chiggers and bedbugs and mites and ticks likely will-not unto death, perhaps, but very much unto distraction.
And if it's the candiru that swims its way up your urethra, there to lodge its spines and gorge away, then best of luck in your struggle. Schutt explains the history and metabolism of these unpleasant critters, including their fossil and cultural records.
He details the nasty group of diseases they transmit: Almost worse than these real ailments is delusional parasitosis, "a condition in which the victim believes that tiny biting or bloodsucking creatures are crawling over his or her body. He takes critical detours when necessary "So what is blood, exactly? In fact they were right up there with clowns and televangelists. Then he dangles a few additional bloodthirsty beasts, including hookworms, assassin bugs and the vampire finch that feeds on the blue-footed booby.
Bloodthirsty readers may well find their appetite whetted for more. A naturalhistory of bloodsuckers that shines in gory glory. Like many girls, Daphne Oz struggled with her weight as a teenager and couldn't stick with the extreme restrictions of fad diets. She was able to seize control over her health and her weight only when she recognized the golden opportunity offered by the major transition to college life.
With the help of her father and grandfather, both cardiac surgeons, and her grandmother, a homeopathic practitioner, she developed the eating and exercise habits that would help her lose 10 pounds in her first semester. So much for the proverbial Freshman 15! All her friends wanted to know how she did it. Now they, and thousands of others, can. Daphne's 8-step program shows college students how to stop eating out of emotional need and examine when, where, and especially what they should eat to keep their minds in focus and their bodies in shape.
With warmth and humor, she coaches readers on managing time, storing food, and respecting budgets; helps them navigate the most common danger zones at school for unhealthy eating; and shows them how to get the exercise they need, even in a tiny dorm room. She also offers invaluable tips on vitamins and supplements, and simple, effective ways to relax and rejuvenate right on campus, so students can stay mentally as well as physically fit.
Daphne Oz's 8-step program for looking good, feeling great, and keeping fit in college: Get Inspired Step 2: The Frosh 15 Step 3: Healthy Eating Step 4: The Exercise Factor Step 7: Daughter of bestselling cardiologist Mehmet Oz You: The Owner's Manual , the young Oz struggled with weight as a teen.
Now a Princeton sophomore, she offers a range of advice for college girls hoping to sidestep the "Freshman No doubt inspired by her dad who penned the introduction , Oz offers an eight-step program that advocates sensible, healthful eating, exercise and vitamin use. While warning against the pitfalls of high-calorie foods like alcohol, full-fat cheese and simple carbs, she okays coffee in moderation, bread dipped in olive oil, and chocolate.
Balance is crucial, Oz notes, pointing out that one night of partying won't spoil everything if it's followed by healthy eating the next day. Punctuating her text with practical tips stock up on wholesome snacks such as almonds and veggies before snuggling in for a study marathon, the author addresses her female peers in a breezy, conversational style. This is a great book to pack between the extra-long twin sheets and study lamp. When at least one of your parents is in the medical profession, it can be assumed that you have been acculturated into a lifestyle that involves healthy eating and exercise habits.
That will not absolve you, however, of the potential to pack on the unwelcome "freshman Motor tractors cannot be used in such small plots. The cost of cultivation also is greater. Hence the farmers should join together and till their land with tractors. It is now done in Russia with great success. This is called collective farming. Like India, Russia also was mainly an agricultural country and the condition of the farmers was very miserable.
But now scientific agriculture has been introduced there and the farmers are well off now and the country also has been prosperous. III They should learn thrift—Our farmers should learn to be thrifty. They spend more than what they earn. When they reap the harvest, they sell the crops and get money. At that time they spend money lavishly. They do not then think of the future.
Within a short time they spend all their money. Then they are compelled to borrow money. In this way they run into debt. IV They should learn some craft—Indian farmers are not engaged for all the time in cultivating their land.
Sometimes they have to remain idle. If they learn some handicrafts, such as spinning, weaving, they can earn some money and supplement their income from cultivation. They can thus be free from want. Duty of the Government—As the prosperity of the country depends largely on agriculture, our Government should try to improve the condition of the farmers. They should set up agricultural schools and model farms to educate the farmers free of cost.
They should irrigate the land to make it fertile. They should lend money to the farmers at a nominal interest during the season of cultivation. They should distribute good seeds and manure to the farmers. The farmers may not be able to buy tractors. Our Government should lend tractors to them at a nominal charge. Hence her prosperity depends largely on the improvement of agriculture. This can be done if the condition of the farmers can be improved. If agriculture is neglected, all classes of people will suffer.
There had been, for some years, shortage of food crops in India. We had to buy food crops from other countries at a very high price. Hence we all now feel the importance of growing more food. So for this reason at present there has been some improvement in this respect. More food crops are being produced now. As a result, our country is now self-sufficient in the matter of food crops.
The farmers should get every facility to grow more food. If we can depend on our own food crops, we can save much money. This money may be spent in buying machinery for the development of industry. Considering all these, the Planning Commission has laid great importance on the problem of growing more food. In Community Development Projects also, our Government is trying to improve the condition of the farmers in all possible ways.
All India Radio has a programme for the farmers. It is very useful for the farmers. They may learn many things to improve their knowledge of cultivation if they listen to this programme. This item is not available for purchase from this store. Product Description Make a memory last forever with a Digital8 camcorder from Sony. Steadyshot Picture Stabilization will hold true to its name by reducing the effects of a shaky hand or movements.
With Super NightShot you can record in complete darkness. The built-in light will brighten up all your shots! Product Details Amazon Sales Rank: However, it is Sony's least-expensive digital camcorder, and is quite a steal for those who want to make the digital plunge. To start off, Sony put in a 20x optical zoom and paired it with SteadyShot image stabilization.
Image stabilization is a handy technology that helps to eliminate the shakiness associated with high zoom levels.
The only way to avoid shakiness completely is to utilize a tripod, table, or other stable surface. Specifically, it allows you to use the camcorder to capture stills, or "broadcast live video with audio," according to Sony, which seems to indicate you can use the TRV as a Webcam. Customer Reviews Most helpful customer reviews of people found the following review helpful. Package with everything By Peter Camera is easy to use and a sturdy rugged design.
The buttons are solid and all have a positive feel to them, no chrome to wear off. The zoom is easy to control. Some of the cameras I tried would pick up the sound of the zooming onto the tape, this camera is silent. Lots of goodies, remote so you can sit back in your chair as you watch your videos , being able to zoom in on a video during playback, and time lapsed videoing. When looking for a camera make sure that you have enough optical zoom. Digital zoom is just blowing up the best optical picture that you can get.
I've tried some cameras with 10x optical, but the picture quality really suffers, and even more so when you use digital zoom. This camera with 20x zoom and x digital zoom makes for great shots of people without getting in their face and does a nice picture job on zooming in on objects. The steady shot feature is the best out of all the cameras I looked at.
Other cameras have their own versions, but Sony has perfected this feature. Very handy when looking at your home videos. Nothing more annoying than watching a shakey video.
Which brings me to the weight of the camera. This camera isn't the lightest, but that's because of the size of the tape and technology in it, but the lighter the camera, the harder it is to keep steady. The O- lux with super nightshot works great, you can see in the dark! In low light I was happy with the performance. I've used the camera around the camp fire and was able to take some great video. The battery life is relatively short even if you don't use the LCD screen, but Sony as the infolithium battery which tells you exactly how much time you have left on the battery at all times.
Like with any camera, you will need to buy a second battery anyway. The USB streaming function with the Pixella software is virtually useless. Very disappointing, because that is why I bought this model. Other wise I would have bought the TRV Now your talking great camera to PC downloading. Its like your LCD screen is on your computer.
Cut, paste and re-record the video onto your camera or email it. Overall Sony knows how to make a product. They try to think of everything, even the lense cap has a handy clip to hang it out of the way when you are filming.
Plugs and cable ports are handy and easy to get at. Whatever camera you get, buy a UV lense, 10 bucks takes the glare out of outside video shots and adds an extra layer of protection to the actual video camera lense. I spent alot of time going from store to store buying, trying and returning 4 different brands of cameras in this price range.
I am very satisfied with my purchase. Nice introduction to the digital world By Carlos Santiago After some browsing I was convinced to purchase this camera because of its solid technology and advanced features in a surprisingly affordable package. I am new to this whole digital video camera world as this is my first video camera, and I can say that after just a couple of hours of use I find myself very satisfied and excited with this new investment. The main purpose of my purchase was to use it to record family events and share the family moments using my PC.
Obviously one of my first tests was the digital streaming using the USB connection. I found the digital streaming very simple to use and well documented. The only gripe is the bundled Pixela ImageMixer software. It didn't work quite as expected and I had to resort to MS MovieMaker, which incidentally works excellently with this camera.
You can record your pictures using various levels of quality; in high quality mode the USB performed quite well, although not quite comparable to streaming directly to a TV or VCR.
The available option of using an I-Link, IEEE cable not included should provide a faster data transport Mbps and a better streaming experience, but I am currently unable to test this feature.
The camera can also be used for still pictures, with capacity for more than pictures using one tape. This is a fantastic feature, plus the still pictures may be combined with your videos at the same time.
Later on you can use the built-in search functionality to easily obtain and view or transfer your stills. Additional nice features include: Affordable Digital technology, ease of use, many advanced features, great documentation Cons: Camera is a little heavy and big compared to recent models, poor software 82 of 85 people found the following review helpful.
Perhaps the best choice in digital camcorders. Both Mini DV casettes and cameras are smaller but more expensive. The price is about 1. As they use the same recording system there isn't a real difference in picture quality and data transfer. Digital8 camcorder's recording pattern allows digital recording on 8mm or Hi8 tapes but only TRV can't playback! In fact the most important difference between them the size and the weight of the camera because of the size of the casette.
TRV is the cheapest D8 camera. Its most important spesification is x20 optical zoom. LCD monitor is perfect. I think you need to use the i. USB connection brings the ability to use your camera as a webcam and transfer still images to your PC but nothing else.
Built-in light is effective only 2 meters so you need extra light in larger places. Built-in infrared light system lets you capture video from a up to 3meters away, even in total darkness but the sceene is black and white and qualility is poor for moving objects. You can see the others on the LCD even when you can't see your own hand because of the darkness!
It is posible to use an external infrared light system. TRV records high-quality bit or bit digital stereo audio but it is a bit more noisy at 16 bit. When you watch your video on TV picture quality is realy wonderful.
S video connection doesn't transfer audio and it doesn't bring an extra quality. The cable isn't included in the package and no need to pay an extra in my opinion. Movie length ranges allowed by the capacity of the memory stick and it is only some seconds. MPEG movie function can be usefull to share via the internet and you can get performance by using USB connection but nothing else. There is also the photo function in TRV but the quality is not like a digital camera.
Photos are like paused images in good quality. In fact camcorders can not take quality photos as a megapixel digital camera. Transfering the photos to a PC is also not practical as a digital camera too. Battery life is realy satisfactory. You can record a 60 minute casette even the LCD monitor and sometimes the built-in light is on. The remaining battery and casette is always displayed. Steady shot picture stabilization of Sony with motion sensors works very well.
As a result TRV is the cheapest digital camcorder and there is not any reason for not to buy it. All digital8 camcorders are bigger and heavier than Mini DV camcorder but there is not a big difference in picture quality. Don't even think of buying a Hi8 camcorder instead of TRV You will see that digital videos and sounds are very different than analogs.
Perhaps TRV is the best choice if you don't want to spend too much on a digital camcorder. Be sure that it is not poor of some technology as it is cheap!! See all 40 customer reviews Product Description To catch those special memories, do you prefer videotape or still pictures? Why choose when you've got this Digital 8 camcorder? Plus, you can use the camcorder as a digital still camera, recording x stills onto the included 8 MB Memory Stick. Sony put in a 25x optical zoom and paired it with Super SteadyShot image stabilization.
There is also one very important port on the TRV Not only do most camcorders have poor built-in microphones, but they are often situated too near the tape mechanism, meaning you get the annoying throbbing sound of the tape pulled through the heads.