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Getting Video Onto Your PSP Gets Easier

One of the PSP's coolest features is its ability to play video files off of a memory stick. Unfortunately, this is one of the most difficult things to figure out how to do on the system, so many people don't even bother. Sony didn't exactly make the process pain-free, and unless you have a Media Center PC, it's not exactly easy to find worthwhile video content, but Neuros Technology International  

About the size of a PDA, the MPEG 4 Recorder 2 will make capturing and converting video a simple, one step process. All you have to do is put your memory stick into the Recorder 2, connect the recorder to a Cable box, DVD player, VCR, DVR, or camcorder via RCA cables and press record - that's about it. It records in real time, and you can even set it for a timed recording option. Video for the PSP will be recorded at 30fps in 16x9 format, and you can even record full VGA (640x480) if you want to watch video on your television.
 

In addition to recording video, the Recorder 2 has a number of video and music playback capabilities. When hooked up to your TV, the Recorder can play DivX, AVI, ASF video files, and even display JPEGS. If you just want to listen to some music, supported file types include, MP3, WMA, and AAC.
 

The MPEG 4 Recorder 2 is due out this November, and will be available in a number of as-yet to be determined online retailers, and the MSRP for the unit will be $149.99. We'll have more information on this promising product soon, and we'll hopefully be able to get some time with the unit to let you know if it's worth your hard earned money. A complete list of technical specs is below:

 


 

Real Time MPEG-4 Video Recording

ISO Standard MPEG4 SP encoding with AAC-LC audio:

30fps@320x240 resolution (QVGA setting)recommended for handhelds

30fps@368x208 resolution (16:9, WQVGA setting)wide screen format for PSP

30fps@640x480 resolution (VGA setting)Best quality for TV playback

 

Video Player

MPEG-4 SP with MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3) audio,30fps at D1 resolution

DivX 3.11@ CIF Resolution; DivX 4.x,5.x,30fps at D1 resolution

Quicktime 6; MPEG-4 AAC-LC stereo, MP4 format at D1 resolution

ASF, AVI, MP4

 

Photo Viewer

JPEG decoder(baseline), BMP, GIF (non animated)

Resolution up to 16M pixels (4096x4096)

Thumbnail view (when photo has the EXIF header)

Zoom in/out (2x, 4x)

 

MP3/AAc Music Player

Stereo MP3/WMA decoding @ 30-320kbps CBR & VBR

Stereo MPEG-4 AAC-LC decoding

G.726 Decoder

 

File Operations

Transfer files between cards

 

Upgradeability

Downloadable firmware upgrades from www.neurostechnology.com

 

Power Source

110-240V AC/DC Power supply

 

Dimensions and Weight

4.6 inches x 3.42 x .71 inches. 4.9 oz.

 

Complete System Includes

A/V RCA Interface Cables (European units may contain SCART adapters)

110-240V AC/DC Power Supply

Remote Control

User Manual Driver and Bundle Software Pack

 

Note: CF and/or Memory Stick Storage card required but not included

10/28/2005 Aaron Thomas

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