Kodak 6440 Orientation Sensor

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by GJP, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. GJP

    GJP Guest

    Thought I'd try here since Kodaks web site support page doesn't seem to
    work for me.
    In the Kodak DX 6440 camera, when the orientation sensor is set to "on" is
    it supposed to work when using the camera in video mode?
    If not can anyone suggest a way to rotate a .MOV file so the orientaion is
    correct.?
    TIA

    GJP(older but no wiser)
     
    GJP, Sep 9, 2004
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  2. GJP

    GJP Guest

    Hi Ron;
    I have to retract a previous comment about the Kodak web site support
    page not working for me...my question to them must have gone through
    afterall as they have already responded.(G)
    I did get the same info from them as you have stated Ron...only they
    didn't tell me to hold the camera properly.(G)
    They also told me that the latest EasyShare software would provide the
    option to re-orientate (if that's a real word)the scene...alas I don't
    use their software but I will check out Quicktime Pro.
    BTW I'm not crying mea culpa as it was my son who didn't "hold the
    camera properly".(G)

    Thanks for the reply, much appreciated.

    GJP
     
    GJP, Sep 9, 2004
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    The cameras don't have enough "horsepower" to rotate the video in the
    camera, that takes quite a bit of computation and the performance of the
    camera would be pretty bad. Maybe in a few years when processors are
    better.

    And yes, as suggested by someone else, the latest version of EasyShare does
    have rotate video built into it. (and it's still free!)
     
    William Jackson, Sep 9, 2004
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  4. GJP

    GJP Guest

    Does Eastshare allow rotation as a stand alone piece of software or must
    you use it to rotate in conjunction with using the Easyshare Dock?
    I currently do not use Easyshare as I'm using WinXP to download pics and
    for both my Dx240 and DX6440 camera needs so far.
    Thanks for the commects, much appreciated.

    GJP
     
    GJP, Sep 9, 2004
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    Ron Baird Guest

    Greetings GJP,

    You have a great camera there, GJP, that has some nice features like the
    orientation option. When it is on, it will orient the image correctly when
    holding the camera vertically. Nice! It will not do this when taking
    movies, however, so you will need a program that can reorient movies taken
    in that way. The Quicktime program that is provided has a big brother that
    will help, Quicktime Pro. For a little more you can get that program
    directly. Actually, it does quite a bit that you may enjoy, check it out on
    their website.

    I have a concern that you did not get the help you wanted via the web site.
    What is it that happened. We try very hard to get back to everyone as soon
    as possible.

    Talk to you soon, GJP,

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company
     
    Ron Baird, Sep 9, 2004
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  6. GJP

    GJP Guest

    Hi Ron;
    Just a bit of a clarification...in my reply to the other "Ron"(G) I did
    say that I had to correct myself as far as the Kodak help web site page
    was concerned ...I did get a reply from them.(G)
    What happened was that when I pressed the icon to ask the question or
    send the question I did not see any change in the web page...I pressed
    it twice and still no indication the question had been sent..but
    apparently it had because I was answered twice.(G)
    Anyway back to the camera..yes it is a great camera, but I haven't
    really used it that much, mainly because of the shutter button
    requirement of partial pressure to focus...I am losing feeling in my
    thumb and first two fingers on my right hand, therefore it is difficult
    to feel how much I have depressed the shutter button. That's not Kodak's
    fault that's part of my limitations.(G)
    Anyway I don't have that problem with my DX240 it's doing the job it was
    designed for.(G)
    Thanks for the comments, much appreciated,

    GJP
     
    GJP, Sep 9, 2004
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    BenOne© Guest

    Are you going to put your TV on it's side to watch the video?
     
    BenOne©, Sep 9, 2004
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  8. GJP

    GJP Guest

    Nope, but I am getting a hell of a crick in the neck looking at it in
    Quicktime on the computer monitor and at my age it could become a life
    long condidtion.(G)

    GJP(older and still no wiser)
     
    GJP, Sep 9, 2004
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