|Wireless home videos|
Posted: 30-Aug-2000 [Source: Nikkei BP]
[This digital video camera transmits wireless moving images in real time.]
Tokyo -- "JTM Co., Ltd., a developer of mobile information devices, launched its Field Vision system, which can send and receive images and sound between a digital camera and a PC using a personal handyphone system phone.
"The product will go on sale in September for around 1.28 million yen when purchased as a set with a digital video camera, a notebook PC and two PHS phones. The company plans to sell 1,000 units within a year.
"The Field Vision system is for use on occasions such as wedding ceremonies so that absentees can send their wishes in real time. Other uses may include reporters sending live reports from the scene with the camera.
"The digital video camera, FVC1, can take moving images in the MPEG 4 format with resolutions of 160 x 120 or 320 x 240, 14 frames per second. Also, still images can be recorded in the JPEG format with the 640 x 480 resolution. Sending those images in real time is available only in the 160 x 120 resolution while connected with a 32kbps PHS phone. If not, the system transmits images in file format. The camera can store 15-minute moving pictures and 144 shots of still images.
"The video camera is installed with a 350,000-pixel CCD, and has a 4x digital zooming function. Images saved in memory can be displayed on the 3.5-in. TFT-LCD on the back side of the camera. Power is supplied from built-in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries or an AC adapter. The built-in batteries enable continuous two-hour use at maximum. The size is 228mm wide by 186mm high by 85mm thick. It weighs around 1.36kg.
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