Camcorders

New Uses for Old Gadgets: Build a 'Watch Anywhere' Baby Monitor with Slingbox

Those who know me or follow my blog will attest, I have a fair amount of older gadgets and gizmos I've collected over the years. Some sit on shelves behind a glass door museum-style, but most would be surprised by the sheer number of old devices I've found new uses for.

Build a 'Watch Anywhere' Baby Monitor Using Slingbox or Skype

Those who know me or follow my blog here at TechLore.com will attest, I have a fair amount of older gadgets and gizmos I've collected over the years. Some sit on shelves behind a glass door museum-style, but most would be surprised by the sheer number of old devices I've found new uses for. So, when the need arose to put together a nursery for my up-and-coming newborn, I went to work putting a few of my older gadgets back into service.

One of our goals was to have the option to monitor the baby visually, and after pricing out some $200+ baby video monitors, I decided to slap something together from several devices I already own that are no longer in use.

Choosing a Camcorder: Formats and Features

Waterproof Camcorder now Available for PreOrder

Sanyo has just released the new VPC-E1 waterproof SANYO Xacti E1 camcorder!

They say this new camcorder captures stunning digital video and beautiful 6MP photos...on land and underwater!

Here are some specs.

* Waterproof digital camcorder
* 6 Mega pixel still photos
* 5x Optical zoom
* 2.5-Inch LCD display
* Up to 1hr. 20min. digital video per 1GB memory card.

It's practically four cameras in one and may become your camera for every picture and every video. You can take still photos and video above water as well as still photos and video underwater.

Can't Finalize Disc in Sony DVD Camcorder

A TechLore "Ask the Experts" Question...

Question:

I have a Sony DVD-300 camcorder. The disc (DVD-R) was removed before it was finalized. Is there a way to save this disc or is it junk? I tried to finalize it, but I get a "not ready" message.

-submitted by pinkydog

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