Alesis VideoTrack  

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The VideoTrack is a portable video recorder designed for capturing gigs and rehearsals, and it's equally useful for everyday applications such as a night out, kids™ soccer matches, or creating videos ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The VideoTrack is a portable video recorder designed for capturing gigs and rehearsals, and it's equally useful for everyday applications such as a night out, kids™ soccer matches, or creating videos to share on social media websites including YouTube and Facebook. The VideoTrack employs Alesis™ renowned audio recording technology including the same high-quality stereo condenser microphone set found on the ProTrack handheld recorder for iPod.

The VideoTrack has a quality video lens and advanced DSP image-processing technology and zoom. In addition to working as a video camera, the VideoTrack doubles as a handy still-image camera for on-the-go snapshots with and without flash. You can run the VideoTrack on either its internal, user-replaceable rechargeable battery, or plugged into a wall-power source.

The VideoTrack is easy to operate with a large on-screen display and a five-way control system. You can easily mount it on a camera tripod or table stand for stable recording and monitor audio by plugging in a pair of headphones. You can watch playback on a TV or other monitor with the VideoTrack' composite video output jack. It records onto 32MB of internal flash memory and you can insert SD and SDHC cards for unlimited recording capacity.

The VideoTrack connects via USB to virtually any Mac or PC for easy video transfer. It has embedded ArcSoft MediaImpression software so you won™t have to install it “ just plug it in and the program start running! MediaImpression features a direct-to-YouTube button so you can get video from VideoTrack to the web in seconds.

Capture great looking “ and great sounding “ video anywhere!

Features
  • Create web-ready video, with killer audio that's perfect for sharing
  • High-quality stereo condenser microphones for detailed sound
  • Advanced, DSP image processing including zoom while recording
  • Runs on internal, replaceable, rechargeable battery to take anywhere
  • Work with SD/SDHC cards up to 16GB; 2GB card included
  • Connects via USB to Mac or PC for easy video transfer
  • Composite video output to allow monitoring on your TV or computer screen
  • Takes still photos with flash to operate as a traditional camera
Specifications
  • Video resolution: 640x480 at 2530 fps
    Still-Image Resolution: 640x480
    Compression: video MPEG4, still JPEG
    Memory: SD card slot, SDHC compatible (2GB SD card included)
    Display size: 2.4"
    Flash: LED
    Zoom: digital
    Auto White Balance
    Auto Exposure
    Battery: rechargeable, user-replaceable lithium-ion
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor warranty on all keyboards, DAT, and modules.
One year or 1500 hour warranty (whichever comes first) on tape heads.
Custome must register purchase online to receive customer registration number and warranty.
(No warranties are sent with product.)


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AlesisVideoTrack
 
2.9

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Follow up to my last review-'Stops recording'

My last review I stated that the unit would stop recording when it felt like it at different intervals. I tried a different card and that did NOT solve the issue. So.. frustrated...Read complete review

My last review I stated that the unit would stop recording when it felt like it at different intervals. I tried a different card and that did NOT solve the issue. So.. frustrated I exchanged for another at the store. I decided to test it while it was charging via USB on the computer. I hooked it up to the tower USB, and turned the video recorder on, and went to bed. This morning, it showed that it recorded 4:51 hours of video. (pitch black with snoring sounds)... So obviously the battery had not been fully charged enough. But I wasn't satisfied with this. So I let the battery charge up to full capacity again, and I have this unit at work as we speak video taping. I am now at 4:20 hours. Therefore I think my issue with Stop recording on it's own was due to my lack of charging the battery to full capacity. I also wanted to add to the review of the gentle man that had the card get stuck in the unit. When I went to exchange the unit, they must have given me an older unit because it had a different SD card, which, once I pressed in, DID get stuck, and I had to have the GC rep pull out with his fingernail. Unhappy, he gave me another new one. Now I noticed that if you look in the slot where the card goes, there is a date, I am assuming that these are the mfg. dates. The new ones I got that didn't have a prob with the card in the slot were both stamped 08/04/2010. The one that had the card slot problem and different mfg card was stamped 6/?/2010. I am assuming that Alesis had complaints and rectified this issue. So I am back to liking this unit about 90%. I am only saying 90% and giving 4 Stars, because I have not used it in a real bar setting with a band, or in different lighting situations. But I don't expect that the video will be stellar in low light. But to be honest.. the most important part is the sound, and if you can make out our band.. bonus. :)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Alesis struck out on this! Junk!

I wrote two other reviews, I gave this unit test after test, return after return, to just give up, especially after a source confided in me at the place of purchase that they...Read complete review

I wrote two other reviews, I gave this unit test after test, return after return, to just give up, especially after a source confided in me at the place of purchase that they have seen a ton of returns on this unit. First Unit: Would stop recording when it wanted to. Returned for new unit. Second Unit: SD Card went in, couldn't get out. Power button difficult to push on. Also would stop recording at will. Returned for new unit. Third Unit. Would again stop recording when it wanted to on fully charged battery. Assumed that maybe the battery couldn't handle long recordings (although it would stop at various times). Bought a usb power adapter. Problem with this was you can't use a power adapter while using the tripod mount..morons put it right next to each other. Cheap fix was a long bolt to extend the mount, which made the unit wobbly.. not good.. But.. Was able to record 4 hours seamless video without a drop. Yay. Next issue I brought vids into pc using program and noticed synchronization issues between video and audio. I tried several things then when back and watched the video on the unit itself and you could see it going out of synch on the unit. Another issue was that you could hear some "skips" in audio.. like a CD was bumped.. So I did another test recording my drummer while watching the counter.. and sure enough, I watched the counter skip numbers several times. I have brought this unit back as I think, 3 strikes, your out!!! Alesis should spend a little more time making a quality unit than spitting out a pile of doggy doo. As you can see by my reviews I gave this unit a fair shake, I WANTED it to work, and I am sad that it would not. I also contacted tech support, and two times I got no response, 1 time, they said they couldn't duplicate my issue in their office. It is obvious that Alesis did not do any type of test market before putting these out. If you buy this, YOU WILL be the guinea pig my friends. If you have a 30 return policy, be SURE to test yours up down and backwards to make sure you can get your money back if it fails to meet your expectations.

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(73 of 94 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOMENESS!!!!

By Joe Linares

from Anaheim, ca

Comments about Alesis VideoTrack:

I bought one last night 09-24-10 picked it up at the Fountain valley, ca location and for the price its an amazing piece. its better then the zoom q3 because this one has flash also theres no problems with loading the sd card and the battery is rechargeable. all in all this piece is awesome. I strongly rec. to pick one up for all those bands out there that want awesome video and audio quality, this is the piece to get. perfect for performances, speach, or for that birthday party grandma couldnt make it to but you want to send her awesome video/audio quality memories. Pick one up from the fountain valley, ca guys in pro audio.

(41 of 46 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lesis Video track Rules!!

By PANTHERCOAST

from renton wa

Comments about Alesis VideoTrack:

I've had this thing a week, and its Great! Sit on your bed (or whatever) and vid yourself playing Gee-tar, then load it onto Youtube with a press of a button. Its so easy to use, even a drummer could figure it out (sorry, no offence) I took my daughter (she's only 5yrs old!) to GC and filmed her playing drums, and BOOM! 30 minutes later, she's on youtube! I've made a lot of "Mini Movies" with my $700 Sony DVD Camcorder, then I tried to put them on Youtube, but to no avail. That stupid camcorder is worthless. So now, i'm gonna transfer all my movies onto my Lesis and load 'em up. I'll play my DVD (from the camcorder) on the DVD player, then film them with the Lesis GET THIS THING, ITS WELL WORTH IT!! ROCK OUT!

(38 of 42 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awsome product

By jon

from mineral, va

Comments about Alesis VideoTrack:

I wanna start off by saying that this camara met all my expectaions! I had purchesed a zoomh3 about a month ago and used it once because the video was so dark but it did pull through in the audio part. I actually returned it and had been looking for another recording device well i found it! I just purchesed the alesis video track on 10-22-10 and used it the following night to record the band i run sound for and was VERY pleased. The video was much brighter and the audio was excelent!! This Alesis product blowes the zoomh3 out of the water. I can say if they ever make this a HD product i will be first in line to buy one!

(36 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Follow up to my last review-'Stops recording'

By Jessica

from Crystal, MN

Comments about Alesis VideoTrack:

My last review I stated that the unit would stop recording when it felt like it at different intervals. I tried a different card and that did NOT solve the issue. So.. frustrated I exchanged for another at the store. I decided to test it while it was charging via USB on the computer. I hooked it up to the tower USB, and turned the video recorder on, and went to bed. This morning, it showed that it recorded 4:51 hours of video. (pitch black with snoring sounds)... So obviously the battery had not been fully charged enough. But I wasn't satisfied with this. So I let the battery charge up to full capacity again, and I have this unit at work as we speak video taping. I am now at 4:20 hours. Therefore I think my issue with Stop recording on it's own was due to my lack of charging the battery to full capacity. I also wanted to add to the review of the gentle man that had the card get stuck in the unit. When I went to exchange the unit, they must have given me an older unit because it had a different SD card, which, once I pressed in, DID get stuck, and I had to have the GC rep pull out with his fingernail. Unhappy, he gave me another new one. Now I noticed that if you look in the slot where the card goes, there is a date, I am assuming that these are the mfg. dates. The new ones I got that didn't have a prob with the card in the slot were both stamped 08/04/2010. The one that had the card slot problem and different mfg card was stamped 6/?/2010. I am assuming that Alesis had complaints and rectified this issue. So I am back to liking this unit about 90%. I am only saying 90% and giving 4 Stars, because I have not used it in a real bar setting with a band, or in different lighting situations. But I don't expect that the video will be stellar in low light. But to be honest.. the most important part is the sound, and if you can make out our band.. bonus. :)

(29 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Don't waste you time!

By Dysfunctional

from Denver, Co.

Comments about Alesis VideoTrack:

Ok, SO I bought this item on BF, and thought it would be a decent mini corder for it's intended usage. NOT. This thing is no where near as good as the cheapest HD cam from FLIP. Audio can be fixed easily, but the unit constantly freezes, and the controls are ridiculous. DO your self a favor and get a different camera from Sony, at least you'll get HD, and for Less. Even at the Super cheap deal I got, it is NOT worth it, I'm sorry to report. Alesis should be ashamed selling such junk!

(24 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It's nice, but I have an issue..

By Jessica

from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Comments about Alesis VideoTrack:

I do like this unit, sound is great, video is ok (better than a camcorder!).. but this product states that with the 2gb supplied SD card it can recorded over an hour of video. Upon putting SD card in unit, the counter only shows 42:48 avail. Furthermore, it will not continuously record that whole timeframe. It will stop recording at sporadic times, 34 min, 20 min, 8 min, 15 etc.... I am wondering why this is happening? I can't seem to find an answer on the net. And I am not sure I want to buy a 16gb just to test because if that is not the problem, I have thrown some money out the window..

(21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

The worst piece of junk I have ever seen

By Aplus

from Portland, Oregon

Comments about Alesis VideoTrack:

They have to be kidding. Just like the other reviews said, very poor sound, picture, controls, quality and it is way over priced. Junk or a toy at best. Stay away from this one. I am taking mine back in the morning after one day. Wow I used to like Alesis and I have owned many pieces of their gear over a lot of years from the HR-16 drum machine to synths. But now I am going to think twice about buying anything from them again.

(20 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Problem with mine

By Dave Lange

from Gibsonia, PA

Comments about Alesis VideoTrack:

After receiving my VideoTrack, I was a little dissapointed in the grainy image quality both in video and still pictures. Alesis' print advertising states that the video is clear and crisp...I don't agree. However, you can't expect much in video quality at this price. The main problem I have had is with Recording. Whenever I hit "record" the unit will record for an indeterminate amount of time and then simply stop recording on it's own (with plenty of battery life and recording time left). Sometimes it records for 10 minutes, 7 minutes, 15 minutes, whatever and then stops. Very annoying when you are recording a jam session and come to find out you only recorded 2 of the 10 songs you thought you did.

(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Unreliable at best!

By TIM

from Bakersfield ca

Comments about Alesis VideoTrack:

I really wasn't expecting alot for what the cost of the unit was but, what I got was even less than I expected. I tried 3 different times to record in a live setting and all three times the unit turned itself off mid session. (fully charged). There is no navigating video or audio, What you see is what you get. If your in a dim lighted area you will not see any recorded video other than silhouettes. The fact that you can't record audio without video or vise-verso is a minus not to mention it has to have its own proprietary software . I'm not expecting high dollar results from a low priced unit but to call this unit a decent unit for the money would be giving it a HUGE pat on the back.

(18 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Alesis struck out on this! Junk!

By JESSICA

from Minneapolis, MN

Comments about Alesis VideoTrack:

I wrote two other reviews, I gave this unit test after test, return after return, to just give up, especially after a source confided in me at the place of purchase that they have seen a ton of returns on this unit. First Unit: Would stop recording when it wanted to. Returned for new unit. Second Unit: SD Card went in, couldn't get out. Power button difficult to push on. Also would stop recording at will. Returned for new unit. Third Unit. Would again stop recording when it wanted to on fully charged battery. Assumed that maybe the battery couldn't handle long recordings (although it would stop at various times). Bought a usb power adapter. Problem with this was you can't use a power adapter while using the tripod mount..morons put it right next to each other. Cheap fix was a long bolt to extend the mount, which made the unit wobbly.. not good.. But.. Was able to record 4 hours seamless video without a drop. Yay. Next issue I brought vids into pc using program and noticed synchronization issues between video and audio. I tried several things then when back and watched the video on the unit itself and you could see it going out of synch on the unit. Another issue was that you could hear some "skips" in audio.. like a CD was bumped.. So I did another test recording my drummer while watching the counter.. and sure enough, I watched the counter skip numbers several times. I have brought this unit back as I think, 3 strikes, your out!!! Alesis should spend a little more time making a quality unit than spitting out a pile of doggy doo. As you can see by my reviews I gave this unit a fair shake, I WANTED it to work, and I am sad that it would not. I also contacted tech support, and two times I got no response, 1 time, they said they couldn't duplicate my issue in their office. It is obvious that Alesis did not do any type of test market before putting these out. If you buy this, YOU WILL be the guinea pig my friends. If you have a 30 return policy, be SURE to test yours up down and backwards to make sure you can get your money back if it fails to meet your expectations.

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