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We just picked up this Sanyo HD Camcorder for our video contest giveaway!

March 16, 2010
Video Testimonial Contest

Video Testimonial Contest

We’re having a video testimonial contest.  It’s available to anyone that has worked with us in the past.  By submitting a short video you get a gift bag worth $75 as well as a chance to win a HD video camera!

I wanted to post the specs for those of you who are interested:

Features:

* Captures high definition 1280×720 30fps video in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format
* Record directly to SD/SDHC memory cards (1GB SD card included, accepts up to 32GB SDHC)
* Dual Camera allows you to shoot video and still shots at the same time, so you are sure to get the exact shot you want
* Features a 30x Optical zoom, 50x digital zoom
* Shoot 2-megapixel still images (effective pixel rate is 1.1 megapixels)
* Digital Image Stabilizer automatically compensates for distracting up-and-down or side-to-side camera movement, keeping your subject steady and easy to follow
* Face Detection recognizes up to 12 faces for videos and still pictures and optimizes focus and aperture settings to ensure all subjects are in focus
* Face chaser detects the subjects face and adjusts the brightness and focus in a way that produces a clear and bright photo
* Enjoy in-camera editing on the large 3″ TFT LCD screen
* Eight scene modes help you get the perfect shot
* Mini HDMI connects to an HDTV for playback
* Continuous/Sequential Shooting ensures you won’t miss a shot or any “can’t-miss” photos
* Sepia, Standard, Monochrome and Cosmetic digital filters change the look of your pictures easily for an artistic touch
* Built-in stereo speaker, microphone and wind noise reduction feature
* Focus system includes 9-point AF plus spot and continuous area AF
* Battery Life (In use) stills: approx 470 images, video: up to 3 hrs and 20 mins; Playback: approx 9.5 hrs

Specifications:

* Image sensor: 1/6-inch CMOS sensor
* White balance: Full-auto TTL, manual setting possible
* Red-eye reduction
* Exposure control type: Programmable AE/Shutter speed priority AE/Aperture priority AE/Manual exposure control
* Light-measuring mode: multi-section measuring, center-weighted measuring, spot measuring
* Digital zoom: 1x to approx. 50x (for shooting), 1x to 25x (for playback, varies with resolution)
* Sensitivity: Up to ISO 1600 in still image shooting, up to ISO 800 in video recording
* Flash modes: auto, forced, off
* Self-timer: approx. 2-second delay, 10-second delay
* Multi-language user interface with talking navigation guide
* Unit Dimensions (H x W x D, approximate): 2.25×2.25×4.0-inches

Image format:

* Still images: JPEG (DCF, DPOF, Exif 2.2 compliant)
* Video: Conforms to ISO-standard MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
* Audio: MPEG-4 audio (AAC compression), 48 kHz sampling rate, 16-bit stereo format

Data Storage:

* Internal memory: 43MB
* SD or SDHC Memory Card (accepts up to 32GB SDHC card)
* Record about 2 hours on an 8GB SDHC memory card

Lens:

* Focal length: f = 2.5 mm to 75.0 mm, optical 30x zoom
* Open: F = 1.8 (wide) to 4.3 (tele)

Range:

* Normal mode: 50 cm (19.69 in.) to infinity
* Super macro mode: 1 cm (0.39 in.) to 1 m (3.28 ft) (wide end only)

Shutter speed:

* Still image shooting mode: 1/2 to 1/500 sec.
* Sequential shots mode: 1/15 to 1/500 sec. (no flash)
* Video recording mode: 1/30 to 1/10,000 sec.

Still image resolution:

* 1600×1200 (2 MP)
* 1184×888 (1.1 MP)
* 1280×720 (0.9 MP)
* 640×480 (0.3 MP)

Video resolution:

* 1280×720 (HD mode – 30 fps/9Mbps)
* 640×480 @ 60 fps, 30 fps

I/O Ports:

* HDMI
* USB/AV
* SD/SDHC card slot
* DC in

System Requirements:

* Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7
* CPU: Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz, Pentium 4 3.6GHz, Athlon X2 3600+
* RAM: 512MB
* Video RAM: 128MB

In the box:

* Sanyo VPC-ZH1R Red 720p HD Camcorder
* 1GB SD Memory Card
* 2 Li-ion batteries
* Mini HDMI Cable
* Soft Case with Strap
* USB Cable
* AC Adapter
* Grip Belt
* AV Interface Cable
* Lens Cap

It’s going to make a great addition to one lucky persons technology collection.  This contest is for anyone who submits a short testimonial about Believe Kids Fundraising.  It’s such an easy deal!

I hope that many schools take part but the fact is, if only a few do, the chances of your school winning is really good!  Don’t forget that EVERY submission also gets a $75 gift bag full of goodies!

Call us at 1-877-723-5438 and we’ll get you the spec sheet.  It’s basically a 1-10 minute static cam video about what you thought of your Believe Fundraiser.  What did we do that made it easy, profitable or fun.  Send that to us anyway you can in any format you can.  We’re just looking for some honest feedback so it shouldn’t be staged or a skit or anything.  Just honest comments, feedback and even suggestions.  Ok, have fun!

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Your Odds of Winning Are Good! Shopping Spree Trivia Challenge.

February 19, 2009

Quick note:

We have an educationally based trivia contest on our website www.BelieveKids.com

It is a free giveaway of gift cards and there is a question posted every Monday morning. We’re on a Starbucks kick in the office now so the cards have been from there for a few weeks now.

It is fun and has no agenda in terms of selling anyone on anything. We started it just as a cool thing to benefit the fundraising community.

Close to 10 years ago, we worked with 2,000 music programs and built a huge following with a trivia contest for music teachers. We want to do it again by offering this to schools, parents, PTA and PTO members and even students.

Here’s the thing, we’re just a few weeks into it and it is not getting much traffic. Your odds are incredibly good that you will win and we need help building it up! Seriously embarrassed to point this out but there you have it 🙂

Please tell a few people or just keep it a secret and play yourself.  It is really a good way to start Monday mornings off!