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Alesis VideoTrack  

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    Capture high quality audio and video anywhere.

    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’s 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

    Don't lose the moment. Order a VideoTrack and you're always ready to savor the moment.

     

    VideoTrack Specifications:

    • Video resolution: 640x480 at 25~30 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
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    AlesisVideoTrack
     
    3.0

    (based on 32 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (8)

    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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            • Was this a gift?:
            • No (3)

          Most Liked Positive Review

           

          What was everyone expecting, A Flip?

          I, like many others, picked this up on The Stupid Deal Of The Day. For that price, it could not be beat, still reasonable. I am not sure what people thought this...Read complete review

          I, like many others, picked this up on The Stupid Deal Of The Day. For that price, it could not be beat, still reasonable. I am not sure what people thought this was, but if research something before buying you would know, do not blame Alesis, or Musicians Friend, for your impulse buying! It actually performs, looks, and sounds better, after it is transferred to PC, or other viewing device. If you were planning on using a 2" screen, what did you think you would get. As far as being technically difficult, if you cannot take out a SD Card and place in your PC, or hook up the USB cable, you really should not be buying something like this anyway! The sound is recorded nicely, and once again on the proper screen, pleasantly surprised at quality of video. I can see at the current price, reason for not buying, but now, I had mine out of the box recording, into the PC, in minutes, on a x64 bit Windows 7 Home Premiun Wal-Mart special. So, do I recommend it, yes! Just realize you may have to know a little about what you are doing, but my 8 yr. old takes still, and video, and puts them on his laptop, all by his lonesome, just my two-cents worth. Buy it give it a chance, if you do not like it or cannot figure it out return it, but I would buy this over the competitors, just for ease of use, and price-wise. To each his own! Thanks.

          VS

          Most Liked Negative Review

           

          Stops recording randomly - Alesis support is terrible

          First, let me say I like Alesis. They have created some great and innovative products for great prices. I own many. Now... I bought my VideoTrack in Dec 2010 here at...Read complete review

          First, let me say I like Alesis. They have created some great and innovative products for great prices. I own many. Now... I bought my VideoTrack in Dec 2010 here at MF, but what I have to say here is about Alesis, not MF.
          Overall impressions, the video quality is pretty bad, but I was ok with that. The device design is ok, and the stereo audio is pretty decent. All those things were fine for the price point... and if the device worked, I probably would not be writing this.
          I noticed immediately that the recorder would stop recording randomly. Could be 5 min, could be 30 min. I tried with the supplied 2GB card and also a high quality 16GB card for video that might go longer than 45 min (like a whole band set). There were problems on both memory cards.
          I actually lost valuable gig recordings more than once because of this (I know, I know ... crazy that I actually used it as intended...).
          I went to Alesis' website and located the firmware update. I am a computer support person, so I am capable... and despite my exact performance of their steps. The device told me "incorrect FW" every time and refused to update. I can only guess that I already have the latest firmware, but there is no (known) way of knowing since they don't tell you how to find it on the device screens and I couldn't find it myself either.
          I sent at least two detailed emails to Alesis support and never even got an acknowledgement. After several months, giving up and frustrated with the VideoTrack.. I decided to call Alesis directly. I spoke to a rep that acted like he never heard of this problem before (yet I see it all over the web). After instructing me that they would RMA the device (RETURN SHIP AT MY EXPENSE!) I agreed. I waited over a month... no communication. I emailed the tech support contact and he replied "shipping soon".
          Well the device arrived about another week later. I immediately inspected the "new" device and was already disappointed to see that it had a serial number LOWER than the one I sent back (I kept a copy of my original serial number)... I know this was not proof of anything, but did not instill confidence. Seems like they must have a stockpile of old ones.. not surprising to me given my experience.
          Anyway, to wrap this up... I unpacked, charged the unit overnight, setup and set on a tripod to record (pointed it at a movie playing on my computer screen for some non-still recording). Recorder stopped after 5 min. Test 2 seems like it made it until the battery ran out, but not sure because apparently if the battery runs out it does not save any file. Argh. Recharged. Test 3 stopped after abour 40min with battery bars clearly visible.
          I tried the whole firmware update process AGAIN...same results as original recorder.. "incorrect FW". Same problems...I am done wasting my time!
          I think Alesis has made a lemon and they are just hoping to sell these units to people who will eventually just give up trying to get them to work reliably. I am way past the point of getting a refund from the retailer, and RMA's just cost me MORE money in return shipping. I am done throwing good money after bad.Thanks a lot Alesis... I will remember this next time I have to to between you and a competitor. I guess I can still use this for 5 minute movies of things that don't have to record reliably (????).
          Don't get burned... I did twice on this thing... there are others way more deserving of your money even if you have to spend a bit more it will be worth it.
          I give 5 on features because it is a basic device, but I knew that when I bought it.
          See my overall description. This thing stops recording randomly... and who knows if it will be important like your first gig or best performance ever.

          I had one defective device, RMA'd for another and it is exactly the same. I believe this is a design bug that Alesis is unable or unwilling to fix. BUYER BEWARE - you were warned. Search the web, others are having same issue. Firmware does not fix. Alesis does not even acknowledge support emails on the topic. Alesis made me pay return shipping on the RMA, and new device is exactly same. So now I am out more money.
          If this thing worked, I would give probably a 6 or 7 value since is is economical, yet there are competing devices that may offer better bang for the buck. However, since this thing basically crashes whenever it wants, the value is almost zero since I can't rely on it to do its job. If it wasn't important to me, I wouldn't be RECORDING it. Since this is aimed at musicians, how many times do you think your audience will tolerate...hey, let's play that set again cuz my recorder stopped by itself. Duh!

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          1.0

          Don't Buy It !!!

          By Coop

          from Nashville, MI

          About Me Guitar Singer, Professional Artist

          Pros

          • None

          Cons

          • Lacks Functionality
          • Poor Performance
          • Poor Video Tin Can Sound

          Best Uses

          • Door Stop

          Comments about Alesis VideoTrack:

          This has messed up every recording of anything I've used it for that lasted more than 4min. Every concert we have done and tried to record with it has been fragmented. every few seconds it will stop and start.For the most part I like Alesis. Their drums are some of the best. But don't wast your money or time on this lemon.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          3.0

          alesis videotrack

          By dave mohney (rock brothers band)

          from nelsonville ohio

          About Me Hobbyist, Musican, Record Producer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Audio Recording
          • Lightweight
          • Low Price

          Cons

          • Poor Video

          Best Uses

          • Daytime
          • Home Movies

          Comments about Alesis VideoTrack:

          this little unit records audio very well! plenty good enough for a band or songer/songwriter demo! but it sure lacks in the video department.but the price is so low i would recommend this! with enough light the video is ok but not good!

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          • No

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          3.0

          For the price NOT Bad

          By Hank

          from Quitman, GA

          About Me Hobbyist

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Performance

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies

          Comments about Alesis VideoTrack:

          I purchased this used, and it worked properly, It is not the best quality as far as video results, but for the price it does make simple videos easier... If you want super quality video results this is not for you....

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Stops recording randomly - Alesis support is terrible

          By GinBunny

          from Ohio

          Comments about Alesis VideoTrack:

          First, let me say I like Alesis. They have created some great and innovative products for great prices. I own many. Now... I bought my VideoTrack in Dec 2010 here at MF, but what I have to say here is about Alesis, not MF.
          Overall impressions, the video quality is pretty bad, but I was ok with that. The device design is ok, and the stereo audio is pretty decent. All those things were fine for the price point... and if the device worked, I probably would not be writing this.
          I noticed immediately that the recorder would stop recording randomly. Could be 5 min, could be 30 min. I tried with the supplied 2GB card and also a high quality 16GB card for video that might go longer than 45 min (like a whole band set). There were problems on both memory cards.
          I actually lost valuable gig recordings more than once because of this (I know, I know ... crazy that I actually used it as intended...).
          I went to Alesis' website and located the firmware update. I am a computer support person, so I am capable... and despite my exact performance of their steps. The device told me "incorrect FW" every time and refused to update. I can only guess that I already have the latest firmware, but there is no (known) way of knowing since they don't tell you how to find it on the device screens and I couldn't find it myself either.
          I sent at least two detailed emails to Alesis support and never even got an acknowledgement. After several months, giving up and frustrated with the VideoTrack.. I decided to call Alesis directly. I spoke to a rep that acted like he never heard of this problem before (yet I see it all over the web). After instructing me that they would RMA the device (RETURN SHIP AT MY EXPENSE!) I agreed. I waited over a month... no communication. I emailed the tech support contact and he replied "shipping soon".
          Well the device arrived about another week later. I immediately inspected the "new" device and was already disappointed to see that it had a serial number LOWER than the one I sent back (I kept a copy of my original serial number)... I know this was not proof of anything, but did not instill confidence. Seems like they must have a stockpile of old ones.. not surprising to me given my experience.
          Anyway, to wrap this up... I unpacked, charged the unit overnight, setup and set on a tripod to record (pointed it at a movie playing on my computer screen for some non-still recording). Recorder stopped after 5 min. Test 2 seems like it made it until the battery ran out, but not sure because apparently if the battery runs out it does not save any file. Argh. Recharged. Test 3 stopped after abour 40min with battery bars clearly visible.
          I tried the whole firmware update process AGAIN...same results as original recorder.. "incorrect FW". Same problems...I am done wasting my time!
          I think Alesis has made a lemon and they are just hoping to sell these units to people who will eventually just give up trying to get them to work reliably. I am way past the point of getting a refund from the retailer, and RMA's just cost me MORE money in return shipping. I am done throwing good money after bad.Thanks a lot Alesis... I will remember this next time I have to to between you and a competitor. I guess I can still use this for 5 minute movies of things that don't have to record reliably (????).
          Don't get burned... I did twice on this thing... there are others way more deserving of your money even if you have to spend a bit more it will be worth it.
          I give 5 on features because it is a basic device, but I knew that when I bought it.
          See my overall description. This thing stops recording randomly... and who knows if it will be important like your first gig or best performance ever.

          I had one defective device, RMA'd for another and it is exactly the same. I believe this is a design bug that Alesis is unable or unwilling to fix. BUYER BEWARE - you were warned. Search the web, others are having same issue. Firmware does not fix. Alesis does not even acknowledge support emails on the topic. Alesis made me pay return shipping on the RMA, and new device is exactly same. So now I am out more money.
          If this thing worked, I would give probably a 6 or 7 value since is is economical, yet there are competing devices that may offer better bang for the buck. However, since this thing basically crashes whenever it wants, the value is almost zero since I can't rely on it to do its job. If it wasn't important to me, I wouldn't be RECORDING it. Since this is aimed at musicians, how many times do you think your audience will tolerate...hey, let's play that set again cuz my recorder stopped by itself. Duh!

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          I sent mine back!

          By knarfsupmac

          from Newell, Pa.

          Comments about Alesis VideoTrack:

          I purchased mine for the on sale price plus the 30 dollar mail in rebate. I thought for this price I'd try it out. I wanted a mobile device for recording but, my unit wouldn't charge its battery. The unit would operate while plugged into the usb cable but, wouldn't charge up. I called the company and they sent me a zip file to update the unit, I couldn't get it to work so I just returned the unit. I should have listenend to all the reviews I read before purchasing. I will spend a little more money to get a better unit. ps/ I didn't use the mail in rebate!

          Comment on this review

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          What was everyone expecting, A Flip?

          By Mark Stevens

          from Culver,IN

          Comments about Alesis VideoTrack:

          I, like many others, picked this up on The Stupid Deal Of The Day. For that price, it could not be beat, still reasonable. I am not sure what people thought this was, but if research something before buying you would know, do not blame Alesis, or Musicians Friend, for your impulse buying! It actually performs, looks, and sounds better, after it is transferred to PC, or other viewing device. If you were planning on using a 2" screen, what did you think you would get. As far as being technically difficult, if you cannot take out a SD Card and place in your PC, or hook up the USB cable, you really should not be buying something like this anyway! The sound is recorded nicely, and once again on the proper screen, pleasantly surprised at quality of video. I can see at the current price, reason for not buying, but now, I had mine out of the box recording, into the PC, in minutes, on a x64 bit Windows 7 Home Premiun Wal-Mart special. So, do I recommend it, yes! Just realize you may have to know a little about what you are doing, but my 8 yr. old takes still, and video, and puts them on his laptop, all by his lonesome, just my two-cents worth. Buy it give it a chance, if you do not like it or cannot figure it out return it, but I would buy this over the competitors, just for ease of use, and price-wise. To each his own! Thanks.

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          alesis should be ashamed

          By Me-ajF3G

          from california

          Comments about Alesis VideoTrack:

          Wow, not a good wow either. Okay, I went through 2 devices and both had the same exact problem. Constant freezing of the device and when it did want to work, the recording would stop randomly from 4-6 mins even if nobody was 500ft near the dang thing. stear clear dont waste your time. i went with something else but i cant get my time or my jamz back that were missed. dont get me wrong the audio is great but its pointless if the record function wont stay on.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Very disappointed

          By manouche man

          from Los Angeles, CA

          Comments about Alesis VideoTrack:

          I was not expecting much as far as video quality goes but was at least hoping for decent audio. The audio is ok when the thing actually works. The video and audio are out of sync.Tech support said it needs a firmware update that can only be performed on a PC. I bought it because it claimed to be Mac compatible which it is not. I used a Windows computer to update the Videotrack firmware and now its even worse. Hopefully Alesis will replace mine with a newer model. Something tells me that this item will be discontinued. Don't buy this thing.

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Alesis Video Track - Do Not Buy!

          By vorpalstudio

          from Austin, TX

          Comments about Alesis VideoTrack:

          I bought this on the marketed hype of a new product being promoted by the manufacturer BEFORE the user reviews started coming out.This is the worst product I have ever bought. The video quality is so poor, I'm embarassed to post anything I capture online. Having to guestimate between the three audio settings has proven to be frustrating at best, because unless you bring your own headphones to test the audio output, there's no way to tell what you're capturing. The software is so basic.. there are almost no settings to adjust, so what is disapointing must stay disapointing.I wish I had returned this item within the 45 days, but I kept hoping for a software release that might fix some of the issues..Needless to say, this was a waste of money, time, and mental energy. I could have bought a Flip and gotten better results.Buy yourself a quality microphone to bypass your video capture device, and stick with something that will actually make you look as good as you are.The ONLY thing I would recommend this product as useful for is private rehearsal capture/review. This product is an embarassment.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Neat Little Device

          By Johno

          from Leon, WV

          Comments about Alesis VideoTrack:

          This little unit got some bad press from other owners and I think that, unless they are only fond and familiar with hi-end (expensive) video, they didn't do justice to this. I found it immediately useable, intuitive, and of sufficeint quality to have lots of fun for the money. The on-off switch is not a problem, the manual is easy to follow, and it makes a great little recorder for those sudden moments of inspiration you wish to capture. I'm still testing it, but am very pleased with all features so far.

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