The REAL (#11) HD Key Cam Thread (PLEASE! READ POSTS #1-#3 BEFORE POSTING QUESTIONS!)
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Dec 29, 2010
, 08:56 PM
Dance the skies...
United States, MA, Walpole
Joined Dec 2003
Frequently Asked Questions
note: latest change in FAQ sections shown in
Basic Camera Function Topics
How do the basic functions of this camera work?
Brief instructions here.
Video of basic camera functions here.
How is the date/time set? Can the date/time stamp be turned completely off, and back on?
My time stamp display clock runs way faster than it should. Can this be fixed?
My camera is not turning on normally. Is it forever dead
What kind of memory card should I use with this camera?
What happens to my video if the flash memory card fills up or the battery gets too low to power the camera during a recording?
How long does it take to charge the battery? The red LED does not come on when connected to the car charger. Is this normal?
How long can the internal battery record? Can I power the camera with an external battery to get longer recording time?
My camera battery has died and I need to replace it. Are there any special considerations when doing this?
I really wish my camera did not stop recording to save a partial file every 20 minutes. Can this be changed?
My camera seems to get quite hot when I record/charge it. Is that normal?
Is there more than one version of this HD key cam?
What different firmware is available
for the original #11 camera
And for the new V2#11 camera
I shot a video but my memory card has no video file. The card properties shows memory is used. Is there a file that can be recovered?
I have a corrupted video file on my memory card that appears normal, but cannot be played or edited. Can it be repaired?
I have a Jumbo #11 and need to open the case. How is it done?
I made a recording, but get "insert card" alert when connecting camera to my PC. Also, camera will now not start a new recording. What could be wrong?
My camera starts to record, then shuts down prematurely after a brief period (several minutes). What could be causing this?
And more detail here
My camera is not working properly, and solutions offered here have not worked. Can I get a refund or replacement camera?
Can the camera be modified to provide video out for FPV use? No, it can't!
Camera Video Quality Topics
I want to shoot both aerial video and other subjects. Is this HD camera really better for that than the old 808 #3?
What is the angle of view of the HD key cam? Is it better than the old 808 version?
I'd like a wider angle of view. Can this be done with an add-on lens?
Yes, with this one.
And this one.
I have a fuzzy, out-of-focus spot in one portion of my video. What can cause this?
My entire video is out of focus. How can I fix this?
I tried the web cam focusing method, and found if hard to tell best focus. Is there another way that might be better?
My video has a small dark spot in the frame that is always there. Can this be removed?
My video is dark on the edges/corners and the colors aren't consistent across the frame. What's wrong?
My videos have a brighter "hot spot'" in the center of the frame, and colors look are too vivid and unnatural. Can this be minimized?
My video has darker color/brightness along the sides and corners. Can this be reduced during editing?
My camera "hunts" for the right exposure much of the time, which makes the video very distracting to watch. Can this be fixed?
I've read about cameras recording at big differences in data rates. Why is this, is this good or bad, and can mine be changed?
I'm getting oscillating "waves" in my video, possibly from vibration. How can this be eliminated?
Camera Audio Quality Topics
I get "static" background noise in my videos when recording video from my car. Is that normal?
Sometimes my video has short "buzzing" sounds at about 1 second intervals. Is the camera starting to fail?
More info here.
I hear faint sound artifacts in my videos. Can this be fixed?
What free editors can I use to edit the .MOV files from this camera?
I want to trim/join my video clips together without other fancy editing, while keeping original quality without re-encoding. What's the best way?
How can I capture a frame from my video as a picture file format for viewing separately?
Where is the best place to post videos for online viewing by others?
What kind of neat hacks have people done to their #11HD cameras?
Last edited by Tom Frank; Jul 11, 2013 at
. Reason: added lens cleaning tip link