Originally Posted by Tom Frank
When you turn on the camera, are you pressing the power button and no other button? If you press the shutter button immediately after powering up it's posible to start a normal recording and by pass the initial motion detection function for the first video clip.
hi, yes i was starting the cam in the normal way. after further experimenting after your post i've discoverd the cam starts itself after a little delay without pressing any other buttons. thanks for your advice, but i didnt see this instruction anywhere unless i overlooked it so i think it could do with a mention as i spent hours trying unsuccessfully to get it to function. now with your pointer it works a treat, thanks.