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Old Jul 23, 2009, 06:50 AM
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Video Recording Device for ground station

My old Hi-8 based cam corder has a broken firewire port again. I've taken it apart and can't find the break in the solder but it must be there someplace. I've had it for nearly 7 years now so I guess it is time to move on.

Is there a list someplace that has decent recording devices for FPV use? Apparently having the ability to record video from a composite input is not a big feature these days on new camera's. I bought one a while back and it could send video out to the composite port, but not capture it.

Any advice?
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 07:23 AM
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Check this out
http://www.gizmag.com/pinnacle-video...picture/40874/
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 07:23 AM
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Hi BushmanLA,

I am using a Sony DCR-DVD405E camera to capture form my FPV video link. The nice thing is that I can stick the mini DVD from the camera straight into my PC DVD drive and copy MPG videos to my computer.

I originally bought it mostly for my wife to replace our old Hi-8 camera, but I made sure it had analog input for my own uses as well

HaKK
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 07:47 AM
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pdemon - Does is record static or goes to a blank/blue screen,

Cheers
Dion
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 07:51 AM
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I use the Pinnacle video transfer device, it's a quite cheap solution and it works fine!
I record the vid on to a usb memory stick, very easy just one button..

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Old Jul 23, 2009, 08:17 AM
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here's a list of cameras that have AV in and can be used as a recorder:

http://www.actioncameras.fr/acatalog...camcorder.html
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 09:03 AM
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Where is the list of them that doesnt stop recording during static? Thats the only list I'm interested in.
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 10:10 AM
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Is there a list someplace that has decent recording devices for FPV use? Apparently having the ability to record video from a composite input is not a big feature these days on new camera's. I bought one a while back and it could send video out to the composite port, but not capture it.

Any advice?
Bushman, I asked a very similar question a little while ago.
A link to the comprehensive Thread with feedback, as follows...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1023965
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 01:24 PM
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Thanks guys.
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 02:11 PM
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bjornez any sample of video please?

it use internall battery tu record or need external battery ?


thnks!
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 02:29 PM
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pdemon - Does is record static or goes to a blank/blue screen,

Cheers
Dion
I have not direct experience, but I friend of mine of the italian FPV community told me that the record never stops in case of glitches or loss of signal....
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 03:49 PM
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Forget the Pinnacle PVT guys, it's just barely acceptable for recording with.
I've had one for 12months, very average recording quality.
And will drop out of recording resulting in loss of file on a bad signal.
It doesn't like Diversity boxs either.




Using a miniDV camera with AV in as a recorder is the way to go for best quality.

Here is the thread listing the cameras that have AV-in, and users that use them.
Hasn't been updated for 3 weeks, but heck. lol

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1070357





or

CANON
MV600i Mini-DV
Used by Frazz
MV960 Used by Gizmointhesky, Impulze
MV5 Mini-DV 1CCD
MV5i Mini-DV 1CCD
MV5iMC Mini-DV 1CCD
MV500i Mini-DV 1CCD
MV530i Mini-DV 1CCD
MV550i Mini-DV 1CCD
MV630i Mini-DV 1CCD
MV700i Mini-DV 1CCD
MV730i Mini-DV 1CCD
MV750i Mini-DV 1CCD
MV830i Mini-DV 1CCD
MV850i Mini-DV 1CCD
MVX200i Mini-DV 1CCD
MVX250i Mini-DV 1CCD
MVX330i Mini-DV 1CCD
MVX350i Mini-DV 1CCD
MVX20i Mini-DV 1CCD
MVX25i Mini-DV 1CCD
MVX30i Mini-DV 1CCD
MVX35i Mini-DV 1CCD
MVX40i Mini-DV 1CCD
MVX45i Mini-DV 1CCD
MVX3i Mini-DV 1CCD
MVX2i Mini-DV 1CCD
DM-XM2 Mini-DV 3CCD
DM-XL2 Mini-DV 3CCD


SONY
DCR-TRV900 mini dv Used by Pepelatz
DCR-SR100 HDD, 9.6 mbits on high quality mode Used by Carlyle Harper
DCR-SR80 soon to be Used by Spud
DCR-PC8 Mini-DV

DCR-PC9e Mini-DV
DCR-PC100 Mini-DV
DCR-PC101 Mini-DV
DCR-PC105 Mini-DV
DCR-PC108 Mini-DV
DCR-PC109 Mini-DV
DCR-PC110e Mini-DV
DCR-PC120 Mini-DV
DCR-HC30E Mini-DV
DCR-HC32E Mini-DV
DCR-HC39E Mini-DV
DCR-HC42E Mini-DV
DCR-HC90E Mini-DV
DCR-PC1000E Mini-DV
DCR-PC55E Mini-DV
DCR-PC350E Mini-DV
DCR-VX2100E Mini-DV
HDR-FX1E HDV
DSR-PD170P DVCAM
HDR-HC1E HDV
DCR-TRV11 Digital-8
DCR-TRV22 Digital-8
DCR-TRV33 mini dv used by Pratorian
DCR-TRV350 Digital-8
DCR-TRV351 Digital-8
DCR-TRV38 mini dv
DCR-TRV39 mini dv
DCR-TRV460 Digital-8
DCR-TRV60 mini dv
DCR-TRV70 mini dv
DCR-TRV80 mini dv
DCR-TRV950 mini dv
DCR-TRV480E Digital-8
DCR-IP1E MICROMV


JVC
GR DVL9800 Used by Ahernar
GR-D73 Mini-DV
GR-D93 Mini-DV
GR-D230 Mini-DV
GR-DX57 Mini-DV
GR-DX95U Mini-DV
GR-DX107 Mini-DV
GR-DX77 Mini-Dv
GR-DX97 Mini-DV
GR-D240 Mini-DV
GR-D290 Mini-DV
GR-DF470 Mini-DV
GR-DZ7 Mini-DV
GR-PD1 Mini-DV
GR-X5 Mini-DV
GR-D30
GR-D40
GR-D50
GR-D73
GR-D93
GR-D270EK
GR-D290EK
GR-DF470
GR-DV4000
GR-DV500
GR-DV70
GR-DV700
GR-DVX95EK
GR-DX300EGR-DX37
GR-DX57
GR-DX97
GR-DZ7EK
GR-PD1
GR-VPP9
GR-X5


PANASONIC
VD-RM55B DVD 1CCD
VD-RM75B DVD 1CCD
NV-GS200B Mini-DV
NV-GS250B Mini-DV
NV-GS400B Mini-DV
PV GS250 Mini DV
GR-DZ7EK
GR-D290EK
NV-DS30A
NV-DS38
NV-DS50A
NV-DS88B
NV-EX21EG
NV-GS5
NV-GS11GN
NV-GS15GN
NV-GS50A

NV-GS55GC
NV-GS70A
NV-GS120GN
NV-GS200GN
NV-GS250GN
NV-GS400GN
NV-GS50B
NV-GS70B
NV-MX500B
NV-VZ17B
VD-RM50
VD-RM70
VD-RM75B
SDRS100


SAMSUNG
VP-M110 SolidState
VP-X110 SolidState
VP-D270i Mini-DV
VP-X105L
VP-X105S
VP-X110L
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