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Old Nov 21, 2012, 07:20 AM
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NOW people will take more care to read posts #1-#5. and probably back up to hd. imagine if tom took those home with him. "you wouldnt miss the water til the well ran dry".

thanks for unlocking tom.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 07:25 AM
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... So I am taking action to shut down the thread, and will no longer be participating here. ...
Hi Tom,

to shut down the thread would be a big loss to me. I like this cam, this thread and the people in it! I hope there are alternatives to make it easier for you to continue.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 07:27 AM
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I am very sorry to hear this - please reconsider!


/Jan
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Tom, your hard work is very much appreciated.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 07:37 AM
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I'm also glad to see the thread is still "open for business" - many thanks Tom!

Could I make a small suggestion for post #4 ... add a comment that installing the new boot loader is done using the same process as a firmware load. Some won't know this (I didn't), the answer is of course in the thread but we know how reluctant people are to use the search tool
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 07:41 AM
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#16 FW and GUI Download Repository

I have found that I can temporarily re-open this thread to post new Firmware or provide information updates. So I was pleased to see that my ability to close the thread was not a one way street, at least for now. Also, the closed thread appears to only stop new posts and can still be read, links are active, and Firmware can still be downloaded (I think). So for now I plan to keep it closed, and re-open it when the next Firmware is released in the near future (unless the forum moderator takes other action).

Closing to new posts for now is a good thing since I didn't like where the thread was diverted. It was always my intent for the thread to be a "self-help" repository of helpful information, mainly in regards to camera issues related to RC Aerial Video, where people with problems could look for and find possible solutions (if they would take the time to use the resources), and to post their aerial video links for enjoyment by others. But it became much more, with too much diverted discussion and users looking for quick solutions because they were too busy to access the organized help pages and search functions, resulting in a regurgitation of the same questions over and over. Very weary reading, indeed.

So my intent for now is to give the thread a rest and keep it closed until the next Firmware is released. And in the interest of supporting the camera developer, I will keep the thread open for a period of time after any new firmware release, mainly to get user feedback on it for any bugs spotted so they can be fixed. Once the thread posts start to become divergent again, I will close it back down to keep it focused and eliminate redundancy.

If you wish to know when the thread is re-opened with new firmware available for download, you can subscribe to the thread and configure your user settings to send an email alert of any new post to the thread. That way you don't have to keep logging on and looking to see if anything is new.

If any users have feedback on the numerous color settings, start to gather your thoughts in an organized manner, and you can give your suggestions for improvement when the thread is re-opened. The developer needs this information for further tweaking of that function.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 09:57 AM
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Bogus Extension Thread Started.

I deleted the post since it no longer applies... thread confusion resolved.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 07:17 PM
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New "verified" #16 Seller for U.S.

At the developer's request, I'm adding to the verified seller list this "new" seller of the #16 camera here in the U.S. Though his U.S.-based eBay store was announced in this thread a short while ago, the developer's backing as a verified seller should put at ease potential U.S. buyer's concern for getting the "real" #16 as well as on-going service from an outlet here in the U.S.

Stay tuned for other new developments shortly.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 02:32 PM
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Thread Re-birth

I'm re-opening this thread, with greater emphasis on the thread purpose and posting protocol. I'm hoping the disruptions that affected my decision to close this thread will not recur. I've restated the thread purpose in post #1, which I'm asking everyone to now review. My intention is to keep the thread going as long as the thread's purpose does not get side-tracked again.

Thread user's co-operation with this protocol will be appreciated.

To differentiate this re-focused thread from another thread which stole the name to capture users from this thread, I have revised the name slightly. Any links which pointed users to this thread with the old title should still bring users here.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 02:37 PM
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Nice, Tom.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 02:38 PM
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Major Firmware Update

Nevermind! I forgot I reserved this post and already posted one just down the road.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 02:45 PM
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 02:46 PM
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I am glad you reopened this and clarified the first post

I did notice something about powering my #16v2 that Im not sure if others have ran into.

I have a dedicated 1A 5v regulator for powering the camera, and it gets extremely hot! I upgraded to a 2A and get the same results... if the max charge rate is anywhere around 700mah it shouldnt be overheating my regulator...

Im building a switching regulator to reduce inefficiency but just wanted to see if other experienced the excessive draw? I used a 1A wall charger with similar results...

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Old Nov 27, 2012, 03:06 PM
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Java Configuration Assistant NOW supports USB communication

Java Configuration Assistant is now available in 2 versions:

Version 0.2.1.0 supports traditional Configuration File SYSCFG.TXT

Version 3.0.0.0 Plug-and-GO supports full-feature USB communication (including in-camera formatting) in addition to a major functional redesign that now offers a greatly simplified User interface with fully automatic operation; just plug Camera to USB port and GO!

Version 3.0.0.0 Plug-and-GO works on Linux and Windows (and Mac OS X once OS issue is resolved) and as with previous versions, you can change language (as many as 16 are available) on-the-fly. You can take a peek here.

Note: Despite several attempts on my part to convince the developer otherwise, Firmware Version v0.58 is not backward compatible with previous versions of Configuration Assistant. Therefore after updating Firmware to v0.58, Configuration Assistant Version 0.2.0.7 and before will fail with error message wrong value pair: 'TV Display Ratio'. The solution is to update to the most recent Version available.

On the positive side, this may be a great opportunity to update to the now fully automatic Version 3.0.0.0 Plug-and-GO with full-feature USB communication.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 03:14 PM
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I am glad you reopened this and clarified the first post

I did notice something about powering my #16v2 that Im not sure if others have ran into.

I have a dedicated 1A 5v regulator for powering the camera, and it gets extremely hot! I upgraded to a 2A and get the same results... if the max charge rate is anywhere around 700mah it shouldnt be overheating my regulator...

Im building a switching regulator to reduce inefficiency but just wanted to see if other experienced the excessive draw? I used a 1A wall charger with similar results...

Chris
My favorite charger is an old Motorola mobile phone wall charger rated at 550mA.
When charging only, it's pretty cold. When charging and recording it's warmish, but nothing like very warm.

I don't know what regulator you are using, but does it perhaps require a heatsink? I list all the typical currents drawn by the camera in post #1020, but I believe I missed the external power recording and charging. I'll measure that when I have the time and update post #1020 accordingly. I'll also measure the temperature of my charger!

You also don't specify the type of regulator you're using. I assumed an AC power supply, but maybe you're using a DC-to-DC converter, which may well produce more heat.

Like I said, my 550mA wall charger works perfectly, without any overheating whatsoever.
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