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Old Jun 22, 2011, 04:39 AM
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Nope, I didn't ask them to delete it. I didn't check if the 20 thing is on there but I probably won't shoot more than 20 minutes at a time either.
I got it from this guy. http://cgi.ebay.com/Mini-HD-DV-key-c...item2561584a5a
if you scroll down that link, it says it has the "latest" timeoff 20min close&continue s/w
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 05:45 AM
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Have you tried taking videos with the #11 cam on a multi-rotor helicopter?
Nope...... But that's a lot worse I guess?

I'm curious about the difference with and without your mount.
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 06:10 AM
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I ordered one from the same guy. I added a note asking him to remove the time/date stamp. He replied that he would do so and check it before shipping.
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 06:13 AM
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I think that he already update all his camera's:

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The latest updated file can do :


1 It removes the time and date


2 When the battery dies, the current recording is now saved, rather than lost.


3 Rather than creating a new file every 20 mins, it now creates a new one every 4GB.


4 The video files created can be edited as normal - no transcoding required.
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 08:23 AM
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I use my camera's on my velomobile (recumbent tricycle with fairing). M.
http://velomobielfan.blogspot.com/20...-monteren.html
wfvn,
nice movie.. very stable.. what intrigued me most and I'd like to ask about is the USB cable .. normally if its a standard miniUSB cable as this white one looks to be .. I did not think you could record at the same time you charge the cam.. was this white cable modified to be a special Pin 4 type at the camera end?

But the other odd thing is the audio beeps.. generally you should not be getting these beeps unless disconnected and the internal cam battery is low.. .. or I suppose .. unless the cam is connected to a special Pin 4 cable and the external 5.0 battery is low.. Was the external battery low if this cable was connected?? Just curious.. Nice looking Bike .. have you got a photo of the entire Bike?
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 09:58 AM
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nice movie.. very stable.. what intrigued me most and I'd like to ask about is the USB cable .. normally if its a standard miniUSB cable as this white one looks to be .. I did not think you could record at the same time you charge the cam.. was this white cable modified to be a special Pin 4 type at the camera end?
The white cable isn't working properly. I used a diode to lower the voltage by 0,7V. But that isn't a good idea. Just connect the red +5V cable directly to pin 4 and it DOES work. Don't connect the two data cables so just the black (0V) to pin 5 and red (+5V) to pin 4. I have one cable without diode, this one does work, zo record AND power the camera at the same time. Unfortunately I don't have much use for it right now because the current firmware (V2) does not support continuous recording at 4GB files. But one of my camera's has a bad battery, it only works about 12 minutes. But when connected to the special cable, it can record up to 4 GB at a time.
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But the other odd thing is the audio beeps.. generally you should not be getting these beeps unless disconnected and the internal cam battery is low..
See above. Problem solved with diode removed.
I ordered new miniUSB connectors so I can make all cables suitable for powering while recording.

Another cable (which also works) is a normal USB which has the miniUSB cut off. I connected it to the original car adaptor cable (also cut off of the car adaptor).

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Just curious.. Nice looking Bike .. have you got a photo of the entire Bike?
apparently I can't place images from my weblog (I just get a icon, not even a thumbnail) so a link to my weblog with the first pictures of the finished bike:

http://velomobielfan.blogspot.com/20...hem-quemo.html

[edit]
I see I missed a thing or 2:

1) a pic of my bike is also in the link you mention in the quote.
2) the white cable on the picture is a completely standard USB cable (which doesn't power while recording as you know). Later on I cut off the mini USB connector and connected a new connector to the cable, using pin 4 and 5 AND a diode between the red +5V cable and pin 4. Now I have the same cable, same pins in use (4 and 5) but no diode. The last cable does work.
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 10:01 AM
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Yes, and Yes!
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 03:23 PM
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Some of you guys might want to take a look at this.
Uses 18650 LION batterys.
I ordered one for myself just cause I have dozens and dozens of the 18650's pulled from laptop battery packs.

I've found that on most dead packs that there is usualy only 1 battery
that is dead, the rest are OK.

4 2600ma 18650's=10400mah.

http://cgi.ebay.com/280676551414?ru=...fvi%3D1&_rdc=1
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 03:51 PM
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That's a really cool pack RcNutDave. Wish I would have found that months ago. That should power the camera all day lol.
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 04:55 PM
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Some of you guys might want to take a look at this.
Uses 18650 LION batterys.
I ordered one for myself just cause I have dozens and dozens of the 18650's pulled from laptop battery packs.

I've found that on most dead packs that there is usualy only 1 battery
that is dead, the rest are OK.

4 2600ma 18650's=10400mah.

http://cgi.ebay.com/280676551414?ru=...fvi%3D1&_rdc=1
From the picture, it appears that the cells are wired in series.
So, that would only be 2600 mah, wouldn't it?
I think that only the voltage would be multiplied by four, not the mah.
I guess you could rewire it to make it parallel to get the higher capacity, but then the voltage would be X 1. Is that high enough?
If you went to the bother to rewire it, it might be easier to just make your own box out of scrap, eh?

Walt
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 05:09 PM
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From the picture, it appears that the cells are wired in series.
So, that would only be 2600 mah, wouldn't it?
I think that only the voltage would be multiplied by four, not the mah.
I guess you could rewire it to make it parallel to get the higher capacity, but then the voltage would be X 1. Is that high enough?
If you went to the bother to rewire it, it might be easier to just make your own box out of scrap, eh?

Walt
The above is completely wrong. It is a USB power supply that has to provide 5V power so it has a regulator. It might not be 10400mah but it will definitely be a lot more than 2600mah whether they are in series or parallel. To me they look parallel but who knows.
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 05:47 PM
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Disregard this whole post!

Itīs most definitely wired in series. The 18650 LiOn cells are 1,2 V and since USB is 5 V you need to connect the cells in series: 1.2V X 4=4.8V. The regulator probably step the voltage up .2V and also keep the voltage up until the cells are completely empty since the voltage normally drops with usage.

The capacity is depending of the LiOn, if they are say 1500 mAh each the pack will also have 1500 mAh. If you want 4 X 1500 mAh (5000 mAh) you connect the cells in parallel but then you would only have 1.2V.

Easiest way to get more capacity would in my opinion be to splice in a battery connector between the camera and the battery pack. This way you can have several batteries and as high mAh as you want!
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 05:49 PM
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Itīs most definitely wired in series. Itīs clearly made for AA batteries and since USB is 5 V you need to connect the batteries in series: 1.5V X 4=5V.
The capacity is depending of the AAīs, if they are say 1500 mAh each the pack will also have 1500 mAh.

If you want 4 X 1500 mAh (5000 mAh) you connect the batteries in parallel but then you would only have 1.5V.
It's clearly made for AA batteries when it doesn't state such ANYWHERE in the link? Are you sure you are looking at the same ebay auction that was linked? It even states in the TITLE that it is for 18650 batteries.
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 05:50 PM
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Which is probably the best software for editing videos, for best results (don't care if it's payable? (I read all from post #3 : Video Editing)

many thanks
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 06:01 PM
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This one is wired parallel. LION is 3.7-4.2v. If cells are 2500ma X 4=10000ma.

Here is one wired 2 cell in series X 2 parallel.


http://cgi.ebay.com/260767418465?ru=...fvi%3D1&_rdc=1
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