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Old Aug 26, 2015, 09:44 PM
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I'm getting jello but its the pulsing blurring that is more annoying.

Is vibration also the cause of this pulsing blur?
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Old Aug 27, 2015, 01:30 PM
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Apologies for going off topic but I just used mine to image an inaccessible area on my boat by attaching it to a stick. I just thought I'd mention that there are more uses for it than just hanging it on a toy aeroplane.

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Old Aug 27, 2015, 02:17 PM
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I'm getting jello but its the pulsing blurring that is more annoying.

Is vibration also the cause of this pulsing blur?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nYf0oqGX6U
Does it do that with the camera stationary on the ground? That should answer your question.

I'm curious, though, what kind of aircraft is that you are flying? Vibration from normal prop-drive aircraft create low frequency and larger amplitude vibration, resulting in varying forms of "jello" waves. To blur the entire frame uniformly like that would require a VERY high frequency and low amplitude vibration. Ducted fan propulsion maybe... can't tell from the audio in the video?

It looks more like a problem with a cyclical compression codec pulsing, which other cameras of this small size have demonstrated. The #16 is not one of them, though.
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Old Aug 27, 2015, 08:07 PM
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Does it do that with the camera stationary on the ground? That should answer your question.

I'm curious, though, what kind of aircraft is that you are flying? Vibration from normal prop-drive aircraft create low frequency and larger amplitude vibration, resulting in varying forms of "jello" waves. To blur the entire frame uniformly like that would require a VERY high frequency and low amplitude vibration. Ducted fan propulsion maybe... can't tell from the audio in the video?

It looks more like a problem with a cyclical compression codec pulsing, which other cameras of this small size have demonstrated. The #16 is not one of them, though.
The plane is a Dynam PBY-5A Catalina like this. I had the camera velcro'ed to a sponge foam piece then duct taped the whole thing( like a bandaid) to the top of the nose gunner plastic, in front of the cockpit windshield.

I did not realize these cameras are so sensitize to vibrations. The plane feels smooth and is very quiet at 1/2 throttle.
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Old Aug 27, 2015, 08:19 PM
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The plane is a Dynam PBY-5A Catalina like this. I had the camera velcro'ed to a sponge foam piece then duct taped the whole thing( like a bandaid) to the top of the nose gunner plastic, in front of the cockpit windshield.

I did not realize these cameras are so sensitize to vibrations. The plane feels smooth and is very quiet at 1/2 throttle.
The watermarks in the photo tells me the picture was not taken with the same #16 camera? Does the camera do the same blurring in 720-15fps that it does in 720-30fps? It's not normal... the plane motor audio in your video was very smooth, but volume must have been reduced quite a bit.
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How long do these normally hold a charge? I got one a few weeks ago, and if I fully charge it, then don't end up using it for a while, say a few days to a week or so, it's generally stone dead. Is this normal?
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Old Aug 28, 2015, 02:52 PM
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How long do these normally hold a charge? I got one a few weeks ago, and if I fully charge it, then don't end up using it for a while, say a few days to a week or so, it's generally stone dead. Is this normal?
No it's not normal for a normal healthy battery! Charging to full voltage, unfortunately, tells you nothing about the health of the battery. If it has built up deposits and possibly even bridging between the+ and - plates, it can self discharge quickly in a worst case scenario, or not hold a full charge in spite of what the charging LED tells you. The battery still draws a tiny bit of power when turned off to the time/date clock running, but it should not run down a battery in the short time period you mention.

A few cases have been posted here where some kind of circuitry malfunction has caused rapid battery draining, but it's rare. You should replace your battery for starters. If it still does the same thing, perhaps there is some warranty relief available from your vendor (hopefully they are one of those listed in post #2 here.
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Am I correct in that the #16 does NOT have any built in Image Stabilization feature?

Some videos on youtube have a very warpy or snaking look to them instead of vibrations and I was trying to figure out why that would be? Some post processing done to the video perhaps?
You are correct.
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What is the Maximum size on a class 4 [ in Gb's] that one could use without going into "overkill " or going beyond the 16's capabilities ?

I have a 2 Gb installed but wanted to use one with a bit more capacity

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What is the Maximum size on a class 4 [ in Gb's] that one could use without going into "overkill " or going beyond the 16's capabilities ?

I have a 2 Gb installed but wanted to use one with a bit more capacity

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Lol just stick one in and you will find out.
I use 8 gb
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What is the Maximum size on a class 4 [ in Gb's] that one could use without going into "overkill " or going beyond the 16's capabilities ?

I have a 2 Gb installed but wanted to use one with a bit more capacity

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The user manual says 32 GB. You can go higher but you have to format the card with Fat32 and you won't get the full capacity of the card.
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The user manual says 32 GB. You can go higher but you have to format the card with Fat32 and you won't get the full capacity of the card.
Thanks will order a 16 Gb. the card I have now , cut off Just at the point of my interest . Only later did I find some vid garbage on the card , which I had not erased [formating ]

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How do most of you attach this camera to your rc airplanes?
Whichever method you use, add a safety cord so that when you crash and it gets knocked loose, you won't have to spend two hours in long grass looking for it ... or, in the case of the Catalina, find scuba gear to cruise the bottom of the lake ...
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