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Old Sep 23, 2009, 10:10 PM
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I just place an order for one myself, But the seller talk about memory card, If its any thing like the one we got, There no place for a memory card?.
The only thing he don't say like the other seller, is the cam a 4GB or a 8GB?
That what I have seen so far from other seller.
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Old Sep 23, 2009, 10:44 PM
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If its any thing like the one we got, There no place for a memory card?.
I saw that one too and I'm considering getting it. It looks like there are two (or more) models - one 8Gb one and a 0Gb with a memory slot (for a micro-SD card). My only concern would be ensuring the write capability of the card, a slower card might degrade the video quality. I don't know much about how fast current micro SD cards are...
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Old Sep 23, 2009, 10:56 PM
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To tell you the truth I'm a little scared, But I'll have to wait until I get it.
I did write to the seller asking him about this.
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Old Sep 23, 2009, 11:32 PM
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I Just ordered the 720x480 version with only a 4G card.

I also asked if the date stamp was TURN OFF able !

WE have to get that figured out !

More when I get it !
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Old Sep 24, 2009, 05:56 AM
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This ad shows the memory card slot up close. There must be several versions of this camera just like there are of the gum camera.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
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Old Sep 24, 2009, 05:58 AM
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I saw that one too and I'm considering getting it. It looks like there are two (or more) models - one 8Gb one and a 0Gb with a memory slot (for a micro-SD card). My only concern would be ensuring the write capability of the card, a slower card might degrade the video quality. I don't know much about how fast current micro SD cards are...
I don't think you have as much to worry about with cameras that record in AVI vs MOV. My nikons all record in mov and they seem to be more sensetive to the write speed than my other cameras that record in avi.
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Old Sep 24, 2009, 08:19 AM
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Ok cool, Can you get the Micro SD card / T-Flash card at Wal-mart Or Best Buy?
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Old Sep 24, 2009, 09:43 AM
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Today I received a note from the Vendor ...


" Dear birdofplay,

We feel sorry that it can only set the time and date, no turn off function.

Thanks.

- myzone50 "


SO, I guess we are doomed to see the date stamp in all these Fob Camz !


too bad :-(
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At 640(720)x480 what is the max video length with an 8gb card?. The reason I ask is I am thinking about using an external (single lipo?) battery and trying to get it to run a minimum of 12hrs, ideally 24hrs continuous. Its for a 24hr car endurance race and I'm looking for a real cheap (and disposable) camera to be mounted to the front bumper. I read somewhere about a euro tax issue that means cheap cameras have a fat32 file limitation of 4gb. So even if the card is bigger it stops recording after a 4gb file is written. Something about it being classified as a camcorder vs. camera w/video.

Anyone actually tested filling a full 8gb/16gb card with one continous file?

Thanks,

Jon.
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Old Sep 24, 2009, 01:23 PM
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I have the 8GB cam, Not the one that has the card.
Only one time it has happen while testing, I left it on for 2 hrs and got 1GB of video, But all the other time I average about 669MB.
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Old Sep 24, 2009, 01:28 PM
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didnt they say 60 MB per minute or so ?

8,000,000,000 / 60,000,000 = 8000/60 = 800/6 = 133 minutes !

So my 4gb card ought be good for ~ 1 Hr ! 8 gb => 2 hrs

You'll have to buy 6 8 gb cards AND figure out a way to POWER IT for that long.

Now I dunno how long YOUR flight batteries last but that's good enough for me !

Besides how much of this are you willing to RE-LIVE ?

I just save clips of the "Good Stuff",
like Hawk encounters, take offs , fly bys and landings.
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I hear ya. 2 hours is plenty to the point of overkill.
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At 640(720)x480 what is the max video length with an 8gb card?. The reason I ask is I am thinking about using an external (single lipo?) battery and trying to get it to run a minimum of 12hrs, ideally 24hrs continuous. Its for a 24hr car endurance race and I'm looking for a real cheap (and disposable) camera to be mounted to the front bumper. I read somewhere about a euro tax issue that means cheap cameras have a fat32 file limitation of 4gb. So even if the card is bigger it stops recording after a 4gb file is written. Something about it being classified as a camcorder vs. camera w/video.

Anyone actually tested filling a full 8gb/16gb card with one continous file?

Thanks,

Jon.
Why don't you just mount a wired camera to the bumper and run it into a dvr via a cable?
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Old Sep 24, 2009, 03:53 PM
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Ok cool, Can you get the Micro SD card / T-Flash card at Wal-mart Or Best Buy?
You can get them off ebay a LOT cheaper. My wife's sister got a 2gb card at wally world for her cell phone and it cost 15 dollars. I got my wife the same exact card from a vendor in pa for 6 bucks
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Why don't you just mount a wired camera to the bumper and run it into a dvr via a cable?
Been there done that. In short there are too many points of failure. Spikes in battery voltage (running a Dimension Eng 3A voltage reg to drop 12v to 4.2v and avoid using the single lipo battery), vibration, heat, plus the cost. Big difference in putting a $100 bullet camera and an $70 Aiptek style DVR/camcorder vs $25 for one of the keychain cams. I also know for a fact because I've tested it that it will not record a mov/avi file larger than 4Gb due to the Fat32 limitation.

Sure, I agree that 2hrs is plenty for an RC aircraft, but my application needs the absolute maximum length video clip. So I guess the answer is, noone has managed to record a file greater than a couple of Mb before the battery runs out .

Guess I'll have to buy one, hack it with an external battery and see.

I assume 1x3.7v lipo in these?

Jon.
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