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Old Jun 24, 2010, 04:32 AM
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does anyone have any suggestions on ground station AV recorders, fpv friendly?
Hmmmm, only a few hundred posts worth....

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Old Jun 24, 2010, 04:38 AM
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 05:13 AM
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Hey cant go wrong with a MiniDV, bit of stuffing around to rip the videos back to the pc but I believe it offers excellent quality and simplicity.

I used to use a laptop with a capture device but it thrashed my battery & ended up screwing with my recordings - dropping frames and such.

Bought a very snazzy sony MiniDV from ebay and its much better - I dont mind fiddling with PC's so I dont mind sitting there ripping the movies, you can get an idea for bits to keep or cut out of your youtube vids

Just my 2 cents, a digital - no moving parts - recorder would be great, I havent been impressed with any yet, given up really - next device will be a sony video walkman, theyre about $2000 brand new but around $700 on ebay - cant go wrong with professional AV equipment.
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 05:32 AM
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Hi Guys,

Been getting some questions re the status of the Go Pros, so rather than email you all I will post here.

Fastway Couriers have them, and they are still not here!! They left Go Pro on Friday last week (they are less than 2 hours drive from us) and they are still not here. We are hopeful that we will have them tomorrow. Fastway have basically said - sorry - that's a bit of bad luck!! Wankers.

For the record I paid for an "Overnight" service to make sure I had them for Monday. I think Fastway work on Jupiter time. Fastway - should be called SlowWay.

I am very sorry to all that have ordered - I am so VERY cranky - and will be requesting not to use Fastway again.

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Old Jun 24, 2010, 07:23 AM
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 08:18 AM
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I kept reading around... found http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._ya_os_product that scrtsqrl posted and uses... seems a cheap alternative, worth a shot... i've taken a punt! Paid for, now the wait...
Good luck! If its the same as I bought , the MPVR +cb, it only records an NTSC signal. All my cameras are PAL.
I gave mine to my daughter for xmas.
I also have another Aiptek that records pal. Its an excellent little recorder with really good quality, but its flakey, Sometimes it just stops after 2 minutes, usually from noise. Sometimes it will run half an hour and sometimes it will record half an hour but the synch will slip and i get half frames overlapping.
At least its cheap. Either way you will end up with a neat little device you can use around the home or car.
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 04:29 PM
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 05:22 PM
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No probs. Thats what this forum is for. Just hate to see someone else make the same mistake.
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 07:56 PM
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FPV stuff for sale in Melbourne (AU) happy to post AU wide.

I've put up some FPV gear for sale on the Australian FS thread, here...
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=192

Fatshark RCV922 goggles set
Immersion TrackR2
Vid Txs
Vid Rxs
Patch antennas
Oracle Diversity

Thought you guys might be interested.
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 11:12 PM
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Geez - how are you guys finding youtube uploads going?

I'm on TPG ADSL2, and uploading a 571mb movie takes over 6 hours. during that time if your connection burps, you lose the upload.

Really awful. That is 1.5mb a minute. Or 25k/sec.

I hate australian ISPs. I feel like my internet connection is being provided by Scrooge. I've gone from bigpond to AAPT (don't do it!) to TPG and none of them are any good.
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 11:17 PM
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Yeah that's why I changed. I was with TPG when there were only 28k modems. I recently changed to iinet and it's great when I upload to vimeo nowhere near what tpg is. Full internet acces but all their ip numbers are listed as spam tho so mail routing is a pain.

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Old Jun 24, 2010, 11:17 PM
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Geez - how are you guys finding youtube uploads going?

I'm on TPG ADSL2, and uploading a 571mb movie takes over 6 hours. during that time if your connection burps, you lose the upload.

Really awful. That is 1.5mb a minute. Or 25k/sec.

I hate australian ISPs. I feel like my internet connection is being provided by Scrooge. I've gone from bigpond to AAPT (don't do it!) to TPG and none of them are any good.
Why is your video 571mb ?! Youtube only allow 10 min videos
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 11:42 PM
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It is 571mb @ 10 minutes in HD format (720p, 30fps) h.264. It looks great.

And I just discovered that youtube has truncated it to 1:47, and dropped half the frames even though I babysat the entire download.

so now I switch to vimeo instead and became a premium member

I think video editing and uploading is more difficult than FPV.
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It is 571mb @ 10 minutes in HD format (720p, 30fps) h.264. It looks great.

And I just discovered that youtube has truncated it to 1:47, and dropped half the frames even though I babysat the entire download.

so now I switch to vimeo instead and became a premium member

I think video editing and uploading is more difficult than FPV.
Yep!! I paid the membership for Vimeo and will never go back to the tube!
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Old Jun 25, 2010, 05:15 AM
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So FPV this Sunday at Mr B's?

Is this all still a go? Who's going?
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