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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:31 PM
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The 0.67x macro+wide angle lenses for iPhones, would not work at 100% because it is designed for a "larger" lens (as compared to the 808). You do get a little bit of wide angle effect with the 808 as I had tried on it.

To achieve the full wide-angle effect, the "source" lens (i.e. 808 camera) has to be the same size as the intended one, i.e. iPhone camera lens. Putting this 0.67x lens over the 808 is like fitting a baseball cap on a fist.

Other than a reduced wide angle effect, the additional weight of the 0.67x is another concern.

But it does work very well on an iPhone.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:35 PM
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Activating/Deactivating video recording.

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The button at the top left corner starts or stops video recording. When the video camera is not recording, the green LED beneath the camera module lights up; when it is recording, the red LED lights up.
Recap from the initial review in case anyone had missed it.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:52 PM
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Video Processing

Just got the V959 Very impressive flight characteristics. My video however leaves a lot to be desired. It starts out really great but gradually degrades into stutters to the point that eventually I'm getting sequential stills. I've only tried the stock supplied micro 4gb micro sd. Do I need a faster (higher numbered) sd card? I am importing into a Windows 7 computer and using their stock video program. Do I need a different program? Thanks
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:27 PM
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finally received my v959 so excited even shot a unboxing video. But seller sent battery separately claiming that it's illegal to send by China Post with battery? Battery sent by HongKong Post but it's not tracking so far. I had battery from coaxial heli with the same connector so I checked the quad, seems to be great.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:36 PM
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WOW. video is 16Mbps. incredible. that's why you need fast memory card with it. I recommend class 10. for 640x480 it's a bit too much. sound is decent too: 352kbps. I think I can slow video and even use stills. but in low light it's pretty noisy
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:41 PM
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Just got the V959 Very impressive flight characteristics. My video however leaves a lot to be desired. It starts out really great but gradually degrades into stutters to the point that eventually I'm getting sequential stills. I've only tried the stock supplied micro 4gb micro sd. Do I need a faster (higher numbered) sd card? I am importing into a Windows 7 computer and using their stock video program. Do I need a different program? Thanks
yes, you need Linux with new KDENLIve or at least ffmpeg can't imagine how people may use windows it can't playback file if it only slightly corrupted, shuts down windows and behaves like crap ... what it actually is. no offense. Linux saved my life 5 years ago. If you still need interface like W7 try sinclair
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:06 PM
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... It starts out really great but gradually degrades into stutters to the point that eventually I'm getting sequential stills...
I took a short one. I was impressed by how smooth the video was with the 959 in flight. My V959 was ordered from BG. It came with a 2GB micro SD.

How long is your video? I can try something as long to see if I would have the same problem. I am using mplayer (basically with svn ffmpeg compiled in) on linux to play back though.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:12 PM
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WOW. video is 16Mbps. incredible. that's why you need fast memory card with it. I recommend class 10. for 640x480 it's a bit too much. sound is decent too: 352kbps. I think I can slow video and even use stills. but in low light it's pretty noisy
Mplayer says.

Playing /opt/x/SUNP0000.avi.
libavformat version 54.59.106 (internal)
AVI file format detected.
[aviheader] Video stream found, -vid 0
[aviheader] Audio stream found, -aid 1
VIDEO: [MJPG] 640x480 24bpp 60.000 fps 19014.7 kbps (2321.1 kbyte/s)

I am using the stock 2GB SD.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 05:42 AM
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For any having problems viewing video from cam, please try the absolute best video/media player,, VLC open source and completely free. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html
This thing does it all and with lots of option etc..

For your still pics I recommend XNview, also free and will allow quick easy adjustments of levels "brightness&contrast" cropping adding text and converting etc.. http://www.xnview.com/

Hope those help some..
Many thanks
X/BillyD..
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+1 for VLC. It plays where the other ones fail. Plus I was lucky enough to get VLC for my iPod before Apple pulled it.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:07 PM
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2nd for vlc, it plays anything you throw at it...
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 05:39 PM
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Here is a comparison of the v929vsv959 fpv and Arial photo ..if anyone is interested
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=221
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 09:32 AM
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Here is a comparison of the v929vsv959 fpv and Arial photo ..if anyone is interested
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=221
I see in the video both worked, you took the V959 farther out was it because it felt more stable in wind? Did wind conditions change.
So what are your thoughts?
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 02:59 PM
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I posted this in the V929 FPV HD thread .. just found this V959 thread ..

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My My .. look at all the goodies on that v959 board Gotta be some way to access those ports with a T9x .. we hope. Soo .. guess I gotta fondle one .. just ordered from x-heli .. aka outtafriggenstock dot com

Anyway .. morning email greets included a discount code .. PRES10 for 10% off of $200 or more, but no free shipping like sister site HobbyPartz .. bummer BangGood has them for $68.99 .. x-heli is $75.95 less the 10% .. about on par without waiting a month. So if you have some other stuff to order this might be of interest. 3 day promo .. PRES10 .. 10% disc.

Cheers ..
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 04:22 PM
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I received the GWS EP5443 blades from Banggood. These blades are REALLY GOOD! My V959 flew like a different beast with these after market blades.

Orange: http://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-Gw...r-p-59945.html

Black: http://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-Gw...r-p-59941.html

Grey: http://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-Gw...r-p-59942.html

But they are not a direct fit because there is a big gap between the blade socket and the bearing. This allows the shaft to slide up/down and when that happens, the main gear and the pinion may be disenaged. I cut small pieces of duct tape to fill up the excess space. Need to find a better solution!
Thanks for the heads up on the spacer requirement. How long do they need to be?

http://www.zorotools.com/g/Metric%20...acer/00092393/

I better bookmark this myself They've got 2, 3, 5, 10 and 15mm. by 3.2mm ID.

Cheers ..
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