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Old Sep 21, 2009, 06:18 PM
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The MEGA Keyfob Camera thread.................


I can't believe how SMALL this thing is I've got it charging right now so hopefully I can do a video with it later to get an idea how fast the fps is.
But man even my 5G6 can probably carry this thing. It weighs next to nothing.
Attention, added 6-11-2010 Due to a request here is a good resource for everything you ever wanted to know about Keychain cameras.
http://www.chucklohr.com/808/#lens
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Old Sep 21, 2009, 06:41 PM
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Some of use got one too. They are nice, video not bad.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...4#post13168516
Old Sep 21, 2009, 06:51 PM
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Oh good. Hopefully mine works as well as your friends' does. I'm going to use it on some of my smaller planes that won't carry my heavier nikons. Should be fun on my 3D foamies
Old Sep 21, 2009, 07:31 PM
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I got one of those too a couple days ago.

The video quality is actually very good. I'm happy with it. Especially since I only paid $20 for it.
Old Sep 21, 2009, 08:00 PM
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were you get it? hows the video quality?
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were you get it? hows the video quality?
You can find them on eBay.

They usually go for around $25, but you can hit it lucky sometimes and get them for less.

The video quality IMO is great. It's not bad on a plane neither. It just blurs out a bit if you make fast turns, but what do you expect for something that cheap.
Old Sep 21, 2009, 08:06 PM
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Let us know how the quality is .I bought one a while back & never took it out of the box...RTR
Old Sep 21, 2009, 08:14 PM
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Let us know how the quality is .I bought one a while back & never took it out of the box...RTR
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Old Sep 21, 2009, 08:18 PM
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wow pretty amazing
Old Sep 21, 2009, 08:25 PM
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Geez, mine doesn't look that good!

Maybe I should send it back.
Old Sep 21, 2009, 09:47 PM
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How do you set the date and time on these things? Im having trouble understanding chinglish........haha
Old Sep 21, 2009, 09:52 PM
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Its not easy, I try but still no luck.
Start with this page, We talk a little more about it. Look for the Name NitroCharged

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...1102410&page=2
Old Sep 21, 2009, 09:55 PM
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How do you set the date and time on these things? Im having trouble understanding chinglish........haha
Me too. I have NO idea how to change the date.

Although it doesn't bother me too much.
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Wow the video is MUCH better than I was expecting. But WOW please don't give us the audio next time!!! That was LOUD
Old Sep 21, 2009, 10:07 PM
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You have to unzip the time and date files back into the camera. I found out by accident.
Then you click on the unzipped files and they creat a "time txt" folder. That file changes the time and date when it's opened.
I did a few short vids around the house this evening. Simply amazing for such a small cheap camera. It rivals my old FCO2
Old Sep 21, 2009, 10:24 PM
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Wow the video is MUCH better than I was expecting. But WOW please don't give us the audio next time!!! That was LOUD
The video quality was pretty good, but I have to agree Brother.... put a piece of tape over the mic to mute the wind noise..

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You have to unzip the time and date files back into the camera. I found out by accident.
Then you click on the unzipped files and they creat a "time txt" folder. That file changes the time and date when it's opened.
I did a few short vids around the house this evening. Simply amazing for such a small cheap camera. It rivals my old FCO2
What zip file?
The only thing I see is the video and Image files.
Old Sep 21, 2009, 11:45 PM
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A friend at the field has been using one for about a week now and the videos he has gotten on his EDF planes is good. We velcro'ed it to my trex 450 heli and the picture was wavy half the flight but I know helicopters are known for vibrations and would probably be better if it was mounted to foam instead of directly to the frame. I just ordered one for $25 shipped off ebay and can't wait for mine. Here is a video he just posted:

Marks f4 phantom from hobby lobby...with camera attached to the nose cone.....notice the other plane (3 min 51 sec)
Old Sep 22, 2009, 12:45 AM
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That is very clear video.
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That is very clear video.
Mine is a 4 gig ...work great

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwoABNdPyYY

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I have the 8GB cam, Been doing some test, I have left it on for 2 hours and got 1GB of video, But that happen only one time, All the other run test I average 669MB.
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That looks pretty decent considering the size, what's the battery life like?
Old Sep 22, 2009, 06:58 AM
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What zip file?
The only thing I see is the video and Image files.
Mine had player software and time and date software in it. Man these tiny cameras are going to be great for small planes. It makes the FCO2 look large by comparison.
Old Sep 22, 2009, 08:23 AM
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if you guys open the play software folder and look around you will find the mediainfo file.... thats how you check your fps after you make a video.... mine is 640*480 at 25fps..... tho it looks around 15-20fps
Old Sep 22, 2009, 10:06 AM
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player software?

I don't see that, Maybe its not on mine. I'm running Win Vista which it is new for me, Maybe I don't have it set up right to see all files?
Or it could be my lot of cam don't have it.
Old Sep 22, 2009, 10:37 AM
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I think I read some where that you can make a file on your computer and replace the one in the camera for the time and date. If that is so, I wonder if you can place a blank file in the camera and get rid of the time date all together?
Old Sep 22, 2009, 10:42 AM
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Yes I read that too, And I try that, But it didn't work for me.
I read one person did a format on his and it work for him.
Old Sep 22, 2009, 10:59 AM
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Has anyone tried to strip the guts out of the case & see how absolutely light it can be made?
Old Sep 22, 2009, 11:05 AM
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Yes! I did. The first one I bought didn't work but once, so I bought another and it works. The first one I took the case off and it is packed so tight and the case is so light you don't gain anything. It's best to leave it alone.
Old Sep 22, 2009, 11:06 AM
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I notice black bars in picture when plane's motor is running. Is that because of brush motor noise or does it do it with brushless motors too?

Picture is quite sharp.
Old Sep 22, 2009, 11:27 AM
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Vid looks pretty good (for what it is).This is the one i picked up(i think @ CVS) a year ago.Maybe ill give it a try...RTR
PS....Hows the honeymoon going
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Randall.
Vid looks pretty good (for what it is).This is the one i picked up(i think @ CVS) a year ago.Maybe ill give it a try...RTR
PS....Hows the honeymoon going
I've had one of these cameras. It wasn't very good, and chewed through AAA batteries like nothing. Some of the best photos are here:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...08#post6601608

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I've had one of these cameras. It wasn't very good, and chewed through AAA batteries like nothing. Some of the best photos are here:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...08#post6601608

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Thanks 4 saving me the time .
Old Sep 22, 2009, 04:37 PM
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Just ordered mine on Ebay, let's see what I get
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Randall.
Vid looks pretty good (for what it is).This is the one i picked up(i think @ CVS) a year ago.Maybe ill give it a try...RTR
PS....Hows the honeymoon going
Life just gets better by the day RTR And now, since my gall bladder surgery I feel like a new man
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I notice black bars in picture when plane's motor is running. Is that because of brush motor noise or does it do it with brushless motors too?

Picture is quite sharp.
That's from shooting through the prop arc. CMOS cameras all do that. A CCD camera won't show the "bars".
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Well I can't say I'm very happy with the 15fps video rate mine has but I guess you get what you pay for. Otherwise the video's pretty good. I'm posting one on vimeo so I'll post the link once it's done.
Old Sep 22, 2009, 08:28 PM
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Turn your sound down. This is pretty much uneditted.
Stryker EDF off the rear (3 min 18 sec)
Old Sep 22, 2009, 10:26 PM
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some great shots of missouri's hilly woods...........lost a few in them woods...great video...........
Old Sep 22, 2009, 10:28 PM
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Hey randall,
That not bad at all.
Old Sep 23, 2009, 06:11 PM
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How long was the shipping time from Hong Kong?
Old Sep 23, 2009, 06:32 PM
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How long was the shipping time from Hong Kong?
Mine came in 15 days counting weekends.
Old Sep 23, 2009, 07:45 PM
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Mine was around the same too.
Old Sep 23, 2009, 08:15 PM
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Which guy did you purchase from? I saw several.
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Well, due to circumstances beyond my control, well ok some really bad double sided tape, my camera fell into some very tall grass today and I lost it.
In the meantime I found this one at a hard to believe price.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=160364097026
The guy's feedback is only 25 but he's been a member since June. Hopefully I won't get stung. One thing I liked about this camera is that it takes a micro sd card like the chewing gum cameras and it's rated at 30 fps
Only sixteen bucks shipped too
Old Sep 23, 2009, 11:10 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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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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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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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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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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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.
Old Sep 24, 2009, 09:19 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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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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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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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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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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Yes, it's just a 1s lipo.
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How long the Li-po last I don't know, But the longest I had it on was 3.5 hrs, But only got 669MB, Its strange only one other time I left it on for 2 hrs and got 1GB video file.

The other night we had a T-storm, Took the cam outside and got some thunder strike, My girl friend thought I was crazy for doing that! Lol......
I'm using Ulead Video Studio, I learn how to cut the video down, But not how to save it so I can post the video on the internet, Does anyone know how to do it?
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Just ordered one, cant wait for it to get here!

just to clear things up a bit for myself, I need to purchase a micro SD card for this?

Thanks for the $16 link eyeinthesky!
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I'm not sure, but I think videos are like photos. Sometimes when taking photos, one picture will be much higher in Mp that others. The only thing I can think of is how much information does the camera have to process? So, if one video has a lot of things to video and at another place less, maybe that is why you get more or less during the same amount of time. And believe me, I'm no expert at too many things, so this may be just a lot of hooie!
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B Potter:

WHAT $16 LINK ? please and thank you

I searched this thread andcould find NO eyeinthesky posting
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B Potter:

WHAT $16 LINK ? please and thank you

I searched this thread andcould find NO eyeinthesky posting
Here you go.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...ht_3143wt_1165
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Just ordered one, cant wait for it to get here!

just to clear things up a bit for myself, I need to purchase a micro SD card for this?

Thanks for the $16 link eyeinthesky!
That is a good question. If it will work with out the card or not, And if it does how long?
I order one two days ago, So who ever get there first, post your finding.
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That is a good question. If it will work with out the card or not, And if it does how long?
I order one two days ago, So who ever get there first, post your finding.
The auction shows that it needs the card to record.
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I went for this one ...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Key-Chain-Spy-Ca...4.c0.m14.l1262

IT "CLAIMED" a bit more resolution ( 720 vs 640 )
I assumed that it's a HD format thang.
Plus it claims higher mem cap at 16GB vs 8gb.

I got mine with just a 4 gb card.

I guess we'll see when it arrives, eh :-)
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I thought the extra capacity (8 vs. 16Gb) was a nice feature until I found out 16Gb micro SDHC cards (Microcenter) are $50+ (the 8Gb are only $17) Kind of makes the extra capacity moot when the cards cost ~3x the price of the camera.

Jon.
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"..How do you set the date and time on these things?..."

Use Notepad, made a text file with this line in it:

2009.09.25.21.39.00

that is yyyy.mm.dd.hh.mm.ss if you had not figured it out, use the 24 hour clock for times after noon.

Save that file to the root of the memory card as "time.txt". Disconnect from the PC, power up the camera, and it should read the file. The file will be gone after it reads it and a test photo will confirm it's working.

I put in a time that was a few minutes ahead and then disconnected and powered up about one second before the time in the file and it was right on the money.

If the text file reads

2009.09.25.21.39.00 N

it sets the time and does not put it on the video or photos or films (you can see it on the files still)

putting in 2009.09.25.21.39.00 Y will turn it back on again.

This was with the chewing gum pack camera from eBay, $19.95 with shipping and I had it 7 days later from China to Maine.

The seller responds to emails quickly and in polite and coherent English.

On that gum stick camera a 4 GB card (max you can use I think) will give you a fully charged battery continuous recording of just under two hours in length. It saves one file at 50 minutes and the second when the battery gets low so you two, one hour or so each, avi file recordings.

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I went for this one ...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Key-Chain-Spy-Ca...4.c0.m14.l1262

IT "CLAIMED" a bit more resolution ( 720 vs 640 )
I assumed that it's a HD format thang.
Plus it claims higher mem cap at 16GB vs 8gb.

I got mine with just a 4 gb card.

I guess we'll see when it arrives, eh :-)
Damn that video is SHARP Heck I just ordered one........
Old Sep 26, 2009, 12:59 AM
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What amazes me is all the different prices for essentially the same thing.

Time will tell if the vids are as sharp as claimed.

I have LOTS of gliders to test this on :-)
Old Sep 26, 2009, 01:44 AM
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Well here is one of my test.
Its not the best cam, It have seen other video from other Spy Key Chain Cam come out better.
I'm holding it the hole time, So the video jumps around. The first scene is a T-Storm, then in my pickup and in a Store. But all in all its not bad for $20. that I pick up from E-Bay.



Test spy key chain (3 min 6 sec)
Old Sep 26, 2009, 06:57 AM
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It's funny sometimes when I think about it. We kinda complain about technology that wasn't even heard of not so long ago. Sometimes I sit here and curse my internet speed and then it hits me that fifteen years ago I would never have believed I'd be doing all the things I'm taking for granted today. We do live in amazing times.
Old Sep 26, 2009, 09:00 PM
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Okay I was able to record 1.65gb on the keychain but the first videos wasn't flying realated. But when I did mount it inside the plane, 2 minutes into my flight it stopped recording and I assume the battery died because when I started to record for the next flight it only recorded for 30 seconds. If its plugged into the computer with the LED flashing, shouldn't it be charging?

With the cam lens pointed up the back button turns it on. Then you hold the top button untill the led flashes three times and it should be recording. The when finished you hold the top button to stop it then hold the bottom button to turn it off. Right?
Old Sep 26, 2009, 09:26 PM
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Here is the video that was cut short:
3DHS 51" AJ Slick FPV with 4GB Key Chain Cam at RCrcKY.com (1 min 53 sec)
Old Sep 26, 2009, 10:44 PM
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We do live in amazing times,Indeed.


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It's funny sometimes when I think about it. We kinda complain about technology that wasn't even heard of not so long ago. Sometimes I sit here and curse my internet speed and then it hits me that fifteen years ago I would never have believed I'd be doing all the things I'm taking for granted today. We do live in amazing times.

About six years ago I got back into r/c modeling after being away for almost two decades, electric flight and r/c groups had me flying alpha warbirds in 4 months, without r/c groups it would have token me at least two years of trial and error and a lot more crashes before I could fly warbirds. Keep up the great work guys even the dessenters and bad experiences are welcome, my P40 is on a slow plane to Canada.
Old Sep 26, 2009, 11:19 PM
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Okay I was able to record 1.65gb on the keychain but the first videos wasn't flying realated. But when I did mount it inside the plane, 2 minutes into my flight it stopped recording and I assume the battery died because when I started to record for the next flight it only recorded for 30 seconds. If its plugged into the computer with the LED flashing, shouldn't it be charging?

With the cam lens pointed up the back button turns it on. Then you hold the top button untill the led flashes three times and it should be recording. The when finished you hold the top button to stop it then hold the bottom button to turn it off. Right?
Yes, That how mine operate too.
Your video came out nice,
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Old Sep 26, 2009, 11:45 PM
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Poor little cam....the exposure contol will be smoking after that
Old Sep 27, 2009, 12:04 AM
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After my video????????
Old Sep 27, 2009, 12:06 AM
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you know it........
Old Sep 27, 2009, 01:09 AM
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You're right about the buttons and the flashing light hugocraft. You probably just ran the battery down. The battery doesn't have a lot of reserve capacity.
Old Sep 27, 2009, 02:33 AM
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I've had one of these cameras. It wasn't very good, and chewed through AAA batteries like nothing.

Colin
thats why I use rechargeables...
Old Sep 27, 2009, 04:37 AM
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I got one on the way , what is the approx current draw ???
Old Sep 27, 2009, 08:43 AM
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Damn that video is SHARP Heck I just ordered one........

Im interested to see if this one is actually sharper than the $16 unit.

Looking forward to reading your findings.
Old Sep 27, 2009, 08:53 AM
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I have both a 640X480 version and the higher res version coming. I'll try to do two identical videos and post them.
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I have both a 640X480 version and the higher res version coming. I'll try to do two identical videos and post them.
Thanks
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Bump, dont want this one to get lost, as Im hoping mine will be here any day now...
Old Oct 03, 2009, 01:32 PM
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Even though nothing goes by boat anymore according to the usps, it still has to clear customs and depending on how they label the package, it takes a while. The smart ones put "gift" on the label and that usually goes through much faster for some reason.
Old Oct 03, 2009, 02:20 PM
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I ordred mine on the 22nd still nothing. 7 days not counting weekend. I know the mail still travels on the weekend so 9 days actually. Oh well maybe Monday. Plane is ready!!!
Old Oct 03, 2009, 02:35 PM
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Mine says it wasnt shipped till Monday so A N Y T I M E now !!!

They didnt get off the chocks very quik IMHO !!!
Old Oct 03, 2009, 11:25 PM
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Not bad for $20.00


Not bad for about $20 I have the one with the 4 gig on board memory, have ordered the one with the micro sd slot. It works best with good lighting conditions.

AK spitfire keychain aft view (7 min 0 sec)
Old Oct 04, 2009, 12:17 AM
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Great vid! I can see that it may work better for me than you. Your vid is excellent. I plan to put in foamie. I hope flying solwer will eliminate the washout that appears in your turns. I will take wider turns also. How did you disable sound? I had planned to put a small piece of wind cover from one of my kids mics' over the hole,( still some sound ). I ordered the one with sd slot. Maybe Mon..
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Great vid! I can see that it may work better for me than you. Your vid is excellent. I plan to put in foamie. I hope flying solwer will eliminate the washout that appears in your turns. I will take wider turns also. How did you disable sound? I had planned to put a small piece of wind cover from one of my kids mics' over the hole,( still some sound ). I ordered the one with sd slot. Maybe Mon..

..a small dab ..(just a drop or 2)of hot glue over the mic slot, mutes the sound ...if you ever need sound ,just peel it off...


anyone have a source for this cam besides ebay?
Old Oct 04, 2009, 06:20 AM
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Disable sound through software.


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Great vid! I can see that it may work better for me than you. Your vid is excellent. I plan to put in foamie. I hope flying solwer will eliminate the washout that appears in your turns. I will take wider turns also. How did you disable sound? I had planned to put a small piece of wind cover from one of my kids mics' over the hole,( still some sound ). I ordered the one with sd slot. Maybe Mon..
Thanks for the kind words, I disabled sound through software. I used a bought program for the first clip , but just tried it on a nose carema clip with windows movie maker which comes free with vista home premium, I will post it when it finishs uploading to Ytube. The wheather has been terrible up here, the wind dies down only 1/2 hour before sunset or is flyable at sunrise, not the best light for this little camera , I think the washouts will not be as bad if you fly on a clear day and not near sunrise or sunset. You should try and keep it as far back or away from the prop espesially on a cloudy day. This is the 640X480 model.
Old Oct 04, 2009, 07:16 AM
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Low light and prop bad result.


Low light and having the prop to close to the camera resulted in poorer results.

Movie 0002 Spitfire (6 min 22 sec)
Old Oct 05, 2009, 12:04 PM
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A buddy of mine got an 8gb keychain camera and when he uses it, the picture is rotated 90 degrees! Mine works just fine. We opened his up and it doesn't look like the lens can be rotated. Anybody have this problem?
Old Oct 05, 2009, 12:25 PM
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Software.


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A buddy of mine got an 8gb keychain camera and when he uses it, the picture is rotated 90 degrees! Mine works just fine. We opened his up and it doesn't look like the lens can be rotated. Anybody have this problem?
Windows moviemaker will let you rotate the picture in 90 degree steps.
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Low light and having the prop to close to the camera resulted in poorer results.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPjLWYjXrUA


Try placing the cam on the bottom facing the rear and slightly down


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