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Old May 22, 2012, 07:00 AM
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Im also looking at the foxtech D1 DVR http://www.foxtechfpv.com/mini-d1-qu...der-p-451.html

Only possible problem I can see, is PAL video is 720x576 res, whereas the D1 records 705x576. Anyone run into problems with this? Does it crop PAL video?

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Old May 23, 2012, 02:00 AM
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Hi, sammyc,
if you look up 2 posts you will see that your first DVR is the same as mine but at
sunsky it's only $54, i still haven't had any answers, maybe they are all asleep,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Your last post with the foxtec i have seen good reports on it but with it installed in the plane.
Old May 23, 2012, 02:15 AM
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Hi, sammyc,
if you look up 2 posts you will see that your first DVR is the same as mine but at
sunsky it's only $54, i still haven't had any answers, maybe they are all asleep,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Your last post with the foxtec i have seen good reports on it but with it installed in the plane.
I don't see why you would install on plane, if I wanted to record on board, a $40 HD keychain is the go to.

I have read some pretty good reports on the foxtech D1 recorder, but no one can really answer me about PAL video being shrunken or cropped?
Old May 23, 2012, 06:52 AM
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Hi
I have JAPAN DVR. I want to use it with external power at field. Does anyone use it as I want?

Thanks
Old May 23, 2012, 07:39 AM
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Im still finding more DVR possibilities
How about this jetview one?
Seems to get a pretty good wrap:
http://www.jetviewcctv.com/product_i...roducts_id=415
Old May 23, 2012, 07:41 AM
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Sammyc, all(most) of these dvrs were mentioned and reviewed earlier in the thread...

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Im still finding more DVR possibilities
How about this jetview one?
Seems to get a pretty good wrap:
http://www.jetviewcctv.com/product_i...roducts_id=415
Old May 23, 2012, 07:49 AM
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Sammyc, all(most) of these dvrs were mentioned and reviewed earlier in the thread...
Yea, but im after current opinions, now there are (or at least could be) new products and new pricing, so this changes the opinions and value. Im after the current opinions
Old May 23, 2012, 10:48 PM
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Hi
I have JAPAN DVR. I want to use it with external power at field. Does anyone use it as I want?

Thanks
That's easy...just connect it to any 5v input. I used an old brushless motor ESC (just using the BEC part) to step down the 12v ground station battery to 5v for the SD-4 recorder...works fine. Actually I mostly use the internal battery, but have the plug available for external power should I start running the battery down.
Old May 24, 2012, 04:34 AM
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That's easy...just connect it to any 5v input. I used an old brushless motor ESC (just using the BEC part) to step down the 12v ground station battery to 5v for the SD-4 recorder...works fine. Actually I mostly use the internal battery, but have the plug available for external power should I start running the battery down.
Thanks Van,
Is the current important? My BEC gives 5V 5amp. I hesitate that over amper will damage can batteries or dvr itself.
Cheers
Old May 24, 2012, 01:55 PM
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I'm not Van but the current is a max. value. A stronger BEC will not damage a device that needs less. A weaker BEC than needed could cause a voltage drop or worse, a damaged BEC. But I think the recorder doesn't need more than a few hundreds mA, so any 5V BEC should be ok.

Martin
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I'm not Van but the current is a max. value. A stronger BEC will not damage a device that needs less. A weaker BEC than needed could cause a voltage drop or worse, a damaged BEC. But I think the recorder doesn't need more than a few hundreds mA, so any 5V BEC should be ok.

Martin
Thanks Martin
Then I can use my DVR without batteries.
Cheers
Old May 24, 2012, 05:59 PM
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Thanks Martin
Then I can use my DVR without batteries.
Cheers
No, your good. Like Martin said...the BEC amp value is what it can support UP TO. Kinda like the speed rating of your car. It can do 'up to' 150mph on the speedometer, but you only need it to drive at 50mph...no issues...
Old May 27, 2012, 03:06 PM
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The Foxtech DVR is really good.
heres a sample of my video,recorded groundstaiton DVR using 200mw 5.8 gear, just hovering and testing Naza FC settings on my homemade frame quad.
it was very windy..
watch in 720p

http://youtu.be/jskyLrLOFts
Old May 28, 2012, 09:12 AM
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Sammyc, all(most) of these dvrs were mentioned and reviewed earlier in the thread...
A helpful reply, igorek only another 146 pages to read,,,,
as said, maybe since the reply on this thread, there are other products that are as good or better as at more competitive prices, a simple reply would have done,,,,,,,,,,,
Old May 28, 2012, 09:19 AM
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All I meant to say was that a search button would have answered a particular question in 30 seconds or less... Also, searching YouTube with the name of the DVR usually produces a lot of videos recorded with that particular device...


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