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« on: January 10, 2010, 12:50:09 am »

Hey y'all,

 check out some fun in the snow in Richmond Park the other day! Not great soaring conditions (check out the guys having fun with kites in the background) but very pretty with the snow

Forwards view:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DdG8dJ_Bmc
Backwards, check out that boom bending:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKCCsyC5lAA

I'm amazed by the camera - it's a tiny lipo powered video recorder "disguised" as a car-alarm style keyfob (I daren't think what other people use them for!) that cost ?11 including postage from Hong-Kong on eBay. And that's including a charger and a USB lead!! The camera itself weighs 16g, but could probably lose a chunk of that if taken out of its case.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180446286962

Anyway, small, light and cheap enough to tape to the bottom of a glider. I'm very pleased with the results.


Jony

p.s. Nick, don't forget to check out my winter wardrobe. Very stylish, I'm sure you'll agree.


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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2010, 01:10:49 am »

Looks good Jony.  Whats the specs on the cameras?  I have tried a few, flycamone V2 being best so far but a bit big and the lipo is lucky to last half a flight in the cold (I have a RX interface for it which helps).
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2010, 09:56:56 am »

Fabulous!

I want one.  Cool

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2010, 11:10:26 am »

Pause the front facing video at 1.05 Che Guevara Lives in Richmond  Grin, Great video mate and well done for making the effort.
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2010, 05:52:21 pm »

Amazing.......I want one too. The quality of the picture and sound are very good.

            Can you connect the camera to the telly?

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2010, 05:58:49 pm »

Fantastic find.  I really want one too! Imagine a few gliders being flown together at the competitions or filming kites close up in the same thermal.....loads of possibilities....

Next stop e. bay.

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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2010, 07:44:40 pm »

Lorry and I have orderd some. Will be great when we do some combat  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2010, 12:12:08 am »

Looks good Jony.  Whats the specs on the cameras?  I have tried a few, flycamone V2 being best so far but a bit big and the lipo is lucky to last half a flight in the cold (I have a RX interface for it which helps).

Hi Jason,

 720x480 resolution, 30fps. There are detailed specs in the ebay link. What makes it better than a lot of others that I've seen is the compression. The flycam, for instance, looks to have a decent sensor resolution, but all of the videos I've seen seem to be marred by excessive compression. The keyfob camera uses MJPEG which compresses each frame separately - in particular, this avoids the weird artefacts that you often get with cheapo cameras and fast moving objects.

No idea about the battery life yet ...

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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2010, 12:14:42 am »

Can you connect the camera to the telly?

I don't think so, or at least not without going via a computer connected to the tv.


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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2010, 09:40:13 pm »

awesome! really amazed at the picture quality.  Will defintely need to get one or two....yeah slope combat would be excellent application.....

if anyone is planning on ordering and want to split shipping costs...i'd be interested
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2010, 11:18:02 pm »

I have asked about combined shipping, but no answer as yet.
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« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2010, 12:10:06 am »

When we all have them we can have a youtube comp  Grin. Bet johny wishes he was on commision.

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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2010, 12:17:14 am »

When we all have them we can have a youtube comp  Grin. Bet johny wishes he was on commision.

:-)  One of my friends had the best idea: tape one to each shoe and then go for a walk, put the footage side-by-side for playback!


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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2010, 08:01:33 am »

Got a message back from the seller, no combined postage!
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« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2010, 08:22:40 am »

So if you're in the market for a card or two to use with this....

Ebay 4GB plus reader from HK, ?6.98

Ebay 8GB plus reader from HK, ?11.48

I think I will go for one 4GB for now, thats a couple of hours recording, which I think will out last the battery.
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