Video Camera who uses one?

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Jmuzz » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:02 pm

Heat is also a big factor for battery damage rate.
So never leave them in a hot car or sitting in direct sun, especially the new FlyCE black enclosure.

It's a shame they aren't made with a swappable battery pack. The integrated battery trend is so wasteful.
Would be good to have the option of various battery sizes so you could run a lighter 2 hr pack or carry 2x 8hr packs for a huge day.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Nate » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:50 pm

InTheWoods wrote:If you aren't going to be using it, leave it about half charged.


I heard this was bogus?
reference? or is it that battery university site?

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby InTheWoods » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:30 pm

Nate wrote:
InTheWoods wrote:If you aren't going to be using it, leave it about half charged.


I heard this was bogus?
reference? or is it that battery university site?


Battery university but also any other half decent site. Battery advice varies depending on the type of battery chemistry in use. Ie. NiCad, NiMH, lead acid, and lithium are all different.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby trailgumby » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:03 pm

I didn't get to run the tests as it was getting too late but it appears the battery was not the problem.

Formatting the card and changing a couple of settings (turning off the no-movement time-out mode and the collision recording lock mode) seems to have stopped the complaining. I'm still getting an appropriate number of beeps (3 or 4) before the power-down tones so I'll keep an eye on it for the next few rides but so far it looks like my worries about the battery were a false alarm (haha so punny :oops: ).

The downside is that I lost the recording of a close pass from Tuesday's ride as a result, as my laptop was cranky about recognising the card for me to take a backup first.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby feral grasshopper » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:44 pm

[quote="trailgumby"

The downside is that I lost the recording of a close pass from Tuesday's ride ......

Don’t worry, there’s plenty more where that came from .... :shock: :roll: :wink: :lol: .[/quote]

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby trailgumby » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:35 pm

InTheWoods wrote:
Nate wrote:
InTheWoods wrote:If you aren't going to be using it, leave it about half charged.


I heard this was bogus?
reference? or is it that battery university site?


Battery university but also any other half decent site. Battery advice varies depending on the type of battery chemistry in use. Ie. NiCad, NiMH, lead acid, and lithium are all different.

Yep. Very dependent on battery chemistry.

NiCds need to be stored fully discharged. I have R/C model car packs that are over 22 years old that still operate close to full original capacity and discharge rate. I discharged fully on a rack that zeroed each cell independently and then left them with a resistor across the plugs for storage. A couple of packs from that set that I built into a headlight and didn't do that with are past retrieval and are awaiting transport to Aldi for recycling. The rest are fine.

NiMH I have no real experience with - I stepped out of the pastime just as they were coming in. Being nickel based I suspect the same treatment would be appropriate.

LiPos however supposedly die if discharged below 3.2V per cell. The electronic speed control in my buggy has a cutoff to prevent this. I've read hints of fire risk if trying to recharge from below this figure. I use a fireproof bag when charging in my workshop. The charger maxes out at 4.2V per cell. There are apparently newer graphene LiPos that are safe for up to 4.35V per cell. Important when you're looking for speed but unimportant for device applications.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Nevene » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:40 am

GoPro seems to be the go-to camera these days. The one thing I like about the newer GoPros is the wifi control/preview; if a car does hit me and I'm talking with the police, being able to show them the video right there on my phone would certainly be helpful. It seems most cameras don't have a screen or any way to preview; I don't want to have to get to a computer to show a cop what happened.

I know there are several companies entering the space (Garmin has one coming out, Sony has a camera out, Monoprice has an inexpensive one, etc.)


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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Jmuzz » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:15 am

Nevene wrote:. It seems most cameras don't have a screen or any way to preview; I don't want to have to get to a computer to show a cop what happened.


SD card readers for phone are as low as $2 and are about as big as a $2 coin.
Provided you have an OTG capable phone.

Best way because you can read the card even if camera or your own phone with the app has broken in the crash, and it's easier to ask a helpful bystander to pull the card out and put into your wallet to go to the hospital with you if things are that bad.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Drizt » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:33 pm

Nevene wrote:I know there are several companies entering the space (Garmin has one coming out, Sony has a camera out, Monoprice has an inexpensive one, etc.)


Interested in hearing more about this new Garmin camera?

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby cjrich » Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:30 am

I see Drift have a new Ghost X camera coming out with good battery life. I know the previous Drift 4K had some major issues so hoping Drift have got their stuff together with this model. Overall been pretty happy with my current Stealth2 model.

https://driftinnovation.com/products/ghost-x
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