Video Camera who uses one?

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Pushy » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:48 pm

Marto wrote:
jules21 wrote:Image
i have one of these, with the battery pack (as shown). i can't seem to get the camera to record, when the battery pack is plugged in. is this normal? or am i doing something wrong?


I read somewhere that the charger cable is wired in specific and differing ways between 808/Jumbo camera models, so a battery pack for a 808 #16 doesn't work in a Jumbo (or 808 #11). It could be that, which means wasted money for you (but if it turns out you have a "808 #16" battery pack, I'd be interested). Cant remember where sorry but one ebay seller of these cameras sells chargers specific to each model Link Jumbo, Link #16.

Another possibility is that you may have to do a different key press sequence when recording while charging. GraemeL?

Somewhere here may be your answer

Try turning on the camera and start recording before connecting the external power.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby jules21 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:28 pm

Marto wrote: I read somewhere that the charger cable is wired in specific and differing ways between 808/Jumbo camera models, so a battery pack for a 808 #16 doesn't work in a Jumbo (or 808 #11).

they were sold together so i'm guessing not that. it's an 808 #11
Marto wrote:Another possibility is that you may have to do a different key press sequence when recording while charging. GraemeL?

sounds possible. hitting the big button at the front activates record without the external battery connected. in that case, the orange light is on, but switches off when recording starts. with the external battery connected, the orange light stays on and doesn't go off when hitting the record button - neither does it record. so plugging the external battery in somehow blocks the recording operation?
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby lump_a_charcoal » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:28 pm

Just wanted to mention another camera, similar to the GoPro.

It is called the CamOne Infinity - It is similar in size to a GoPro, but has more functionality, and is a bit cheaper too. It comes with an LCD screen as standard.

I bought one for my trip to Hawaii, and used it underwater, as well as ziplining - worked really nicely, and has more buttons than a GoPro.

http://www.camonetec.com/
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby KonaCommuter » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:00 pm

lump_a_charcoal wrote:Just wanted to mention another camera, similar to the GoPro.

It is called the CamOne Infinity - It is similar in size to a GoPro, but has more functionality, and is a bit cheaper too. It comes with an LCD screen as standard.

I bought one for my trip to Hawaii, and used it underwater, as well as ziplining - worked really nicely, and has more buttons than a GoPro.

http://www.camonetec.com/




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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby lump_a_charcoal » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:23 pm

I actually bought it overseas, and had it shipped to my hotel in Oahu, but they are available in Aussieland.

http://www.worldhobbies.com/product/COIN01_item.html
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby RonK » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:07 pm

RonK wrote:Wifi BacPac & Remote Kit arrived from Dave's Discount Motors yesterday.

Well, getting it all working is quite a lengthy process and I would advise anyone attempting it to READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.

First, you need to make sure you have the latest version of GoPro Cineform Studio installed on your computer, or update it if not. Then you have to update the GoPro software. Followed by the WiFi BacPac software. And finally, the Remote software.

It's very important to ensure the bacpac and remote are fully charged before attempting the updates. And when updating the remote, take heed of the instructions to disconnect the charging cable (this is why the battery must be fully charged).

I didn't read the instructions properly and didn't disconnect the charging cable from the Remote. It took several retries before I succeeded in establishing the connection and installing the update.

Note that getting the remote to sync with the bacpac takes a few minutes so you just have to be patient.

Lots of complaints on the www from people who have stuffed it up and can't get the remote to connect. But mine is working just fine now...
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby wizardhat » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:34 am

Sony's new action cam is looking interesting, in particular 120fps 720p?! Looking forward to seeing some sample footage.

http://www.sony.com.au/product/hdr-as15
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby lump_a_charcoal » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:53 am

RonK wrote:
RonK wrote:Wifi BacPac & Remote Kit arrived from Dave's Discount Motors yesterday.

Well, getting it all working is quite a lengthy process and I would advise anyone attempting it to READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.

First, you need to make sure you have the latest version of GoPro Cineform Studio installed on your computer, or update it if not. Then you have to update the GoPro software. Followed by the WiFi BacPac software. And finally, the Remote software.

It's very important to ensure the bacpac and remote are fully charged before attempting the updates. And when updating the remote, take heed of the instructions to disconnect the charging cable (this is why the battery must be fully charged).

I didn't read the instructions properly and didn't disconnect the charging cable from the Remote. It took several retries before I succeeded in establishing the connection and installing the update.

Note that getting the remote to sync with the bacpac takes a few minutes so you just have to be patient.

Lots of complaints on the www from people who have stuffed it up and can't get the remote to connect. But mine is working just fine now...





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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby GraemeL » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:04 am

jules21 wrote:Image
i have one of these, with the battery pack (as shown). i can't seem to get the camera to record, when the battery pack is plugged in. is this normal? or am i doing something wrong?


How are you connecting it and what lights if any are on? Are you only pressing the power button once and the record button once?

When the camera is connected to the battery, the little light on the camera will be a steady red colour, press the power button and an orange light will come on. It may be hard to see because the red light is always on behind it, press the record button and the light will glow red again.

If you look at the light at an angle, you should see the two lights on.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby JBark » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:01 pm

wizardhat wrote:Sony's new action cam is looking interesting, in particular 120fps 720p?! Looking forward to seeing some sample footage.

http://www.sony.com.au/product/hdr-as15


And it looks like the price will be quite reasonable for Sony product:
HDRAS10 - $200
HDRAS15 - $270

The 15 has WiFi for copying video, otherwise they are identical. Can't wait to see some reviews in the next month or two.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Ozkaban » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:18 pm

Part of of my (perhaps ill-advised) k-edge bling cash splash has arrived - the GoPro mount. Will test it out today.

I've finally settled on a handlebar mount right next to the stem. Helmet mount made me feel like I'm on a roller coaster when watching it and the bottom of the drops position had a lot of vibration. So far the next-to-stem mount seems to be good. I'm hoping that replacing 3 plastic components with an alu one will improve things again. Interestingly, the K-Edge handlebar mount screws specify 2Nm max. That's not a lot...

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby chucknitro » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:42 pm

AUbicycles wrote:I was raving about the K-Edge Go Big mount (For GoPro) until this happened…

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I will admit it wasn't a gust of wind though actually didn't expect it to give as easily as it did.


Please tell me you knocked it on something solid...:)
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby AUbicycles » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:45 pm

chucknitro wrote:Please tell me you knocked it on something solid...:)


I couldn't get back sooner. It hasn't failed of its own accord however I didn't feel for that the force of the impact into soft dirt should be enough to fracture a $60 mount. As an aluminium mount it isn't as malleable as steel so will fracture rather than deform, though exactly at the point where it failed is a screw that goes through the middle, so a weak point.

On the roadbike I specifically mounted it under than handlebars once I found a way to get through the cable spagetti and have a clear view.

In short I felt that the knock it did receive was quite light to have this result considering it is a $60 mount however will have to await the verdict and see if the retailer agrees, I did provide a photo and they did ask me to send it in.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby ozdavo » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:57 am

GoPro HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition $279 (+ shipping) at Kogan...
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Baalzamon » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:33 am

ozdavo wrote:GoPro HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition $279 (+ shipping) at Kogan...

Now group buy at ebay for $277 + shipping. Still needs 68 buyers tho and what a bet they will get them.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:51 pm

Near Misses in traffic or Crashes on Video?

I would love to hear from you if you are interested in sharing your story/footage. I am in touch with a PR company who have found this angle interesting, sports cameras used for safety/evidence by cyclists as opposed to just sports. Just send me a PM or email: [email protected] and one or two sentences on your experience.

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Oxford » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:59 pm

unfortunately my crash video is still not public because of the unresolved legal claim. will PM though later tonight with story.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:45 pm

No probs, that's the way it should be but stay in touch.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:13 am

On the GoPro Wifi backpack, thanks RonK.

I have just gone through the process with my GoPro HD Original and trying to connect the remote. I found the following video helpful, it concentrates on the HD2 though watch it as it referes to the original as well.

Here are my tips for Setup/Connecting the Wifi Backpack
- Run a firmware update - on the GoPro Original it is done manually by downloading an update and putting it on the SD card. Instructions are on the download page

- I started (after a firmware update) by following the handbook instructions which did not work - I couldn't get the WFI menu, so instead of continuing, spotted the helpful video (posted below).

- The (free) Cineform studio software was required. I don't actually need it for editing though to connect up the wifibackpack and sync thr remote control it was required. Follow the instructions in the video.

- It took a number of times until the wifi backpack successfully updated. I was getting error messages and on the third time it worked.


I have just done simple testing only but the remote is exactly what will make my life easier. On the remote you can see an icon with the mode (film, photo, tripleshot photo, timer) which is incredibly handy AND when filming a red LED flashes on the remote.

Sweet As
The remote will turn the camera on and off. Saving battery time is a bit concern when on long trips so in this respect it is a complete solution.

Missing In Action
- My budget doesn't stretch as far for a new GoPro Hero 2 and it is a shame to miss out on the smart phone capabilities which for me is to line up the shot (checking the framing)


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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby jules21 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:27 am

AUbicycles wrote:Near Misses in traffic or Crashes on Video?

I would love to hear from you if you are interested in sharing your story/footage. I am in touch with a PR company who have found this angle interesting, sports cameras used for safety/evidence by cyclists as opposed to just sports. Just send me a PM or email: [email protected] and one or two sentences on your experience.

Christopher, are you able to give an indication of what the PR company wants it for?
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:00 pm

jules21 wrote:Christopher, are you able to give an indication of what the PR company wants it for?

I will PM you.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby Baalzamon » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:07 pm

AUbicycles wrote:On the GoPro Wifi backpack, thanks RonK.

I have just gone through the process with my GoPro HD Original and trying to connect the remote. I found the following video helpful, it concentrates on the HD2 though watch it as it referes to the original as well.

Here are my tips for Setup/Connecting the Wifi Backpack
- Run a firmware update - on the GoPro Original it is done manually by downloading an update and putting it on the SD card. Instructions are on the download page

- I started (after a firmware update) by following the handbook instructions which did not work - I couldn't get the WFI menu, so instead of continuing, spotted the helpful video (posted below).

- The (free) Cineform studio software was required. I don't actually need it for editing though to connect up the wifibackpack and sync thr remote control it was required. Follow the instructions in the video.

- It took a number of times until the wifi backpack successfully updated. I was getting error messages and on the third time it worked.


I have just done simple testing only but the remote is exactly what will make my life easier. On the remote you can see an icon with the mode (film, photo, tripleshot photo, timer) which is incredibly handy AND when filming a red LED flashes on the remote.

Sweet As
The remote will turn the camera on and off. Saving battery time is a bit concern when on long trips so in this respect it is a complete solution.

Missing In Action
- My budget doesn't stretch as far for a new GoPro Hero 2 and it is a shame to miss out on the smart phone capabilities which for me is to line up the shot (checking the framing)




Ok this is what I did
Already had Cineform Studio installed and had my GoPro firmware upgraded.
When I got my wifi backpack tested it and got it connect. Went to ride with it, do you think it would connect.... NOPE
So got home and read the manual... YES read the manual!!!
:oops:
OK so need to connect to the computer OK... Do that OH cineform has an update. Update it, OK unplugged wifi backpack and plug it back in, YES picked up. OK Oh it has a default password. Change it!!!
Plugged the remote in and it connected it for me. Tested it works, go riding and works and very very handy.
Next gotta get my phone hooked up to it.
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby cp123 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:18 pm

jules21 wrote:
AUbicycles wrote:Near Misses in traffic or Crashes on Video?

I would love to hear from you if you are interested in sharing your story/footage. I am in touch with a PR company who have found this angle interesting, sports cameras used for safety/evidence by cyclists as opposed to just sports. Just send me a PM or email: [email protected] and one or two sentences on your experience.

Christopher, are you able to give an indication of what the PR company wants it for?



Please tell us it's not someone like ACA doing a cyclist beat up like last week's crap....


For near misses in traffic - just direct them to the moron mororists thread here. I'm sure there are zillions reported...
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Re: Video Camera who uses one?

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:41 pm

Just locked the moron motorist thread, it wasn't very nice in there.

Early days yet and for anyone involved I will make sure they are in the know and I have their OK's but the starting point is the review of a sports action camera and on discussion the PR company was interested in the angle of camera's for evidence/security/documentation as opposed to just cool action footage, a new angle and so now is the ground work to get some stories together and see what can be done.
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