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Frode
09-08-2006, 03:54 PM
Hi guys. I'm new to this (havent really started yet).
Where can i get a cheap and small camera in the UK? Not a wireless one.
I have seen on other forums in the states that they got a USB 5 in 1 camera that looks good.

Specs i would prefer are: 30fps and at least 5 mins video

any ideas?

thanks

frode

kenchiroalpha
09-08-2006, 04:07 PM
hi :) frode. and welcome to the group you might want to check this site http://www.spy-equipment.co.uk/Video_Products/Colour_Cameras/k9colour_cameras.html you should be able to find something to suite your needs :D clear skies and good flying

Frode
09-08-2006, 05:49 PM
thanks, but they are all wireless or they needed a vcr.
what I'm after is a camera with memory built in.

like this one..

http://www.avault.com/hardware/getreview.asp?review=multipod

thanks for your time

frode

aviatordave
09-08-2006, 06:16 PM
Here try this: http://www.vtec.co.uk/product/360_635.asp

I just did a search with these words on yahoo: 5 in 1 edvr pen camera

I personally have never used this or know about the quality, but you can check it out.

So what plane you going to use it in?

Dave

Frode
09-08-2006, 06:33 PM
I'm using an Electrafun from JP

thanks

max-nix
09-08-2006, 07:07 PM
Hi guys. I'm new to this (havent really started yet).
Where can i get a cheap and small camera in the UK? Not a wireless one.
I have seen on other forums in the states that they got a USB 5 in 1 camera that looks good.

Specs i would prefer are: 30fps and at least 5 mins video

any ideas?

thanks

frode

Ck this one out, up to 30 mins vid, $110 after $20 rebate:D

Pure Digital Point and Shoot Video Camcorder - 225

Customer reviews at Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FD8MJS/ref=wl_it_dp/102-3538674-9816909?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1MY1WC3H7DUGG&colid=367LSZ36IQ2T

Frode
09-19-2006, 06:10 PM
Here try this: http://www.vtec.co.uk/product/360_635.asp

I just did a search with these words on yahoo: 5 in 1 edvr pen camera

I personally have never used this or know about the quality, but you can check it out.

So what plane you going to use it in?

Dave


Vtec have none in stock, dont think they are made anymore.
Anyone got a 2nd hand one or know where i can get a new one?

thanks

msc2000
11-10-2006, 06:21 AM
Hi Frode,
I have a piece to spare, check this out:
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=117704#post117704

MS

stinkweed007
11-10-2006, 07:39 AM
A german friend of mine has the Mustek DV4000 Digital Camcorder


you can get one on www.amazon.co.uk (http://www.amazon.co.uk)

96g
and you just stick a SD card in it...

Mine should be here tomorrow...

dmmalish
11-10-2006, 01:00 PM
try here i bought mine here and am happy
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11890

here are my videos see what you think

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwB6OFJ7N_0

rahtware
11-10-2006, 02:31 PM
I have tried, and returned most of cheap camcorders. I now use a stripped Pure Digital Point-and-Shoot (35gms) or a stripped (and hacked) PD One-Time-Use camcorder (also 35gms).
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The hacked CC is good, but I still like the P&S better. For the $109US I paid I could have gotten a true digital camera, but I liked the P&S ease of use, firmware and connect-ability. In stock form each of these is kind of awkward to mount in a plane, but stripped they are a nice size (55mm x 65mm).
This is a frame from a P&S video.
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Here is a short vidio taken with the P&S on a foggy day at the coast of Northern California.

http://media.putfile.com/Westport-ULSP

Hope this helps...

Foamaholic
11-10-2006, 02:43 PM
Frode -- You can get the .8 oz. 5 in 1 here. I have one and if you need light weight it's great, 640-480 30 fps, built in memory.

http://www.gorillabobsshack.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=30&osCsid=679f7fd4e71af80e91449d395be553de

rahtware
11-10-2006, 07:21 PM
I didn't see the weight listed... is it really under an ounce with all the plastic?

Do you have a better video taken by the camera that I could check out?

Thanks, Larry


Frode -- You can get the .8 oz. 5 in 1 here. I have one and if you need light weight it's great, 640-480 30 fps, built in memory.

http://www.gorillabobsshack.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=30&osCsid=679f7fd4e71af80e91449d395be553de

PerlAddict
11-10-2006, 11:59 PM
There's a bunch of videos from the 5-in-1 eDVR if you hunt around this aerial photography section. Here's the first one I saw just glancing at the topic list if you want to check it out: http://wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12338

And if you want to read a review on it, check it out here: http://www.dansdata.com/edvr.htm

Its sensor will actually only capture a maximum of 320 x 240 video resolution, but the software that comes with it upsizes it to 640 x 480. Check out that review link above ... he lists a lot of good info concerning getting the best quality video out of the recorder using alternate software than what it comes with.

Still, 320 x 240 is decent for web-sharing and, given the weight and the fact that it records 30 frames per second full-motion, it's about the best compromise out there for good video in a lightweight package.

And FYI, I emailed Gorilla Bob's to see if they actually had the 5-in-1 in stock, and they did. I ordered one up ... thought about ordering two since these things are pretty much non-existant anymore, but figured Dad could just share mine if he doesn't want to pay for his own.

Thanks a ton for posting that link!

rahtware
11-11-2006, 04:50 AM
I checked out a few of the 5in1 videos and have to say that I wasn't all that impressed. The P&S takes a true 640x480 and the included "firmware" blows it up to full-screen size for viewing with less pixelation then the small 5in1 videos had. It looked to me like the 5in1 vid was of lower quality then the 320x240 vids that the hacked 1time-use camcorder produces at a cost of $15. Also, the weight listed in the review is about the same as the stripped P&S.

My feeling is that if you can settle for the lower quality videos of the 5in1, you could save a lot of money by hacking a 1time-use CC. If you want better quality videos with much better firmware (software), then the $109 (after rebate) P&S is a much better way to go.

My 2 cents;)

Edit: I reread this post after getting some shut-eye (I was bushed when I wrote it) and realized that my wife is right when she says I get cranky when I'm tired! Sorry about the "tone" of the post, I will try to restrain my urge to post when exhausted. LC

rahtware
11-12-2006, 07:23 PM
Hey guys

It just keeps getting better....

Went to fly my T-Moth today but found that I had misplaced the 4 screws that attach the wing to the plane. Turns out that the 4 screws that hold the PD One-Time-Use camcorders together are a great replacement!!!:D