Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by skyboy baker » Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:27 pm

Hi I came across your forum whilst looking for tips on increasing the video time of my camera which I use this camera for my paragliding and it only runs on internal battery for about 20-40 minutes on full charge and unlike you bikers Icant simply pull to the side of the road and change batteries (people get upset if you drop a screwdriver on them from 3000ft!).
I cant see how to make it record on a loop yet and it only takes 3 minute videos which I join together using freemake software so if you find a way please let me know.
also it wont run whilst connected to the usb connector in a laptop, it will only allow reading of the memory , the charger cable uses the metal outer of the usb connector as part of the charging circuit so some usb mains adapters ( like the ipad type) wont work - you have to use the supplied charger adapter unless you are prepared to take apart the usb charger plug and connect the 0v to shield.
I like the idea of drilling a small hole to connect up an external battery ( I connected some external batteries in case in may flying suit top pocket using the 8pin to usb lead, but the internal battery still gave up after about an hour of filming also I get lots of wind noise with the unit so the microphone is also going to be moved out .
I like the streamlike look of the camera as opposed to the hero which my son uses on his motorbike - he fell off last year on some diesel (bikers nightmare) and the hero disassembled itself and didnt record anything!

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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Stu » Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:51 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum

there is a link in this thread for the firmware to make it record for 45-50 mins continuous then it will start recording again at another 45-50 mins

if you use a large enough SD card you can get a few hours filming

as for the battery you can charge it and use it at the same time via the wall socket so I assume a external charger will work just as well
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Tango » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:13 pm

I wonder if you could rig one of those emergency phone chargers up to the camera? Some of them have pretty hefty capacity..... :wink:
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Ricky » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:16 pm

I'm still looking for mounts, spoke to someone on ebay and they was back and fourth with messages and then all of a sudden, nothing :(
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Joeman » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:40 pm

I might have some spare. I bought two cameras and butchered one so probably have some spare mounts somewhere.. Which mount do you need?
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Ricky » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:42 pm

That would be awesome!!! The helmet one and the clip that screws onto it :D
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Joeman » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:01 am

Ricky wrote:That would be awesome!!! The helmet one and the clip that screws onto it :D
here you go mate are these any use to you? sorry for the delay!
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Ricky » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:26 am

Yes! The one on the left is the one I need!

Awesome, thanks dude :D
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Joeman » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:29 am

Ricky wrote:Yes! The one on the left is the one I need!

Awesome, thanks dude :D
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Joeman » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:38 pm

Not had a chance to post it yet... will post it Saturday morning :)
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Ricky » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:42 am

No problem! :lol:

The weather is to shit to record anything decent anyway :lol:

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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Joeman » Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:38 pm

Posted it this morning.. Should be with you in 3 to 5 working days.
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by AlexVilla » Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:23 pm

Hi. I own a Mini F9 Sport DV camera and I'm having problems with it. I did a 20 min clip and after that when I power it on (blue light comes on and vibrate 3 times) and try to press the button to record another video, the red light won't come on and the video recording won't start. I can tell you that the card is readable and battery is charged and everything seems to be ok.. but the red light won't come on no matter what. Please help ?

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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Bob » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:31 am

I bought one of these on ebay,but after putting it on the bike and the helmet ,the wind noise is very loud,even if you put some tape over the internal mic hole,it's still spoils an otherwise good camera...you could solder an external mic mini jack to it and have a mic inside your lid which is what i've done to a drift stealth 2 i'm using.. :cheers:

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