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Old 03-05-2005, 02:05 PM
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http://www.hustjona.com/randall/VIDEO/DSCN0120.wmv


I did this with my Kadet AV plane and a Nikon 3700. IMHO this camera rivals most of the wireless setups I've seen and you don't need a license to operate it Please pardon the noise, as I haven't quite gotten the hang of adding music yet. [:@]
This video has quite a bit of aerobatics in it so that you can see that the real advantage of digital is absolutely no drop outs. The Nikon can be downloaded onto a video cassette upon landing. It comes with AV cords to hook it right up to my tv so now I'm thinking about going completely digital.
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Old 03-05-2005, 06:16 PM
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Very nice video. But untill I get a big place with a gas engine that can carry a camcorder, I'll stick to the wireless system.
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Old 03-05-2005, 06:18 PM
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My bad. The Nikon 3700 isn't a camcorder. But still a bit much for my Wing Dragon to carry, even after I put a brushless motor in it.
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Old 03-05-2005, 06:21 PM
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actually you would be surprised......I'm carrying a Mustek DV 4000 digital camera on a wing dragon and it carries that pretty well. Go to my website post and download one of the first four videos. It doesn't weigh a whole lot.
This video was done with my wing dragon, which at the time had a stock motor and prop, with the Mustek DV 4000 slung under the wing.


http://www.hustjona.com/randall/VIDEO/Creek.ASF
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Liked the video! Even the screaming motor but... No reason for a 4313 Kbps video. Kept it down in the 1100 range and we/you will have smaller downloads.
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Old 03-06-2005, 10:22 AM
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I'm still learning how to operate my video editting software.
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Old 03-06-2005, 10:35 AM
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No problem just trying to help
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Old 03-06-2005, 10:49 AM
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I have River Past video cleaner. That file started out at 80 megs and I was able to get it under 40.
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Old 03-06-2005, 11:51 AM
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I'm liking the Samsung for AP and the Nikon for AV so much I'm thinking about selling my Mustek. It would be a good all around video camera for a smallish plane. I just don't really need it anymore.
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Old 03-06-2005, 11:56 AM
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It should be WELL under 10 megs for that short of a video. I have 4 minute videos thats are "good" resolution and under 10 megs. [link=http://danslagle.dvmix.com/data/movies/SnakeRun2.wmv]Not a plane but a car vid (9.5 megs at 331 kbps)[/link]
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Hey Guys,

Have a look at this tiny TAPELESS video camera. I got in Hong Kong last week. It cost me A$150.
I installed a 1 Gb SD Memory card and at 640x480 I can capture nearly 2 hours of video. I have yet to to fit it to my models but it looks promising. I have used it in my car an the pictures are better than i ever got with wireless video and small cameras. It has digital zoom but you would probablty leave it on wide angle. It has 3 Megapixel resolution. I will try it in a model tomorrow and post some videos.

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Thats awesome you have pepsi LIGHT there lol I guess thats the same as diet pepsi?

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It was called "Diet Pepsi" , now it is called "Pepsi Lite", tastes the same.


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Old 03-12-2005, 01:24 AM
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Default RE: I'll put this digital up against most wireless setups

That camera is pretty much representative of the types of digital camcorders that are out there now. As far as performance, it's exactly the same stats as the Nikon 3700. It's just configured differently. The nikon does 640X480 video with three megapixel resolution for digital photos also. Is your camera CCD or CMOS?
I have a musteck DV 4000 which looks a lot like your camcorder. The sensor in it is CMOS but the sensor in the nikon is CCD.
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Have a look at this tiny TAPELESS video camera. I got in Hong Kong last week. It cost me A$150.
I installed a 1 Gb SD Memory card and at 640x480 I can capture nearly 2 hours of video.
If you could send me some RAW footage from it. PM me and I will send you FTP instructions. If you have a completed video I will encode it and post it on the web if you'd like. Lemme know.
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G'Day Dan,

It is sunday morning now and I am just about to load my Cristen Eagle in the trailer and go to the field. I have the camera taped to the front cabane struts. I will see what the video looks like when I get back. One thing I am worried about is the propeller blades. I had a cmos camera once that the picture broke up badly when looking through the spinning blades. We will see.

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ORIGINAL: randall1959
.... the real advantage of digital is absolutely no drop outs.
I think each type of medium (wireless versus onboard recording) has it's place.

The following video would have been hard to shoot without a downlink of some kind:

http://www.yb2normal.com/ultralightchase.wmv

Play it full screen if your PC can handle it... some pretty nice scenery to look at

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Damn, that was cool! Looks like you almost ran into him a few times.......
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That wasn't me, it was shot by a client of mine in Barcelona.

He also has a portable cockpit he designed that he can transport behind a car. I'll post that video sometime soon, he did a great job on the cockpit.

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Wireless video does have it's place. I still have mine in the plane for when I'm at funflies or schools or places where people want to see video in real time. But the vast majority of what I have seen in this and other sites is simply recording flights. That doesn't require a live downlink. Although they don't post it on the net, I know a guy that belongs to an Ultralite club and they video each other like that quite a bit, but all they use is a camcorder strapped onto the plane or their helmets. Sometime this summer when it's nice a green there's a stretch of road I'm going to video from my Harley. It's all twisty and I'll strap my DV 4000 onto my helmet and give ya all a thrill You'll wonder, just like the locals, just how I've managed to survive all these years............[X(]
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