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  1. Thanks for the info I'll bear that in mind Ahab
  2. Funny you should say that ! I have done some more on a sunny day and all seemed ok. Played back on the A1 and PC MP10 no bother. When I came to import the video into Movie Maker MM said the file could not be imported as it had not been indexed ( I think this may be my fault as I renamed the file while it was still in the PVR H: drive)) I had to down load MS encoder and that allowed me to import the file. trouble was it had made it jerky and pixelated in places, especially around the prop strobing Perhaps I should have just transferred the file to my PC then renamed it. Our aim is to get some really good air to air footage. My system is ok if you have two really good pilots (we are not) but Group Leader has the answer I think with his pan and tilt mechanism we just need to get his camera sorted out Ahab
  3. Well Here it is at long last - The first decentish video from a model aeroplane that I have been able to acieve to date. It is a big file at 34Meg but if your connection can handle it it can be found at: http://www.alanmorgandesigns.co.uk/video/tigermoth.wmv The camera is a bullet type helmet cam from rf concepts sporting 480 TVL powered by a 4.8 nicad via a dc dc converter ( Thanks Mr RC Cam) The recoring is done on board by a Mustek PVR A1 strapped to the centre section The ant you can see in the pilot space is for a 2.4 GHZ down link but it is not in use. 2 video sequences were shot , one faing forward and one facing aft these were then spliced together in Movie Maker and the audio etc added. let me know what you think and what might be the best "save as " compression ratio to use to get it even better Ahab
  4. The dvd authoring program I am using is Arcsofts showbiz 2 (came bundled with the DVDwriter) I am editing first in movie maker then exporting to showbiz 2 not sure I understand about impedence but it seems that my setup works ok
  5. Group leader is also looking for a pair they seem to be going for silly money at the moment £280!!!!! Dont forget if you are going to bid make sure you check if they are PAL we have been looking at UK Ebay perhaps there are more world wide
  6. I think I know why the Y lead works Just by a complete fluke my TX video in impedence is 75ohms so is the camera's lucky eh
  7. I'm not quite why it works either but it does. now I can view what the camera sees and when there's dropout I don't care because I know I'm not recording the rubbish. With the raw footage from the A1 , What would you consider to be the best format (codec?) to save it as after Movie Maker? I am writing to DVD so size is not going to be a problem, I won't need compression
  8. Soory got that wrong KILRAH tells me in an earlier post that the PVR A1 records in 320 x 240 but it still looks ok when I burn it to dvd then play it on my 32" plasma
  9. Not quite sure of the record res but I am reliably informed that it is 640 x 480 in SP mode and less in LP mode your setup seems ideal
  10. Hi Mr RC Cam I have managed to get hold of a PT 5041N voltage booster and I am having a little trouble reading the symbols on your circuit diagram should the caps be uF or pF my poor old eyes are getting a might tired and I can't make it out Ahab
  11. well guys it took me a while and a lot of advice from you but I finally got there Heres how I can get superb aerial video with zero dropouts recorded in the aircraft The Camera: CCD 480TVL 12V waterproof bullet camera and microphone all loomed up marketed as a Helmet Cam £165 from RF concepts The recorder: Mustek PVR A-1 190g with 512meg sd card from pixmania £123.90 Tx: Uk legal 10mw 2.4 Ghz 4 channel with fitted rubber duck Maplins UK £34.99 For power: 2100MaH nMih 4.8v pack 4.8v to 12v booster chip Farnell UK £24 Rx 2.4 GHz Rx I had laying about with GP patch To view Eye trex goggles Ebay £77 As my planes are all pretty big it was decided to use the spare room to the max What I have been trying to do is transmit good video to the ground - then record it so I have been recording what I saw the Mustek A1 is small enough to fit in the plane and is wired directly to the camera the A1 is set to record before the flight and stopped at the end the result perfect video with no range or multipath interference problems the camera is Y leaded into the Tx and the signal is tranmitted to the ground and I use the eye trex to view the action along with multipath interference What I am now doing is recording great, clean video in the air and viewing what the camera sees, on the ground I can then play back the video and sound on the A1 then transfer it to my Pc then burn to cd and view on TV MAGIC The bits of test movie are huge files but I will post on here when I can Thanks again Folks
  12. Hi there I bought my eyetrx on ebay for £77 although I have seen them for around £110 -£160 There are two types the 200 series and the more expensive 700 series I GOT THE 200 SERIES the eyetrex goggle are fitted with phono type plugs so that they will accept a signal from almost any video and audio source I personally think they are great ALL IN ALL A GREAT INVESTMENT - EVEN WORK ON ps2 Although they come with a mains adaptor I run mine from a 7.2 V buggy pack with a suitable plug On its first trial I was flying around while my buddy was looking through the goggles and he started to feel nauseous . Its that realistic The effect is a 56" screen about 2m in front of you and there are earphones fitted too another bonus is that they have an adjustable nose piece so if you wear prescription glasses you can wear the eyetrex over the top
  13. Yup Farnell do the DC DC converter for about £17 ( min order £20) thank terry Ahab
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