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Recording FPV flight on the ground

bicyclemonkey

Flying Derp
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#1
What's the easiest way to record FPV flight from the ground? I know on the ground station episode Chad was using a full size DVD recorder to record the flight. David W. was using a Sandisk V-mate for a while.

What's an easy way to record with something on the small side that can be taken to the field easily that's not a camcorder that will connect to the basic HobbyKing FPV system?

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=13438
 

bicyclemonkey

Flying Derp
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#3
I've been looking at the EasyCap. I may try that hooked up to my little netbook but I've read the recording software is really bad. But for $7 it may be worth a try. I'm not sure how I would hook it up to the basic FPV system since it only has one video output and that needs to go to my monitor.

http://www.amazon.com/EasyCAP-DC60-Creator-Capture-High-quality/dp/B002H3BSCM

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I was also looking at this:

http://www.cooldrives.com/usb20miwire.html

It has AV in and out and records to CF which is nice since I have some large capacity CF cards from old digital cameras. But it's more than I want to spend.

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colorex

Rotor Riot!
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#4
I've been looking at the EasyCap. I may try that hooked up to my little netbook but I've read the recording software is really bad. But for $7 it may be worth a try. I'm not sure how I would hook it up to the basic FPV system since it only has one video output and that needs to go to my monitor.
Composite video/audio cables are simple to split :) Ground to ground and Signal to signal :) Otherwise you could just get a splitter:
http://www.amazon.com/

Otherwise I don't think you'll find anything else.
 

bmsweb

Site Moderator
#9
I purchased a faulty MiniDV camera from ebay (the lcd doesn't work) and I use it to capture the Video from the Video Receiver. Watch this video and jump to the 1:20sec mark. Cost me $5.00 :)

 

Johntra

Senior Member
#14
Keep us posted on that VuPoint. I just read some reviews that it doesn't work with Macs or Windows 7. I hope they are just dumb, cause it seems to be a good piece of equipment, especially for 20 bucks.
 

colorex

Rotor Riot!
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#16
Keep us posted on that VuPoint. I just read some reviews that it doesn't work with Macs or Windows 7. I hope they are just dumb, cause it seems to be a good piece of equipment, especially for 20 bucks.
Why shouldn't it? It just records video? You'd just need a codec to convert them... ??
 

Johntra

Senior Member
#19
I just rewatched the HSN video above and if you go to 3:51 you can see that it is windows 7. so that person that wrote that review on QVC is just stupid.
 

bicyclemonkey

Flying Derp
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#20
Yeah, only the memory stick plugs into a PC, the VuPoint is only used for the video input and the video is recorded as an MP4 so no worries about compatibility. My order says it will be delivered on the 22nd.
 
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