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Changing Date and Time stamp on 808 keyring camera

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Devon Flyer24/12/2011 15:52:05
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Just bought one of those cheap (£11.50 inc 4Gb card and P&P) '808' Keyring cameras.
They all seem to be supplied with the date and time incorrectly set.
Here is a step by step guide on how to change the settings. Apparently this will work with several different types of video cams that have a permanent date/ time display.
 
1. Connect camera to USB port on PC.
2. Click on 'Start' and go to 'Computer'
3. Left click and open up whichever drive the camera appears on; will appear as something like 'Removable Disk (H)' - but letter will vary depending on which port you have used.
4. You will see a file called 'DCIM'
5. Right click below this file - this will open up a window.
6. Go to 'New' and then 'Text Document' - this will create a new file below the DCIM file.
7. Rename this new file by typing in the following: TAG (it is important to use capital letters for this.)
8. Left click on the TAG file and open it up.
9 Type in the following in exactly this format:
 
[date]
2011/24/12
15:50:00
 
Obviously changing the date and time to the required settings.
 
10. Close the TAG document.
11. Right click on TAG document - copy and paste it into the DCIM file.
12. Disconnect camera from PC.
12. Job done!
 

Olly P24/12/2011 15:57:12
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handy, thanks....must get one of these cams....
Devon Flyer24/12/2011 16:03:33
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Here's a vid I did today - notice correct date and time. Sorry about the quality, but I really should have used a different plane than a Wildthing - they're not the most stable camera platform!

Myron Beaumont24/12/2011 16:11:48
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Wow ! I feel seasick watching that .Well done !
ken anderson.24/12/2011 17:04:50
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i tried changing mine by putting it in the vice and gradually tightening it up...shouting change!......now it wont even work?....
 
ken anderson ne..1 tech dept/not.
Steve W-O24/12/2011 17:12:57
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I have a programme that does it all for me for the various different flavours, esier when you can't remember which one is which, it is available for download
Ian Jones24/12/2011 17:45:28
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I'm hoping I'll get on of those tomorrow - if I pull the right cracker
Devon Flyer24/12/2011 18:02:15
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There are about 14 different models of the '808' style camera, not all made by the same people.
Apparently the best one to get is the #11 one which is HD and 720p. These cost about £25 +P&P from China. The cheap ones, like mine are 480p and have a smaller frame size and lower quality definition, but still adequate for what I want.
THIS site gives you all the details you are ever going to need on these devices.


Edited By Devon Flyer on 24/12/2011 18:14:23

Tim Mackey24/12/2011 18:09:10
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I had the original SD version, and then bought the HD one a few months back - far better and well worth the few extra wonga.
ken anderson.24/12/2011 18:12:15
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the one giant cod sell(when in stock) looks OK for the price.......key chain camera-£6.54p.. ...... worth a try....
 
ken anderson ne..1 ...£6.54p dept.
Devon Flyer24/12/2011 18:28:28
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The GC one is almost certainly a version of the #3/480p type camera - similar to the one I bought.
Bear in mind you would have to purchase a micro SD card before you could use the GC one and it makes THIS one a pretty attractive option at £11.88 delivered.
Simon Chambers24/12/2011 18:38:35
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All the ones that I have don't remember their time and date when powered off. I gave up setting the time and date in the end.
Pete B - Moderator24/12/2011 22:11:02
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There is an easier way. Have a look at the section, 'How to Set the Date Time' which you'll find (on a blue field) towards the end of this page.
 
Download the 808SetClock program from the link provided and install it. Any time you need to set the clock just connect the camera to the computer and run the program.
 
Certainly works fine on the #3 808 which I have but not sure about others.
 
Pete
Josip Vrandecic -Mes25/12/2011 11:23:01
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Hello Davon Flyer,it was a dogfight....good pilot
Cheers
Jo

Edited By Josip Vrandecic -Mes on 25/12/2011 11:23:52

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