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New FPV microcam/FPV cam 31 gms, water resistant

lighter and cheaper than Runcam

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Bonzo Moon03/08/2019 11:03:34
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I just tested the updated Firefly 2 Microcam from Hawkeye. 2.5k and 1080 60 fps video. records to microcard, plus FPV output. I flew it on my Dancing wings mini eagle, lovely foamie that looks just like a buzzard when it's in the air. I've had it mobbed by gulls sometimes when flying it! Video and test video is here.

Camera is £34 Banggood link

Ben B03/08/2019 14:14:43
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It looks quite good. Equally- is that an affiliate link? If so you should probably divulge this for the sake of transparency.

Bonzo Moon06/08/2019 10:50:08
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Yes, it is an affiliate link, but I have given an honest review. It's a great little camera.

dave windymiller02/01/2020 21:34:13
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I bought one of these and thus far very happy with the quality. My pc wouldnt play the raw .mov files without stuttering but converting to mp4 worked.

 

Edited By dave windymiller on 02/01/2020 21:35:43

Bonzo Moon03/01/2020 10:36:14
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Excellent footage!

dave windymiller13/01/2020 19:50:40
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Does anybody know of a free video converter?

The one i did the utube video will not let me do any more. Other free ones plaster a banner across the screen or dont work at all.

Failing that any suggestions to get .movs to work without stuttering on a PC (with very good video card!!!)

Any suggestions gratefully received

Cheers Dave

GONZO13/01/2020 22:59:30
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Google 'Freemake Video Converter', and 'Freemake Video Downloader' if you want to 'rip' YouTube videos.

Bonzo Moon14/01/2020 00:14:55
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Quicktime player is free and will play Mov files.   https://support.apple.com/en_GB/downloads/quicktime

 

and Handbrake will convert mov  and is free. https://handbrake.fr/   

Edited By Bonzo Moon on 14/01/2020 00:17:56

Caveman14/01/2020 08:28:19
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Dave, Winff is a free video converter which will convert just about any videos format. It is a GUI for FFMPEG a command line interpreter that can do just about anything video related.

No adverts, watermarks or similar and is free. Only for Windows and Linux as far as I am aware.

Cheers GDB

Cliff 195914/01/2020 12:14:10
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Great info and video Bonzo, thanks for posting.

Bonzo Moon14/01/2020 12:52:14
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No worries Cliff. It's a good camera but I think the price has gone up a bit since I reviewed it.  Yes, £46

I had a good afternoon up at LH the other day when the rain stopped and wind dropped for once. Got my Lidl lightweight flying pretty well, though still has a tendency to climb to much with more than 1/2 throttle.

Edited By Bonzo Moon on 14/01/2020 12:52:56

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