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Old July 3rd, 2007, 12:03 PM   #1
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HV20 + Bullet Cam = Strange Recordings

Hi folks,

Just wondering if anyone has used the AV in on their HV20s and what the results were like. I bought a bullet cam and wired it up but if its daylight the thing goes crazy and I end up with pretty much unusable footage (see link below).

I got a replacement cam which does the same thing so I tried using different wires and even using alkaline AA batteries to give a genuine 12.8v to the camera instead of the 10.8v I was getting with NiHM cells.

Lastly I connected the bullet cam up to my TV and it did not show these problems at all (I had it connected in the house to the HV20 to do a like for like comparison and the HV20 does the same weirdness as it does outside as seen in the video).

When I look at the captured video in VirtualDub and step through I can see its as if its blowing out one of the fields every capture.

Does anyone have any experience or ideas on this or is it perhaps a fault with the HV20 or an incompatibility?

Here is the link (raw MiniDV AVI) to the video clip showing the problem:

http://www.xsmotorsport.co.uk/badcam.avi

Thanks for your help guys,

Rikki
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Old July 3rd, 2007, 02:57 PM   #2
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Don't understand what you're doing

Rikky

I'm not sure I understand what you are doing. Are you trying to connect up a webcam through the AV input of the HV20 and capture the webcam to tape. I know this isn't logical but I'm not sure I understand what you're doing.

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Old July 3rd, 2007, 04:25 PM   #3
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I'm using a bullet cam which is attached to the roof of my car (will be moved elsewhere once I get it working / if I do LOL)



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