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Old October 4th, 2012, 03:36 PM   #106
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How do you charge the battery in the camera ?
USB via laptop/computer. I haven't tried using the adapter I have in the truck yet, I'd have to look up the spec's for voltage on that but I would bet it would work fine.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 04:02 PM   #107
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Doesnt seem to work goes to usb mode and drains the battery
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Old October 4th, 2012, 04:10 PM   #108
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Doesnt seem to work goes to usb mode and drains the battery
Don't turn it on. Leave off for a bit then plug into computer/laptop. You will see a light on the bottom and that means it is charging but don't turn it on or it will go into USB mode for data transfer and it does not charge in that mode.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 05:31 PM   #109
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Plug the USB in. I have to figure out what USB Micro it is so I can gt a spare. (There are a couple of micro configurations)

I don't like to charge anything in the computer USB. The computer tries to connect and if it does, it can cause a lot of problems. It's been known to brick GoPro's.

Just use a stand alone USB charger.
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Old October 5th, 2012, 12:32 PM   #110
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Thanks everybody, I got it charged.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 01:19 PM   #111
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Anyone test yet to see if having WiFi on/off makes a difference in the amount of heat that the camera makes in the case?
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Old October 6th, 2012, 02:35 PM   #112
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Sony LCD Unit For Action Cam AKALU1 B&H Photo Video

I don't know if I'm the last one to know this...but B&H now has the camcorder adapter picture posted. I didn't anticipate such a design.
Very compact.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 03:15 PM   #113
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Sony LCD Unit For Action Cam AKALU1 B&H Photo Video

I don't know if I'm the last one to know this...but B&H now has the camcorder adapter picture posted. I didn't anticipate such a design.
Very compact.
Looks interesting. Wonder what you do with the bottom door and if there is a tripod mount.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 03:17 PM   #114
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Anyone test yet to see if having WiFi on/off makes a difference in the amount of heat that the camera makes in the case?
I'll try that this coming week. I did shoot a sunset time lapse in about 70 degrees as compared to the ones I shot in 85+ and it made a huge difference. I'll do a mid day one with wifi on and let it cool and one with it off.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 08:41 AM   #115
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I also shot a cloud movement time-lapse outside, shooting for over an hour at 55 degrees ambient temperature. The camera only got a little warm. I shot in the waterproof case without the front door (no need for it).

Here is the video:

Sony HDR AS15 Action Cam Time Lapse: Clouds - YouTube

I also shot a 1.5-hour time lapse at the end of the day in 55-degree ambient temperature with the camera in the case with the front cover on (it was raining). The camera barely was warm at the end of the shoot:

Sony AS15 Action Cam Time Lapse Video: Cloud Movements at the End of a Rainy, Cloudy Day - YouTube

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Old October 7th, 2012, 12:53 PM   #116
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Sony Tilt Adapter For Action Cam VCTTA1 B&H Photo Video

As usual, our B&H friends are on top of it. Does anyone though have an idea what this is supposed to do or how it's supposed to attach on the bottom and to what might it attach?
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Old October 7th, 2012, 01:01 PM   #117
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Sony Tilt Adapter For Action Cam VCTTA1 B&H Photo Video

As usual, our B&H friends are on top of it. Does anyone though have an idea what this is supposed to do or how it's supposed to attach on the bottom and to what might it attach?
Lynne,

Looks to just be an adapter piece that mounts in between the housing and a QD mount or tripod mount. Just using the housing and the supplied QD mounts don't allow for tilting. Really, I think some sort of ball mount adapter would have worked better in this case as it would allow tilting on more than just one axis and 360 rotation.

I just got my suction cup mount this weekend and I'm surprised at the quality, it looks well built. I'll be trying it out this week for sure.
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Old October 8th, 2012, 08:08 AM   #118
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I tried out the headband this weekend while Deer hunting. It hugs my head better than the GoPro and the stabilization in the camera works like a charm.

I'm starting to like this better all the time but the blue channel still sucks with a big S. Hopefully they can and will fix that in a firmware upgrade.
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Old October 8th, 2012, 09:08 AM   #119
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I just bought the HDR-AS15 - Sony Action Camera
Put it on my helmet and went down a woodlands trail.
Edited the file with Adobe Premiere Elements 10 onto an AVCHD DVD
I was horrified by the artifacts, huge blotches popping into view down the trail ahead of me.
The footage was pleasant if I did not move down the trail.
To much detail for a little camera too handle?
Looking at the footage off the camera, (hdmi to TV) what I call artifacts is also present, in lesser degree.
I of course cannot find any 'salesmen' that have the slightest clue.
Is there any POV camera that does well on a helmet going down a single track bicycle trail?
I want to see leaves, not crawling porridge.
also use the POV.HD it has less artifacts, but enough to keep me looking
I guess I will try the Go Pro Hero 2 again, perhaps the protune will help?
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Old October 8th, 2012, 10:09 AM   #120
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They all have the artifacts problem they are small cheap cameras. But they are great when you need them. I just sold my supply of GoPro camera the first 1080p version since I was never happy with the picture. I do have a VIO POV that is better but not a small package.

From what I have seen the Sony looks great for a cheap POV.

You might want to check your codec in and editing codec and render. If you give that info we might be able to help you improve the footage.
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