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Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:48 pm PostPost subject: Camera problems
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I'v got a panasonic camcorder (sdr-h40)

I'v made a solid mount ant fitted it to my parcel shelf but when every i try a test run it only records for 2 or 3 min then stops on its own

its fully charged and will record outside the car perfect

I'v tried the obvious things like a loose battery etc but can seem to fid anything

I'm guessing its the vibration from the car

Anyone had same problem or got any ideas
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Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:01 pm PostPost subject:
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Do your headrests ajust? If so wedge it in there and try it. Have you just tried it on its own in the house? To eliminate the vibration theory?

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Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:13 pm PostPost subject:
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Aye its got fixed head rests

I'v had it running in the house for about 20min even tried shaking it an messin about wi the battery while its recording but still seems to work

its doin ma tits like
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Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:26 pm PostPost subject:
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Records onto a hard drive? If so there's your problem does it have an sd slot?
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Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:15 pm PostPost subject:
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Aye thats the one, its got an sd slot on it you think that would sort it ?

i take it the harddrive doesnt like the vibration
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Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:22 pm PostPost subject:
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Aye thats the one, its got an sd slot on it you think that would sort it ?

i take it the harddrive doesnt like the vibration


Nah they don't like constant vibration, think of it like listening to a record player while driving along it will jump like bugger. If you can change it so it records onto an sd card that should solve it but I'm guessing you'll need a massive one.
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Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:27 pm PostPost subject:
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Perfect mate thanks a lot

I'll look into it see what i can get

Just needing enough time to get a few laps in on the 7th, i'll see what ebay has to offer

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Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:36 pm PostPost subject:
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A good place for memory cards is www.memorybits.co.uk used them plenty of times.

Never used a sd card camcorder before so unsure if you might need a high speed or high transfer card, have you got an sd card from a digital camera you could try and see how that does?
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A good place for memory cards is www.memorybits.co.uk used them plenty of times.

Never used a sd card camcorder before so unsure if you might need a high speed or high transfer card, have you got an sd card from a digital camera you could try and see how that does?


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Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:21 pm PostPost subject:
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Personally i wouldn't use it at all in the car - even with the SD card instead of hard drive. As it'll still power up the hard drive no doubt, and the vibrations will just kill it - making it useless to record to the hard drive full stop.

Solid memory if you're getting a camcorder for in the car. Or tape and a good mount with anti-vibration. At least if the tape skips, you loose a bit of footage and at worse the tape is a quid. Damage the head on the hard drive - expensive repair (if its even economically viable to repair instead of replace)
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Thats the sd card on its way, 8gb does 120min of recording only 14 and its a handy thing to have anyway, i'll give it a try and if it doesnt work i'll just forget about my film makin carrear and go back to my day job.
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