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DVR for fpv

Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by doubledose, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. doubledose

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    I have done a search on here and went thru pages and pages of listings. I am wondering what everyone is using for a dvr unit on there fpv monitor. I would like to add a dvr unit. In all of my searching I have found 3 options. 1 is a fpv monitor that has it built in. ( which is out for me, since I already have a fpv system) the other 2 I have found on here are:
    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... r_fpv.html
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    http://www.getfpv.com/lumenier-dx600-dvr.html

    Anyone have any input on the 2 models above? or is there any other models out there. I even done a google search. But did not get the results I was looking for because I was not sure what to type a search for.

    Thanks
    Wayne
     
  2. turbodronepilot

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    Why buy a dvr when you can use the Mobizen app for free. .
    it records anything on your screen. .
    turbo. .
     
  3. simonwicks

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    Not if you don't have an Android device (researching shows no iPhone/iPad versions), or in my case I have a Phantom 2 and my FPV set up doesn't use a mobile device to receive the signal. That app would only work for the Vision/+ right?

    So I'm interested in peoples opinions as well, as I'm thinking about getting a DVR too.

    I've seen some people using this one - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00M0LGYB6/r ... 2AXRBKJ1SC
    Cheapest option of all 3 listed so far, but in another thread I saw some folks having trouble getting the picture to record as you have to hack a couple cables together to make the link.
     
  4. p fandango

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    That's the one I'm using, I did have issues as I was trying to use a 4pin 3.5mm when the unit uses a 3pin 3.5mm
     
  5. doubledose

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    I am using the flysight black pearl receiver. Not a phone
     
  6. wkf94025

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    I use the Lumenier DVR, and have had no problems. it helped get replacement P2+H3-3D when NAZA went spaza and augered in.
     
  7. jason

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    I also use the Lumenier DX600 DVR and am pleased with it and it is programmable it also has its own power supply.
     
  8. Buk

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    I have used them both and can't really call myself happy with either. I have a Flysight Black Pearl and with both DVRs I needed to make a cable that is a little neater than the supplied composite cables. Not a big deal, but the wiring of the tip/ring/ring/shield or tip/ring/ring/ring/shield is different on the DVR end and the BP monitor end. Velcro'd the DVR to the backside of the BP monitor. I have to make sure the DX600 is off when I pull it off the BP monitor as the battery door will come off the DX600.

    On the HobbyKing DVR the socket you plug the A/V cable or power cable into broke and it's soldered directly onto the circuit board making repair difficult or impossible for me. Otherwise it worked just fine. Programming done with the remote only and it must be plugged into the monitor to view the menu. The DVR can be programmed to start recording as soon a power supplied. Power was supplied from BP monitor from a cable I made.

    On the DX600, programming can be done with the buttons on the DVR and the built-in screen. A real plus in my mind as the screen is good enough to preview your video without the use of a monitor. A couple of times the recorded image size changed to something other than 640X480 and recording was horrible. More times I've had trouble with losing the recordings all together. If there is no input signal while recording or the input signal is static, the DVR will freeze and the recorded file will be corrupted beyond salvage.

    So in my experience with the DX600, turn on your controller, turn on your GoPro and start recording, turn on your monitor, turn on your Phantom, last turn on your DVR and start recording. End of flight, turn off DVR first, then all else. This prevents any chance of freezing DVR.

    Once the DX600 has frozen, you can stick a paper clip into the reset hole to get it to work again.

    So currently of the two, I've had better luck with the DX600. It's own power, it's own built-in display, remote not required for programming. Big con - it freezes when not happy.
     
  9. wkf94025

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    I had to do the custom cable for DVR to LCD, but once done, far better than clunky composite cable pairs. My DVR only froze once on me. Never lost a recording. Happy with it.
     
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    Cabling the DX600 is a bit of a challenge as the input to the BP and DX600 are different. Back in January I posted these photos for the DX600 DVR and Black Pearl monitor input connectors. Then Hughie added these parts lists to make up a shorter cable for both units which makes for a clean setup.

    Parts I ordered (from UK):
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281037515457 2.5mm 4 Pole Right Angle Jack Plug (DVR end)
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300541634210 3.5mm 4 Pole Right Angle Jack Plug (Black Pearl end)
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280893099894 4 core cable.

    All was posted in this thread.
    http://www.phantompilots.com/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=33096&hilit=positioning+DVR&start=10
     

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