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Anyone know anything about these tiny CMOS cameras?

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by RSV_Ecosse, Aug 10, 2005.

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    Finally got the damn thing up and running, its one of these:-

    http://www.dogcamsport.co.uk/12vcam.htm

    I just went out for a quick run on the bike with it hooked up. It was solidly positioned just under the headlight on the fairing.

    While the image quality was reasonable, the problem I have is that the picture looks like its from some sort of 1980's pop video.....all pink and green hues fading in and out. Its not a vibration issue, the picture itself is very stable. If you hold your hand over the top/above the camera, it seems to improve quite a bit, so I'm guessing that these CMOS type cameras are extremely light sensitive?

    If thats the case, is there anything I can do to solve this? Like maybe, a filter of some sort? Or even something I could "paint" on the lens, to dull its sensitivity down a bit?

    I've got the RCA type leads connected up right, yellow to yellow, white to white and the power lead goes to a 9v battery. There seems to be a bit of background noise, like a low "hum" throughout the footage too. Could this be connected to the image problem?

    Its wired up to a Canon MV750i MiniDV camera via the AV in plug, and AV-DV is set to "on" in the camera menu.

    Any ideas welcomed. Would hate to think I wasted me cash on this thing, although in hindsight, I should really have spent a little bit more and gone for a CCD camera instead of a CMOS.

    HELP!!!! :(
     
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    BTT......

    Anyone?
     
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    It was part of a faulty batch.

    Found this out after I contacted the seller.

    I've sent the faulty one back, he's replacing it with a new one.
     

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