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Re: GoPro condensation

Postby Kamikuza » Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:00 pm

alexrider wrote:
Kamikuza wrote:Format the SD card for FAT32 :jump: I've used NTFS since XP so haven't encountered the file size limit in editing ... you sound like you know what you're doing though :thumb:
So cameras can record indifferently on fat16 and fat32?
What are sd by default fat 16 or fat 32?
What if I format sd with ntfs? Will it work? I'll try right away before ou have the time to answer.
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IIRC there's a just under 4Gb file size limit with FAT32 but I'd bet your batteries would be dead long before that. The GoPro (probably) doesn't care - pretty sure I used an SD card formatted with FAT32.
Default format? Pass. I know that a 2Gb Micro-SD I bought recently was formatted with FAT16 cos it wasn't working right, I searched the web and on the suggestions reformatted with 32 - bingo, no more problems.
I wouldn't use NTFS - the camera may not like it although I doubt it'd do any harm ... it probably just wouldn't read or record at all.

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Re: GoPro condensation

Postby yomotha » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:58 pm

getholdofgraeme wrote:a strip of tp works for me, simple, cheap and plenty of it around.
If you live somewhere relatively dry, the DIY solutions may work, but if you are somewhere more humid, nothing works better than the anti-fog strips.

I tried TP in the case (many many times) in Hawaii and it was garbage. Really sucks to think you have a "solution", go out riding and come back with a fogged over lens. I've never had a single spec of condensation using the strips. And with the strips, If you need to adjust or clean something off the camera you can even open the case without risking your refrigerated air escaping. :lol:

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Re: GoPro condensation - Anti-Fog Blog

Postby BigFallProductions » Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:14 am

Just finished a blog on the Anti-Fog inserts. My camera always used to fog up and ever since I got the Anti-Fog strips it has been fine. It's not only the moisture that causes condensation, the camera actually heats up after time and that speeds up the fogging process even more.

http://pointofviewcameras.com/blog/pov/ ... og-Inserts

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Re: GoPro condensation

Postby Tone » Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:39 pm

that looks really good, I will order some as soon as I can!!

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Re: GoPro condensation

Postby sprockett » Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:25 pm

I looked at the go pro strips, but GoPro would not ship to Hong Kong, so my quick solution was to put the camera in the case then open a small packet of silka gel (or similar) and pour the contents into the camera case. Close the case and presto.(be careful to keep the seal area clear)
The granuals are large enough they do not migrate to the lens area.
Let the camera sit for 10 minutes so the Silka Gel can work before using.
(BTW I also put stickey tape over the plug holes...USB etc just to be safe)
When opening the case empty the granuals and replace when installing the camera again.
Ive used the camera all around asia in high heat and humidity, on the kite, Board and helmet and still no more fogging.

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Re: GoPro condensation

Postby yomotha » Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:46 pm

Yes, as the other poster said. If you leave the camera on, it heats up the inside of the casing causing condensation. I found by turning the camera off again for a while it would go away, but who the hell wants to deal with that.

They cost $15, you get 6 or 8 of them I think. Put two in the casing and you should be able to get 3 uses out of them before you need to "cook" them in the oven to "reset" them.

I wanted to throw my gopro in the garbage after repeatedly getting what I thought was amazing footage only to find out the damn lens was fogged over the whole time. The strips saved the day.

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Re: GoPro condensation

Postby Kamikuza » Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:49 am

$15 for the strips ... $70 for shipping :o :lol:

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Re: GoPro condensation

Postby yomotha » Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:34 am

Kamikuza wrote:$15 for the strips ... $70 for shipping :o :lol:
Still worth it. :P

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Re: GoPro condensation

Postby yomotha » Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:41 am

You can also try to use silica gel from silica packets somehow. Not as easy to use as the strips, but if you can figure out a way to handle them easily with the camera, you might have a cheaper (than $70+$15) solution.

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Re: GoPro condensation

Postby MestreWorldCup » Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:59 am

:lol: :lol:
More easy & cheap...
If you a put piece of 'aluminium paper', only in cam-battery (rectangle)
the condensation (hot battery), stay here...

Great, works fine y cheap...
:bye: :bye: :bye:


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