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F/U to using Wyze cam to record an event
Posted by: DP
Date: January 20, 2020 04:38PM
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I did the test on the iPhone5 today and then later I did a repeat at home out my front window to just get the procedure down right. I downloaded the tests on to my computer and noticed that, while the still image on the screen is sharp, once I started the running the video, it looks slightly out of focus while the video is playing back.

OK, now what? Has anyone done a lot of Time Lapse recording? The result is exactly as I want, but the effect of being unsharp is not.

Any ideas? It's probably something dumb on my end...





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Re: F/U to using Wyze cam to record an event
Posted by: Carm
Date: January 20, 2020 04:45PM
Try iMotion app on iPhone.
iMotion by Fingerlab [apps.apple.com]
It takes pictures at high resolution. More flexibility



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 01/20/2020 04:47PM by Carm.
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Re: F/U to using Wyze cam to record an event
Posted by: space-time
Date: January 20, 2020 05:28PM
you can select an area on iPhone and have it focus on that. you can also do exposure compensation. Once you touch a part of the image and a square shows up, drag up/down for exposure compensation. And that square should stay in focus.
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Re: F/U to using Wyze cam to record an event
Posted by: Bernie
Date: January 20, 2020 06:22PM
I use an SD card. I pull the SD card out and open it up on the computer.




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Re: F/U to using Wyze cam to record an event
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 20, 2020 07:40PM
....I second that.....iMotion.....



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Re: F/U to using Wyze cam to record an event
Posted by: DP
Date: January 20, 2020 07:41PM
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I use an SD card. I pull the SD card out and open it up on the computer.

grinning smiley





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Re: F/U to using Wyze cam to record an event
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 20, 2020 08:20PM
....thanks for giving us all the big....F/U........



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Re: F/U to using Wyze cam to record an event
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: January 20, 2020 08:21PM
you have thoroughly cleaned the lens?

The lens can get mucked up with finger grease and pocket grime that doesn't easily wipe away. The IP5 camera also doesn't look great if you are used to looking at 7, 8's or X's



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Re: F/U to using Wyze cam to record an event
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 21, 2020 05:56AM
Do you have the camera set to HD mode? I see 3 quality settings on mine, HD, SD and 360P. The upper left corner of the live stream window shows the selected setting, pressing on it brings up the choices.
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Re: F/U to using Wyze cam to record an event
Posted by: DP
Date: January 21, 2020 06:06AM
Lens is clean and I have borrowed a GoPro 5 to use also.

This came on very fast and everyone assumed I know video shooting and have the world's best video equipment, etc. I've had to scramble to arrange this and it also happened to coincide with my taking my 93yo Aunt to a doc appointment. So I've had to organize and test my devices, which I did yesterday, in a building with no heat and it's very cold in there, making sure the camera will be OK in that cold. I'll have to leave them in there, with construction crews demolishing parts of the building, then go take my Aunt to the doc, then get back to collect the devices, hopefully nothing damaged, and maybe do it all again tomorrow! Whew! Oh, and I have to be there in an hour...

Thx, all, for the help!





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Re: F/U to using Wyze cam to record an event
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: January 21, 2020 12:48PM
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Lens is clean and I have borrowed a GoPro 5 to use also.

This came on very fast and everyone assumed I know video shooting and have the world's best video equipment, etc. I've had to scramble to arrange this and it also happened to coincide with my taking my 93yo Aunt to a doc appointment. So I've had to organize and test my devices, which I did yesterday, in a building with no heat and it's very cold in there, making sure the camera will be OK in that cold. I'll have to leave them in there, with construction crews demolishing parts of the building, then go take my Aunt to the doc, then get back to collect the devices, hopefully nothing damaged, and maybe do it all again tomorrow! Whew! Oh, and I have to be there in an hour...

Thx, all, for the help!

GoPro will most likely need a secondary power source. Batteries tend to only last for about an hour when doing video. Not sure how long they go if doing time-lapse.
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Re: F/U to using Wyze cam to record an event
Posted by: Carm
Date: January 21, 2020 01:32PM
Yes, GoPro needs power cord.
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Re: F/U to using Wyze cam to record an event
Posted by: space-time
Date: January 21, 2020 03:42PM
Wyze also needs power, I don't think Power is his issue.
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Re: F/U to using Wyze cam to record an event
Posted by: DP
Date: January 21, 2020 07:23PM
Rigged a power cord to the GP and the 5 and got good results. Both worked right thru the cold and I was surprised to see the iPhone video looked sharp(er) than yesterday's test.

I downloaded the GP5 manual as the time is off. The friend I've borrowed it from bought it a year ago for a project and hasn't even charged it in a year! I have downloaded a firmware upgrade and maybe connecting to my iMac will set the time-because, I can't find anywhere in the manual that shows how to set the time! It shows the date I shot the video as Jan 2, 2015...





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Re: F/U to using Wyze cam to record an event
Posted by: Bo
Date: January 21, 2020 11:43PM
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DP
Rigged a power cord to the GP and the 5 and got good results. Both worked right thru the cold and I was surprised to see the iPhone video looked sharp(er) than yesterday's test.

I downloaded the GP5 manual as the time is off. The friend I've borrowed it from bought it a year ago for a project and hasn't even charged it in a year! I have downloaded a firmware upgrade and maybe connecting to my iMac will set the time-because, I can't find anywhere in the manual that shows how to set the time! It shows the date I shot the video as Jan 2, 2015...

Glad my suggestion of using the iPhone 5 directly worked out!

Not sure about setting the date on the GP. This from the manual but not super helpful:

DATE AND TIME
The date and time are automatically updated when you connect your
camera to the Capture app or Quik for desktop. However, you can manually
change these settings, if needed.
Note: If the battery is removed from the camera for an extended period of time, you
must reset the date and time (automatically or manually).
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Re: F/U to using Wyze cam to record an event
Posted by: DP
Date: January 22, 2020 07:28AM
Bo-OK, I did find the paragraph in the manual in PDF form from GoPro for the Hero 5 Black for setting the date and time. It's under, Customizing Your GoPro!

Also the GP doesn't come with it's own AC charger but it does say to use a 5V 1A charger. Gee, what company offers that charger for their phones...





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Re: F/U to using Wyze cam to record an event
Posted by: Carm
Date: January 22, 2020 03:06PM
Hahahaha, Apple charging cube to the rescue.
My GoPro 5 uses a USB- C cord. I’m sure yours is the same.



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