Firmware V1.21 comments

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  1. Jason

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    As far as I know the only difference between my camera and your camera is the placement of the mics - but who know what changes might have been made at that time to the components and layout of other circuitry when they retooled the production line for that change.
     
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    "The devil's in the details." I have a "next to the lens" mic - how about you?
     
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    I have the early version which is an "above the HDMI port" mic on the side
     
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    That's a brain burp on my part. A long press to the shutter swaps the two menu parts. Doh...
     
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    OK, I confirm V1.20 also supports hot plugging but not unplugging.
     
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    Basically I would say that firmware 1.21r1 was just to intorduce the RAW capabilities ans 1.21r2 was to fix a bug in the RAW photos.

    I don't think anything else really changed unless it was accidentally affected by that change. Perhaps we expect something else to change and, based on past experiences, are scrutinising everything and now noticing things we didn't notice before or, expecting things to have changed for the worst, notice flaws in areas we never noticed them before.
     
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    That makes a lot of sense. After a while, all of the old oddities, bugs, whatever, become accepted/endured. Bring out a rev. that's labeled new and we're all over whatever quirks may have been there since 1.15.
     
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    1.21r2 is definitely borken. Every attempt to shoot 1080@60 freezes the camera. The time it takes to fail varies, but fail it does. Borken.
     
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    1.21r1 failed today. In this case the camera didn't lock up. About 10 seconds after starting to video 1080@60 the video (shot in a car) froze (no car motion, no change in TOD) and blocks of color (typical video "noise") accumulated across the bottom edge of the screen. 20 seconds later the image cleared and caught up with the car's location.

    Setting the mic to off doesn't turn off the internal mic.
     
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    I believe that’s been an issue with each release.
     
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    You're right. NTL it doesn't hurt remind folks an old problem is still there.
     
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    @RBEmerson whats your settings? I haven't been able to replicate the fault.
     
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    • Resolution 1080 @ 60
    • Video Quality s.fine
    • FOV n/a
    • Slow Motion n/a
    • Auto Low Light on
    • Gyro on
    • Detection off
    • Dual Files off
    • Video Stamp date &time
    • Timelapse Video 2 secs
    • Loop Record off
    • Car DV off
    • Mic Vol. off
    • Sharpness normal
    • AWB auto
    • EV Value 0
    • ISO auto
    • Metering multi
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    • Quick Capture off
    • Delay Off n/a
    • FPV off
    • TV Mode auto
    • Gimbal Control off
    • Light Frequency off
    • Distortion Correction off
    • Image Rotation n/a
    • Logo Watermark off
    • Auto Shutdown off
    • Screen Off 5 min
    • Status LED 3
    • WiFi LED on
    • Beep on
    • WiFi on
     
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    Nope couldn't replicate it with those settings either.

    I'm assuming the following settings were just typos - otherwise you have different values than me for them

    TV Mode auto
    Light Frequency off
     
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    Oops - TV Mode - NTSC and Freq auto
     
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    Hello Jason, Are you able to replicate this fault?
     
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    While the timing isn't regular (quits exactly 32.5 seconds after starting or something like that), that the camera fails is certain. The glitch I saw this morning was a new one: video trash at the bottom of the screen. But invariably something goes wrong.
     
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    hi
    can anyone tell me if the new firmwire 1.21 is good and i have been looking for the link to download i havent seen it pls send it so i can upload on my action ncam
     
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