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Video Recording direct on 605

Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:58 am
by intelmorico
Has anyone ever explored direct video recording on the 605 (ie. without DVR)?

From what I can see from other posts, the DVR has no specific video processing electronics in it to enable basic video in. Chances are the left side port of the 605 which would normally connect to the DVR for this function, could be used for composite in, or possibly component in, directly. The gotcha is obtaining a connector to fit the proprietary port which may be near to impossible. Also it may be necessary to feed 5V or something to one of the pins to disable the software which advises you to "purchase a DVR" when you click on the record function.

Re: Video Recording direct on 605

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:56 am
by lightningltd
intelmorico wrote:Has anyone ever explored direct video recording on the 605 (ie. without DVR)?

From what I can see from other posts, the DVR has no specific video processing electronics in it to enable basic video in. Chances are the left side port of the 605 which would normally connect to the DVR for this function, could be used for composite in, or possibly component in, directly. The gotcha is obtaining a connector to fit the proprietary port which may be near to impossible. Also it may be necessary to feed 5V or something to one of the pins to disable the software which advises you to "purchase a DVR" when you click on the record function.


I took my travel DVR apart and made mods to it... There is an analog to digital chip which has many functions. The input INTO the Archos from the dock is digital as far as I can tell from the docs on the chip. The chip is controlled ny the archos to turn on/off things like protection, etc.

Re: Video Recording direct on 605

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:46 am
by intelmorico
OK thanks...that clarifies things and means my assumptions were probably wrong. At least there is added value in these docks ;)

Re: Video Recording direct on 605

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:18 pm
by joern
Yes there is a Ti "Ultralow-Power NTSC/PAL/SECAM Video Decoder" TVP5150AM1 also in the small ARCHOS Traveler Adapter.

In the helmet camera is a microcontroller - so it seems that there is serial communication between camera-control-unit and archos too.

joern

Re: Video Recording direct on 605

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:25 am
by lightningltd
joern wrote:Yes there is a Ti "Ultralow-Power NTSC/PAL/SECAM Video Decoder" TVP5150AM1 also in the small ARCHOS Traveler Adapter.

In the helmet camera is a microcontroller - so it seems that there is serial communication between camera-control-unit and archos too.

joern


The GOOD part of having the micro controller in the helmet cam is it gave me an entry point for some kewl mods....
such as...
external power for the helmet camera to allow the 605 to be a great dash-cam without draining the 605 battery or modding the travel adaptor...
Adding a switchable second and third camera that the 605 thinks is the helmet cam (rear-view camera and one that has power zoom)...
A longer cord from the button clip to the camera...
Bill

Re: Video Recording direct on 605

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:56 pm
by neale123
i have read this post but am still at a loss on how to actually record direct to the 605