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I have an Exceed FPV camera, also called a spycam. These look like a flash drive and can be used as such. My problem is that I need to set the onboard clock. This is usually done with a text file loaded in the root directory. I have contacted the merchant(NitroPlanes) and they don't know anything. Can you help?

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  • johntwatts Dec 18, 2009

    Thanks for taking the time to reply, but that is not the case. The cameras come without the text file being in the root directory. There is nothing in it at all. I know about this from another camera that was probably manufactured by the same company. The way it work was .........



    1) create a file in the root directory with the name cameraconfig.txt or something like that.

    2) in the file type....... example: 2009-12-18 14.05

    3) save the file and unplug camera from USB port

    4) take a photo

    5) plug camera into USB port

    6) check root directory - file should deleted - when it reads the file it deletes it

    7) check date on photo - correct if neccessary





    You are correct in that these cameras have caught on as onboard model plane/car cameras.



    There has to be a way to set the date and time on these cameras.



    John Watts

  • johntwatts Dec 19, 2009

    I have this camera...... http://www.nitroplanes.com/mifpvcocaupt....
    I need to set the internal time and date so that the photos/AVI's will show the proper date.

  • johntwatts Dec 30, 2009

    This is straight forward. I need to know what to name the file and how to format it. These cameras do not come with that info. The other camera that I saw used a text file to set the time/date. I can only assume that this camera would use the same technique.

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Hi John,

SD Cards, Mini SD-Cards, etc act just like a hard drive when plugged into a computer.

You can use Explorer and/or Notepad to browse and edit text files.

Sound like there will be a configuration file containing the date. There may be a keyword attached. The things we need are the name of the file. (If it doesn't exist, the camera may create it), the line item keyword (eg Date=12-21-2009), ant the date format it expects.

Is there an existing file? If so, are the content plain text?

This should be straight forward.
Mike

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Well, I have searched the resources I have for anything on this camera and everything I find indicates it is some sort of camera designed to be put in an RC type vehicle. Now, since your post indicates otherwise I will approach this from the Programmers perspective. If there is supposed to be a text file in the root directory to use to set the date/time on the device you should be able to plug the device into the USB port on your computer and see that file using Explorer if you have windows. If the file exist it will be visible if you do this. You should be able to open that file with Notepad and see the entries that are entered. These are most likely 1 entry per line. If this is the case find the one for the date and use the same format to enter the correct date. This is normally DD/MM/YYYY format and the time entry will most likely be HH:MM:SS (Hours, Minutes, Seconds Regular format of time not military time) The name of this file could be almost anything but if you start note pad and then select open from the FILE menu it should only show you files with the .txt extension which should help you identify it. If you open the wrong file simply close it without saving and no changes will take place. Hope this helps.

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