Viking wrote:I haven't tried NFC, to be honest I hadn't heard of it before I got the cam! When I read that it's only good for ~20cm, I couldn't see the point to it.
It's the same tech as "tap to pay" etc - you wave (or scrub?) your phone over the camera and it automagically connects via WiFi in PlayMemories... this is important because for whatever reason the QR code not supported in my phone/camera combo. It's like Bluetooth pairing but via physical proximity... very cool except for when it's misused (ie: see paranoid ads on TV for shielded wallets)
Viking wrote:I used the app with WiFi and with the cam at the pad I could control it from the flight line, not sure of the distance, but if Google Earth's measurement tool is to be believed it's around 60 or 70 metres. Brilliant.
Haven't gone for distance yet but it is indispensable for actually setting up the camera shot. HPR pad at Serp more like 100m from the safety line but open ground? I was planning on just leaving it running for a whole bracket of launches and then downloading that, erase card, rinse, repeat. We'll see...
Oh, for completeness:
System Software Update
Ver.1.10 for FDR-X1000V
What Does This Do?
This utility updates the system software and provides the following benefits:
In addition to microSDXC card, the camera records XAVC S format video with microSDHC card.
When shooting movies in XAVC S format, it requires SD Speed Class10, or UHS Speed Class U1 or faster. (When recording in 100 Mbps or more, UHS Speed Class U3 is required.)
When a microSDHC memory card is used to record XAVC S movies over extended periods of time, the recorded movies will be divided into files of 4 GB. The divided files can be integrated into a single file using Action Cam Movie Creator and PlayMemories Home.