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How do you tell the difference between a Cameye 1 and 2?

 


WrongWay  (D 27371)

Feb 14, 2005, 9:46 AM
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How do you tell the difference between a Cameye 1 and 2? Can't Post

If this needs to be moved to Gear and Rigging, please feel free to do so.....

Looking at a Cameye, is there any visual way of identifying between the two?


CanuckInUSA  (D 26396)

Feb 14, 2005, 10:31 AM
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The obvious way to tell the difference between the original Cameye and the Cameye II is that on the original Cameye they used (what was it?) blue and green on their lights to indicate when the camera is on and/or off. But the brainiacs who decided to design the Cameye II decided that it was better to use Red and Green instead. Of course these idiots never realized that there are red-green color blind people out there (what is it 10% of the male population is color blind, like yours truly). Anyway, it is almost impossible to tell the difference between the two colors on the Cameye II. Give me five minutes alone in the room with one of these idiot designers and believe me they would never make that mistake again. But I guess they don't give a shit about a certain segment of the market. Of course these idiots have also decided to discontinue production of the Cameye, so guys like me are just plain fucked up the ass. Thanks for nothing you bunch of morons (can you tell that I firmly believe I wasted money on my Cameye II as it is pretty much a useless product for people like me who are color blind.


ryoder  (D 6663)

Feb 14, 2005, 10:37 AM
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The obvious way to tell the difference between the original Cameye and the Cameye II is that on the original Cameye they used (what was it?) blue and green on their lights to indicate when the camera is on and/or off. But the brainiacs who decided to design the Cameye II decided that it was better to use Red and Green instead.

My CamEye II uses blue, red, and purple.


CanuckInUSA  (D 26396)

Feb 14, 2005, 10:46 AM
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Not mine!!! Mad

Are you sure that it is a CamEyeII?

My CamEye II is pretty much useless to me and any efforts to fix my problem by the manufacturer has gone on deaf ears. Don't buy the CamEye II if you're color blind as you're just wasting your money.


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ryoder  (D 6663)

Feb 14, 2005, 10:51 AM
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Not mine!!! Mad

Are you sure that it is a CamEyeII?

My CamEye II is pretty much useless to me and any efforts to fix my problem by the manufacturer has gone on deaf ears. Don't buy the CamEye II if you're color blind as you're just wasting your money.

It is definitely a CamEye II. Perhaps sometime during the production run, they decided to change the colors of the LED's.


TALONSKY  (D License)

Feb 14, 2005, 11:01 AM
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I currently have two camera eye 2's both of them use red and green only.
Kirk


StevePhelps  (D 26782)

Feb 14, 2005, 11:33 AM
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My original Cam Eye II used red/green, but when I go a new one it uses blue/red.

IF my recollection is correct Cam Eye 1 told you when it is off or on, Came Eye 2 does that and allows you to power off and on as well as standby (once you have initially turned it on)


flyhi  (D License)

Feb 14, 2005, 11:38 AM
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wasted money on my Cameye II as it is pretty much a useless product for people like me who are color blind.

For some of us who are not color blind they also did a disservice. When you turn the camera on, the LED shows green, and it does not switch to red until you hit the CAMEYE button and start recording. So the Cliff Notes version of that is:

RED means video'ing is a GO.
GREEN means STOP video'ing.

I know lights on the camcorder, yadda yadda yadda, but it would have been a little less confusing. That's all I'm saying.


FlyinseivLP2  (D 18628)

Feb 14, 2005, 1:49 PM
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Mine is red and blue also


ltdiver  (D 20506)

Feb 14, 2005, 7:10 PM
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Mine is red and blue also

So yours is a Cam-Eye I.

I have both and the I is blue/red and the II is green/red.

ltdiver


CanuckInUSA  (D 26396)

Feb 14, 2005, 8:55 PM
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ryoder  (D 6663)

Feb 14, 2005, 9:03 PM
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I've been told by the manufacturer of the CamEye II that now the CamEye II uses blue/red. But they used to use red/green up until Nov of 2003.

I have the receipt for my CamEye II. Para-Gear shipped it to me on 06/19/01.


CanuckInUSA  (D 26396)

Feb 14, 2005, 9:07 PM
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Well sometime between 6-19-01 and November of 2003, they decided to the change the CameEye II to use the red/green (much to the dissappointment of color blind people like me). Well at least they stopped that stupid practice of using red/green.

Is the swoop pond ready yet? Cause if it is, I don't care if my CamEye II used pink. Sly


skysurfcam  (F 446)

Feb 14, 2005, 10:46 PM
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Nice thing about red for rolling is that it doesn't have nearly as much impact on your vision on a night jump as green (for get ready) would.

C.


TimHurford  (D License)

Feb 15, 2005, 2:25 AM
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Canuck,
If you contact Helen at Skytools, she can provide spare LEDs that you can splice/solder inlieu of your 'green' ones (yuh know they will provide spare plugs .. well they can do the LEDs too!). Mine cost me a couple of $$, but if you ask nicely (perhaps explaining that you can't see green) then she might just give them too you.
Dude, if you can't see green ... how do get a ground rush Wink


stratostar  (Student)

Feb 15, 2005, 4:27 AM
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Dude, if you can't see green ... how do get a ground rush


When that pile of dog shit in the LZ looks like a mountain!Tongue

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