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Image transfer
Dealing with the chips
October 14, 2015 - 1:20 pm
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I never formatted the SD card for my X5c's camera.  What I learned is the camera won't work unless it it controlled in a specific manner, as follows.

As soon as the X5c takes off, depress the camera activator switch once.  It will beep, beep and the light under the camera will change from green to red, which signals the camera is active.

Then, and this is important, as soon as you're finished recording or snapping photos, depress the camera activator switch again.  Again it will beep, beep, and the light under the camera will switch from red back to green.  If you shut the X5c down without depressing the camera activator switch the second time you won't be able to watch the video.

I believe the above might be the solution to your problem.

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Syma Freak
October 14, 2015 - 4:22 am

1a yes

1b format the memory card in your computer, open the memory card right click on it and select format.

2, no

3, if it isn't formatted the computer won't see a complete file

4 absolutely no idea about the double space but hey don't let it bother you as it helps the text to be read easily. 

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Syma Freak
Lancaster, PA, USA
October 11, 2015 - 5:17 pm
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So I finally got my X5C decked out with different colored blade guards and

put on darker colored props to see it better. I've been doing some low-level

practice flights just to get the hang of flying it and the response is quite a bit

faster than the S6 Supership I reviewed ealier. So now I'm ready for video.....

   I put the chip back in the camera, turned the heli and the Rx on and everthing

worked fine. Got the X5C airborn, hovered and took 2 still pics, then 2 separate

videos, about 2 minutes each. LEDs and "beep" sounds worked fine. However......

When I removed the microchip from the camera and adapted it to my laptop

using the supplied USB adapter, all I got were 4 images on my screen.

2 images showed 1 SLR camera, and the other 2 images showed multiple

SLR cameras. All 4 images had the word "test" superimposed over the SLR

camera drawings.

    After researching this for awhile, I found out that the chip card had

to be formatted first, therefore a few questions for all of you....

1.a) Is this true?

1.b) How do you do this?

2) Did I ruin the chip by recording stuff on a non-formatted chip?

3) Is there any way to view the images I took, even though all

    I have is a "test" graphic? There are 4 of them so I'm inclined to

    believe the copter did what it is supposed to, capturing 2 stills and

    2 videos.


I just can't get the data to transfer completely and see the pics/videos I took.

Anyhelp would be appreciated.

   SF, I checked here first and I don't think we have any topics about this on here.

Finally, wouls someone PLEASE  tell me how to get rid of double-spacing??

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