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First 5 minutes recording great, then started glitching
on 9 November 2014
Could never get the camera to generate a playable video with the Class 10 32gb card it was ordered with
(got this weird "error 2002: a bad public movie atom was found in the movie (abc.mov)" when trying to play anything recorded on to the 32gb),
....but mSD card itself checked out fine in other devices. Sourced 2 other class 10 microSD cards - an 8 and 16gb - and it APPEARED to work ok.
However, recordings are fine for the first 5-6 minutes, then full on blank screen glitched for about 30 sec then settled into a repeating loop of clear>light grey haze > deep gray haze>glitch>glitch>clear.
My longest recording was 22 minutes and this cycle repeated throughout the remaining 17 minutes after it started at 5 min in.
Symptoms were the same tested :
1: using 3 different microSD cards - 2 of class10s and 1 of class4
2: when data has been copied off the mSD card onto disc - i.e. playing directly off Hard disc
3: using 3 different PC players - Windows Media player (which can't produce sound off any video produced by this camera - declared on Monoprice's website), Quicktime, and VLC.
....so problem is with the camera, not the media. Maybe some buffering issue?
I'm hoping that some other purchasers of this camera will say whether they had similar problems or not, as the camera performance before it started glitching was great for its price bracket in both daylight AND low light (as this was to be a vehicle / riding camera).
I've given it one star only because THIS ONE was faulty, so if others haveN'T had this problem, then I'd certainly try another one and suggest its worth purchasing, but Amazon only gave the choice of Refund when I went through the returns process.