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 808 Car Keys Micro Camera Review
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808 #27
The #27 is one version of the 808 car keys micro camera. 

This seems to be a variant of the 808 #24.  The #27 has a different circuit board layout and the video byte rate is much higher.

Summary - Video is AVI, MJPG 720x480 30.000FPS, audio is PCM 256Kbps.  AVI is about 94MB per minute. Date time stamp is upper left, yellow on transparent.

150802 #27 - Corrupt AVI Video File
Summary: The #27 has a few problems.
•  The video quality is lower than the best 808 480p cameras.
•  The missing frame rate is about 27% (high).
•  The AVI format is corrupt.

The AVI corruption causes various problems. 
• The AVI can't be imported into VirtualDub. 
• Windows 7 will not make a thumbnail for the AVI. 
• When the AVI is re-encoded to MP4 with HandBrake the MP4 has video and audio distortions.

Here is one way to work around the AVI corruption problem.  Run the AVI file through Solveigmm Splitter, and then Handbrake.  Solveiggmm does not re-encode the file but it fixes some problems with the AVI wrapper.  HandBrake re-encodes the AVI to MP4.  The resultant MP4 cleans-up the AVI corruption problems, the MP4 size is small and reliably plays everywhere.

Original file created with 808 #27.  6.8 MB.  SUNP0003.avi
Processed with Solveigmm Splitter and HandBrake.  2.5 MB.  SUNP0003 Solveigmm, handbrake 640x480.mp4


I did some tests on the SUNP0003.AVI file produced by the 808 #27.  This file can't be edited with Virtualdub 1.10.4.  Windows 7 explorer will not make a thumbnail for it.

HandBrake - Re-encoding SUNP0003.AVI to MP4 using HandBrake.  Video and audio are both distorted.

Solveigmm Splitter - When I processed SUNP0003.AVI through Solveigmm video splitter to "SUNP0003 Solveigmm.avi" (video not re-encoded, audio not re-encoded), the file becomes 38% larger.  It still can't be edited by Virtualdub, but Windows 7 explorer does make a thumbnail for it.

Solveigmm Splitter, Handbrake - I re-encoded SUNP0003 solveigmm.avi to MP4 using HandBrake with re-scaled to 640x480.  That produced a very good MP4 file with the correct aspect ratio 1.33. File size is much smaller.

150731 #27 Sample Video and Photos
Elmar in Germany sent me some sample video and photo files taken with the #27 camera, in daylight.
808 #27 video frame grab
808 #27 frame grab. 720x480.  Rescaled to 1/2 height.
808 #27 photo
808 #27 photo.  1280x1024.  Rescaled to 1/4 height.
150731 SUNP0003.avi

Video not playable with - Virtualdub 1.10.4.
Video playable with: VLS, KMPlayer, SolveigMM Video Splitter, Windows Media Player.

Date time stamp in video and photo - upper left corner, yellow on transparent.  About 338x22 px.
808 #27 date time stamp

AVI 1.567E6 bytes per second. 94E6 bytes per minute.

About 22 real frames per second. About 27% missing frame rate.

KMPlayer 3.9 Media Information

Complete name : SUNP0003.avi
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 6.63 MiB
Duration : 4s 433ms
Overall bit rate : 12.5 Mbps

Video #0
ID : 0
Format : JPEG
Codec ID : MJPG
Duration : 4s 433ms
Bit rate : 16.7 Mbps
Width : 720 pixels
Height : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 3:2
Frame rate : 30.000 fps
Standard : NTSC
Color space : YUV
Compression mode : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 1.615
Stream size : 8.85 MiB
Audio #1
ID : 1
Format : PCM
Format settings, Endianness : Little
Format settings, Sign : Signed
Codec ID : 1
Duration : 4s 344ms
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 256 Kbps
Channel(s) : 1 channel
Sampling rate : 16.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Stream size : 136 KiB (2%)
Alignment : Aligned on interleaves
Interleave, duration : 130 ms (3.91 video frames)

150729 #27 New
Elmar in Germany reported this new 808.  Version #27. 
Sold on as "Mini 808 Car Key Chain Micro Camera HD 720P H.264 Pocket Camcorder F5 ".  It is not 720p and not H.264. 
More information coming.
C27 Elmar 808 C27 Elmar


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