create account

Converting an Action Cam to Full Spectrum Part 2 by solominer

View this thread on steemit.com
· @solominer · (edited)
$9.28
Converting an Action Cam to Full Spectrum Part 2
<center><a href='https://d.tube/#!/v/solominer/cam7w3db'><img src='https://cloudflare-ipfs.com/ipfs/Qmbw2xKfkH2YTtzLvgzi1SZkWsB4b6SZBbdKGbZkvXQ14i'></a></center><hr>

I have a used action cam that I decided to modify to see in other wavelengths of light, such as IR and UV. In Part 1 the cam was taken apart and the lens was modified.

Once the hardware modifications are done, its time to update the software. In Part 2 I show how I update the firmware, this is a needed step if the camera has not been updated since it was made. As without this update the images come out red, and purple. By updating the Auto White Balance can get alot closer to what should be seen.

I download the firmware from the manufacturers website. And making sure I have the exact model for the firmware I install it using the SD card. Once it restarts I check the firmware date and it indeed updated. Since this camera was produced many years ago, there is no current year firmware for it. As the company has moved onto other devices to develop and support.

In part 3, I attach the filter adapter to the body of the camera. Up to this point for testing, its held on with double sided tape. But if left out in the sun, or gets wet at all its going to fall off. 



### If the video has  trouble playing, please use my IPFS Gateway instead of D.tube's by [following this link](https://ipfsgateway.makingblocks.xyz/ipfs/QmZU2oBP8N69Di7J3Ybqa68SJjoM6ZP5d4kXk2W2KCaTnu)


---

https://i.postimg.cc/6Qsq5GYs/bitbackersmall.png

### [Bitbacker.io/user/solominer/](Bitbacker.io/user/solominer/)



<p>

Addresses below to help me buy better camera equipment and support me to travel to locations to do photo and video and overall great blogs in new places. I would be happy to list some of the contributors in my posts for donations that help me along the way.


Coin| Address
-|-
https://i.postimg.cc/dVBF2MCM/btc1.png BTC:  |bc1qhfmvd2gywg4fvrgy2kkkkyqta0g86whkt7j8r7|
https://i.postimg.cc/JhYWFbKP/ltc.png LTC: |ltc1qdyzm5cwgt8e2373prx67yye6y9ewk0l8jf3ys9|
https://i.postimg.cc/R0ZBGP1W/dash.png DASH: |XkSqR5DxQL3wy4kNbjqDbgbMYNih3a7ZcM|
https://i.postimg.cc/76CyrfWD/eth.png ETH: |0x045f409dAe14338669730078201888636B047DC3|
https://i.postimg.cc/Y9JBrM5F/doge.png DOGE: |DSoekC21AKSZHAcV9vqR8yYefrh8XcX92Z|
https://i.postimg.cc/WzgLtxVH/zen.png ZEN: |znW9mh62WDSCeBXxnVLCETMx59Ho446HJgq|




---
Platform | URL/Username
-|-
https://i.postimg.cc/sD9KTBtM/steem.png  Steem | https://steempeak.com/@solominer
https://i.postimg.cc/bYF3VzmD/peakmonsters.png Steem Monsters | https://peakmonsters.com/@solominer/collection
https://i.postimg.cc/fk4yGTpy/weku.png Weku | https://main.weku.io/@solominer
https://i.postimg.cc/wx1VYfnY/TUBE.png Bit.Tube| https://bit.tube/solominer 
https://i.postimg.cc/GtT9gsM6/mithril.png Mithril | Solominer|
https://i.postimg.cc/QMF464Gw/discord.png  Discord | Solominer#4248 |
https://i.postimg.cc/cJTKvWgk/bitcointalk.png Bitcointalk| https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=83228|
https://i.postimg.cc/1tfd5S0c/109046833app-icon.png CryptoPanic | https://cryptopanic.com/solominer
https://i.postimg.cc/hvx6H1SV/D5z-H9-Syx-CKd9-GJ4-T6rk-Bdeq-Zw1co-QAa-Qy-CUz-UF4-Foz-Bv-W6xf-LX2-PECcvq-Brku4u7.png Whaleshares | https://whaleshares.io/@solominer
https://i.postimg.cc/jj6rSHvH/bearshare.png Bearshares | https://bearshares.com/@solominer | 
https://i.postimg.cc/3JCDq1By/publish0x.png Publish0x | https://www.publish0x.com/solominer




<hr><a href='https://d.tube/#!/v/solominer/cam7w3db'> ▶️ DTube</a><br /><a href='https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmZU2oBP8N69Di7J3Ybqa68SJjoM6ZP5d4kXk2W2KCaTnu'> ▶️ IPFS</a>
👍  , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and 88 others
👎  
properties (23)
post_id80,901,672
authorsolominer
permlinkcam7w3db
categorydtube
json_metadata"{"video":{"videoId":"QmZU2oBP8N69Di7J3Ybqa68SJjoM6ZP5d4kXk2W2KCaTnu","duration":147.6475,"title":"Converting an Action Cam to Full Spectrum Part 2","description":"I have a used action cam that I decided to modify to see in other wavelengths of light, such as IR and UV. In Part 1 the cam was taken apart and the lens was modified.\n\nOnce the hardware modifications are done, its time to update the software. In Part 2 I show how I update the firmware, this is a needed step if the camera has not been updated since it was made. As without this update the images come out red, and purple. By updating the Auto White Balance can get alot closer to what should be seen.\n\nI download the firmware from the manufacturers website. And making sure I have the exact model for the firmware I install it using the SD card. Once it restarts I check the firmware date and it indeed updated. Since this camera was produced many years ago, there is no current year firmware for it. As the company has moved onto other devices to develop and support.\n\nIn part 3, I attach the filter adapter to the body of the camera. Up to this point for testing, its held on with double sided tape. But if left out in the sun, or gets wet at all its going to fall off. \n\n\n---\n\nhttps:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/6Qsq5GYs\/bitbackersmall.png\n\n### [Bitbacker.io\/user\/solominer\/](Bitbacker.io\/user\/solominer\/)\n\n\n\n<p>\n\nAddresses below to help me buy better camera equipment and support me to travel to locations to do photo and video and overall great blogs in new places. I would be happy to list some of the contributors in my posts for donations that help me along the way.\n\n\nCoin| Address\n-|-\nhttps:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/dVBF2MCM\/btc1.png BTC: |bc1qhfmvd2gywg4fvrgy2kkkkyqta0g86whkt7j8r7|\nhttps:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/JhYWFbKP\/ltc.png LTC: |ltc1qdyzm5cwgt8e2373prx67yye6y9ewk0l8jf3ys9|\nhttps:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/R0ZBGP1W\/dash.png DASH: |XkSqR5DxQL3wy4kNbjqDbgbMYNih3a7ZcM|\nhttps:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/76CyrfWD\/eth.png ETH: |0x045f409dAe14338669730078201888636B047DC3|\nhttps:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/Y9JBrM5F\/doge.png DOGE: |DSoekC21AKSZHAcV9vqR8yYefrh8XcX92Z|\nhttps:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/WzgLtxVH\/zen.png ZEN: |znW9mh62WDSCeBXxnVLCETMx59Ho446HJgq|\n\n\n\n\n---\nPlatform | URL\/Username\n-|-\nhttps:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/sD9KTBtM\/steem.png Steem | https:\/\/steempeak.com\/@solominer\nhttps:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/bYF3VzmD\/peakmonsters.png Steem Monsters | https:\/\/peakmonsters.com\/@solominer\/collection\nhttps:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/fk4yGTpy\/weku.png Weku | https:\/\/main.weku.io\/@solominer\nhttps:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/wx1VYfnY\/TUBE.png Bit.Tube| https:\/\/bit.tube\/solominer \nhttps:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/GtT9gsM6\/mithril.png Mithril | Solominer|\nhttps:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/QMF464Gw\/discord.png Discord | Solominer#4248 |\nhttps:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/cJTKvWgk\/bitcointalk.png Bitcointalk| https:\/\/bitcointalk.org\/index.php?action=profile;u=83228|\nhttps:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/1tfd5S0c\/109046833app-icon.png CryptoPanic | https:\/\/cryptopanic.com\/solominer\nhttps:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/hvx6H1SV\/D5z-H9-Syx-CKd9-GJ4-T6rk-Bdeq-Zw1co-QAa-Qy-CUz-UF4-Foz-Bv-W6xf-LX2-PECcvq-Brku4u7.png Whaleshares | https:\/\/whaleshares.io\/@solominer\nhttps:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/jj6rSHvH\/bearshare.png Bearshares | https:\/\/bearshares.com\/@solominer | \nhttps:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/3JCDq1By\/publish0x.png Publish0x | https:\/\/www.publish0x.com\/solominer\n\n\n","filesize":116605872,"ipfs":{"snaphash":"Qmbw2xKfkH2YTtzLvgzi1SZkWsB4b6SZBbdKGbZkvXQ14i","spritehash":"QmU2YbYLM6dRGHojCn6is6W1vQ5qvkx2WiRviXR4jMBQur","videohash":"QmZU2oBP8N69Di7J3Ybqa68SJjoM6ZP5d4kXk2W2KCaTnu"},"thumbnailUrl":"https:\/\/snap1.d.tube\/ipfs\/Qmbw2xKfkH2YTtzLvgzi1SZkWsB4b6SZBbdKGbZkvXQ14i","providerName":"IPFS","refs":["dtc\/solominer\/QmZU2oBP8N69Di7J3Ybqa68SJjoM6ZP5d4kXk2W2KCaTnu"]},"tags":["dtube","diy","buildit","creativecoin","technology","oc","infrared","ultraviolet","learning","science"],"app":"steempeak\/1.17.1","image":["https:\/\/cloudflare-ipfs.com\/ipfs\/Qmbw2xKfkH2YTtzLvgzi1SZkWsB4b6SZBbdKGbZkvXQ14i","https:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/6Qsq5GYs\/bitbackersmall.png","https:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/dVBF2MCM\/btc1.png","https:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/JhYWFbKP\/ltc.png","https:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/R0ZBGP1W\/dash.png","https:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/76CyrfWD\/eth.png","https:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/Y9JBrM5F\/doge.png","https:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/WzgLtxVH\/zen.png","https:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/sD9KTBtM\/steem.png","https:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/bYF3VzmD\/peakmonsters.png","https:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/fk4yGTpy\/weku.png","https:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/wx1VYfnY\/TUBE.png","https:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/GtT9gsM6\/mithril.png","https:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/QMF464Gw\/discord.png","https:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/cJTKvWgk\/bitcointalk.png","https:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/1tfd5S0c\/109046833app-icon.png","https:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/hvx6H1SV\/D5z-H9-Syx-CKd9-GJ4-T6rk-Bdeq-Zw1co-QAa-Qy-CUz-UF4-Foz-Bv-W6xf-LX2-PECcvq-Brku4u7.png","https:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/jj6rSHvH\/bearshare.png","https:\/\/i.postimg.cc\/3JCDq1By\/publish0x.png"],"format":"markdown","users":["solominer"],"links":["https:\/\/d.tube\/#!\/v\/solominer\/cam7w3db","https:\/\/ipfsgateway.makingblocks.xyz\/ipfs\/QmZU2oBP8N69Di7J3Ybqa68SJjoM6ZP5d4kXk2W2KCaTnu","https:\/\/Bitbacker.io\/user\/solominer\/","\/@solominer","https:\/\/peakmonsters.com\/@solominer\/collection","https:\/\/main.weku.io\/@solominer","https:\/\/bit.tube\/solominer","https:\/\/bitcointalk.org\/index.php?action=profile;u=83228","https:\/\/cryptopanic.com\/solominer","https:\/\/whaleshares.io\/@solominer"]}"
created2019-10-15 11:12:45
last_update2019-10-15 11:18:30
depth0
children9
net_rshares30,320,246,556,762
last_payout2019-10-22 11:12:45
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value4.648 SBD
curator_payout_value4.633 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length3,616
author_reputation96,728,745,549,582
root_title"Converting an Action Cam to Full Spectrum Part 2"
beneficiaries
0.
accountdtube
weight200
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (153)
@germanbot ·
Guten Tag, 

Mein Name ist GermanBot und du hast von mir ein Upvote erhalten. Als UpvoteBot möchte ich dich und dein sehr schönen Beitrag unterstützen. Jeden Tag erscheint ein Voting Report um 19 Uhr, in dem dein Beitrag mit aufgelistet wird. In dem Voting Report kannst du auch vieles von mir erfahren, auch werden meine Unterstützer mit erwähnt. Schau mal bei mir vorbei, hier die <a href="https://steemit.com/@germanbot">Votings Reports</a>. Mach weiter so, denn ich schaue öfter bei dir vorbei. 

Euer GermanBot

properties (22)
post_id80,902,075
authorgermanbot
permlinkre-cam7w3db-20191015t113033z
categorydtube
json_metadata{"app":"beem\/0.20.19"}
created2019-10-15 11:30:36
last_update2019-10-15 11:30:36
depth1
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-22 11:30:36
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length517
author_reputation5,288,510,041,882
root_title"Converting an Action Cam to Full Spectrum Part 2"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@balticbadger ·
Awesome man! I missed the first post I will have to check it out. I never knew one could even do that!
👍  
properties (23)
post_id80,903,869
authorbalticbadger
permlinkpzf29d
categorydtube
json_metadata{"tags":["dtube","stem"],"app":"stemgeeks\/0.1","canonical_url":"https:\/\/stemgeeks.net\/@balticbadger\/pzf29d"}
created2019-10-15 12:48:48
last_update2019-10-15 12:48:48
depth1
children1
net_rshares104,311,330,631
last_payout2019-10-22 12:48:48
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length102
author_reputation32,944,109,878,415
root_title"Converting an Action Cam to Full Spectrum Part 2"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (1)
@solominer ·
@balticbadger yeah theres a little piece of glass behind the lens that stops all the UV and IR fun. Check out and video and I show off that piece of glass and talk about how to remove it.

Posted using [Partiko Android](https://partiko.app/referral/solominer)
properties (22)
post_id80,928,815
authorsolominer
permlinksolominer-re-balticbadger-pzf29d-20191016t095232346z
categorydtube
json_metadata{"app":"partiko","client":"android"}
created2019-10-16 09:52:33
last_update2019-10-16 09:52:33
depth2
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-23 09:52:33
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length259
author_reputation96,728,745,549,582
root_title"Converting an Action Cam to Full Spectrum Part 2"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@tibfox ·
Haha awesome! I also played with the idea and somehow a lot of tutorials are coming up right now about that topic :) I guess I will grab my old action cam and try it someday too :) 

## Peace!

P.S. this is definetly something for #the5reelgood :)
👍  
properties (23)
post_id80,904,100
authortibfox
permlinkpzf2nk
categorydtube
json_metadata{"tags":["the5reelgood"],"app":"steemit\/0.1"}
created2019-10-15 12:57:21
last_update2019-10-15 12:57:21
depth1
children1
net_rshares104,147,390,808
last_payout2019-10-22 12:57:21
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length247
author_reputation75,663,928,955,031
root_title"Converting an Action Cam to Full Spectrum Part 2"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (1)
@solominer ·
@tibfox it sure has been alot of fun. Iove doing video lapse with it. That's great, hope my guide is helpful.

Posted using [Partiko Android](https://partiko.app/referral/solominer)
properties (22)
post_id80,928,787
authorsolominer
permlinksolominer-re-tibfox-pzf2nk-20191016t095053512z
categorydtube
json_metadata{"app":"partiko","client":"android"}
created2019-10-16 09:50:54
last_update2019-10-16 09:50:54
depth2
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-23 09:50:54
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length181
author_reputation96,728,745,549,582
root_title"Converting an Action Cam to Full Spectrum Part 2"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@steem-ua ·
#### Hi @solominer!

Your post was upvoted by @steem-ua, new Steem dApp, using UserAuthority for algorithmic post curation!
Your **UA** account score is currently 3.634 which ranks you at **#6086** across all Steem accounts.
Your rank has not changed in the last three days.

In our last Algorithmic Curation Round, consisting of 101 contributions, your post is ranked at **#30**.
##### Evaluation of your UA score:

* You're on the right track, try to gather more followers.
* The readers like your work!
* Try to work on user engagement: the more people that interact with you via the comments, the higher your UA score!


**Feel free to join our [@steem-ua Discord server](https://discord.gg/KpBNYGz)**
properties (22)
post_id80,914,572
authorsteem-ua
permlinkre-cam7w3db-20191015t200329z
categorydtube
json_metadata{"app":"beem\/0.21.0"}
created2019-10-15 20:03:30
last_update2019-10-15 20:03:30
depth1
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-22 20:03:30
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length705
author_reputation22,559,700,688,435
root_title"Converting an Action Cam to Full Spectrum Part 2"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@ddaily ·
Hey @solominer! We are happy to announce that your post is on the contest list for **The 5 Reel Good** by @ddaily!
For more information about the contest, the topic of the week and more about us, don't miss to check our profile: @ddaily.
Good luck with this weeks contest!

<center>

### THE POWER IS IN THE PEOPLE!
[![image.png](https://ipfs.busy.org/ipfs/Qme5roYLkZcRjzb44tHuc94Acw2op37J1bDr9968dzQkLS)](steemit.com/ddaily)</center>
properties (22)
post_id80,916,862
authorddaily
permlinkre-cam7w3db-20191015t220350z
categorydtube
json_metadata{"app":"beem\/0.20.22"}
created2019-10-15 22:03:51
last_update2019-10-15 22:03:51
depth1
children1
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-22 22:03:51
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length434
author_reputation14,677,992,676,220
root_title"Converting an Action Cam to Full Spectrum Part 2"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@solominer ·
@ddaily oh sweet thanks alot

Posted using [Partiko Android](https://partiko.app/referral/solominer)
properties (22)
post_id80,928,792
authorsolominer
permlinksolominer-re-ddaily-re-cam7w3db-20191015t220350z-20191016t095109891z
categorydtube
json_metadata{"app":"partiko","client":"android"}
created2019-10-16 09:51:09
last_update2019-10-16 09:51:09
depth2
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-10-23 09:51:09
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length100
author_reputation96,728,745,549,582
root_title"Converting an Action Cam to Full Spectrum Part 2"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@kamrunnahar ·
Its really nice idea to modify of the camera and you are doing good learning here.
👍  
properties (23)
post_id80,930,612
authorkamrunnahar
permlinkpzgssj
categorydtube
json_metadata{"app":"steemit\/0.1"}
created2019-10-16 11:19:33
last_update2019-10-16 11:19:33
depth1
children0
net_rshares103,985,232,442
last_payout2019-10-23 11:19:33
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length82
author_reputation6,390,804,841,860
root_title"Converting an Action Cam to Full Spectrum Part 2"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (1)