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We reviewed the Neuros MPEG-4 recorder in January.  Since then, we have been finding ALL kinds for fun ways to use this amazingly versatile digital recording device.

The all-digital, battery-powered MPEG-4 NeurosCAM was one of those ways :-)  The setup was highly portable, totally shock resistant, and lasted all day/until we ran out of memory!

The one problem we constantly came up against with the NeurosCAM was finding a convenient way to view the MPEG-4 videos when we were not in the office.  We came up with a partial solution, but had to go all the way to Australia to get the missing piece needed! 

The partial solution is to record on a Sandisk miniSD card and view the video on our Motorola MPX 220 SmartPhone.  The missing piece was a SD to CF adapter from Mittoni.

The Mittoni SD to CF adapter is the same size as a standard CompactFlash (CF) card, and will fit into the slot just like a normal CF card. 

The obvious difference is the Mittoni adapter has no physical intenal memory.  The advantage is that ANY memory (SD, miniSD, t-Flash) in an SD form factor can now be used in a CF device!

In order to record videos with the NeurosCAM that can be viewed on the cell phone, we needed a miniSD card, a miniSD-to-SD adapter, and an SD-to-CF adapter! The recorded video then has to be converted from MPEG-4 to .3gp format before it can be played on the cell phone.  Wheww :-)

It all works, but this approach obviously will not work for the NeuroCAM out in the field.  Our next goal is to find a way to view the MPEG-4 videos captured by the NeurosCAM without having to do a format conversion.  It would mean finding an MPEG-4 viewer for the SmartPhone.  The first reader to point us to an app which works will get something from us in the mail :-)



Cellphone Video Playback

By Wan Chi Lau

Why do we here at RainyDay Magazine keep trying to make our old discontinued gear work with the new technologies?  Well, we can think of plenty of reasons (too much time on our hands, not enough money, too cheap to upgrade, etc...)  However, sometimes we do it just for the fun of it :-)

In this article, we'll show you how to take video captured from the Neuros MPEG4 Recorder 2 and view it on a video capable mobile phone.


1. Overview

2. Camera Setup

3. Backpack Setup

4. NeurosCAM Setup

5. Cellphone Video Playback






Related Reviews :

1. Neuros MPEG4 Recorder 2

2. Ape Case

3. Tekkeon myPowerAll



Photography by Wan Chi Lau
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