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Old Jan 5, 2014, 5:33 PM   #321
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Default No joy either after upgrading to FW 1.12

So I did the firmware upgrade - still green/blue/dark

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Old Jan 6, 2014, 4:24 AM   #322
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This is in the video? Not the glare control?

Well I love the Kodak ZI 12. I have problems, and the bat has to be removed. I can shoot clips, and lets say I am out for the day, I have to pull the battery not once, but a good few times, I also get a loss, freeze I a pinkish color. So I do not complain about it. I cope with it.

My playsport is history, and that gave up working all together, forgot where I port it to!
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Old Jan 7, 2014, 11:54 PM   #323
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Yes it is on the video, not glare control. So if you are having problem with Zi12, then maybe I should wait for fix? The thing is, I have not seen a video cam at that price with 240 fps and with such realistic color, so in the mean time its back to my old zi8...

There must be somewhere in the Zx3 that we can do a factory reset... read about it long ago but could not find it anymore...
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Old Jan 8, 2014, 3:54 AM   #324
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Do not let me stop you, b/c I have some issues Lol.

240fps is slow motion, and no sound. you have to switch the top slider to get to it, a short cut, took me awhile to figure it out Lol.

a fix, for a camera never made it to the market, and a company that gave up, cut back, and sold, no chance in that at all!.

Yep back to the old zi8, and funny thing is, it's more trusty worthy, one of the best cams.
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Old Jan 8, 2014, 11:20 AM   #325
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Well, I did some fiddling on the Zx3, press & hold camera button, setting button and the big round button at the same time then turn on the camera, out come the Hidden Menu:
- Camera AP
- Format
- Service Menu

Press OK on...
- Camera AP, it asked you to connect USB Cable - I have not done this...
- Format, it quickly format something ... then OK, then turn off, did not erase video in SD card.
- Service Menu, it gives service info, SW upgrade, FW upgrade.

I got this far, have not proceed further but maybe I should.

Stupid Question: every body know but me: what is Camera AP?

No Factory Reset I can find yet...
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Well, I did some fiddling on the Zx3, press & hold camera button, setting button and the big round button at the same time then turn on the camera, out come the Hidden Menu:
- Camera AP
- Format
- Service Menu

Press OK on...
- Camera AP, it asked you to connect USB Cable - I have not done this...
- Format, it quickly format something ... then OK, then turn off, did not erase video in SD card.
- Service Menu, it gives service info, SW upgrade, FW upgrade.

I got this far, have not proceed further but maybe I should.

Stupid Question: every body know but me: what is Camera AP?

No Factory Reset I can find yet...
anyone?
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Old Feb 16, 2014, 4:56 AM   #327
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I posted in the Dpreview.com
and a n answer that I agree with:

I would try to reload the firmware, if that does not resolved the issue, I would think the sensor is going.
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and For me the ZI12 is not the answer ,for sure.
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Old Feb 19, 2014, 1:47 AM   #328
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I am back to Zi8 for a while now, EIS is not as good but I use videopad to stabilize them. video grown by about 5% so not as sharp anymore. I think it is the white balance routing that got screwed up but this is probably hardware.
A friend (software writer) of mine broke into the firmware said nothing in there that indicated white balance... no idea how he read it but...
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Old Feb 19, 2014, 3:49 AM   #329
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you can get to the engineers test screens, and try your best to get perfection but you need white balance cards.

My ZI8 gathered this white residue I haD TO clean it out.

Well that is your best bet to use theZI8 and forget about the Playsport

It is a sensor issue, Heck call Kodak they are still there for support
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Old Oct 17, 2014, 11:53 PM   #330
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Default Just got back from a trip to the Philippine

Still using Zi8 as my ZX3 is still showing green monster color. somehow my Zi8 screen had a crack on the bottom left corner but this does not affect the video.

here are a couple of video showing the traffic in Manila and Taipei:

First one is how ridiculous it is in Manila
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u6I...ature=youtu.be

Second one is well organized land of a billion Scooters in Taipei
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90pyWs-ngN4
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