Mobile Eyewear Recorder

 

Okay been using the glasses below for a while now and a update.

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First off they are NTSC, and also they put this really annoying crap orange time stamp on video permanently in the worse font ever.

The video stutters and jumps all the time, missing loads of frames.

They really cant handle low light very well or when you change from a dark background to a light one, and the annoying flashing pink frames on mine at least. The stuttering might be improved a bit by a faster SD card, but think the only way to really cure it is to get into the firmware and reduce the frames per second from 30 which it is now to maybe 20.

The SD micro card that comes with it , which is my case was the 4 gig version is also a cheap generic type, prob in part why it stutters so much.

Also the USB version has to be version V1 as it takes so long to transfer the files via its USB port, a quicker way to def take out SD card, put it into a card adaptor and stick it into the pc

I have tried ever method possible in the time.txt and you just cant remove the time and date on screen, it must be hard coded in the firmware and there is not as yet any tool, I have been able to find to modify the firmware in this camera version.

The still pics are 2560×1920 , but they are up converted from 640×480 so they look really poor at that res.

The camera res is 640×480 and on taking it apart to find out, the video chip is the Syntek STK1262BLQG

These are a great idea, but what China is pushing out at present are cheap and cheerful and poor quality.

So many different firmware versions for all these types of glasses and bubble gum cameras, you can never get 2 the same 😉

Good points, yes there are some! The camera recorded right until the 4 gig card was full up on a full charge. Handy if you need to take a quick video of something, and not too bothered about quality or missing some frames.

I have seen these cheaper than the 28 pounds I paid from a China seller on eBay , but problem is you just don’t know for sure what video processor your getting, what version firmware etc, so you may be lucky and getting a better lens and video chip or end up with the one like I have.

Are they worth it though? For £28 I guess if you want a basic account of something you are watching and not bothered about quality then yes, they do work.

But for all other reasons, wait until someone makes one with a much better lens and you can be sure what the hardware spec is and what firmware you are really getting, or just make one out of a small bubble gum cam and stick it to some glasses 😉

Also beware of the ones saying they are HD etc, they are just the normal 640×480 up converted to a higher res, so will still be poor.

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15 Responses to Mobile Eyewear Recorder

  1. Chris says:

    Hey Graham,

    I just got the same exact sunglasses today, and I found your blog looking for a way to remove the annoying time stamp. Could you let me know how you got into the firmware?

    Thanks,
    Chris

  2. Shawn says:

    Timestamp fix is a semi easy thing to do using a txt file.
    What I cannot figure out is why mine only records for 5 seconds.

  3. pieruccio says:

    A chi lo dite ? ho acquistato in cina il famoso occhiale” CIOFEGA” E RISCONTRATO I VOSTRI ACCERTATITI DIFETTI .

  4. Frank says:

    You should have explained how these work. English instructions are impossible to understand.

  5. Dan says:

    I just bought one of these and although I finally got it working (the instructions were sooooo bad), it is pretty crappy. They made it sound so sexy with 1280×960 video resolution but as graham says, it’s really only 640×480. Mine records in AVI so it sucks up a huge amount of disk space with the inflated video resolution. I’d love to just have it record at 640×480. Ugh. Those crafty chinese, always scammin.

  6. Ashley says:

    I have the same problem as every one how can I change the date and time as this is important to know when you have captured certain video’s

  7. Peter says:

    To change the date stamp you need to do the following:

    Load the SD card into the glasses and then link to your PC with the USB cable. Next open a new Notepad file. Type the correct date and time in the format 2010-12-09 21:30:00 for example. I haven’t figured out yet if it uses US date standard or UK date standard. Mine seems to work in the format YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS.

    Anyway, save this file as time.txt onto the glasses memory. Now delete every other file, which is probably just the folder for storing the images.

    The next time you record, it will use the date and time from your file but you’ll never see the file again as it seems to be deleted after being read for the first time.

    My glasses continue to increment the date and time as long as they are kept charged.

    Hope that helps.

  8. Marc says:

    Mine records, but the screen is split diagonally. Has anyone experienced this or no what may cause it?

    Thanks!

  9. newsunglassowner says:

    Thanks for the instructions on the date fix. It works! I copied the exact same format on a sample recorded video, it was YYYY.MM.DD HH:MM:SS

  10. Clay says:

    I have gotten 2 pair now and both play for about 5 seconds no matter how long the recording is. Does anyone have the cure for this problem?

  11. Tim/GA says:

    Thanks Peter, worked fine to change the date.

  12. User says:

    Hi Peter:)
    Thanks, it is easy!!!

  13. SteelNiner says:

    Clay, Take out the Micro SD card from the glasses and use a card reader directly in your computer.

  14. greg says:

    if you can only record 5 seconds, try adding a micro sd card. if i remove my micro sd card i can only record 5 seconds then recording stops. no option for more. when i add sd card works fine. shows 2g available without sd card but small price to pay 2gid not really enough for what i have in mind anyway.
    a bit jumpy video will try faster sd see if that helps. has anyone found a micro sd card that does eliminate or make for less jumpy video?

  15. phill says:

    Hiya, i need your help anyone. i have the “HD Mobile Eyewear Glasses” This is my second pair and they work. But when i go to play my 1.23Gb (8mins) recording the audio is out for time with the video and isnt smooth at all.. Any help please

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