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This is the excellent USB power pack I use when I travel.

2 x 2.1amp outputs. 8400mAh capacity.

Two digit Led display shows battery level

 

What SD CARD should I buy?

If you want an SD Card for your camera - these are the ones I use and recommend. 

I'd strongly recommend not to buy any SD cards off ebay - I've heard about too many issues with counterfeit cards - often sold on by unwitting resellers. My inbox regularly gets messages from people who bought a £150 camera then cheaped out and bought a £3 memory card on ebay - Then when it doesn't worth they blame the camera! It doesn't make any sense. Good memory is cheaper than it's ever been - see the links above.

A lot of HD cameras will not work properly with cards larger than 32GB (cards over 32GB are usually SDXC rather than the SDHC standard used by 32GB cards. SDXC cards use the ex-FAT system rather than FAT32 - in short they are a different standard). - so don't just buy the biggest card you can afford - read the specs in the manual to see what it accepts.

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RECOMMENDED CARDS (for action cams - see dashcams below)

CLASS 10 UHS-1 CARDS (For HD Cameras)

 

U3 CARD (For 4K cameras)

 

 

SPECIAL DASHCAM CARDS

The SD card in a dashcam is re-written over, more frequently than in other types of cameras. Some manufacturers void their guarantee if an SD card was used in a dashcam. So, no surprise, there are special High Endurance SD cards made just for dashcams...here's some.

 

VERY IMPORTANT. These links take you to the product, however Amazon have three different ways of selling. There's Amazon Direct - This means that you are only dealing with Amazon themselves, then there's other sellers that use Amazon's facilities - these show as Fulfilled By Amazon and finally there's Market Place sellers that advertise on Amazon, but operate independently.  I strongly recommend that you only use the first...the Amazon Direct - Sold By Amazon option. Even if it appears that you are paying a couple of £/$ more it is more than likely you are comparing the price of a real item against the price of a fake.

To give you an idea of the extent of the fake goods problem. In a 2016 survey by Apple - 90% of the 'Apple' chargers sold through Amazon - using the other the two methods..which includes the "Fulfilled by Amazon" option -  were found to be counterfeit....90%! 

 
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Tuesday
Nov082016

Behind the scenes - how to make a 5 second channel ident

I made a behind the scenes video for the Patreon contributors as a thank-you for their continued support. I'm also posting it here, however it's not going public on youtube as I don't feel everyone could cope with the fly-on-the-wall nature of the production. 

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Reader Comments (6)

I spy with my little eye something beginning with W. (A new W)

November 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBruce

The Wooden Stool? I've had that ages ;-)

November 8, 2016 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

No, newer than that old stool, Just caught a quick one off the wrist now and again during this video. Quick glimpse that is. Given up on the nautical 5 in favour of something more 1984? Think my dad had a CA53W, way before it's time...

November 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBruce (AGAIN)

I do like the Monkey Light Pro...but as you say..how long would it last in a bike wheel ?

November 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJohnboyy

Funny! Natural!

Great vid as always. Even for a fast - off the hand one.

November 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCalvinH

Dear Techmoan.

i really like your well made vids but i have to confess following your channel primary as a English-trainer (i'm German, Berlin).
Although my interests are more on WWII British airplanes, Guy Martin from that Spitfire-restoration failed complete on this job.

With kind regards

December 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJ├╝rgen Lohse

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