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Loop Record / Non Loop Record
What is it?
Simply put, loop record allows your camera to overwrite old files with new files. Once the memory card becomes full, the camera will delete the first video file to make room for the latest file.
Do I need it?
This all depends on what you want to do with your camera. If you’re mainly going to use your camera for evidential purposes then loop record is ideal. If something were to happen then you know that your camera will have captured it. If nothing happens then you don’t need to worry about transferring your files. Simply just keep your helmet camera charged up. On the other hand, if you want to use your camera for a day of riding with friends, on the family ski holiday or if you just need to keep all of your files, loop record isn’t for you. Just remember to capture your files or bring along some spare cards to capture all of you action.
What if I want to use it for both?
If you’re looking to use your camera both for evidence and recreation, then fortunately, most cameras have the option to turn loop record on and off. This can either be done through the camera settings or with a downloadable firmware file to update the camera to the desired mode. When it comes to the HEDCAM Ten80, you’ll notice that there is an option to choose if you’d like “Loop Record”. This means that we will add the loop firmware for you. This can always be changed in the future by contacting us or downloading the non loop firmware from our downloads page.
How do I change my firmware to loop record/non loop?
1. Save your video footage and format the memory card
2. Download the loop record firmware from our downloads page.
3. Double click the zipped folder so another folder appears that ends in this.bin
4. Drag the .bin file over to the root of the memory card (in the white empty space).
5. Disconnect the camera
6. Wait! The camera should be flashing blue.
7. When it stops, wait a few moments and reconnect the camera to the computer.
8. The camera should now have different firmware.