Mexxxi, I'm having similar issues with my ApemanC550. Motion detection doesn't seem to be working. I have the screensaver on. You're saying that when the screen goes blank, the motion detection stops as well? So I should turn the screen saver off? Presumably then the screen will stay 0n 24/7.... is that wise?
Yeah, I agree the manual is very poor!
In the meantime I found out that for motion detection to work, you need to deactivate loop recording. However, activating motion detection automatically deactivates the auto-recording mode that fires up when the camera powers up. Of course, neither the manual, nor the OSD informs the user about this great bit of programming... So this has nothing to do with the screensaver.
No, you're talking to a guy who designs and builds these cameras. He knows what he's talking about.
I have no doubt that he's working on the assembly lines, but a guy who babbles uneducated crap like claiming that a digital camera would need 6 wires, while any USB-camera works splendidly with 4 (including the C550 which can be used as a webcam via USB btw), for sure neither has any education in IT or as an engineer, nor is he working in that field. Btw, arguments from authority fail by definition...
Doubt it. On my old f70, I shortened it to be about a foot long (to have the rear can pointed inside while mounted right next to the main cam without having to bundle the extra cable) and it didn't change rear video quality at all.
Totally different rear camera for a totally different system. Neither do you know how long the rear cam cable for the C550 is in comparison to that of the F70, nor do you know how effectively it is shielded. I would expect an F70 to have a much higher build quality and thus manual meddling might not yield any results compared to the cheaply designed Chinese stuff. Besides, who knows whether you screwed up the shielding in the process and thus killed the benefits that you may have had otherwise.