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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-15-2015, 05:46 PM  
Pentax Flucard - Slows Down General Operations of K-3?
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 5
Views: 1,140
The camera may be busy to initialize Flucard in Slot-2 for a few seconds when it powers up. You are prevented to play photos of Flucard for the period. You may be still allowed to play photos of a card in Slot-1. If you turn Flucard off, it may not happen.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 06-04-2015, 07:03 PM  
FluCard O-FC1 and shutter release delay
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
If you are able to write some simple JavaScript code, the code may issue the following HTTP request in some seconds after you click a shutter button on the browser:


Or you may request the people hacking Flucard to develop a web app:
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 05-17-2015, 06:06 AM  
Stupid O-FC1 FluCard tricks
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 34
Views: 9,725
The best way to hack API is to use a browser dev tool, such as Chrome dev tool. It monitors http traffic (Network tab). You can easily guess what each HTTP request does.
Forum: Pentax K-3 04-21-2015, 06:37 PM  
FluCard with the K3?
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 21
Views: 3,363
There is one tip to improve Wi-Fi stability. It is not only for Flucard, but any Wi-Fi devices using the video streaming.

- You may identify which channel is the least congested in your environment by using any Wi-Fi tool, such as Wifi Analyzer(
- You should choose the channel at the wireless setting page of Flucard Web UI

I hope that the next upgrade of Flucard firmware will support a function to automatically choose the channel at Wi-Fi start up.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-11-2015, 02:12 AM  
OFC-1 Flucard no live view in Chrome
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 10
Views: 1,553
Flucard video stream is encoded in MJPEG. I wonder if Chrome for iOS could not decode MJPEG. You may check if you can see the video at the site below by using Chrome:

Showing All Webcams - Live Webcam Directory and Webcam Search Engine
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-05-2015, 04:40 PM  
K3 + flu card "memory card error" (both new)
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 29
Views: 4,621
I think that K-3 idea to put a fast and reliable card in Slot-1 and Flucard in Slot-2 is good one. I do not store a full resolution photo to Flucard, because it is too slow to transfer to a device. A low resolution photo stored in Flucard is for preview by a tablet. I will keep the wedding photo stored in the card at slot-1 and throw away the low resolution photo in Flucard.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-04-2015, 06:41 PM  
K3 + flu card "memory card error" (both new)
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 29
Views: 4,621
You are welcome! I still do not know why the formatter has resolved your issue. There are several issues which prevent you fully formatting Flucard:

1) Flucard does not work with many PC (card slots) and USB card readers (a cause of the issue may be that Flucard requires more electric power than the card readers can supply)
2) Many camera vendors do not recommend to use Windows formatter (It is not fully compliant with the standards that SD Association defines)
3) K-3 does not have an option for the full format but the quick format only (Canon SLR has the full format option, low level format)
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-01-2015, 07:02 PM  
Flu Card serving blank (black) page
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 3
Views: 1,173
Can you try to re-install the latest firmware by following the procedure at the support page?

Latest K-3 Firmware Update : Software Downloads | RICOH IMAGING

You should wait for enough time to complete the upgrade process before you remove the card from PC (step 6 of the updating procedure).
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-28-2015, 06:30 PM  
K3 + flu card "memory card error" (both new)
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 29
Views: 4,621
There is an organization called SD Card Association. You may freely download their recommending formatter at:

It has several options including full erase (low level format) for formatting.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-14-2015, 02:42 AM  
News at CES 2015?
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 887
Views: 151,473
I'm interested in Wi-Fi spec of the new camera. If it is still 802.11n and the new Flucard will support 802.11ac, I'm happy to have K-3.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-30-2014, 08:00 PM  
Flucard problem - can anyone assist?
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 6
Views: 1,299
Try the app below. It works with Pentax version of Flucard:
Forum: Pentax K-3 10-13-2014, 08:26 PM  
Updating Flucard Firmware Issues
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 13
Views: 1,798
If you read carefully the upgrade procedure posted at Ricoh page (Latest K-3 Firmware Update : Software Downloads | RICOH IMAGING) and follow the procedure exactly, you may less fail the upgrade.

Updating Procedure

*We recommend saving the card data before updating firmware.
*Prepare the FLUCARD that is formatted by camera.
1. Decompress the compressed file ( on PC.
2. Insert FLUCARD to SD card slot of PC. (It can be used through SD card reader or SD card slot of camera).
3. Start-up sound will be beeped and wait until the beep stopped. (Approx. 20sec to 30sec)
4. Confirm the beep is stopped then copy the below folder and files (decompress at step 1.) to root directory in the FLUCARD.
5. Eject FLUCARD from SD card slot of PC then insert FLUCARD again. Updating will be started automatically. (It takes approx. 60sec) You will hear buzzer sound while updating.
6. When updating is completed, you will hear beep sound. Eject FLUCARD from SD card slot of PC according to Safely Remove Hardware.
7. When updating is completed normally, folder and files (copied step 4) will be deleted. Afterward contents will not deleted even formatted FLUCARD.
8. Confirm the version of card and contents are changed to and

My tip is that you need to be patient enough to wait for step 5 completed (I would recommend 2 minutes).
Forum: Pentax K-3 10-10-2014, 09:23 PM  
Pentax Flucard O-CF1 firmware update wishlist
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 28
Views: 5,078
If you tap LV icon at left bottom of Remote Capture page to stop the live view, you can do the normal camera manipulation. If you take a photo by using the camera, the photo taken shows up on the Image View page of your phone.
Forum: Pentax K-3 10-02-2014, 05:11 PM  
Can the Flucard or an Eyefi card be used to import RAW images into Lightroom?
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 12
Views: 2,563
This may not be a complete Lightroom solution, but somewhat. See my past post below:

You may translate Japanese to English by using Chrome translation.
Forum: Pentax K-3 09-30-2014, 02:05 AM  
Flu card issues
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 38
Views: 6,495
If you download the operation manual from, you can see the Caution at page 5:

• Remote Capture cannot be used when the camera is used in the following conditions.
• When a drive mode other than Single Frame Shooting is set
• During Movie mode
• While adjusting a composition (Composition Adjustment)
• During the USB/HDMI connection
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-21-2014, 08:24 PM  
K-3 FLU card sends empty image to iphone
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 8
Views: 1,575
Try to tap "LV" icon at the left bottom of the remote capture page.

---------- Post added 09-22-14 at 12:40 PM ----------

I wonder if some program was running in the background on your phone and tried to download photos that you captured by using the browser.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 09-08-2014, 08:46 PM  
Pentax FluCard Bug(s)?
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
It should be a defective buzzer hardware of your Flucard. You cannot disable the buzzer sound of O-FC1, while you can for Trek standard Flucard. An issue of the defect is that you may not know without the buzzer sound that the firmware upgrade process is completed. I would suggest you to replace your defective card with a new one and put wish list for Pentax the function to disable the buzzer sound.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 09-07-2014, 06:41 PM  
Pentax FluCard Bug(s)?
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
I wonder if your Flucard automatically started Wi-Fi as if it was inserted to non O-FC1 compatible camera. It does not broadcasts SSID, "FLUCARD_for_PENTAX" but "Pentax_FluCard_WiFi" as a default in this case. You could change the SSID by using the browser in this case as well. Are you sure if you saw "FLUCARD_for_PENTAX" instead of "Pentax_FluCard_WiFi", when it had the odd behavior?

Flucard generates a continuous beep sound (around 12 beeps), when it starts Wi-Fi. Did you hear this sound, when it had the odd behavior? An expected behavior is to generate a single beep only, if K3 has FLU OFF state.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 09-06-2014, 09:15 AM  
Pentax FluCard Bug(s)?
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
If you turn FLU from ON to OFF at K-3 menu, K-3 turns off Wi-Fi of Flucard. However, your phone may keep showing SSID of Flucard until the phone re-scans SSIDs of the environment. When you power on K-3 next time, K-3 powers on Flucard, but it does not turn on Wi-Fi of Flucard. Your phone may not show SSID of Flucard anymore, because the phone may have already re-scanned the latest SSIDs of the environment.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-03-2014, 07:09 PM  
Pentax K-S1!
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 1,867
Views: 177,045
There is a high speed version of NFC called TransferJet of which speed is 375 Mbps. I wish if Flu card would support TransferJet. One of the attractive use cases is to play back HD video to TV without HDMI cable.
Forum: Pentax K-3 07-14-2014, 06:29 PM  
First impression of FLUcard on K-3
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 74
Views: 14,257
If your shot is critical for the delay, you had better using a binocular to see the timing and then tap the shutter button on the phone. You may eliminate the delay of the video transmission for the live view.
Forum: Pentax K-3 05-10-2014, 12:01 AM  
O-FC1 FluCard Full Review and Guide
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 22
Views: 4,057
O-FC1 uses MJPEG (Motion JPEG) stream for Live View. Chrome for iOS may not process MJPEG. I saw some posts about MJPEG issue of Chrome for iOS.

You can test Chrome for MJPEG at the following site:
Forum: Pentax K-3 05-09-2014, 09:30 PM  
Came down with the FLU (card). Questions?
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 82
Views: 11,043
You seemed to buy Trek Flucard Pro, which did not support "Remote Capture", but supported "Server Upload". You should delete Control Image (JPEG file looks blue background with "Server Upload" text) to start Server Upload function.
Forum: Pentax K-3 05-09-2014, 06:30 PM  
Came down with the FLU (card). Questions?
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 82
Views: 11,043
Did you buy Pentax version of Flucard (O-FC1) or Trek standard Flucard Pro?
Forum: Pentax K-3 05-07-2014, 06:22 PM  
O-FC1 FluCard Full Review and Guide
Posted By K-3-lover
Replies: 22
Views: 4,057
Do you see the pop up menu to select "Save Image", if you touch and hold the image on Safari?
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