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GoPro LED Indicators vs Turned On Explained

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

People have been asking me about a few companies making “GoPro LED Indicators.” In particular products called Cam-do GoPro LED and Pro On GoPro LED. In a nutshell, these products are extremely rudimentary and do not give you any feedback from the camera.  These indicators only show that the camera is powered on, nothing else!  It does not show: If it’s recording or in standby If it’s in the correct mode or even in the setup mode If the card is inserted, has an SOS error, or formatted If your battery is running low If card is running low These products...

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How to Install your GoPro Permanently

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

This video shows you how to use a GoPro Low Profile Mount to permanently affix your GoPro to your helmet. This is generally recommened for skydiving helmets where you can drill into them, but can be used for other sports. Please use caution. Below is how the mount looks once installed.

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What are the extra files in the HERO3

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I just learned something tonight after wondering what where those LRV and THM files on my GOPRO HERO3.  Turns out the THM is just a JPG used in the future as a thumbnail for the video and the LRV is a super low res version of the video (432x240). I'm assuming the latter is for playback via wifi or simply as the streaming buffer when the smartphone is used as control. If you want to see this, just rename the THM to jpg and the LRV to MP4.   It's also kinda neat/freaky that each MP4 has your camera's serial...

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Setting up the GOPRO HD HERO3 Black for Skydiving

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

The number one question I get now-a-days is, "Trunk, what mode should I set my Gopro 3 in for skydiving?" The purpose of this article is to shed some light on this question and help you figure out what is the best mode for your circumstances. I will also link some great articles for those who wish to learn more. Finally, the biggest issues with this camera will be combated and hopefully give you a better understanding of what to do to get the best footage possible. As always, I will continue to update this document as updates become available,...

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GoPro for Sport Fishing

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

(From 2012) I had the pleasure to spend some time aboard the Priority Yacht during the Islamorada SailFly Invitational Tournament. As always, I brought an assortment of GoPro's and my Sony HDR-CX160 to capture the excitement. I learned a ton and the following article shares these findings. First check out the result from this tournament. The purpose of this article is to give Captains, Fishing Guides, and Fishermen an introduction on how to capture great footage with a GoPro HD. It will teach you the fundamentals, how to setup the cameras, where they should be mounted, and various tips that will make your life...

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