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What's What in camera flying for 2017

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

What's the latest Trunk? The season is starting and new Action Cams, Still Cameras, and Camcorders are hitting the shelves. I'll talk about what we're seeing, my recommendations, and solutions that enable you to capture the best shots possible. HYPEYE Alpha Shipped! The HYPEYE Alpha Indication and Control System for the latest Sony Action Cams, Camcorders, and Still Cameras shipped this week.Learn more about this awesome new product on the HYPEYE Alpha's product page. Quantities are limited so order before they're gone for the...

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Sony a6000, a6300, a6500 Settings for Skydiving

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

It's spring time, which means skydivers all around the Northern Hemisphere are gearing up for the new season. With this, many are getting rid of their old, heavy SLR, and moving to a mirrorless solution. We've bought into the Sony platform a few years ago and recently started shooting with the Sony a6000. The results have been amazing! Thus far Parachutist & Blue Skies Mag have published: 2 centerfolds, 1 full page, a calendar shot, and more than a dozen...

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GoPro HERO5 Interfaces

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

We love learning how to "talk" to the GoPro Camera from the various interfaces. This is a continuously updated blog post that contains the various methods which external devices talk to the GoPro Camera. We purposely never became members of the Developer Program so that we can share this interface since we feel it should be open for all to use. Feel free to send us resources and notes to update this post.  Methods of Communication Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) -...

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GoPro HERO5 Tear Down and Software Study

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

Well, it lasted a whole week, but I had to pop the hood on the new GoPro HERO5 (Australia - Streaky MP) and see what makes it tick. Let's start with the hardware GoPro completely apart. Note the cover is on with tape, and ultrasonically welded around the LCD no need for that hole, but its tough. The lens just twists off. Components Ambarella A9SE7 Dual Core Cortex ARM A9 with 4k Image processor SONY IMX117 Same sensor as GoPro HERO4 MICRON...

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GoPro HERO5 Secret Voice Commands

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The GoPro HERO5 Session and GoPro HERO5 Black have only a few voice commands.  Most are documented on the Black by pulling down from the top of the screen, choosing Preferences->List of Commands. We did find a couple that weren't documented. Here is the complete list as of the 1.20 release. GoPro... Turn On - with Remo?Turn Off Timelapse ModeStart TimelapseStop Timelapse Video ModeStart VideoStop VideoStart RecordingStop Recording Photo ModeTake a Photo Burst ModeShoot Burst - Works in any mode HighlightThat was Sick...

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