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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

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

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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How to tighten up a Camera Mount

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

Overtime we've learned some tricks to tighten up a still's camera mount. Here is a quick pictorial.  A nifty trick we recently learned is to warp the mount just a tad. With a soft mallet give the mount a stiff jab. Try it out. This will fix any play in the mount. Flip it over and reverse the process if its a bit too tight. Obviously don't use a standard hammer! At first I was uneasy, but this is actually...

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Skydiving Camera Helmet Build

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

This boogie season I decided to upgrade my camera setup. Here are the steps I took to build the helmet. Before it's assumed, we were NOT given any of these products and purchased them with our own money. Luckily for me, we do make the accessories.   Hardware Sony AX53  ($998) 4K video, incredible B.O.S.S. stabilization, great quality, complete image control, spectacular zoom, and good audio. Complete solution for ground video. Downside: 1.5lbs. (Can't wait for the new Stabilized GoPros)  Schumacher Quick...

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