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GoPro HERO7 Black Teardown

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

The GoPro HERO7 is an update HERO6 with 2GB vs. 1GB of ram, a new USB interface chip, and an MFI chip to associate better with iPhones. Trunk touches quickly on various security vulnerabilities with these kind of IOT devices and how to remediate them for those needing OPSEC.

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GoPro HEROBus 2 Research

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

Introduction For the past 10 years people like Hypoxic have created solutions incorporating GoPro Cameras into applications never before dreamed about from Nick Woodman. The user base has transformed these cameras from "toys" into powerful cinematic tools. Products like mounts for drones, the first selfie sticks, and even bullet time arrays weren't dreamt by GoPro, they were made by their customers. All of these, and thousands others, were made by adventurers to immerse the viewer into the action.  GoPro Inc. may not realize it, but...

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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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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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A Narly Reserve Ride over Mountains

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In August I experienced a pretty nasty malfunction which was the culmination of a couple bad scenarios. On sunset tracking dive, myself and 20 other people realized we were directly above a mountain of unknown height. Our leader, thankfully, safely pitched in place to signify the profoundness of our situation. I had spent the short duration of the dive trying to follow their erratic pattern and framing. Up to that point, I didn’t process that we had gotten out short and...

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