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GoPro Media Mod Teardown

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

Built for Vloggers the GoPro Media Mod allows users to accessorize their GoPro with an external LCD and microphone. Code named "Borg" it finally shipped three months later than the original GoPro HERO8 release date. From our analysis, this delay was caused by the software lagging the hardware.  Features User configurable stereo audio input:   (Standard Mic, Standard Mic+, Powered Mic, Powered Mic+, Line In) Unidirectional built in microphones. Media Mod front or rear. Micro-HDMI output for monitoring, playback, & recording. Monitoring / Playback 4K (3840x2160@30Hz) maxRecording...

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GOPRO MAX Teardown

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It's been a while since we performed a physical teardown of a GOPRO, but with the innovations in the new GOPRO MAX, a full teardown is warranted. This camera will allow you to get stabilized, immersive shots, with minimal post editing. Many other blogs have already reviewed the MAX's functionality, so we'll focus on the internal wizardry that makes it work. System's Components Housing The ABS plastic housing has a rubberized overmolding. It consists of two halves, sealed together by some sort of epoxy....

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GoPro HERO7 Black Teardown

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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

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 FOR SECURITY RESEARCH / Interoperability with our products.   The good news is the HEROBus™ is alive and well on the GoPro HERO [5-8]. The bad news is its extremely locked down and needs a BGA part and a crypto key to make it work. The needed parts are: Cypress EZ-PD CCG2 - USB type-C Controller - Accessory CYPD2104-20FNXI 20 pin $1.79 CYPD2122-20FNXI 20 pin $1.98 ATMEL ATSHA204A - Authentication Chip <- Protected! ATSHA204A-XHDA-T I2C version TSSOP $0.55 The HEROBus™ i2c Slave or Vendor...

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GoPro HERO5 Interfaces

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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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