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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

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

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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Convert your GoPro to a standard USB Drive

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

Sick of your GoPro HERO3+ or HERO4 Camera connecting to the computer as a 'Camera' vs. a drive?" Miss the old disk-drive method? Turned On by HYPOXIC's latest update forces the GoPro Camera into being a disk drive!  Update your Turned On install and it will automatically switch to "Disk Drive" mode. If you would like the "PTP / Camera Mode" just choose Advanced on the license screen. 

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How to Install a Turned On into a Plastic Helmet

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

Below is the recommended method for plastic helmet such as the Cookie G3, Phantom X, or K.I.S.S. We like this method since it allows for quick removal if you are jumping into the wind tunnel. To remove the GoPro / Turned On Combo, it's as easy as pulling out the top pad, and sliding the cable through the hole. It literally takes less than 30 seconds.  To Install Mark directly below the cable's exit on the helmet. Using a nail or a punch, create...

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GoPro HERO4 Session for Skydiving

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

my image (Photo from GoPro Bomb Squad Like them!) Good With its 1.5" cube form-factor and 50% smaller it's great for skydivers worried about snag hazards. The new mounts and one button recording make it a good camera for the weekend warrior. Waterproof without an additional case is great for water based sports.   Sleek wrist mount is perfect for Tandem Instructors using hand-cam. Bad The $399 price tag is expensive for its feature set (8MP stills / 1080@60fps - 25Mbps bitrate / Based...

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