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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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Samsung Gear Sport Teardown

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

I recently picked up the Samsung Gear Sport for the possibility of skydiving with it, tracking my daily activity, and getting notifications from my iPhone. Temptation got the best of me, and around hour one, I decided to have a look what's inside.  Disassembly of SM-R600 (Samsung Gear Sport) Overall, disassembly is easy. Just remove the four, 3-wing screws located in each corner.  The bottom pops off with a gentle pry from a spudger. Obviously, be sure to clean off both mating surfaces before closing the unit...

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GoPro HERO6 Teardown

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

In this article, we dive into the GoPro HERO6 (Code named Chopes) and determined as much of the architecture as possible. Mechanically Mechanically, the GoPro HERO6 is constructed the same as the GoPro HERO5. A combination of a welded and tapped face locks out the water from the Front LCD, but allows sound to permeate to the front protected Microphone. A top and front microphone exist and sound gets channeled through a membrane. On the bottom, a sealed speaker outputs feedback beeps and...

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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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