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The little camera that almost could skydive: Sony DSC-RX0

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

The Sony DSC-RX0 is an awesome little camera, but we don't feel it's the best for skydiving. Read up on our observations and settings after several test jumps with this camera. Check out some photos and videos produced from the Sony RX0 and compared with other solutions.

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GoPro HEROBus™ 2 Research

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

 FOR SECURITY RESEARCH / Interoperability with our products.   The good news is the HEROBus™ is alive and well on the GoPro HERO5/6/7. 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 CYPD2122_20FNXIT 20 pin $1.79 ATMEL ATSHA204A - Authentication Chip <- Protected! ATSHA204A-XHDA-T I2C version TSSOP $0.55 The HEROBus™ i2c Slave or Vendor commands on MTP via...

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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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