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GoPro HERO5 Secret Voice Commands

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

The GoPro HERO5 Session and GoPro HERO5 Black have only a few voice commands.  Most are documented on the Black by pulling down from the top of the screen, choosing Preferences->List of Commands. We did find a couple that weren't documented. Here is the complete list as of the 1.20 release. GoPro... Turn On - with Remo?Turn Off Timelapse ModeStart TimelapseStop Timelapse Video ModeStart VideoStop VideoStart RecordingStop Recording Photo ModeTake a Photo Burst ModeShoot Burst - Works in any mode HighlightThat was Sick...

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How to tighten up a Camera Mount

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

Overtime we've learned some tricks to tighten up a still's camera mount. Here is a quick pictorial.  A nifty trick we recently learned is to warp the mount just a tad. With a soft mallet give the mount a stiff jab. Try it out. This will fix any play in the mount. Flip it over and reverse the process if its a bit too tight. Obviously don't use a standard hammer! At first I was uneasy, but this is actually...

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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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Your GoPro is not Dead! The gritty on the GoPro HERO5 for Skydiving

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

Now that the dust has settled, lets really delve into the GoPro HERO5 Black & GoPro HERO5 Session and see what it gives to us skydivers.   Overview Both the GoPro HERO5 Black ($399) and GoPro HERO5 Session ($299) are due out on October 2nd. Inventory levels looks good so we don't think you'll have a problem getting one quickly.  The GoPro HERO5 Black is using the same image sensor as the GoPro HERO4 so you're not going to see a huge difference between...

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