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Sony Action Camera for Skydiving (HDR-AS10, HDR-AS15)

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

my image "An actual skydiving photographer reviewing the Sony AS15 for use while he is filming jumpers" Updated: This camera is a complete POS for skydiving. Do not buy! If you ever have a frame that has a lot of movement in it your image will look like a 1990's camera pixelated and distorted. The white balance is overly cold (blue) on this camera and there is no audio at slow motion. In addition, the mounting is more difficult to get any...

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Connecting a GOPRO 3 to aircraft radio

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

my image I was looking for this but could not find it online so here it is: If you want to connect a GOPRO HERO3 to an aircraft radio all you need to do is buy a GOPRO microphone adapter or a  GOPRO combo cable and jack the speaker out of your radio to the microphone-in on the aforesaid cable. For instance I created a cable for our VXA-150 by using a 3.5mm 4 conductor cable and a 3.5mm 3 conductor cable like below:  ...

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GOPRO HERO3 USB Charger Problem

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

my image I finally had enough with this bug tonight and wanted to know exactly what makes a GOPRO HERO3 lock up when charging with some USB chargers. The tell tale sign that this has happened to your camera is the dimly lit back LED and no response to any button presses. So I finally hooked it up to my scope and had a looksie using the below setup. Basically, all I'm doing is powering the GOPRO HERO 3 via my benchtop...

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Hints for traveling in an RV across country

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

We did the boogie tour last year and going to do a shorter one this year here are some pointers: Get long acid handling gloves for dumping the waste Always were shoes when dumping. I personally only used one old pair for this. Sandles is too close to the action. Get a good dumping hose. It coming off is just discussing Get a book called "The next exit" It is a must! Find or print out the manuals for everything...

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Easy fix to Mini Cooper Center Console

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

my image Like many people, the Mini Cooper armrest does not stay shut. This is a quick fix I performed that works great. I used 6 mini rare earth magnets that can be found at a big lot hardware store or hobby store. You will also need some super glue and probably some plastic epoxy.  The first step is to take off the center console cover. This is done by sliding it towards the back and press it towards a side and...

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