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GoPro just released major new firmware updates for their popular HERO 4 camera, bringing a few different video frame rates and a new video time lapse mode. Firmware updates allow manufacturers to unlock features in their cameras that were undeveloped at the release and can add value to their customers. It’s almost like getting a […]

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gimbal

Are you interested in Quadcopters or already bought one?  One of the most important options you can get is a gimbal (think of it as Image Stabilization).  Gimbals allow you to rotate cameras in any direction, allowing the camera to stay horizontal even if the support is tipped. This tutorial is from Photofocus partner lynda.com. […]

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GoPro cameras are a great addition to my kit. They allow the capture unique and adventurous angles, but best of all are really small. Just like the camera, the memory card is small – newer GoPros record to a microSD card. On most shoots, I’m filling 32gb or 64gb cards, then backing up and erasing […]

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Avoid Power Lines

Yes, I know it’s supposed to be “fly safely.” This post is about flying drones safely and what to do when things go awry. It is a story that happened yesterday for me and might possibly happen tomorrow for you. It is a cautionary tale that ended well. Accidents, like the one I am about […]

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Photofocus Feature Drone Works

I bought my first drone last December. I learned to fly it reasonably well. I bought my second one in March. It had a camera and a first person view (FPV) monitor so I could compose my shot remotely. Over time I’ve learned a lot about flying, shooting and working with a GoPro Hero 3+  […]

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GoPro Field Guide

While they started as first person POV action cameras, GoPros have become a standard tool in the kits of many cinematographers. Each version of their flagship Hero camera has improved on the design and capabilities of this tiny camera. Now, The folks at GoPro have started putting together, The GoPro Field Guide, a video tutorial […]

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Hello Hero 4

We have a new GoPro. In fact, we have three. Like many of you, I have been waiting for these new action cameras to drop. Now that they have, let’s take a look at what each offers, where it might fit in in your kit and what the new entries might signal about the future […]

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