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 to describe are rarely about just one thing that goes wrong. Most often they are a compounding of circumstances that build until the crash happens. Analysis of airline crashes rarely blame one event that lead to a catastrophic failure. Rather a series of them … [Read more...] about Fly Safe with Your Quadcopter
Did you know that your GoPro camera can be set to record stills and video at the same time? This means that while you're recording footage you can also have it occasionally shoot still frames too (at a much higher resolution). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE4fV61Yy7A This workflow is great when you have a camera mounted in a hard to reach place (such as a point of view angle or when flying an aerial quadcopter). This tutorial is part of a from lynda.com on setting up your GoPro camera. Photofocus members can get 10 days free of the … [Read more...] about Shoot Video and Photos at the Same Time on a GoPro
GoPro has unveiled two updated cameras... the Hero3+ Black and Silver editions. Weve got one on order and should have some test footage up in a few days. Here are the highlights of what's new (and a few myth busters for marketing hype). Its Smaller. GoPro boasts that the Black is 20% smaller and the Silver is 15% smaller. The press release says Innovative new housing yields a 20% smaller and lighter overall package when camera is installed in housing (waterproof to 40m). Well see. Sounds like the CASE is smaller... not the camera. When I … [Read more...] about How “New” is the New GoPro Hero3+ Camera?
A popular camera that I like to keep in my back is the GoPro Hero3. While I don't use it as my primary camera, I find it helpful lots of shooting situations. I'll use it for time-lapse, point-of-view, underwater, and aerial photography. There really are a lot of things to love at the price point. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw7gHV0P5Dk&start=10&w=A] What is a GoPro? Where did these cameras come from and what are they good for? The GoPro bodies. What are the challenges with the form factor? Essential GoPro gear. What … [Read more...] about Why Use a GoPro Camera for Video
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ax1fbYATcy4&feature=player_embedded] Join Scott and Rich for the unboxing of a GoPro Hero3 Black edition camera. Learn what's in the box, but more importantly how to get it out of the box. NOTE: This episode was filmed on two GoPro Hero3 Black Editions using only the GoPro mics. __________________________ … [Read more...] about GoPro Hero3 Black Edition UnBoxing
I'll let you in on a secret. I often use GoPro cameras where I used to use "real" cameras. That's because the GoPro is a very versatile camera. And now that is doubly true. The new Hero 3 Black edition does just about everything but the dishes. Let's cover some simple basics that many of you might know (but people new to GoPro won't.) The camera comes with a water-proof case and a variety of mounts. The Black edition comes with built-in Wi-Fi and the ability to make 4K video - sort of. Each camera in the HERO3 lineup features built-in Wi-Fi … [Read more...] about GoPro HD Hero 3 Black – Mini Review