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3DR Solo Firmware 1.1.12 adds PAL support and much more

3DR Solo Firmware 1.1.12 adds PAL support and much more

It’s been some time now since the last Solo firmware and app update but thankfully the new update adds plenty of fixes and enhancements that will be welcomed by Solo owners. For people in the UK, the EU and beyond, PAL support is the headline to be taken from the new firmware, whilst for everyone the crash detection code is going to be especially welcome. This crash detection code will disarm the Solo if it crashes and flips preventing damage […]

Using a custom GoPro on a gimbal

Using a custom GoPro on a gimbal

Most GoPro gimbals, even the DJI Zenmuse, generally are not capable of working well with a heavily modified GoPro, this is a frustration as the GoPro’s built in F2.8 wide angle lens, whilst sharp and able to cope with flare fairly nicely, just stands out as being obvious GoPro footage, the wide angle look for some shots is great but in general it is too excessive. Removing fisheye in post production is a workflow overhead and also isn’t perfect, it’s […]

New GoPro 3 firmware fixes issues with some microSD cards

New GoPro 3 firmware fixes issues with some microSD cards

A new GoPro 3 firmware is out which fixes some issues, especially of note is the Black Edition lower bitrate to stop card failures: RELEASE NOTES: This camera software update provides the following additional features and fixes: Enables compatibility with new GoPro App features Corrects HDMI TV preview from low res to high res Fixes forced exposure lock on 0.5 and 1 second time-lapse intervals Optimizes compatibility with select microSD cards by reducing data stream rate to 35Mb/sec while recording […]

Multicopters helping to document lead theft damage in Yorkshire

Multicopters helping to document lead theft damage in Yorkshire

We have some positive multicopter news from our own neck of the woods here in Yorkshire. Last week metal thieves were spotted near a church in Queensbury, following a 999 call they sped away in a car with the police giving chase, eventually the suspects were caught.  The problem then was to get evidence to the extent of any roof damage, the local councillor Paul Cromie turned to a local multicopter enthusiast, Gary Brown, who kindly snapped a photo using […]

5 reasons the GoPro 3 isn’t God’s gift to action cameras

5 reasons the GoPro 3 isn’t God’s gift to action cameras

The GoPro 3, if the reviews after its release were to be believed, was the answer, was the Holy Grail of action video photography, the truth is, there is no such thing as a perfect video camera and there are always pros and cons and the GoPro 3 has its fair share of problems, here are some to consider. 1) The lens is not fast, i.e it doesn’t let through as much light as it could, the lens of the […]

Zenmuse H3-2D shipping soon

Zenmuse H3-2D shipping soon

According to various internet sources, the GoPro Zenmuse should be shipping but with only 2000 units in total for the first batch, with 300 of those destined for Europe.  In the UK the gimbal sells for £450.00 Inc VAT (unless you can find it cheaper, then let us know). There has been some initial confusion for  existing Naza users, the gimbal isn’t complete for plug and play installation, first the V2 PMU needs to be purchased as well.