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Zenmuse H3 3D and GoPro Hero 3+

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by BrzI, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. BrzI

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    Wonder how you folks out there transfer your video files ?

    Using wireless from the GoPro takes forever. The only other option that I see is disconnecting the GoPro connector and plugging in a mini USB. Wish the H3 3D used the backplate connector.

    Thanks
     
  2. Steely

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    I just take out the micro SD, put it in an adapter, and then into the laptop. That way you can view them right away and know if it's worth transferring or deleting the file. USB is far too slow.
     
  3. BrzI

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    Yes, but in order to do that, you still have to disconnect the delicate cable connector...which is not a good design decision...

    But I guess they had to do it because of weight and balancing constraints...
     
  4. rgc2005

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    That flimsy adapter sucks.
    I bought a busted 2D and am going to swap that back plate for the 3D adapter ribbon.
    They are the same exact boards and frames. The wiring is the same and the ribbon inserts into the backplate.
    There is a youtube video out where some 15 year old did all the hard work already.
     
  5. BrzI

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    I am going to search for the YouTube video. Will post the link if I find it.
     
  6. pietrekpong

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    Hi! I put a small strip of black duct tape - on the connector, ribbon cable and back of the gimbal.
    Now the connector is easily detachable with no fear of breaking the ribbon cable.
    I've been using this for almost two months and it works perfectly.
     
  7. OI Photography

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    Very smart. I think I'll give that a shot. Would you mind taking a pic of yours with the tape on it?
     
  8. BrzI

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    +1
     
  9. pietrekpong

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    Hi! Maybe it doesn't look too professional, but I prefer to have good shots and working ribbon cable, than aesthetic drone ;)

    this is the easiest solution, You can also cut a transparent strip from documents protective sheet (I have no idea what's the english name for it;) - I will do it one day, for sure it will look better ;)



    once the connector is detached, all forces that may occur are taken by the duct tape - but of course, "handle with care" ;)



    oh, and the PolarPro filter - if anyone wondered - does not affect the gimbal and needs no counterweight. Also the KNOBMOD was one of the best mods I did, original lever is complete crap :)
     

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  10. BrzI

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    Looking good.

    Is this your filter ?

    http://www.polarprofilters.com/shop/neu ... er-hero33/
    Does it prevent the installation of the default GoPro mounting bracket ?

    Also, what kind of range do you get with your video TX antenna ? What antenna do you have at the other end ?

    Thanks
     
  11. pietrekpong

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    It looks similar, but I use this one - as I focused on flying over water.

    http://www.polarprofilters.com/shop/her ... accessory/

    Original bracket works with the filter, but I don't use one, as it is the same piece of crap as the back tilt lever.
    I have two solutions, when I use the PolarPro filter - I use a thin flexible lace that holds both GoPro and the filter:


    when I don't need it, I use a quicklock bracket that I draw in CAD and printed in 3D:


    as I have the possibility - I printed some other stuff in 3D:

    - vibration plate replacement with direct GoPro attachment for FPV flights (longer flight time)
    - GoPro 3 frame housing
    - GoPro 3 lens protector
    - Quicklock plate for easy gimbal detachment



    as for the FPV set, I use:
    - ImmersionRC 600mW (hidden inside P2)
    - FatShark Dominator with built-in receiver
    - FatShark Spiro Antennas
    - iOSD mini (hidden inside P2)

    open area, rather flat and with few trees - I got 1250m with no signal loss (both video and P2) - but 1300m fired up the FailSafe, although video was still on.
    water area is a bit worse, I have no idea why - but I usually manage to get 1050m.
    I never had any video issues up to 700m distance.
     

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