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GoPro, HERO10 -

(NOTE 4/26/2022: See below for a viable alternative using the latest firmware) As with all GoPro cameras, it generally takes a few updates after release to fix some of the more common issues.  As is commonly said in the programming world, sometimes this means you just replace the old bugs with new ones.  This certainly is the case for the two most recent firmware updates of the GoPro HERO 10.  If you are running firmware versions 1.3 to 1.4 (the latest version at current date), you will experience issues trying to use external power with the internal battery removed.  As you may...

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DJI, Osmo Action -

On 10/27/2021 DJI announced the successor to the popular Osmo Action.  Shipping, starting on 11/2/2021, the DJI Action 2 is a modular design, combining some of the benefits of the old GoPro Session and the Insta360 cameras.  The following thread will include information as we receive it, and will post updates from time to time as we test and develop our official recommendation. 11/3/2021 12:00 PM Camera arrived yesterday and we have been playing with it a bit.  Today we mounted it on our standard LynkSpyder at the test field to get a feel for mounting issues (none found) and...

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NOTE: GoPro has confirmed (via 3rd party) that It is not designed for long recordings, especially in hot environments.  Use with caution. As is typical, anytime GoPro launches a new device, we track the details that pertain to our product and our market (Baseball, Softball, Tennis, etc.) and pass that information on to you.  Today is Thursday, 9/16/2021 and the HERO 10 will be launched soon.  We will update below in descending order: Running Bug List: Camera overheats badly (GoPro has commented.  See below) Running without a battery on external power will generate a warning about battery temperature.  This turns...

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As discussed in many different posts, there is a shortage of stainless steel.  This is driving up prices and is causing all kinds of supply chain issues.  When we have material in hand, we maintain same day shipping.  However, during this time of a material shortage, we will update this page with information relating to possible delays.  See below for the latest information by date. Note: When we go back order, we will fulfill orders in order that they originally come in.  It is not uncommon for all material to be sold by the time we receive it. (6/12/2022) Spyders...

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We get asked a lot about why we recommend some cameras over the next. For instance, we took a lot of heat for continuing to recommend the GoProHERO5 for years, over the HERO6 and HERO7. The short answer is, we thoroughly test all of the devices we recommend. As the HERO9 testing is in process, we thought we would show you the "LynkSpyder Torture Chamber". We modified this standard incubator with internal AC/USB power, thermocouples, and an LCD data screen. The incubator will hold fairly steady temperature from cool-ish to very hot. Internal AC/USB allows us to power devices inside the...

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