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20Oct 30% OFF 8 and 10 inch PVGear 15mm Carbon Fiber Rails


Missed the last FREE 15mm Carbon Fiber Rail Deal? 30% OFF on #PVGear 8″ and 10″ 15mm Carbon Fiber Rails isn’t bad – Limited Time. Limited Inventory (found here).

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18Oct CAMETV 7800 Gimbal Tricks – How Stable Is It?


Earlier today I had a comment about the CAMETV 7800 Gimbal and how people may want the ‘camera over handles’ mode. In this mode you don’t have to raise your arms very high and will have less fatigue. Not exclusive to the 7800, any 32 bit Alexmos / Basecam gimbal can perform various positions and remain incredibly stable. In this video (below) i’m demonstrating just how stable these gimbals can be with the right configuration.

Now I realize the DJI Ronin is the best bang for the buck and it is an amazing system to carry heavy payloads. The main reason I use other gimbals is because i’m typically working with smaller cameras. I don’t need to travel with the bulk, and I don’t need to run around with the weight of the Ronin. If you watched the video above, you can see how even me (small guy) can man handle these all carbon fiber gimbals with just one hand [try that with a Ronin]. Even while switching through all of the different positions, the 7800 remained completely stable.

With this stability in a sub $1300 dollar gimbal like the 7800, you can see why it’s really hard for me to go with a heavier gimbal like the Ronin. Unless of course there’s a need to carry such a heavy payload, i’d rather just borrow a friends or rent one. Otherwise i’m happy to work with a more convenient system. As you can see in my video i’m using a heavier Canon 5D Mark III with Sigma Lens. If you’re shooting with a GH4 or Sony A7s, these smaller lighter gimbals should make your life much easier when you have to pack, travel, and shoot all day.

Now the tricks I show on the CAMETV is not limited to nor exclusive to the 7800. Any gimbal running the new 32 bit software that has a properly balanced camera can operate just the same. It’s extremely time consuming, but i’ll try to do more videos on showing you a step by step process on balancing soon, but if you guys have any questions let me know.

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18Oct Unboxing the CAME-TV 7500 7800 RTR 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizers


Here’s a look at unboxing and setting up the CAME-TV 7500 and 7800 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizers. Touching on the newly updated (7500) version, there are very slight changes but mostly cleaning up the wiring, especially around the battery cable. They consider this system RTR, but there is some small assembly to the top handle and of course you need to balance your camera. To see an original unboxing video about the CAME-TV 7500 (click here).

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find-price-button CAME-TV RTR 7500 3 Axis Gimbal

Moving on to the most recent Gimbal Product from CAME-TV is the new 7800 Gimbal. Once again CAMETV is trying to offer up an ‘affordable’ Ready-To-Run system and has added more improvements over the 7500 version. The 7800 model now offers a monitor mount, quick disconnect side handles, and a quick release baseplate – which makes it even easier to balance a camera.

What I didn’t show in the video was how to remove the side handles. The side handles can be removed without tools by rotating to loosen the clamp.

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Remove side handles by twisting to loosen clamp

The top handle I suggest removing from the bottom of the dogbone clamp, so that you can better fit the system into a hard case like the Nanuk 945. The interior dimensions are L 22 x W 17 x H 8.2, which fits pretty snug, but still has lots of side space for your accessories (monitor, batteries, cables, tools, etc).

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find-price-button Nanuk 945 Hard Case for 3 Axis Gimbal
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I also suggest getting a better charger and spare batteries if you plan to run all day. I suggest these batteries:

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And here’s a charger for these batteries. They charge must faster and keep the batteries working great for a long time:
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Without spending too much time getting super accurate balancing on my gimbal, the 7800 performed very well right out of the box and without tuning any of the PID settings via the software. While you may not have to dive into the software, I still encourage people to at least ‘understand’ the software.

Now i’m not the only one this week who has unboxed one of the new 7800 gimbals. MDIFilms earlier today left a comment on this blog about their experiences setting up the system with a GH4 camera. They’ve provided a few different tutorial videos below, and interestingly enough they too did not have to tune PID settings out of the box (for their GH4 setup).

While it still takes a lot of patience and understanding how to balance a camera properly on a gimbal, the design improvements CAME-TV adds to each new gimbal make the ‘Out of Box’ experience better each time – while still keeping the systems affordable. The CAME-TV 7800 is available now, and is currently discounted for the month of October, 2014 (click here).

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17Oct Huge Discounts on Edelkrone Modula Systems


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If you’ve been a fan of Edelkrone rigs, they are currently offering up some major discounts on the Modula Series. Here’s a look at how the Modula systems can be configured differently.

There are several different Modula models starting from the Modula 3 to the Modula 9+. The most expensive combination listed on their website drops more than $1k off the list price. You can find out more about this deal over at the Edelkrone website (click here).

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16Oct DIY Gimbal Stabilizer Support Backpack


Earlier this morning I was talking to a friend about the weight of his DJI Ronin Gimbal, and he asked if I had any suggestions about a support system to carry the weight. He mentioned during his research, one of the more affordable options out there was between $649 – $849 dollars from a company called the Atlas Camera Support.

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It’s definitely more affordable than say an EasyRig, but design wise it’s not overly complicated to create something with a similar function. In just a few minutes of thinking about how I would go about this, I had a working prototype using an old camera backpack and a couple of fiberglass rods. Here’s what I came up with.


Look Ma! No Hands! Cheesycam DIY Gimbal Support BackPack

My DIY Design is very simple. A few conduit pipes are tucked into an old camera backpack and held in place with a block of wood. The Fiberglass rods are simply dropped into the pipes and removed when not in use.

DIY Gimbal Support Backpack (1 of 4)

Here are some additional details that are important for choosing a support backpack for this project. Choose a backpack with a chest clip and a waist belt. A Waist Belt is a must! You can find both of these features in a good camera backpack or sometimes you will find this with a good hiking backpack. These straps will keep the backpack snug up against your body and allow the rods to bend without pulling the backpack away from you. Here’s a couple of backpacks that give you an idea of what to look for.

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find-price-button AmazonBasics DSLR BackPack with Chest Clip and Waist Support Belt

The Fiberglass rods I chose are just common Tent Poles, nothing special. Tent poles are designed to flex and they are also offered in various thicknesses. The ‘thicker’ the tent pole, the more weight it will support, but the harder it will be to bend. You definitely want some ‘bend’ with your pole to absorb any bounce. I picked up a 4 Tent poles for $10 dollars at a sporting goods store. I only used two. I know what you’re thinking – what if they snap? Keep Reading..

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These Fiberglass rods have a very thick wall to them, but are also hollow. So to add a fail safe, i’m using 100lb rated Metal Braided Wire Cables running through the poles. If for some god forsaken reason one of these rods should break (which is very very difficult to do), the cable will keep things from coming apart. I’ve looped the cable at the end and ran it back through the rod, essentially doubling up the cable inside.

DIY Gimbal Support Backpack (2 of 4)

Heavy Duty Ultra Redundant Setup
As i’ve mentioned, if you want to carry a heavier system, you can look for the larger fiberglass rods. Another idea to carry extra weight, and to add additional redundancy is to double up these smaller rods on each side – essentially having 4 rods total. With two fiberglass rods on each side with cables running through, it would manage heavier systems, still remain flexible, and would add incredible fail-safe redundancy.

DIY Gimbal Support Backpack (4 of 4)

I left about 6 inches of loop hanging at the end for me to attach an adjustable strap to the gimbal. This ‘middle strap’ is so you can adjust the height position of your gimbal. If you want the gimbal higher, shorten the strap. If you want the gimbal to sit lower, lengthen the straps.

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This was just a quick 15 minute prototype I whipped up, and now i’m going to clean things up a bit more with a second version. The next version I’ll try to find a slimmer backpack, and I will have the pipes tucked all the way into the backpack (totally unseen). I’m also going to make a new design for the adjustable strap.

So if you can’t DIY this project, go out and find someone to DIY it for you! Of course, there’s always the option of purchasing the Atlas Camera Support, but I do think a backpack makes for a better fashion statement. It’s also comforting to know that my design has a “Fail-Safe looped 100lb Wire Cable” run through the rods adding both strength and redundancy. As always, thanks for checking out this project and hopefully it will help you on your projects while saving you a few bucks. If you have any questions leave a comment.

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16Oct Glide Gear Horn Stabilizer Grip


The guys over at Glide Gear recently shared an interesting little Handle Grip called the ‘Horn’. You can mount your camera directly to the Horn simulating a Fig-Rig style setup along with a few accessories such as an LED video light.

The most interesting thing about the Horn of course is the ability to add a stabilizer (a.k.a steadicam) to the Horn allowing you to use two hands instead of one. Now you can minimize faitigue by distributing the weight across two hands. Best of all, you’ll still be able to add accessories that would otherwise be impossible to add with just a stabilizer itself.

The Glide Gear Horn is available at just under $60 dollars, and more info at the product page (click here).

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14Oct The MegaMast 28 Foot Tall Carbon Fiber Camera Stand


In the last year Quadcopters have really exploded and have become incredibly affordable. I really enjoy taking my quadcopters out any chance I get, but there are too many instances where it’s just not possible to use for an “aerial-style” perspective. Even if they can finally set down some proper rules and regulations to the use of ‘drones’, there will still be many situations where it would be impossible, illegal, or irresponsible to fly.

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GoPro on 10 ft Painter Pole – Hiking around Monterey Bay, CA grabbing Aerial Images

Prior to flying a camera, I’ve been experimenting with P.A.P. [example photo above] – Pole Aerial Photography (a.k.a Aerial Mast, Elevated Aerial, or Telescoping Mast Photography), and i’ve recently even shared an article about a sturdy 12 foot Budget Tripod I can use for video. For those of you who love adding “aerial-style” perspectives to your projects, then you really should take a look at this new 28 Foot tall Carbon Fiber MegaMast.

I’m sorry I didn’t grab any still images as an example, but I plan on doing so this week. I have a couple of Real Estate projects that i’ve been dying to add aerial images to (and was unable to fly a noisy copter). When I get some of those images, i’ll update this article, but for the time being you can see just how high this massive beast climbs to.

While the MegaMast can be positioned up to 28 Feet, you don’t have to use it at full height. The MegaMast can still add unique camera angles at 10 feet or even at just 15 feet. The extension on the legs are a clever design to not only add more width to the base, but can also be individually adjusted for uneven ground (like when used on a sloping driveway).

The MegaMast weighs around 16lbs, and collapses to just 69″ inches, so it’s certainly manageable for one person to travel with and setup. For additional stability, the MegaMast will have an option for some type of guy-wire cabling, which is not available at the moment. To find our more about the MegaMast, check out the website at Seaport Digital (click here).

Product Description
* Give your real estate photos a lofty advantage in the competitive housing market.
* Reach above the crowds at events like concerts and graduations.
* The MegaMast will give your camera an “aerial” perspective from 27.5″ (8.4m) in the air without the need to fly expensive drones. The risers are made of sturdy carbon fiber tubes with large latches to make setup quick.
*A rigging system is available separately to keep the stand steady in windy conditions.
Features:
> Made of sturdy, light-weight carbon fiber tubes.
> 27.5′ (8.4m) tall for “aerial-style” perspectives.
> Easy latches make setup quick.
> Supports up to Full-frame DSLRs.

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13Oct 12 Minutes and $12 Dollars – DIY Metal Stand for 3 Axis Gimbals


If you caught my Instagram feed, I just received a few more gimbals to test out. I’ve been meaning to get another Gimbal Stand, but didn’t want to dish out the big bucks. Here’s a simple DIY frame using a single 10 Foot piece of 1/2″ Electrical Conduit. You can find this at most hardware store for under $4.00 dollars (for all 10ft). You’ll also need to have access to a pipe bender, so hit up your electrician friend, or run down to a hardware rental store. It’s sooo easy anyone CON-DU-IT.

Once you have the basic bends in place, it’s just a matter of sitting them side by side and clamping them together. Now I threw this together very quickly, but after thinking about it a bit more I should have gone with a 1″ metal hose clamp.

If you want to dress it up, you can always cover the conduit with pipe insulation, add end caps, or paint it black. Anyways, now that many of you guys are diving into the world of Gimbals, I thought this little quick project could help you save some money – Enjoy!

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12Oct FREE Set of 6″ 15mm Carbon Fiber Rails with Purchase of 12″


Reminder, the FREE Set of 15mm Carbon Fiber Rails deal at PVGEAR ends tomorrow. Limited time and limited quantity. These are made from real Carbon Fiber (not fake plastic ones) – super lightweight and super strong. [only available for USA residents lower 48] USE PROMO CODE: pvgear6

Not only does it make your rig look more professional with the flat black carbon fiber, but it’s also an excellent way to shave weight from your Rig. I also use Carbon Fiber rails for the top bar of my custom mini gimbals (seen here). Converting a few of my setups from metal 15mm rails to 15mm Carbon Fiber, I was literally able to take off a couple of pounds. You can also see a pair of 20″ Carbon Rails used with my ENG Lens Rig (seen here).

More about the deal over at the website http://pvgear.com

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10Oct 4K Video with the GoPro HERO4


Taking this setup out with my family today. Let’s see what type of footage I can come back with. My fast sd cards did not come in so I may not be able to shoot with ProTune.

#Kamerar Kampro #RodeMics VideoMic #GoPro #Hero4

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Just checked my mailbox. Yup, that is a brand new #HERO4. @GoPro support has been very responsive and I shipped my other unit back to them. They said they were unable to duplicate the weird problem I had, but will test my unit once they receive it. Outside of that, i’m still excited to shoot with this HERO4, and I should have a video up next week with some samples.

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09Oct New CAME-TV 7800 Version 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer


CAME-TV has a lineup with some of the most affordable gimbal stabilizers available, but the low cost tradeoff is that they may lack some of the conveniences like tool-less adjustments of more expensive systems. Of course since they operate using the same Alexmos / Basecam 32 Bit control boards and Dual IMU sensors, and are tuned using the same software as more expensive gimbals, the CAME-TV still provides incredible camera stabilization.

CAME-TV’s first DIY 7000 Gimbal Kit started with an 8 Bit controller and later was upgraded to a 32 Bit controller with Dual IMU sensors. Following the success of those two models, CAME-TV followed up with a new 7500 (RTR) Ready-To-Run model. If you have the time and patience to learn how to properly balance and tune, the CAME-TV gimbals can offer some amazing dynamic camera movements.

As an example, check out all of the sweeping footage shot in this San Francisco Car Show video {below}. These shots were captured using the CAME-TV 7500 3 Axis Gimbal by SatoStudios.

And now the most recently improved product release in the ‘7000′ series from CAME-TV is the new 7800 model. The 7800 gimbal is based on the RTR 7500 model but now adds a slim camera Quick Release along with modified side and top handles (finally all black in color). The new 7800 gimbal ships mostly assembled, pre-configured with profiles, and is available now at a (currently discounted) price of $1280 US (click here).

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08Oct BlackMagic Design Firmware – Pocket Cinema Camera Now Formats In Camera


As simple as this small feature is, and one that is just naturally expected in any digital camera, the news of this new BlackMagic Design firmware is a major highlight of my day. The feature i’m talking about of course is the ability to (finally) format an SD card “in camera” on the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Here’s a snippet about the new firmware.

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find-price-button BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera RAW Video / ProRes

Press Release Snip:
“Following on from the popular release of in camera disk formatting on the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K last month, we are very happy to now release this feature for all models of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera,” said Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design. “Having this new formatting feature in the camera means customers get increased convenience as well as getting the most out of the SSD’s and SD cards so they can record higher data rate but extremely high quality RAW formats easier then ever before!”

Full Press release found here: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/press/pressdetails?releaseID=61927

I just wanted to add that BlackMagic Design has not been making actual video cameras for as long as companies like Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Nikon, etc. In fact it’s only been a few years. Maybe the rollouts of new products haven’t been all smooth sailing, but these continuous firmware improvements and amazing cameras offering more features for a price others can’t match show that they are on the right track. Just wanted to give them a thumbs up for continuing to evolve, support, and improve even their older systems.

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08Oct Available Rode and Sennheiser Shotgun Microphone Deals


Here’s a couple of very popular prosumer microphones in use by DSLR Video shooters, so if you’ve had this on your radar there are a few deals going on right now.


Sennheiser MKE 400 Compact Super-Cardioid Shotgun Condenser Microphone Camera Mountable
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Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone
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Sennheiser MKH-416 Short Shotgun Interference Tube Mic
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Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone, 200 Ohms
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08Oct SD Error microSDXC Card Requirements GoPro HERO4


Now that I have one perfectly working GoPro Hero4, I started looking into the SD Error that I was getting previously. The user manual that comes with your GoPro HERO4 may tell you that a Class 10 microSD Card is required, but that general piece of information is not enough.

My Sandisk Ultra microSDXC cards although rated at Class 10 have a Max. Read Speed: 30MB/s & Min. Write Speed: 10MB/s. In order to work seamlessly i’ll need to step up to the Sandisk Extreme Plus which is also a Class 10, but with a Max Read Speed of : 80MB/s & Max. Write Speed: 50MB/s. Here’s a list of suggested cards so far according to the GoPro Support webpage.

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find-price-button SanDisk Extreme 32GB microSDHC

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find-price-button SanDisk Extreme 64GB microSDXC

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find-price-button Lexar 32GB SDHC 633x

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find-price-button Lexar 64GB SDXC 633x

These Samsung Pro microSD cards also appear to be able to handle the speed requirements. Since there’s a delay on shipping the other cards, I’m probably going to give these a try.

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07Oct GoPro HERO4 Overheating Battery BacPac Test 3 – Surprise it may be your Camera


Ok, I really hate posting too many things on one subject, but this battery issue may or may not be a serious problem – I personally think it is. In fact, in order to confirm this issue I went ahead and opened up another brand new $500 dollar GoPro HERO4. That’s a lot of money spent on testing (you owe me GoPro) but I think the results were worth it. Unfortunately this final test shows exactly what the problem is, but still leaves me completely clueless at the same time. Watch the video below to see what I mean.

So turns out the battery is not the problem. It’s actually a bit disturbing. I have two brand new GoPro HERO4 cameras, both appear to be in perfect working condition. Yet the bacpac doesn’t like one of them and it does it in a very dangerous way. Someone would never know this until after 3 minutes of powering on the camera. Had this been in the waterproof housing this could have ended up in a very different way.

With millions of these units shipping, I’m hesitant to say I have the only one in the world with this issue. If you plan to pick up a HERO4 camera with an external battery bacpac, you may want to give it a good long test outside of the housing before deciding if it’s perfectly fine. As for now i’m still waiting to hear from GoPro support. If anyone else is experiencing something ‘not quite right’ with the HERO4, leave a comment below.

———Updated Information——————–

I picked up a Temp Gun earlier today and ran a quick scan. I can’t vouch for the accuracy of this cheap gun, but after about 8 minutes powered on the general reading of this unique HERO4 was 156° F.

GoPro Temp Reading Hero4

So to put that in perspective, they say that a person will receive a second degree burn in 3 seconds of exposure and a third degree burn in 5 seconds of exposure to water at 140°F. And just for kicks if you’ve ever placed a powered on MacBook Retina over your skin that’s about 102°F-113°F which is very uncomfortable. So again, i’m not vouching for the accuracy of this temp gun, but if it’s close 150°F is not something you want to throw in your pocket.

———Updated Information——————–

[Update] I just got an email from GoPro support and I will be sending in the unit(s) over for them to inspect more in detail. Hopefully we’ll have an answer soon and hopefully it’s just a very isolated incident [with mine]. I’ll try to keep you updated.

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07Oct First Problems with GoPro Hero4 4K Camera – Dangerous Battery?


I’ve only had a few days with the new GoPro Hero4, and although I love the image quality there’s been a few issues i’ve run into. Most of the accessories seem to fit, but ‘The Frame’ from GoPro does not work properly. The top recording button on the HERO4 appears to be more ‘raised’ than on the HERO3+.


Collection of GoPro Cameras – HERO, HERO32, HERO3, HERO3+, HERO4

Another problem is an SD card error which i’m still experimenting with. Possibly it’s the 64GB card, so I’ll try to replace it with a smaller 32GB (instead of 64GB) microSD Card.

GoPro 4K Issues

[UPDATE] Not all Class 10 cards will work. Here’s a list of cards that should work: http://cheesycam.com/sd-error-microsdxc-card-requirements-gopro-hero4/

The biggest and most important problem that I found is with my new Battery BacPac ordered directly from the GoPro.com website and I just received it today. The bacpac seems to get unusually hot, and if you leave it on long enough it continues to get even hotter. I’ve had a few GoPro cameras in my time, so I know this is far from normal. Here’s a video about some of my issues below.

Originally I thought I just ended up with a bad Battery BacPac, but here’s a little bit more testing using the same extended battery on my Hero3+ and the Hero4. Keep in mind, this is the ‘NEW’ battery bacpac which that has been redesigned from the old one and I just received it today. In just a few minutes the Hero4 gets hot enough to distort the plastic, but trust me – leaving it on any longer feels like it will catch fire.

So I don’t know what to make of this just yet, but if this could be a serious issue. I’ve heard stories of 9V batteries thrown into a garbage shorting out and burning down a house, so it’s not something to take lightly. Throwing a bacpac onto your GoPro Hero4 and leaving it unattended to get extremely hot could be very dangerous, so i’m just putting this information out there. I honestly hope mine is only a defective product, but i’m curious if anyone else has the same issue???

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GoPro HERO4 w/ new Battery BacPac deforms plastic from overheating

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