10-24-2019 05:22 PM
10-24-2019 08:27 PM
10-24-2019 08:57 PM
10-25-2019 09:02 AM
A couple things to note. I am a 50 plus year old man (a 50 year old rude man child....obviously...)
I also have a YouTube channel with over 10 million plus views (This is the face I make when I care, can't see it? That means I don't care).
Look, when people give you suggestions and help, better not to point out things they "obviously" don't know, when they actually "do know". You just come across as a complete jerk when people are actually trying to help. So act your age and show some respect in future ok?
I do agree with you, that he thought of using duct tape on a camera to keep components from falling out does not appeal. Then again, to get the shot, one does what they must because that's what professionals do. I would have spares to fill with chewing gum to get the shot that's needed, in fact, I do and I don't. ( I mean I have lots of spare to sacrifice for a needed shot, I just haven't had to make that call... and I'm actually not too fond of chewing gum either).
Exposed contacts are a worry, especially in a salt air environment, then again, opening any part of the camera (even the side port on a 5,6 or 7) exposes the insides of the camera (albiet in a smaller opening but enough to allow for corrosion). This is why for a night lapse at the ocean I would actually use a Hero 4 black with a sealed extended battery (such as a 24 hour refuel power supply).
The fact that the entire side door assembly of the 8 comes off may have an advantage. It could mean there's an opportunity to 3D model a door that could be attached to a battery pack or a flexible USB-C power cable which could also be fitted with a rubber gasket to allow for external power while protecting all the contacts inside from any corrosive elements. This would have been harder to do with 5,6 and 7 as the door itself needed to actually slide across or down to open, whereas on the 8, only the locking mechanism slides, the door itself though is on a hinge.
For now, the cheapest solution might be to buy a couple of spare doors and modify them so you can route power through them but keep the enclosure mostly intact.
10-25-2019 09:18 AM
10-26-2019 12:34 AM
Could you post a pic of what cam looks like with USB power plugged in? I was thinking about getting one.. but it sounds a lot worse than the 7 as far as exposure to elements when using external power.