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Tourist
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My Hero 4 Session has been dropped .

During video recording the picture now is wobbly across the screen when in flight on my RC Heli. Stationary the picture/recording is stable. Obviously an induced vibration is being sensed within causing the picture to go wavey. Is this a repairable condition?


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Adventurer
Posts: 9,672

Re: My Hero 4 Session has been dropped .

There really isn't much you can do to repair a Session. The internal components are encased in silicone. https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/GoPro+Hero4+Session+Teardown/44307

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Adventurer
Posts: 9,672

Re: My Hero 4 Session has been dropped .

There really isn't much you can do to repair a Session. The internal components are encased in silicone. https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/GoPro+Hero4+Session+Teardown/44307
Hiker
Posts: 122

Re: My Hero 4 Session has been dropped .

Probably a stupid question, was the footage fine before you dropped it. Any device such as  the gopro with a rolling shutter can suffer from high frquency vibration, this is more widely known as jello. It can be reduced by using ND filters (not sure ifyou can get them for the session). Why don't you post some links to videos if you can.

 

regards

 

Andy

Adventurer
Posts: 9,672

Re: My Hero 4 Session has been dropped .

Hopefully @andrews63 is correct and an ND filter can resolve your issue.  @redsand21164 if you think this may be the case, there are several ND filter options available on amazon.com

 

Adventurer
Posts: 7,492

Re: My Hero 4 Session has been dropped .

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Dampners is key that will  stop the  vibration, the camera is shock proof  about 4 ft   If I used a filter the vibration be  gone butno  filterused for me and you can see position isalso key.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8Ti1biuKDk

 

 

Enjoyed the Flights I have had and happy to share with all, enjoyed the clip show arate, a comment if not see you on the next one
Adventurer
Posts: 9,672

Re: My Hero 4 Session has been dropped .

Nice vid @fishycomics

Music reminded me of after school specials.  I kinda expected a star to come across the screen with the words, "The More You Know" Smiley Very Happy

 

Flying the plane looks fun. Do you also have a drone?

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Re: My Hero 4 Session has been dropped .

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Tourist
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Re: My Hero 4 Session has been dropped .

Thanks Andy for an encouraging possibility, yes footage was good before the prang (even during it looks impressive)! Am still working on how to edit the clip smaller so I can share it,but Jello effect is good description.  Being new to this forum I'm still learning my way around, but will get my act together asap! Had similar experience with my Runcam3 which I took apart but the non waterproof ability killed the electronics when I had to auto into the lake 😥 (https://youtu.be/mit8s6Y-n1a ) My last spin into the tree's proved how robust the GoPro is (https://youth.be/Wr-Z5U8f9eE ) but clipping the powerpole chasing the postie proved too much even for the GoPro! Haven't posted that footage even though it captured the death of the Session 4🙁 I enjoy capturing the 1080 resolution quality,but may have to investigate how to integrate FPV into my learning experiences!

Regards Paul