Eachine E011 Mods: Adding a Connector for Easy Flashing

Eachine E011 Mods: Adding a Connector for Easy Flashing

Here’s a quick and robust way to add a flashing port to your E011 flight controller in just a few minutes. After I flashed silverware to my E011 I quickly learned that it’s usually not a once and done affair. You’ll want to tweak settings and enable/disable different things as you go along and as …

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Eachine E011 Mods: Stock Transmitter Range Modification

Eachine E011 Mods: Stock Transmitter Range Modification

Want to increase the range on your E011 toy transmitter? Di-Pole antennas like the ones on the E011 and in the E011 receiver work best when they’re oriented in the same direction and when the tips of the antennas are never facing the TX or the RX. I’ve also found that they work substantially better …

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Eachine E011 Mods: Quiet Toy Transmitter Beeper

Eachine E011 Mods: Quiet Toy Transmitter Beeper

If you’re using the stock toy transmitter for the E011/bwhoop, you may have noticed the “BEEP!” at startup and pairing is useful — but extremely loud. You may have found this to be especially true if you’re using a silverware flashed E011/bwhoop flight controller with the toy transmitter. It’ll drive you mad when you press …

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Eachine E011 mods: FPV, Betaflight, HV lipos, and going faster!

Eachine E011 mods: FPV, Betaflight, HV lipos, and going faster!

I picked up the Eachine E011 from Banggood a few weeks ago as I wanted a quad that I could literally fly anywhere for a laugh. The eachine E011 really delivers for that purpose. If you’re here, you’re either considering buying one or you’re looking to get more out of the one you’ve already got. …

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Adding Dual Card to the Sony A7s II with Atomos Ninja Star

Adding Dual Card to the Sony A7s II with Atomos Ninja Star

Regardless of what you shoot, it’s likely that it would be expensive, impractical, or possibly impossible to replicate should footage get lost. It’s recurring nightmare of the film maker and one of those perils that we just would all rather not think about. Enter the Atomos Ninja star as a simple solution. The Ninja Star …

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CAME-TV Boltzen LED review

CAME-TV Boltzen LED review

The CAME-TV Boltzen LEDs are a newer lighting product from CAME-TV that holds a lot of promises especially for event film makers and “one man band” type video production teams. The 30 watt and 55 watt versions of the light are both the same size, commonly compared to the size of a typical 70-200 zoom …

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Powering Sony Cameras with USB (The “Right Way”)

Powering Sony Cameras with USB (The “Right Way”)

This how-to covers any Sony camera with the NP-FW50 battery (Nex 5/5r/6/7/etc, Sony a6000, a6300, a6500, the A7s, A7r, A7, marks I and II where applicable. Most of the latest Sony cameras have a USB power option. Unfortunately, what they don’t say is that it’s not really possible to run the camera on strictly USB …

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XLR Cable stuck in DR60D/DR70D permanent fix

XLR Cable stuck in DR60D/DR70D permanent fix

Today I got a message from a fellow film maker who reminded me of a particular nuisance of the Tascam DR60D or DR70D. If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you are currently dealing with a common problem with this recorder — you’ve got an XLR connector stuck in it! Sadly this is a problem …

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DIY: Shoe mount USB battery with cold shoe attachment

DIY: Shoe mount USB battery with cold shoe attachment

A number of Sony cameras (And cameras from other manufacturers) can now be both powered and charged via an external USB source. With the short battery life of my Sony A7s II that I use for shooting events, I wanted to find a convenient way to extend the time between battery changes. I have several …

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Half your Final Export Review Time with Preflight Check

Half your Final Export Review Time with Preflight Check

After hours of editing, your project is finally complete and ready to deliver to the client. Time for the final review process of checking all of that exported footage for defects. If you’re like me, the last thing you want to do is ship final exports to a client with an obvious defect such as …

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