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Sony NEX-5R vs GoPro Hero3 Black Lens and Filter Comparison

By Wes Coughlin / On May.28.2013 / In / Width 3 Comments

Our very own Jared Leisek takes the time to share his own comparison and preferences between the Sony NEX-5R and GoPro Hero3 with different lenses and filters on both cameras.

All shots were taken within 45 minutes directly into the sun, 45 degrees away along with 90-100 degrees. All aerial was completed using the XP2 Quadcopter.

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Oregon to make RC aerial video and photos illegal with Bill 71

By admin / On Feb.07.2013 / In / Width 1 Comment

Hello fellow Oregonians, we need your help! Oregon threatens to make all RC flying devices that are "capable" of capturing images or video illegal with outrageous fines and jail time. Senate Bill 71 has been submitted to the Oregon State Senate which would make any unmanned flying device "capable" of capturing videos or photos from the air illegal. They classify these devices as "drones," which means any small remote control airplane, helicopter, or multirotor (or probably even a kite!) with a tiny camera on it will get you into some big trouble.

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How To Make a FPV plug for GoPro Hero 3

By Wes Coughlin / On Jan.25.2013 / In / Width 5 Comments

Ever since the new GoPro Hero 3 camera was released, we have been getting the same question over and over again. "How do you use the new Hero 3 with FPV?" Well we are going to show you!

Disclaimer - This is for the DIY person - the guy (or girl) with way too much time on their hands and who knows a thing or two about soldering.

We are selling these pre-made cords on our website for $60. Click Here for GoPro Hero3 FPV Adapter

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Off road racing at South Point Vegas 250

By Wes Coughlin / On Jan.18.2013 / In / Width 0 Comments

Hans and Wes traveled to Las Vegas to film the HRDA South Point Vegas 250 with the XP2 Quadcopter and GoPro Hero 3. Check out the video below.

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Aerial Photography with XP2 Quadcopter

By admin / On Dec.06.2012 / In photography / Width 7 Comments

 

Sometimes we get a little carried away with video here at Xpro Heli. We like video because we are video people, but aerial photography is a medium that is in high demand by many residential and commercial real-estate companies. Aerial photography also has the added benefit of being higher resolution and doesn't need great weather to capture long smooth takes when compared to aerial video. 

We have had some great customers who have been using the XP2 Quadcopter and GoPro Hero cameras solely for aerial photography. Check out their work below.

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