You can build a working GoPro Hero 6 with spare parts and it might be cheaper than buying the whole camera. If you want a naked GoPro this is way more convenient as you won’t have to spend time taking the camera apart.
A few weeks ago I built the Umma85 cinewhoop – a 104g FPV drone carrying the decased GoPro Hero 6. This time I am building a slightly larger version with bigger propellers and Caddx Vista for FPV.
A recent trend in FPV drone videos has been the use of 360 cameras. Not only they give the user the freedom of capturing any angle without the need to adjust camera angle, it also provides impressive image stabilization to the video.
The GoPro Lite from BetaFPV is basically the GoPro Hero 6 disassembled and put in their light weight carbon fibre/TPU case. Their first batch was only a couple of dozens and it was sold out within hours, I was quick enough to snatch one.
One of the most tricky problems with naked GoPro is how to power them. BetaFPV designed a BEC board entirely just for this purpose, making your life much easier.
Reelsteady GO is a standalone application that is designed for stabilizing footage from a GoPro. It’s very popular in the FPV community for creating so called cinematic footage from either freestyle or cinewhoop FPV drones.
Imagine having a 100g micro drone that’s capable of shooting GoPro quality video… Well, dream has come true! In this post I will show you how I built a drone that carries the GoPro Hero 6, but is even lighter than a GoPro :D
Here are the different settings for each GoPro cameras to achieve the best possible result with your FPV videos. I have been using these settings recommended for my GoPro Hero 8, Hero 7, Hero 6 and Session 5 for FPV, and I really like how the footage looks.
Here is information regarding “naked” GoPro Hero 8 camera – a stripped down GoPro 8 can have the weigh reduced from 126g to only 15g.
To create smooth and professional looking FPV videos, stabilization is essential. There are two popular methods of digital stabilization for GoPro footage, both are very easy to use and do not require heavy gimbals on your drone.