TPB #43 – Camera Axe 5.3 Software

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In this week’s video I look into the new features in the just released Camera Axe 5.3 software. There are a lot of interesting features here.

Here’s a list of the new features:
* Added gravity menu back
* Added stacker, panorama, jog, and irRemote features (Help from Don)
* Updated LCD lib to work with Arduino 1.0
* Changed file types from *.pde to *.ino as recommended for Arduino 1.0
* Updated code ...

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TPB #42 – Do Optical Slave Flashes Work with High Speed Photos

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In this week’s video I look at the lag introduced by using a master flash to optically trigger a slave flash. Then I look at this extra lag and see how that would impact some common high speed photography cases like photographing a moving bullet and water droplets.

* Video about measuring Flash Lag
* Video about measuring Flash Duration
* Video about the MultiFlash board

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TPB #41 – New Valve Sensor Released

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This week’s video is the announcement that the new valve sensor is complete. This new version is now in the store and the full plans/part list are released so you could build your own.

* Camera Axe Wiki page about the new valve sensor
* Camera Axe store with the new valve sensor

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TPB #40 – Advanced Multiflash Contest

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This week’s video show the current design work I’ve done for a new board that can trigger multiple flashes or multiple cameras. There will be an LCD screen and a lot of advanced features such as delaying the cameras or flashes.

Whoever gives the best suggestion or best new name for this device will get a free version of this multiflash board when it’s done. This contest ends March 31st.

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TPB #39 – New Valve Sensor

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This video shows the new and improved valve sensor I’ve been working on for the Camera Axe. In the video I demonstrate how to setup the software to take a photo of colliding drops.

* The Camera Axe 5.3 beta6 software I used

A big thanks to Dave, Ric, and Ernie for helping me test and come up with ideas on how to improve this sensor. Thanks guys!

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