TPB #86 – Adjusting the Airgap Flash’s Voltage/Brightness

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This video shows how to adjust the the brightness of the airgap flash by adjusting its internal voltage. Make sure you know how to safely handle high voltage before attempting this.

* Projectile Photography with the Airgap Flash
* Airgap Flash User Manual
* Buy the Airgap Flash here

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TPB #82 – Airgap Flash Reflector Update

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The airgap flash works well up close, but it would be nice if the light was more focused so it could be placed further from the target. Here I use laser cut acrylic pieces to build a reflector for the airgap flash and then test its performance.

* Airgap Flash
* Fresnel Lens

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TPB #80 – Pelican Case for Airgap Flash

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Some people were looking for a protective case for their airgap flash. After some research I decided to try the Pelican 1550 case.

* Pelican’s website
* Pelican 1550 case on Amazon
* Airgap Flash
* Camera Axe

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TPB #78 – Airgap Flash For Sale and Alan’s Book

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The airgap flash is for sale at Information Unlimited. A little history of the Airgap flash development is also discussed.

The second portion of the video gives a quick overview of Alan Sailer’s book “A Book of High Speed Photography”.

* Airgap Flash User Manual
* Alan Sailer’s Flickr Page (he’s been doing high speed video recently so check some of those out)

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TPB #77 – Maintenance on the Airgap Flash

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This episode explains how to replace the inner glass tube on the airgap flash.

See http://www.cameraaxe.com/ for more information about the Camera Axe.

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TPB #75 – Airgap Flash Reflector Improvements

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In this video I discuss a bunch of improvements I made to the airgap flash reflector and diffuser. The biggest improvements are using white acrylic for the reflector, reflector design improvements to better hold the flash tube, and some interesting findings from using a Fresnel lens.

* More Info on Fresnel Lenses
* My flickr page where you can get the different flash test images shown in the video

See http://www.cameraaxe.com/ for more ...

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TPB #70 – Airgap Flash Interview at Fotobug

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I did a 30 minute interview at Fotobug. Check out the podcast at: http://fotobug.podbean.com/2013/11/03/fotobug-episode-90-maurice-ribble-the-air-flash/

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TPB #69 – Photographing a Popping Balloon

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In this video I show how you can photograph popping balloons with the Camera Axe. I also experiment with filling the balloons with air, water, a little water, and flour.

Camera Axe

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TPB #64 – Ojecoco H430 Wireless Transmitter

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In this video I go over how to use the Ojecoco H430 Wireless Transmitter and Receiver to wirelessly trigger a camera or flash from the Camera Axe. If you set it up correctly it will have about 400 microseconds when there is less than 5 seconds from the previous trigger. If it’s been more than 5 seconds then the microcontrollers in these units go to sleep and the lag jumps to 8-25 milliseconds. ...

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TPB #55 – Three Questions Related to Shutters

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This episode describes how a shutter works and answers the three questions related to shutter lag, high speed two curtain shutters, and high speed flash sync.

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