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 #68 – A Projectile Photographing Rig

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This video shows you how I setup a space to photograph moving bullets. Then I show you some photos of exploding Christmas bulbs filled with gelatin.

Check out Alan’s flickr page

Camera Axe

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TPB #67 – New Airgap Flash

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[Update: The insurance company I was working with changed their mind after giving me a preliminary quote (I had thought it was finalized). Without the liability issuance I actually won’t be selling these. Feel free to contact me and get on a list if that changes, but at this time I’m not actually able to sell this device.]

This video introduces the new Airgap flash we’ve been working on for over a year. ...

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