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Blink Time Lapse Controller for GoPro HERO4 and HERO3+ Cameras

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Product Code: BLINK

Blink is CamDo’s latest GoPro time lapse and motion detection controller for HERO4 and HERO3+ cameras. It is a low power, WiFi enabled GoPro accessory that unlocks the full potential of the GoPro camera.


      • Now with email notifications, so you know your system is working.

        Using Blink is very simple. Just plug it into the camera and wait a couple of seconds for synchronization with the GoPro camera. Using a smartphone, tablet, or other WiFi enabled device, connect to the Blink WiFi network and navigate to the interface URL. For more information, see the Quick Start Guide and User Manual. Also check out our tutorial videos for a quick overview of the user interface.

        buildQuick & Easy Set-Up

        • Get Blink up and running in less than 2 minutes. Read the quick start guide here.

        settings_applicationsSimple Configuration for Complete Control

        • Intuitive web interface makes scheduling Blink a breeze.
        • Customize a daily or weekly schedule to program up to 10 separate schedules for either time lapse or motion detection in photo, day, night, burst or video modes.

        powerLow Power Consumption

        • Blink powers your GoPro camera down between intervals, increasing the battery life significantly and giving you the ability to undertake long term time lapse sequences.

        emailEmail Home with Blink Email

        • Blink can e-mail you every day to confirm it is still operating - how many shots were taken since the last e-mail, what is the battery status, what is the SD card status - everything to give you peace of mind your system is working. Read more here.

        photo_cameraNo Camera Firmware Update Required

        • Unlike our previous products (Programmable Scheduler, Time Lapse Intervalometer, and Motion Detector), Blink doesn’t require a complicated camera firmware update process. Just ensure your HERO3+ or HERO4 camera is up to date with the latest firmware from the GoPro website or through the GoPro App for iOS and Android.

        settings_remoteMotion Detection

        • Motion detection schedules can be programmed to only be active only during certain times of day to avoid capturing unneeded footage and conserve power.
        • Motion detectors compatible with Blink are now available here.

        date_rangeLong term time lapse


      • Camera

        Compatibility ( Y / N )

        HERO4 Black

        HERO4 Silver

        HERO (2014)

        HERO3+ Black

        HERO3+ Silver

        HERO3 Black

        HERO3 Silver

        HERO3 White

        HERO2

        HERO

        Compatible with the GoPro HERO3+ Black/Silver and HERO4 Black/Silver cameras.
      • Frequently Asked Questions

        Can I have a time lapse and motion detection simultaneously?

        Yes, Blink allows for multiple schedules to be active at a time.

        What happens if there is a conflict between schedules?

        If multiple schedules have been set and there is a conflict between them, priority is given to the lower numbered schedule. For example, schedule 1 has priority over schedule 2.

        Does Blink fit inside the standard GoPro housings?

        Yes, if housing external batteries is not an issue, Blink can be used with the GoPro Frame Mount or the extended backdoors included in the GoPro Back Door Kit that are designed to clip into the standard housing to provide space to fit GoPro BacPac accessories.

        • The Standard BacPac backdoor is waterproof to 40meters (131feet)
        • The LCD Touch BacPac backdoor is waterproof to 3meters (9feet)
        • The Skeleton BacPac backdoor provides access to Blink's USB port for powering the camera

        What housings does CamDo offer that have space for Blink and external battery packs?

        Blink is typically used with our Outdoor Enclosures to also house extra batteries and come with three power options, a 6Watt solar panel, 9Watt solar panel, or without a solar panel that is normally used for shorter deployments, when you can return regularly to recharge the batteries. The Outdoor Enclosures have space to fit up to two of our V44 (44watt-hour) battery packs.

        If you require a waterproof solution, our aluminum Deep underwater housing allows for use of Blink and the GoPro to a depth of 2000ft, while the DeepEXT housing extension can fit up to three V15 (15watt-hour) battery packs.

        How long will the battery last if I shoot some number of photos per hour?

        Calculating battery life is non-trivial. It depends on the camera model, firmware version, SD card speed, lighting conditions, battery size, age of the battery, ambient temperature, and more. To help you understand the issues and to calculate estimated battery life, consult the Camera Power Consumption Study and our Time Lapse Calculator.

        If I know approximately how long my project is, how do I determine the ideal interval between triggers?

        The ideal shooting interval is normally determined by the length of the final time lapse video clip, capacity of the SD card or battery capacity available. Our Time Lapse Calculator can be used to help determine the ideal interval between photos as determined by these variables.

        Why is "Always On" mode for batteries important?

        Since Blink turns the camera off between triggers to conserve power, Always On mode is important to prevent the battery from automatically turning off. Most of the USB battery packs on the market have an automatic power saving feature which turns off the battery if the battery is not constantly supplying power to a device. If the GoPro is powered off for more than a few minutes between triggers, the external battery might automatically shutdown due to inactivity. However, our V15 and V44 have two modes of operation, the standard Auto Off mode and an Always On mode. The Always On mode prevents the battery from automatically turning off when insufficient current is being drawn due to the camera being powered off.

        What can I connect to the circular jacks on my Blink?

        Please connect only CamDo-approved accessories to these jacks. Do not connect other equipment, especially voltage sources such as your solar panel or battery, to these jacks. Doing so will damage your Blink or camera.

        How do I change Blink's shooting schedule in the middle of a project?

        Blink's WiFi can be turned on or off by using the supplied push button remote plugged into the board's 2.5mm input. Blink's WiFi only remains active for 15 minutes to program the new settings before the WiFi is automatically turned off to conserve power. If the camera is not easily accessable, we offer 2.5mm Extension cables that can be left attached to Blink's 2.5mm port for re-triggering the WiFi signal.

        Does Blink work with your Battery Eliminators?

        Blink is not compatible with our Battery Eliminators but don’t worry because it has a battery eliminator incorporated! Powering the GoPro from Blink does not charge the battery. This makes the camera more reliable when recording for long periods by removing the heat generated by the battery charging circuit. This also bypasses the problem that some users have had with the HERO3+ charging logic causing the camera to freeze and require a reset. We recommend that when powering the camera from Blink, that you use a power source capable of providing 5V at 2Amps such as our V44 battery.

        Note that the internal camera battery will not be charged by Blink. Charging the camera would need to be done using the camera’s mini-USB port.

        Note: Blink cannot deliver sufficient power to the camera in 2.7K and 4K video modes. In this case, the internal battery must be used and/or the camera directly powered via the side USB port.

        What does Blink weigh?

        Blink weighs 19g. This compares to a GoPro camera at 87g plus the GoPro extended enclosure at 71g.

      • General support can be found on our Support pages here.

        Also read the FAQ's tab for more information.




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