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Blink Time Lapse Controller for GoPro HERO4 & HERO3+ Black


Time lapse controller for GoPro HERO4 and HERO3+ Black.

Web-app, low power & WiFi brings:

Easy to use, 4K time lapse for less!

For the HERO5, see our latest BlinkX controller.

  • buildQuick & Easy Set-Up

    • Get Blink up and running in less than 2 minutes. Read the quick start guide here.
    • While typically used with our Outdoor Enclosures to also house extra battery packs, Blink will also fit inside the extended backdoors included in the GoPro Back Door Kit that are designed to fit GoPro BacPac accessories.

    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.
    • Blink can be powered from the GoPro battery and does not require a separate power source.

    emailCloudX Lite Email Notifications - Two Weeks Free

    • 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 GoPro's battery status, what is the SD card status, how many motion detector events activated - 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 previous Motion Detector products), 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

    • Couple Blink with our SolarX or DryX enclosures for long term time lapse solutions. Also, check out our Time Lapse Solutions page for more information on all the parts you need for those longer term projects.

    If you are new to Time Lapse, we recommend starting on our Getting Started with Time Lapse page.

    Also check out our time lapse blog posts to see what our customers have achieved using Blink and other CamDo equipment.

    Use Blink to achieve long term time lapse or motion detection for your next project. Just plug it into your GoPro and use the Blink app to connect and configure up to 10 separate time lapse schedules using a smartphone, tablet, computer, or any WiFi enabled device which has a web browser (no cell service or internet connection required). 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.

    A WiFi network with internet access is only required if you would like to use our optional Blink Email status feature to provide daily status updates.

    If you are looking at a long term time lapse you may be interested in our construction time lapse packs which incorporate an external solar system for long term deployment or where finding a power supply is difficult or expensive.

  • Compatible with the GoPro HERO3+ Black and HERO4 Black/Silver cameras. Note - Blink may work with HERO3+ Silver cameras but is not officially supported by CamDo due to the general unreliability of the HERO3+ Silver cameras as they get older. Please use our Time Lapse Intervalometer for older camera models.

    For GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session cameras, please use our BlinkX product.


    Compatibility ( Y / N )

    HERO5 Black

    Use BlinkX

    HERO5 Session

    Use BlinkX

    HERO4 Black

    HERO4 Silver

    HERO4 Session

    HERO (2014)

    HERO3+ Black

    HERO3+ Silver

    HERO3 Black

    HERO3 Silver

    HERO3 White



  • 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 the camera triggering time, priority is given to the lower numbered schedule. For example, schedule 1 has priority over schedule 2. While a schedule with a set duration is active, such as a video recording, any other schedule that is set to trigger will be skipped until the active schedule is complete.

    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.

    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 two power options, a 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 due to periods of inactivity. 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 turned 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 turned off by Blink to conserve power.

    Does Blink retain the shooting schedule when power is removed or lost?

    When all power is removed, Blink will retain the programmed shooting schedule. However, Blink does not have an internal battery to retain the time and date settings. When power is restored to Blink, it will determine the clock time and date information from the GoPro camera.

    Can I switch the SD card in the middle of a time lapse schedule?

    Yes, the SD card is "hot swappable". If an interval occurs when the SD card is out of the GoPro, Blink will continue the shooting schedule by triggering the camera to turn on and off, however, no image will be taken since there is no SD card to save the image to.

    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.

    Can I schedule a time lapse with an interval less than 60seconds between images?

    Yes, shorter intervals can be achieved on the HERO4 camera by using the GoPro's native "time lapse video" setting to allow the capture of 0.5 , 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, and 60 seconds between images as explained here:

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

    Blink's Port1 is used to activate the Blink's WiFi signal and is typically used with the included wired remote.
    Blink's Port2 is used for Motion Detection operation and information about this port is located in our Blink User Manual.

    Please connect only CamDo-approved accessories to these jacks unless you are experienced. Do not connect other equipment, especially voltage sources such as your solar panel or battery, to these jacks. Doing so could damage your BlinkX or camera.
    Please read our series of blog posts to understand how to connect custom hardware or interface a microcontroller such as an Arduino or Raspberry Pi.

    Does Blink work with your Battery Eliminators?

    Blink is not compatible with our Battery Eliminators.

    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.

Product Code: CBL01