Back-Bone Ribcage Ripcord 2 GoPro Hero5 Ribbon Cable Camera

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With the Ripcord camera you can harness the power of GoPro HERO5 Black with the ability to place the image sensor up to 6 feet (72 inches) from the camera body. The image sensor is contained in a small aluminum housing with a detachable tripod mounting plate that can be connected to the bottom or sides. M12, CS-Mount and C-Mount lens mounting options are included. Infrared capable with removable IR-Cut filter. The new slim, light weight camera body is also available without the ribbon extension (internal image sensor). Note: USB-C power only, no WiFi/GPS.

By removing the battery and WiFi board from the camera we’ve created a new super-light weight and slim all aluminum body that can be powered indefinitely via USB-C. Take full advantage of the 4K resolution, frame rates and high quality of GoPro’s proven HERO5 Black for your custom product builds and projects. Our Ripcord technology allows us to configure the image sensor outside the camera via a ribbon extension. You can choose any length up to up to 6 feet (72 inches). The image sensor is contained in a small housing with lens and tripod mounts. The tripod mount can be positioned on the bottom or sides and the ribbon can also be positioned to come out any side of the sensor module that you may need. This camera was designed to work best with tiny ‘M12’ lenses but CS and C-Mount lens mounts are also included. You can even connect SLR and most other popular lens types if ever required, or mount the image sensor module on microscopes or telescopes.

There are an incredible number of use cases once the image sensor is removed from the camera body. The bulk and weight of the camera are removed from the area where the lens needs to be positioned. Now you can mount a lens directly between a person’s eyes while placing the camera body at the back of the head or in a waist pouch. Mount the camera in difficult areas like inside the tubing of a hockey goal or integrated into sports or motorcycle helmets. Car windshield mounted cameras take up much less room in the driver’s view. Multiple lenses can be placed where needed in a small space with the camera bodies centrally located for easier power and memory card management. You can build cameras into areas with thin walls and so much more!

As with our other camera mods, the infrared blocking filter is removable for IR, NIR or NDVI shooting. We carry IR-Cut, IR Cold Mirror ( IR Pass ) and ND filters. Any 15mm Diameter x 1mm thick filter can be used.

Package includes:

  • Modified Hero5 Black
  • Sensor Tripod Mount
  • Tripod Mounting Bracket (for camera body)
  • M12 Mount
  • CS-Mount Ring
  • 5mm C-Mount Spacer
  • IR-Cut Filters (2)
  • Hardware packet with screws and L-keys
  • Custom Back-Bone case
  • USB-C power cable
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