Disasseble HEQ5 Pro SynScan

She is my first love, we met twelve years ago, thanks to my family, I was able to afford it, I have beautiful memory with her, to keep for the rest of my life, but she still have lots to give and so today is time to clean her!

I decided to strip down my mount a second time, during a period of inactivity, and since I don’t have time to use it, better to get it in shape for when will be used.

I put here some of the photos I took during the strip and I will comments them if I feel to share some thoughts about it.

It should be said though, stripping this mount is not easy nor hard, but require knowledge and lot of patience. Before starting anything, you should know well, what steps you need to do and also you need to take your time, don’t try to go harsh or too fast or you might have a bad day.

I highly recommend to read the well made guide by Astrobaby about the stripping of the HEQ5. I read the guide many times before attempting the disassembling.

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Disco Film Logo

This is the logo I made for what I think represents what I am and what I want to do, it is about film making, photography, streaming, astronomy, all of it, and it reminds me my hobby, that I loved for so long but that I lost along the way, Windsurfing.

The black and white version, my wife like it more than the colored one
The colored version

Conform Media For A Better Editing Experience

When editing clips from my camera Canon 200D, or drone DJI Spark or GoPro I often get frustrated during editing, videos stutter a lot during previews and trying to put them together is more a pain than an enjoyment, not to mention the time wasted just trying to play them from start to finish.

From my experience the problems is caused mostly by three factors, slow computer (cpu, gpu), slow read speed of my hard drive and not so good video codec.

Adobe Premiere Pro comes with Adobe Media Encoder, I found that just exporting the video with a better codec resolve most of my issues.

Adobe Media Encoder provides a really good codec, Avid DNxHD, a lossy high-definition video post-production codec, the video file get a little bigger but is definitely worth it, if you don’t have any space issues.

What I found is a good setting is DNxHD SQ 8bit quality, from the test I did there is no loss in quality, choosing more high bit rate didn’t bring any advantages, at least for videos in 1080p.

There is also Project Manager in Premiere Pro for Consolidate and Conform the entire project to make the process a little faster, the codec is the same and you can find it just under the File menu.