This is an important mod for video quality. It helps to keep exposure correct for anything below the horizon. It's too bad Parrot didn't design the camera this way. I suppose some day in a future version, they'll allow precision camera movement via the remote device.
I'd love to do this mod but I need a little bit more info before I screw things up.
I'm not sure I understand how to get to the foam to cut it back.
Did you take the camera out of the styrofoam? If so how do you do it?
There is a little plastic button on top of the lens. Does that allow the lens to come off so the foam can be cut back?
on the top of the camera you will see a small ribbon that goes from the camera, under the plastic on the top . Do not cut or damage that ribbon of cables your camera will not work. The plastic strips on the sides and bottom of the foam neck have nothing under them and are just there for added protection to the foam in case of crash's.
What I did was use a razer blade and started at the bottom, slide the razerblade in-between the foam and plastic square the camera is mounted on. Once I separated the camera from the foam (be careful with the cable ribbon at the very top) I just fold the camera up and shaved off some of the foam/plastic to make a downward angle. I then just folded the camera back down in place an stuck it with some double sided sticky foam that I had from something else.
Make sure you glue or stick the camera in place well, The better you glue it in place, the less vibrations it will have that cause that waving effect in the recorded video.