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Old Oct 21, 2012, 09:06 PM
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Nick, Janet and I watched that and it's so impressive. Breathtaking. Nick has the Hero 2 and really wishes he had the new one for the 120fps/720. Jarred I think since you did the Weldon video, everyone wants the slo-mo to film the planes landing etc! Your video opened everyone's eyes with the dramatic wing flex/ shudder on landing. With the Hero3, imagine the footage of wing bend etc that you could get filming planes going pulling really hard turns and shuddering thru the shear. .
Problem with the Hero3 is that you only get 720p at widest angle (170 degrees) so
fast moving DS planes in view will just be a dot in frame. 1080p is the only one
that offers 90/127/170 degrees FoV and at least it'll now be available at 60fps,
but that's not going to produce super slow-mo. There is a * in the specs saying
there may be a narrow option for 720p with a firmware update, but they promised
that on the Hero2 and we never got it.

BTW, the spinning around the head shots are just the camera at the end of a pole
attached to a spinning mount at the top of the helmet. There's some vids on YT and Vimeo
showing how other people have made em. Usually they just rotate freely. Sometimes
with a counterbalance weight on the other end, so they will turn at a fairly constant speed
for a while.

ian
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