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Jun 29, 2011, 08:05 PM
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A Locomotive story (video)


I was out serching for something to film yesterday as it was darn near perfect as far as weather goes, I was crossing a bridge, and a large orange object was gleeming from the sun over my left shoulder a mile or so away. It was like it was yelling...Here I am!!! I decided to to drive over and take a closer look and there were two older Train engines tucked under a cottonwood tree. It looked like a good test subject so I took the DSLR tricopter for a spin. I had the Gopro and a 12 oz ballast mounted up for this flight. I have been tweaking things to try and get usable 1080p footage and this is the best I have to date. I like the details of this mechanical beast

VIDEO Enjoy...




http://www.whispershots.com/Aerial-i...dkLFjkC/Medium






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Mike
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Jun 29, 2011, 08:59 PM
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Nice video Mike. Good choice of music. Really captures the feel for the video. BTW, those are a couple of old switching locomotives. More pictures here:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/loc...aspx?id=139775

- Jeff
Jun 30, 2011, 11:36 AM
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What lens are you using. Very nice. Totally enjoyed the edit with sound track.
Mike F
Jun 30, 2011, 01:06 PM
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I like it Mike!
Jun 30, 2011, 02:11 PM
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Super quality video.
Jun 30, 2011, 02:12 PM
Oh so close!
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I know my day is always going to get a bit better when there is a new Whispershots video and this didn't disappoint.

Cheers
Jun 30, 2011, 05:54 PM
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Beautiful vid Mike, makes me want to go throw my Aiptek and Kodak in Sulphur River
Jul 01, 2011, 09:17 AM
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Thanks guys


Mike, the lens is the stock Gopro at R5 setting 1080p. When you stay close to the subject with the 1080p setting you can hardly see and distortion/fisheye effect.


Mike
Jul 01, 2011, 10:26 PM
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dam good mike keep the vids coming i want a tricopter but i suck at building i wish i could build good but im not that good at anything except eating and getting fat no joke.
Jul 02, 2011, 12:40 AM
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Outstanding video, Mike! When it involves trains, planes or sunsets, you have my attention every time! Just wish I could get my PC to buffer fast enough to keep up with the replay of the vid. One of these days, we are gonna have to sit down and organize a "Power Fly-In"!

Larry
Jul 02, 2011, 03:27 AM
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Nice Video Mike.

Did you do it by hand or with FPV ?
One could see the shadow of the Tri very often. It is as it is. I personally find it disturbing, one of the things to keep in mind with these close ups...

How close was it in reality ? looks like under one meter...

Patrick
Jul 02, 2011, 04:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Faronas
Nice Video Mike.

Did you do it by hand or with FPV ?
One could see the shadow of the Tri very often. It is as it is. I personally find it disturbing, one of the things to keep in mind with these close ups...

How close was it in reality ? looks like under one meter...

Patrick

I fly by sight, I still don't have the nerve to fly FPV (yet ) Honestly, I actually love seeing the shadow of the platform in the footage. For me, it adds another element. It combines hobby and subject. If I were to shoot video for someone I would probably keep my eye more closely on the sun angle.


How close? Great question, this is one thing folks kind of miss when watching a video of close subjects filmed with the Gopro. My props were literally inches from the train at times. I thought I was close to prop strikes several times. The wide angle lens rreally distorts just how close you really are. I feel one could get into trouble quickly flying FPV close in with the Gopro

Mike
Last edited by power; Jul 02, 2011 at 06:17 AM.
Jul 02, 2011, 05:57 AM
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Thank you for posting your video.

As well as rc flying, helis and soon to be quad, one of my other hobbies is n gauge trains, so your video combining both was a particular treat
Jul 02, 2011, 03:45 PM
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Very beautiful!

Norbert


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