Thursday, February 12, 2009

First use of the Go Pro wide-angle camera

I went from this:

to this:

I love this new GoPro wide-angle camera. It gives a whole new perspective on the sailor's/rider's point of view in the middle of the action. Here's a short 3 minute video of a recent February '09 winter windsurfing session on Lake Norman - the inaugural use of my new wide-angle GoPro. I need to make a slight adjustment to the camera angle. You'll notice my nose, eye lashes, and helmet in the looks funny...actually gives a surreal feeling to the footage since you can see part of my head.

Lake Norman Windsurfing - GoPro wide-angle footage from Mac Barnhardt on Vimeo


Andy said...

Nice Mac! You definitely get a better feel for the action with that camera!

mark said...

Very nice, how much?
I like the image stabilization.
Looks like a great camera for Rob to use!

Anonymous said...

Awesome video Mac! That was fun sailing even though the conditions didn't live up to the forecast.


George Markopoulos said...

Definately awesome. I wonder, was it the camera that makes it seem that your starboard harness lines alot further back than port?

Mac said...

Thanks Guys...

Mark, With the extra boom/handlebar mount I bought, it was a little over $200. I bought it with my recent neighborhood fantasy football league championship winnings :-)

George, I see what you mean...I had to go back and watch it again. I think its the wide-angle camera that gives that exaggerated perspective although my starboard lines might be slightly further back. Notice from the port view, it looks like my starboard lines are a little further back too.

I have a mount on top of my helmet and for my boom so it will be interesting to see those perspectives. I also plan to take it out mtn biking and SUPing.

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