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 video...it 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

7 comments:

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.

Donald

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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