Video thread

2 years 11 months ago #24560 by Punches

Watto wrote: Solution to my query from another thread regarding best action cam is here - arrived at this on my clever ownsome last week. Most good ski videos provide multiple perspectives such as bow back / cam on pole forward / helmet perspective etc. And hey that involves at least two cameras. Purchased a Hero 4 Silver GoPro the other day before a special offer ran out, saving now for the Garmin VIRB X which is due to be released US summer.


Watto, I picked up a Virb Basic from Harvey Norman for $98 this week on clearance. Taking it for a spin later this week. I'm going to wait for prices to drop on the Virb X later in the year.

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2 years 11 months ago #24567 by Joseph
G' Day,
The 3 min Wave Wow! Is my Friends why the Surf Ski was built Looking Good.
Cheers Joseph

Joseph

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2 years 11 months ago #24570 by Watto
I'll get my A into G and rig mine up mate and post some footage when we get a blow. Had the GoPro awhile now but haven't set it up - weather pretty average (no wind), though did have a big blow recently, stormy messy. Outstanding value at $98, mine x 4!

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2 years 11 months ago - 2 years 11 months ago #24575 by Punches
It's still winter in the southern hemisphere but we're still doing it down in Hobart. Snow on Mount Wellington above the city and the water is cold.


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2 years 11 months ago - 2 years 11 months ago #24624 by Punches
Yesterday I found a new solution to syncing my gps track with my video footage. Capsizing! Can't think why nobody hasn't thought of it before.


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2 years 11 months ago #24699 by kobicohen33
My friends and I have so much fun there:

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2 years 11 months ago - 2 years 11 months ago #24731 by Spacehopper
Putting the V7s through their paces for the first time.

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2 years 11 months ago #24732 by Fath2o
Spacehopper,
That's some great footage and editing. the image is so clear, how do you do it? Well done!

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2 years 11 months ago #24733 by Spacehopper
Thanks Fath2o,

Partly I think it's using the 100fps mode on the GoPro. Then it's a bit of playing in some editing software (Sony Movie Studio 12) afterwards. The stuff that comes out of a GoPro is usually has fairly washed out colours and is a bit soft so I tweak the contrast and the colours a bit and then sharpen the video.

You have to be careful with the sharpening as it can end up producing lots of noticeable artifacts on the video - if you look closely along the top of my arms and shoulders there's an obvious light strip between them and the sky, if I pushed it any further it would probably get worse end up looking rubbish! :)
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2 years 10 months ago - 2 years 10 months ago #24815 by Spacehopper
Possibly related to the recent thread on the new Ocean skis?

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2 years 10 months ago - 2 years 10 months ago #24847 by Lance
Quick vid surfing at Muizenberg

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2 years 10 months ago #24877 by Punches
Has anyone heard of KAP or Kite Aerial Photography and considered using it to film some downwind action from their ski? I saw an article in our local paper about a guy experimenting with it for aerial photography in high winds in Antarctica and I've often thought that could be a great perspective to capture.

It seems there are lots of off the shelf camera platforms available and a small, single line parafoil kite might be a good starting point. I wonder how you might attach it to your craft so that you can retrieve it if necessary and paddle without getting caught in the line?

www.chrishenderson.net/?page_id=4142


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2 years 10 months ago #24878 by uk_exile
Interesting thought although I think the tugging from the kite would be very distracting & it may experience flight difficulties as the wind it'd see would be reduced by ski's downwind speed.

However I know multi-lined controllable kites have been used very effectively to sail kayaks i.e. kind of like sit down kite surfing!

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2 years 10 months ago #24879 by Davelis
Downwind action from Greece in still warm water
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2 years 10 months ago #24880 by OSS
Hello Spacehopper....Yes, Umberto is the naval architect of OCEAN surf skis. The Windseeker is the predecessor...

New, innovative, different!

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2 years 9 months ago - 2 years 9 months ago #25073 by Uffilation
actually ... (non-drone) waterproof gimbals will be availabe 2016, I really like how gimbals help to capture the dynamics of surfski paddling (or SUP), esp. when mounted on the stern & showing the paddler from behind ... or using a 360°-dome-view action cam on such a thing ... would I do that? no, but would surely enjoy watching such clips when done with the Mockes/Rices/etc.

the pic below: yes, I tried to make a joke and did not mean it to be serious ...

... although ... :whistle:

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2 years 8 months ago - 2 years 8 months ago #25313 by Simon Haywood
I've been trying out a new video camera - I'm impressed!

Stats:
Camera: Garmin Virb XE - I also own a Virb Elite & GoPro Hero 2 (i don't rate it)
Mast: Custom made & rear mounted directly above the rudder, lens 850mm above deck.
RPM = Cadence - Vaaka sensor - A great product...seamless intergration
Heart Rate: Garmin Flexible deluxe strap - Always have dramas with it by 3/4 the way through a paddle.
Ski: Stellar SR-Ultra (Series 2)
Wind: 20knots (Southly)
Me: approaching mid 50's, No: Balance, Technique, Fittness or Rotation but still having the time of my life - most days!

vimeo.com/148611118


Previous craft: Affinity, Endorfinn, Multisport, Epic V8, V10sport, V10, V12, Fenn Swordfish, Spirit PRS Elite; Stellar S18S, SR, SE, SEL, S2E, S2EL

Current Skis:
Huki S1-R
Stellar S18S - Excel
Stellar SR - Ultra


Skis on order: None!
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2 years 8 months ago - 2 years 8 months ago #25314 by David Grainger
That's a great view, Simon, and great conditions. Takes fitness to keep climbing over the backs of waves like you were doing! The camera has great color rendition and good sound, too. That tapping might be something loose in the mount. I was getting that same sound on videos from my DIY GoPro mount down at the base of the tripod, and tightening everything up made the tapping go away.

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2 years 8 months ago #25315 by Kocho
I like it. But I think a slightly different view from the side (mast mounted a bit off-center) or higher up (taller mast) would be even better - your body is blocking the nose of the ski a lot, and I like seeing how it goes through/over waves

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2 years 8 months ago #25316 by Simon Haywood
David, The tapping is not in the mast or mount unfortunately - It was there before i installed the camera gear...The rudder shaft has some slop between the tube and shaft (i get feed back through the pedals)...It wasn't as noticeable with the other cameras as their microphone were not as good as this camera...But I think the wind and wave sounds add to the video for realism I'll get some delrin sleeves fabricated to take out the slop in the shaft.

Kocho, Its a bit hard to film around what amounts to be a fridge with legs (my body @ 115kgs - I'm a big unit - ok fat). There are several reason why not to for me...almost two years ago I lost all my balance(hospitalise)
If you go to my vimeo channel and compare the footage the film shot on the 4th December was shot using the same camera but mounted (12inches or 300mm) lower - yet there is a quite difference.
So with increase height comes:
increase yaw/swing.
I occassionaly land where there are waves...The mast will either snap(very unlikely it's Stainless Steel) or brake my very nice ski (more likely) so height is an issue.
the same to for adding weight out to either side...I need all the help with my balance.
the other thing to consider is the lens these cameras use, effects the vision - just as too low to the deck flattens the waves too high will do the same - Its all a compromise. ideally i'd like a chase boat to follow me with drone thrown in - alas it's out of my reach!

Previous craft: Affinity, Endorfinn, Multisport, Epic V8, V10sport, V10, V12, Fenn Swordfish, Spirit PRS Elite; Stellar S18S, SR, SE, SEL, S2E, S2EL

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Huki S1-R
Stellar S18S - Excel
Stellar SR - Ultra


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