This skydiver lost his GoPro after he jumped out of the plane. As he was climbing out of the plane, he bumped his helmet attachment on the door frame, which is what he suspects caused the GoPro case to loosen.
The camera plummeted 12,500 feet without a case and landed in the drop zone. You can catch the landing at the 2:45 mark. While on the ground, it even managed to capture their (safe) landings. You can see the camera being recovered by a friend on the ground at the 6:45 mark.
Adobe’s new cloud-based product, Adobe Anywhere, gives us a glimpse into the future of video editing. When I saw this announcement from Adobe, I thought of Stu Maschwitz and his post on Adobe CS6 and Creative Cloud – specifically, this quote: [click to continue…]
Mayeul Akpovi shot this incredible moving time lapse of Paris. The video is a culmination of 3000 images captured with a 5D Mark II and 5D Mark III.
The the moving shots, he physically picked up the tripod and moved it for each shot. The resulting parallax created a beautiful dolly-esque camera move it what feels like an impossible time lapse of these great Paris scenes.
Lenses used include the Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Fisheye, Samyang 14mm f/2.8 and Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD, along with a range of ND2 to ND400 filters.
Thanks for sending this in Mayeul. You can check out more of Mayeul’s work here on Vimeo.
Side By Side is a documentary about the current transition from film to digital filmmaking. It’s a documentary for camera geeks. Check out the trailer above and the official synopsis below.
Join Keanu Reeves on a tour of the past and the future of filmmaking in SIDE BY SIDE. Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Reeves explores the development of cinema and the impact of digital filmmaking via in-depth interviews with Hollywood masters, such as James Cameron, David Fincher, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, and many more.
[Tribeca via PetaPixel]
Red Bull Stratos is a mission to make the highest free-fall jump in history. Felix Baumgartner will jump from 120,000-feet (22.7 miles) above the earth and it will be captured from a variety of angles.
To make this happen some of the cameras are modified to deal with the extreme cold and some are encased in nitrogen-filled housings. Among the gear featured in the above BTS video are several RED One cameras, Canon 5D Mark IIs, Canon EF-S 10-22mm lenses (mounted on the RED One’s) and Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lenses (mounted on the 5D2′s).
Canon is finally getting a trip to space in spite of NASA’s long history with Nikon.