Videos like this are what makes GoPro and its ilk so awesome. The 4-year-old (with his dad in the lead) is tackling Hellion at Highland Mountain Bike Park in Maine for his first time and gives us a first person take on his experience. His audio commentary makes it all the better.
As a mountain biker and dad, this made me smile for the full nine minutes.
[via GoPro on Facebook]
Photography Bay reader Mayeul Akpovi is at it again with the second part to his solid timelapse work in Paris. Paris in Motion (Part II) continues with the stunning scenery we showed you in Part I back in August.
He moved the tripod by hand for 3500 shots that made up this video. And, in some cases, he handheld the camera and moved himself in as straight a line as possible to create the moving timelapse effect.
As you can see in the below video, this movement resulted in some very shaky timelapse footage. However, it was easily saved by stabilizing the timelapse in Adobe After Effects for some stunning results. The large files from the 5D Mark II make it easy to apply stabilizing filters like Adobe’s warp stabilizer thanks to plenty of look-around space provided by the 5K+ resolution.
For those curious, Mayeul used the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L and 17-40mm f/4L for the shots that built this timelapse.
Thanks for sending this in Mayeul. You can check out more of Mayeul’s work here on Vimeo.
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.
RED has announced the Epic-M Monochrome cinema camera, a black & white camera that runs $42,000 for the body only. [click to continue…]
The new Sony HDR-AS10 and HDR-AS15 are new Action Cams aimed at the GoPro crowd. The compact cameras shoot 1080p HD video 30fps; however, they also have the ability to capture 720p HD video at either 30fps, 60fps or even 120fps for some great slow motion effects in a very compact package. [click to continue…]