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Bob Needam

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Most likely, no you won't be able to have it on you.
Cameras are snag hazards and are reserved for experienced skydive with 200+ jumps

If you really want a video, having a cameraman in front of you is a better option. You'll get the outside perspective and he will film all your reactions.

You should contact the DZ where you will do your tandem to confirm with them.

 

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Thanks for quick reply.

I get it. Shame though as a pro camera guy cost a few bob.

I'll see how the land lay's when I get there.

looking forward to it.

Gradually ticking off my bucket list.

Done a parachute jump, then in a balloon, best of all...flown in a Spitfire (top of the list)

Just a flight into space now ;P

 

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Even if the camera isn't a snag hazard:

a) national skydiving organizations often forbid cameras on less experienced jumpers (even if the person is strapped to an instructor)

and

b) there's no incentive for skydivers and dropzones to take away from their own revenues in providing video services to tandem students. 

It is what it is. Enjoy your jump. Hopefully you do get video. :-)

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1 hour ago, pchapman said:

b) there's no incentive for skydivers and dropzones to take away from their own revenues in providing video services to tandem students. 

You aren't supposed to tell the customers THAT! Just tell them to try bringing a bag of popcorn and a six pack of coke into the movie theatre.

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10 hours ago, Bob Needam said:

Thanks for quick reply.

I get it. Shame though as a pro camera guy cost a few bob.

I'll see how the land lay's when I get there.

looking forward to it.

Gradually ticking off my bucket list.

Done a parachute jump, then in a balloon, best of all...flown in a Spitfire (top of the list)

Just a flight into space now ;P

 

Get the video. You will watch it over and over.

Hopefully you have video of the Spits ride,,,and its posted somewhere?

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2 hours ago, Bob Needam said:

I guess it'll be on a USB stick?

 

41 minutes ago, timski said:

or a disc. or some other digital format!

 

I don't shoot video, but as a TI over the years I have seen the student videos go from VHS to DVD to USB, to now they just post it online and send the student the link so that they can watch/download/share it as they wish. So, yeah, the student tandem skydive video is - in the cloud.

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On 6/10/2021 at 2:49 AM, TampaPete said:

Get the video. You will watch it over and over.

Hopefully you have video of the Spits ride,,,and its posted somewhere?

Yes i do have some pics & a vid of the Spit ride. Should I post them in this forum?

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