Costyn

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    Schaffen, Belgium
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    92506
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    KNVVL
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    1000
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    Wing Suit Flying
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    600
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    Freeflying
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  1. Well looking at my earlier posts, I did try the slower shutter speeds and just got a lot of motion blur, which I didn't like. I might try it again sometime. The water in the sample video's do look nicer at a slower shutterspeed. Costyn van Dongen - http://www.flylikebrick.com/ - World Wide Wingsuit News
  2. I have the 15-85 IS USM and I did jump once with it. It seems the optical image stabilization is enabled during video (which you can see on the ground) but it can't cope with the severe shaking during skydiving. It doesn't improve it although it doesn't seem to make it a lot worse either. So I've gone back to using my 10-22 which is about half the weight and does nicely for skydiving. Long story short: I think the kit lens would be fine, just turn off the IS during skydiving. I usually use the manual settings; set aperture to 7.1, shutter speed to 400 and ISO to auto. I'm not sure about the FPS yet, it does seem that you notice the frame rate at 25fps (or 30 for NTSC) full HD and video becomes jerky. 720p and 50fps (or 60 for NTSC) does seem to give smoother video. Hope this helps! Costyn van Dongen - http://www.flylikebrick.com/ - World Wide Wingsuit News
  3. THIS ONE Well played... Costyn van Dongen - http://www.flylikebrick.com/ - World Wide Wingsuit News
  4. You don't care about cars! I contend that neither (or either) wil make you smile. Costyn van Dongen - http://www.flylikebrick.com/ - World Wide Wingsuit News
  5. Costyn

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    Levels, membership fee... when is Tom Cruise joining? 'Cause this business model is straight from Scientology! Costyn van Dongen - http://www.flylikebrick.com/ - World Wide Wingsuit News
  6. Too many crazy people in the discipline. Costyn van Dongen - http://www.flylikebrick.com/ - World Wide Wingsuit News
  7. Nearly all GPSes can give you a figure for their accuracy, the so called 'Dilution of Precision'. On my GPS I can ask it to log that too along with each trackpoint, which might've solved your problem by throwing away all trackpoints which weren't accurate. In the FlySight you could do something similar: only beep when you have a good fix and when you detect freefall. Costyn van Dongen - http://www.flylikebrick.com/ - World Wide Wingsuit News
  8. Pics or it didn't happen! Costyn van Dongen - http://www.flylikebrick.com/ - World Wide Wingsuit News
  9. The Ghost 2 and 3 are very different. Flying the ghost 3 felt more like a stealth: massive inflation and a challenging pull. It scared me a bit on the first couple jumps. I don't have any numbers or graphs but I'm sure the ghost 3 outperforms the 2 in all aspects. So I think you'll be screwed if you try to outfly your friend in your ghost 2. Sorry!
  10. Hey James, My gpx2srt tool was never very robust nor very compatible with the somewhat different styles of GPX that do exist (even though it's one standard). But you mention you have Paralog... afaik (never tested it myself), Paralog can embed the same exact stats in your video, just like my tool (only easier as I understand it). Cheers Costyn van Dongen - http://www.flylikebrick.com/ - World Wide Wingsuit News
  11. I posted this to wingsuitnews.com too. If you click the link to Science News in the summary (which is what it is), you get a longer article in Russian: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=ru&tl=en&u=http://nauka.izvestia.ru/news/article104553.html Unfortunately the article is light on details... but makes a fun read. 'Vingsyut' heh. Costyn van Dongen - http://www.flylikebrick.com/ - World Wide Wingsuit News
  12. +1 Agreed. Costyn van Dongen - http://www.flylikebrick.com/ - World Wide Wingsuit News
  13. We've also set up a Facebook page for the competition, for those of you who use Facebook a lot. I also created an event you can RSVP to. If you are interested in coming but do not have a team, let us know we can hook you up with other people in the same situation. Costyn van Dongen - http://www.flylikebrick.com/ - World Wide Wingsuit News
  14. Very cool! Costyn van Dongen - http://www.flylikebrick.com/ - World Wide Wingsuit News
  15. Very cool! Can't make it in January, but maybe one of the events later in the year... Costyn van Dongen - http://www.flylikebrick.com/ - World Wide Wingsuit News