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  1. Hello, As Instastories/InstagramTV and other apps with vertical endformats are skyrocketing with usage we also have to adapt somehow. Tandem-customers are sharing their videos online and most of their views will be done by a mobile device with a vertical screen. No one wants to turn their mobile anymore or wants to see videos which just fill 1/3 of the screen in the middle. Sure, you can just crop it, but then a lot of resolution and 2/3 of the picture gets lost. I filmed some skydives in vertical orientation and found out, that it works quite well for: Tandems, tracking jumps, small vertical (haha) groups like Headdown 2 or 3 ways and for sure anything with a handmounted cam (being it just a selfie perspective on any jump or even a tandem-hc) What is your opinion on that? Just an ugly trend which will go away or something we have to take serious? Having said that - did anyone see a gopro-case with a mount on the short side to mount it vertical? I use a small pivot angle to change it, but that's not the "clean" solution... Best, Max
  2. Thanks Ian for your Input, but that is the wrong book. I'm looking for "The Art of vRW". Best, Max
  3. Hello, I'm looking for a PDF of some pages from Pat Works Original Book. I found a complete PDF online, but it's now gone and stupid me didn't save it... I'm looking for the pages around this little screenshot. Attached. If someone could help me out, this would be much appreciated!
  4. Skydiving Chicks at the DZ.... It's never your girlfriend, it's only your turn. 'nuff said
  5. All you need is here:
  6. AmpuriaInn is a really nice option for the price. As it is close. It just has too thin walls - I once woke up in the middle of the night because someone in the next room farted really loud. Just be aware of that. But if you a lot of tunnel and jumping you will sleep tight anyway.
  7. Thank you Sean, that looks really good and smooth. Stabilizer works great. Thinking about ditching my Hero4. TurnedOn doesn't support Hero5 anyway and Trunk is working on a Sony TurnedOn (Cameye reloaded). Will we all go to Sony now? Is GoPro loosing it's Skydiver game? I would guess so...
  8. Hello, The new DJI Mavic drone promises an onboard video transmission of 7km in Full HD (1080p) called OcuSync. Does that mean we finally have the technology for a nice and small live video transmission solution for everyone? Without huge broadcast modules and antennas? If the range is 7km, this should easily work for 4km? Does anyone have more information or have seen this video transmission technique used in the wild? Cheers, Max
  9. Not impressed. It's basically a new housing and a software update. Imagesensor is the same as the Hero4 Black. If you want to stay with GoPro your Hero4 is still perfectly fine. If you want to go next level with mechanical stabilization you should move to Sony.
  10. Do we have some post-jump-statements by Luke in the mean time? We have so many questions unanswered - we might need a skydiver AMA (ask me anything)
  11. This Aikins dude is legendary! What an achievement - congrats to everyone involved, planning and executing this! My question: As you can see, he was way off-center on one side. My (really uneducated) guess from the frame grabs is, that he was about 20-25ft away from the edge. On the other side he had about 80-75ft of spare net. On the other axis he was more or less center. Because I didn't hear it in any of the post-jump interviews (btw: are there any at all, except the one with: "The words I want to say I can't even get out of my mouth"?): Is my impression that this was a really close call correct? Did he or the people around him make any statement regarding that? I know, every landing you can walk away from is a good landing, but we are skydivers, we want to have more facts How did he feel? Any side effects from that massive decelaration? Whiplash, concussion anything? Is this repeatable for a normal person? Felix (you can think about him what you want) was very honest talking about the stratos-jump and the fact he nearly fucked it up regarding the rotations he was getting into, his goggles malfunctioning, he had to pull higher, etc.. All my questions aside, this is a massive achievement for mankind! Thumbs up Luke!
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  13. Yes, this was pre-recorded. Not a live stunt.
  14. Honda has a pretty good history with skydiving used in advertising, including this amazing stunt they once did LIVE on TV: I also did some work for them with skydiving used in a print campaign. But in this case, it's probably a postproduction job ;)
  15. I see the trend that more and more people sell their Canon stuff at the moment and go over to Sony or Nikon. Does anyone else notice it as well?
  16. I think a key point is also to get as flat and compact as possible during the exit. Don't sit up. Hold him really tight and don't grab his wings with your legs. When the exit went well and you are flying you can try to sit up to get a better view. Here is a double wingsuit rodeo we did last summer. We had a good fallrate, so that even non-suiters could easily follow. And don't forget the most important thing: Have fun! [inline 11032087_10155451115575183_320351119_o.jpg]
  17. You might take a wild guess about the origin of your problem Which 128GB cards are you using? I was measuring 34mb/s write rate with CrystalDiskMark, that "should" be enough for 1080p60 recordings without protune (minus overhead blabla). Fastest SanDisk 128GB were giving me roughly 20mb/s write rate so I opted for Samsung. Was roughly 3 months ago when I tested it, so maybe there are new and more speedy 128GB cards out already? Please tell me :)
  18. I was using Samsung Evo Cards, Class 10.
  19. I usually record in 1080p60 when I'm doing tandems on weekends. When doing personal work I mostly shoot in 2.7k/60p.
  20. I have a Hero 4 black and had a lot of issues with 128GB cards. I stopped using 128GB cards. Sometimes it froze right after I stopped recording, sometimes it displayed "busy" in the display after turning on, which didn't stop, till I turned it off again. The 32GB cards work without a problem at the moment - never tried a 64GB. Disclaimer: I am on my 3rd Hero 4 Black at the moment, because all the previous ones failed to operate after some time and had software or connectivity issues. All models were tested with the newest available firmware v02.00.00. It's really sad, that GoPro still fails to deliver the product they are promising.
  21. My Hero4 Black also failed after 3 weekends in use. The sensor is giving me some green/yellow lines and artefacts now every once in a while. No SD Card issue, tried 3 different ones... Waiting for a replacement since 2 weeks now.
  22. Can you please make it public so we all know? I'm also looking to switch to an A6000.
  23. Go with MPEGStreamclip. It's free, easy and can do a lot if you want.
  24. We are sometimes using Hero4's for parts of professional tv commercial shoots so I don't know why it shouldn't be good for tandem videos. Shake also depends on your flying style and on your helmet. I saw videos from G3 mounts that had a terrible shake in headup and even bellypositions. It all depends on what you want to deliver to your costumer. If you want super slow and smooth camera movements you can also tweak around a little bit with more fps, warp stabilize it in the postproduction or even use a gimbal for the ground footage. If you want to keep it more realistic and authentic some fast movements and tilting are imho also allowed. Regarding the picture quality I would say a Hero4 is superior to some of the earlier CX Cams.