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  1. Thanks for all the nice feedback guys! We did some helicopter tandem jumps over Bora Bora and I used my T2i with a 2.8 15mm canon fisheye for stills and the GPHD3 in 1080p60fps for video. Both turned out very nicely. I still need to figure out the best setting for shooting in such amazing light conditions ^^ The album should be public: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.521725627896680.1073741866.201763469892899&type=1 My first jump shooting stills with the T2i, beer!!! ^^ "Common sense is not so common" - Voltaire Dudeist Skydiver #9
  2. If you back it with the stuff that matters such as vaccines and nutrient packs how can you point the finger and blame him for trying to raise money for such causes? What are you doing besides sitting on your thumb? "Common sense is not so common" - Voltaire Dudeist Skydiver #9
  3. You mean the bloody right riser, since it's the side that had the toggle premature release? Good job on the save, it's hard to react fast enough to correct such spins and thanks for sharing the video. "Common sense is not so common" - Voltaire Dudeist Skydiver #9
  4. Thanks for the pics, just what I was thinking of doing on my 2.5X! Have a plate for DSLR and one for action cams. "Common sense is not so common" - Voltaire Dudeist Skydiver #9
  5. Thanks for the reply Spot, this is exactly the kind of feedback we need. Regarding the 3D I was only thinking of using the housing to have both GoPros in it, not the actual 3D shooting :) Regarding the Sony AS 15, it looks like the mounting options are not that great, but that can be changed with the new Cookie mount for a side mount and as you said it mostly has the same problems as the others. I just saw that chutingstar has a 37mm ring adapter for the ReplayXD. Would that make it the better option if you put some good HD glass on it? What GP3Black issues are you talking about? I had quite a few when I first got it, but since the last couple firmware updates it is smooth sailing. So it looks like it is becoming more and more of an option to go for action cameras to shoot tandems in a decent enough quality for the customers. Which is mostly web use of their pictures and youtube uploads of their videos. Oh and I think I'll just side mount an iPhone on the right and an Android on the left to look like mickey mouse and call it quits Again thanks to you guys for the feedback and opinions. "Common sense is not so common" - Voltaire Dudeist Skydiver #9
  6. Of course this topic needs some pictures!! Check out the jumps from yesterday, and be sure to check older albums too as it was pretty cloudy yesterday ;) https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.516852665050643.1073741863.201763469892899&type=1 Hope the link works for everyone! "Common sense is not so common" - Voltaire Dudeist Skydiver #9
  7. Hello everyone, I am from Tahiti and we have a small tandem operation that started a few months ago. And yes, we do tandem jumps in Bora Bora, so tell your non skydiving honeymooners friends Right now our two tandem instructors use a pair of GoPro2 mounted on gloves. They are under specific french regulations and can pretty much do what they want, so the hand mounted cams was no issue to them. For now we can not have someone doing video on every tandem jump but are working towards being able to offer this service. Some of use here will need to get equipped for that. The classic option is T2i for stills and a CX110 for video. At least that's what I saw at all of the few DZs I visited. But we think we should shift to a pair of action cameras. I think that we can all agree that unless you shoot with proper $$$ HD glass on your CX110 it is not that much better than what you can get with a GoPro3 Black, and if you shoot in the 2.7k mode you can do some serious post prod and video stabilization, or shoot in 120fps for some badass slowmos. I just feel like the GoPro3 Black has taken an edge on the cookie cutter CX110. If you use your CX110 to the max then yeah maybe not, but I know we wont for tandem video use. The GoPro in 2 pictures/second is also very decent for pictures, but by no means can match a T2i with somewhat decent glass. So it would be a compromise to "downgrade" to an action cam for the stills. But what I am wondering is if this downgrade is still well within the quality people expect when they pay for stills of their jumps. Right now they seem pretty happy with the bad handheld shots from beatup GoPro2s so we can only do better :) I do not have much experience on the other action cameras, but from what I read and heard it would be between the GoPro3 Black and the Sony Action Cam, but seeing how Trunks trashes the action cam for skydiving I would tend to stick with the GoPro. By the way, Trunks makes some very valid points, you should checkout the article. So, should we go the double GoPro3 option? We could use a 3D mount on the front on any simple helmet with a cutaway system (no ifs about it in france, makes it easy. Camera = cutaway + no rsl or you do not jump it.) Or go T2i for still with a GoPro3 for video mounted right under it, using something like the new Ton Fly 2.5x video helmet with a flat top the shape of the T2i, I want one of those :) http://www.tonflyusa.com/1x.php Thanks for any input and blue skies!! "Common sense is not so common" - Voltaire Dudeist Skydiver #9
  8. yeah really, who needs googles when backflying in Tahiti :) lol "Common sense is not so common" - Voltaire Dudeist Skydiver #9
  9. Love the video!! Great flying, straight as an arrow :) "Common sense is not so common" - Voltaire Dudeist Skydiver #9
  10. This should be interesting :) "Common sense is not so common" - Voltaire Dudeist Skydiver #9
  11. Learned so much over the week end, thanks again to the 2 of you and all the staff at Elsinore!!!! FLY A WINGSUIT! "Common sense is not so common" - Voltaire Dudeist Skydiver #9
  12. Everyone mentions vertical speeds, and it looks like flocks are mostly in the 60-80 mph range, from what I experienced. But how about forward speed? I felt better and more precise when the flock had more forward speed for sure as all the inputs had more effect. My 2 centimes "Common sense is not so common" - Voltaire Dudeist Skydiver #9
  13. Of course Jeb, well put. Fear is one thing, realizing you need more skills to live those dreams is just being smart I think ^^ "Common sense is not so common" - Voltaire Dudeist Skydiver #9
  14. Well take my case for instance Started skydiving about a year ago, got some wingsuit flights and could go on a base camp. Reasonably in a year if I really kept at wingsuiting and base jumping I could be doing a wingsuit base jump. That's in 2 years after my AFF 1. I really don't think this would have been possible 5 or 6 years ago, but what do I know I had no clue about all this at the time Most of the crazy wingsuit proxy flying videos on the internet are about 3 year old I guess, and that's what got me into the sport in the first place. YouTube > Skydive > Wingsuit > Base > Proxy That was my plan from the start. Now that I am actually at the 3rd step things will go very differently for me. I have my reasons to take my time now and take it slow into BASE if ever. But I am not so sure most that had the same initial train of thought (YouTube > ... > Proxy) will end up at the same place I am now... Edit: btw as far as I know Jokke hasn't been skydiving for 10 years or base jumping for any longer. He picked up skydiving and in something like 2 years had some wingsuit jumps under his belt and some regular base as well. So he got to proxy flying in a 3-4 year period after his AFF, again as far as I've been told... "Common sense is not so common" - Voltaire Dudeist Skydiver #9
  15. Ahh the youtube effect... When friends hear that I started wingsuiting I invariably get the "oh you are flying next to mountains? How do you land those things?" and my favorite, "Oh I've seen people do that on youtube, I want to do it next summer!" I love seeing Jokke's video but am affraid of the crowd it can and will bring to base jumping. We will see in a couple years the impact of all those base camps popping everywhere and I seriously doubt it will be pretty "Common sense is not so common" - Voltaire Dudeist Skydiver #9