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Christopher FLEMING October 23rd 20 07:02 PM

New alpine soaring video on YouTube
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w4okrE4xfc

An ASH 31 Mi starts off by scraping the rocks low in the valleys, then climbs up above the highest peaks in the Southern French Alps. Fantastic video!

James Metcalfe October 23rd 20 08:25 PM

New alpine soaring video on YouTube
 
At 18:02 23 October 2020, Christopher FLEMING wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w4okrE4xfc

An ASH 31 Mi starts off by scraping the rocks low in the valleys, then
climbs up above the highest peaks in the Southern French Alps. Fantastic
video!


Yes, lovely to watch!
I would have been interested to see his progress (edited out) from Fayence

to the Col d'Allos - that's the interesting bit (actually, a lot) for an
established Alpine pilot. After that, it's all plain (plane?) sailing!
J.


AS October 23rd 20 08:26 PM

New alpine soaring video on YouTube
 
On Friday, October 23, 2020 at 2:02:39 PM UTC-4, Christopher FLEMING wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w4okrE4xfc

An ASH 31 Mi starts off by scraping the rocks low in the valleys, then climbs up above the highest peaks in the Southern French Alps. Fantastic video!


Nice - thanks for sharing that link!

Uli
'AS'

Eric Greenwell[_4_] October 24th 20 01:15 AM

New alpine soaring video on YouTube
 
Christopher FLEMING wrote on 10/23/2020 11:02 AM:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w4okrE4xfc

An ASH 31 Mi starts off by scraping the rocks low in the valleys, then climbs up above the highest peaks in the Southern French Alps. Fantastic video!

I liked the flying, but I was as much intrigued by the 360 degree video camera that allowed the
video editor to pick the angles desired.

--
Eric Greenwell - Washington State, USA (change ".netto" to ".us" to email me)
- "A Guide to Self-Launching Sailplane Operation"
https://sites.google.com/site/motorg...ad-the-guide-1

jp October 24th 20 02:10 AM

New alpine soaring video on YouTube
 


On Friday, October 23, 2020 at 5:15:45 PM UTC-7, Eric Greenwell wrote:
Christopher FLEMING wrote on 10/23/2020 11:02 AM:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w4okrE4xfc

An ASH 31 Mi starts off by scraping the rocks low in the valleys, then climbs up above the highest peaks in the Southern French Alps. Fantastic video!

I liked the flying, but I was as much intrigued by the 360 degree video camera that allowed the
video editor to pick the angles desired.

--
Eric Greenwell - Washington State, USA (change ".netto" to ".us" to email me)
- "A Guide to Self-Launching Sailplane Operation"
https://sites.google.com/site/motorg...ad-the-guide-1


I would like to know what camera setup was used. The 360º cameras I have seen produce "fisheye" kinds of images. Perhaps this setup was a remote controlled pan/tilt head?

Matt Herron Jr. October 24th 20 02:25 AM

New alpine soaring video on YouTube
 
That looks like a GoPro Max 360 camera ( https://gopro.com/en/us/shop/cameras...01-master.html ). I have one, and could tell from the shape of the shadow that showed up occasionally on the video. They are quite amazing, with almost perfect stabilization. When I put one on my wing, the footage looks like the airplane is pinned to the camera, rather than the other way around. You can edit the video to look in any direction at any zoom level with keyframes. Notice how steady the horizon is during the flight. 5.2K resolution means even zoomed in a bit (as this video was) looks pretty good. I highly recommend this camera.

Matt


I would like to know what camera setup was used. The 360º cameras I have seen produce "fisheye" kinds of images. Perhaps this setup was a remote controlled pan/tilt head?


waremark October 24th 20 02:26 AM

New alpine soaring video on YouTube
 
Lovely. But - did he take off in an ASH 31 without any warm up, and did he stow the prop without a cool down?

2G October 24th 20 04:07 AM

New alpine soaring video on YouTube
 
On Friday, October 23, 2020 at 6:25:31 PM UTC-7, Matt Herron Jr. wrote:
That looks like a GoPro Max 360 camera ( https://gopro.com/en/us/shop/cameras...01-master.html ). I have one, and could tell from the shape of the shadow that showed up occasionally on the video. They are quite amazing, with almost perfect stabilization. When I put one on my wing, the footage looks like the airplane is pinned to the camera, rather than the other way around. You can edit the video to look in any direction at any zoom level with keyframes. Notice how steady the horizon is during the flight.. 5.2K resolution means even zoomed in a bit (as this video was) looks pretty good. I highly recommend this camera.

Matt


I would like to know what camera setup was used. The 360º cameras I have seen produce "fisheye" kinds of images. Perhaps this setup was a remote controlled pan/tilt head?


It is a GoPro 360. Fleming posted the answer to this question:

What video camera was used, and which editing program?

I used a GoPro Max in 5.6k 360, and edited it with Final Cut Pro X.

[email protected] October 24th 20 01:29 PM

New alpine soaring video on YouTube
 
Great video, and truly astonishing camera technology. Wish we'd had it when we were making "Cloudstreet." However, the fore/aft alignment of the camera has some noticeable distortion where the two 180 degree hemispherical views join. Since they are aligned with the longitudinal axis of the glider, they show up quite a bit. Perhaps it would be better to align the camera mount laterally so the fore/aft view is undisturbed. I think the side views, with changing terrain and few "fixed" objects in the frame, would make this minor distortion less obvious.

No complaints, I am still VERY impressed.

kinsell October 24th 20 02:09 PM

New alpine soaring video on YouTube
 
On 10/24/20 6:29 AM, wrote:
Great video, and truly astonishing camera technology. Wish we'd had it when we were making "Cloudstreet." However, the fore/aft alignment of the camera has some noticeable distortion where the two 180 degree hemispherical views join. Since they are aligned with the longitudinal axis of the glider, they show up quite a bit. Perhaps it would be better to align the camera mount laterally so the fore/aft view is undisturbed. I think the side views, with changing terrain and few "fixed" objects in the frame, would make this minor distortion less obvious.

No complaints, I am still VERY impressed.


It's amazing how well they can hide the selfie stick and still have such
minimal distortion in the image.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYV_ZU4HSEA&t=63s



[email protected] November 1st 20 07:55 PM

New alpine soaring video on YouTube
 
Am Freitag, 23. Oktober 2020 20:02:39 UTC+2 schrieb Christopher FLEMING:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w4okrE4xfc

An ASH 31 Mi starts off by scraping the rocks low in the valleys, then climbs up above the highest peaks in the Southern French Alps. Fantastic video!


Hi,
How and where was the camera attached and how do you control it?
Are there any photos of the mounting?
regards
Burli

kinsell November 2nd 20 01:59 AM

New alpine soaring video on YouTube
 
On 11/1/20 12:55 PM, wrote:
Am Freitag, 23. Oktober 2020 20:02:39 UTC+2 schrieb Christopher FLEMING:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w4okrE4xfc

An ASH 31 Mi starts off by scraping the rocks low in the valleys, then climbs up above the highest peaks in the Southern French Alps. Fantastic video!


Hi,
How and where was the camera attached and how do you control it?
Are there any photos of the mounting?
regards
Burli


These cameras have two 180 degree fish-eye lenses mounted back to back.
This one would have been mounted on a short stick going up from the
glare shield, with one lens pointed port and the other starboard. The
camera stiches together the two videos into a single 360 degree video.

They simply record everything, the panning effect is done after the
flight with high-end image processing software. Most of the fish-eye
effect is removed in the post processing.


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