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A praice to Gopro and explorer + 360!

by Rata » Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:43 am

Wow what a start!

Did my first "real" 360 recording yesterday, and what a day! lol
Threats of getting my hood smashed in. (other photographers did not like me being around. lol)
A lengthy recording of some laps around the track, and then.
As the bike passes me in the pitlane, something makes me stop and pay attention, and as i turn, i see it happend.
A slight wobble of the rig, clear movement, and then, PEEEW, off it goes.
At 200km/h down the finishing straight, right before finishing line, right in to saphalt it goes, slides over the finishing line and starts tumbeling.
This is about when i start cursing and counting cash. So i grab me a smoke and start heading down the pitlane to gather parts.
As im waiting for the red flag and the track to clear, i look at my remote, and i see, 6 cams recording....
Grin starts picking up and i head out on the track, looking for the rig.

I finally find it, some 100m from the ejection point and check it to find all 6 cameras still recording.
Out of allignment, but still in place and ready to go another round.
The rig had lost one of its corners, but had taken the beating like a champ.
Later i found the parts that had fallen off and it where a clean break with 2 parts and no big issue to glue back togeather.

After checking the cameras i find that 2 are un damaged, 2 had slight scraping of the corner of the case and 2 cameras had scraping through the case in a corner but could be sealed up with glue.

Had i taken any other rig, this would have been a total writeoff for shure.

BTW, the crash where totally my foult. I used a manifrotto superclamp to secure, but with a wedge of wood between, and no security line. big mistake. I did not secure the superclamp with a plastic strip either. and i didnt check all my cams good anough, so one cam where at 1080, making my stich even harder.

I love hindsight, great vision, bad smell. :/

Ill upload the run when im done stiching. Not the best stichup. but it sort of works.

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Re: A praice to Gopro and explorer + 360!

by Rata » Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:45 pm

Here is the vid.
I will need to polish it a bit, but it where just too much fun to not upload it.

http://eyes.kolor.com/en/v/1424d503a79f ... 065035f67e

You can see me dropping my jaw in the final few seconds, im teh guy in blue jacket to the left. :D

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Re: A praice to Gopro and explorer + 360!

by AlexandreJ » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:58 am

Interesting video :)

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Re: A praice to Gopro and explorer + 360!

by ATXcloud » Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:58 pm

Glad you are alive. Crazy to watch, recommend in little planet view with a slight zoom in.
Howdy from Deep in the Heart of Texas!

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Re: A praice to Gopro and explorer + 360!

by Rata » Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:32 pm

Yeah. Glad to be on the sidelines of that one.
I usually end up in source when i see it myself. but fun to experiment with the projections on theese films.

Im working on a better render of it atm, had some issues with the nadir patch and blending.
Re made the whole thing for a steady horizon and held the bike in center, making the camera fly behind the bike.
A lot of refrence panos to be made, 2 to 4 refrence points for each turn in the track, a lot of fiddeling.
Anyone got any good tips for editing films like this?
Allso, while on tips, what progs do you all prefer for doing intro and exit parts of the vid?
Im having a little issues with 4k film editing. O.o

Heading back to the track this weekend to do some more recordings, this time in a drifting car.
I hope ill be able to do one recording in the car and one outside.
Anyone have any exp with this? Ill take any tips heading my way.

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Re: A praice to Gopro and explorer + 360!

by Rata » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:05 pm

Did the remake of the vid.
Had a few issues with the stichup tearing apart in the end.
How is AVP with changing stiching mid vid i wonder?
Prolly just making more work for myself but.

http://eyes.kolor.com/en/v/abbf6a086328 ... 0d60811844

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Re: A praice to Gopro and explorer + 360!

by captain3d » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:10 am

Hey nice

I am using video pro and setting keys for the stitch during a movie. Works well

phil


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