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Old February 4th, 2006, 05:19 PM   #1
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Hello,

I have a great opportunity to hang out of a helicopter to shoot some video of moving cars. After my initial excitement wore off, I started to think of a few challenges to overcome. So here are my questions:

1. Does anyone know of a good harness or lanyard for the A1? I don't want my new camera to fly out of my hand and in the best case, smash upon impact with the ground, or worst case, strike the tail rotor and then me smash upon impact with the ground!

2. Autofocus or manual focus? I think the helicopter will be traveling at the same speed as the cars and also at relatively fixed distance.

3. Any suggestions for steadying the shot? Will the shoulder mounted spider brace help? How about using the steady shot on the A1?

Any ideas are appreciated, including do-it-yourself solutions (simple ones!). I have a budget of around $500.

Thanks,

Michael
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Old February 4th, 2006, 05:57 PM   #2
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Michael I used a steady cam brace and a neck strap
when I took helicopter footage on my Brazil / RIO Vacation.

I will be selling one on my site in a few days

I will ship you one to test out. When you finish with the steady shot write a review and ship it back to me.

REGARDS
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Old February 4th, 2006, 06:05 PM   #3
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Sounds great. How much do they usually go for? Do you want me to e-mail you my info?

Thanks
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Old February 4th, 2006, 06:51 PM   #4
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Heres my email
What day is your shot?

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Old February 4th, 2006, 07:43 PM   #5
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Rio! I'm from there! How did you like it? Do you think you could post the footage you got online? I would love to see it.
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 04:58 PM   #6
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Can I See Aerial Footage Too?

Can you send link or e-mail? I'd really like to see your Rio footage.
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