Video Nats 2021 onboard videos

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Kotori87, Jul 15, 2021.

  1. Kotori87

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  2. Seventy Two

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    Hello. I really enjoy the onboard videos.
    Can someone please describe the equipment and set up for the onboard cameras?
    Maybe a link or two and any tips you might have. Cost?
    Thank You.
     
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  3. Kotori87

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    The camera is the Insta360 Go 2. You can find it on Amazon for about $300 here:

    View: https://www.amazon.com/Insta360-GO-Waterproof-Stabilization-Accessories/dp/B08Y1P3CQ8?ref_=ast_sto_dp

    It is slightly smaller than your thumb, weighs 1 oz, and records stabilized video. It is also fully waterproof, and I've been sunk with it in 8+ feet with no ill effects. It can only record up to 15 minutes at a time, then you have to restart the recording. Not a problem for local battles, but campaigns and larger events may be an issue. Battery life is also short, so I always put it back on the charger between sorties. I'll be bringing one to the battle this weekend if you want to see it.
     
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    ...Attach yee camera well, I lost a cheap one at Nats this year:(
     
  5. Seventy Two

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    Thanks for the info and invite.
    Just one more question, please.
    Is the video download process at the pond easy and what do you download the video to?
    Thank you.
     
  6. Kotori87

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    I bring a small laptop to the pond, and offload the videos during lunch. It doesn't take long. I also bring a USB battery pack to charge it. The battery is more limiting than onboard memory is.
     
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    An alternative if you are in a larger ship, I’ll be trying this:
    https://us.driftinnovation.com/pages/ghost-xl-pro-drift-innovation

    Plan is to make it look part of the superstructure, if it works might get another to point in another direction. Will put plexiglass in front to protect the glass (did this with my old camera)
     
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    That looks really solid. Should make for some beautiful footage. 4k will be nice for zooming in on the action.
     
  9. Justin Ragucci

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    I had a insta 360 on my Rodney this year at NATs and it took awesome footage that will be on @Beaver youtube channel.
     
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    OhboyOhboyOhboy - I can hardly wait! Be sure and let us know when it's available to watch.

    (And please, easy on the crappy music. I'd rather hear the music of the gears and guns.)
     
  11. Seventy Two

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    Thanks for the responses everyone.
    That drift innovation camera looks particularly awesome.
    Looks like it might even fit in a 72nd Gearing 5 in. mount.
    Would be fun to try. The mounts rotate and the guns elevate, well, actually depress 0 deg and down.
    Thanks again.