Filming a paraglider with the GoPro HD Hero !

August 11, 2010 by KaiRenz  

Für die Deutsche-Version des Artikels bitte hier anklicken.

The Video was filmed with the GoPro HD HERO (see Link for more details).

The Film-Shots:

1.) Telescope-Rod:

GoPro HD Hero Teleskopstiel Most of the shots where made with a telescope-rod where the GoPro HD HERO was mounted.  The GoPro HD Camcorder is then about 1 Meter away from the actor. While take-off the telescope-rod is mounted on the paragliding harness with two carabines and is unfasten during the flight. Then it can be filmed with one hand and the telescope-rod is of course mounted with a rope on the harness.

To assemble the GoPro HD on the rod, you need the GoPro-Adapter for Bicycle (see Link for more Details).

On the following Picture you can see the dimensions of the telescope-rod including the flex-handle-adapter (you can get this at nearly every do-it-yourself store for about 15.-$):
GoPro HD Helmkamera Stange

With the following dimensions (and the 100°-angle) the telescope-rod is not visible in the HD720p Mode. Here some shots, which were filmed with the telescope-rod:

GoPro HD HERO Filmszenen im Überblick

2.) GoPro HD – Helmet:

Helmkamera GoPro HD You can mount the GoPro HD HERO also on your helmet like you can see in the picture on the right side.

If you don´t want to get blured shots – then you should hold your head still for a few seconds.
Here some shots which where filmed with the GoPro HD mounted on the helmet:Helmkamera_GoPro_HD_Hero

3.) Telescope-rod with cross-member

And now a few words to the shots where i am filmed from ahead and where i have both hands on the controls (respectively behind my head :-) )

Querstange GoProHD Halterung The Telescope-rod is clamped between the legs. And for the reason of preventing the rod to twist, a small cross-member is mounted on the end of the rod – and during the flight you sit with your legs on the cross-member. Hopefully you can see it in the following picture:

GoPro HD Stange Querstrebe

A last word to the music:

The music is from http://www.istockphoto.com/audio and of course i bought the music – so that i will not get into a license conflict.

Any Questions to this Video-Tutorial ?

Then please write a comment.

More about the GoPro HD HERO and more applications (Surfen, Biken, Motorsport etc.) , you can see in my other Article on this Blog (it´s in german-language) .

Tutorial: YouTube-Video in 1080p-HD einbinden

January 21, 2010 by KaiRenz  

In diesem Tutorial erkläre ich, wie Sie ein HD-Video (1080p) von YouTube in Ihre Homepage einbinden können.

1.) Kopieren Sie sich den Embedded-Code von YouTube. Der sieht wie folgt aus – und uns interessiert dabei nur die grüne Video-URL :

<object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/7BOhDaJH0m4&hl=de_DE&fs=1& "></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/7BOhDaJH0m4&hl=de_DE&fs=1& " type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340"></embed></object>

2.) Der YouTube-Parameter für die HD-Version lautet:

&hd=1

3.) Den hängen wir einfach an die Video-URL an und schon ist die HD-Version in der eigenen Webseite eingebettet (natürlich ohne die Leerzeichen):

<object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/7BOhDaJH0m4&hl=de_DE&fs=1 &hd=1 "></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/7BOhDaJH0m4&hl=de_DE&fs=1 &hd=1 " type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340"></embed></object>

Wenn Sie den YouTube-Video-Link verschicken möchten, der dann bei YouTube direkt die HD-Version abspielt, dann hängen Sie einfach den HD-Parameter an den Video-Link an:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BOhDaJH0m4 &hd=1

Damit Sie es gleich ausprobieren können ist hier der Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BOhDaJH0m4&hd=1

Übrigens sehr nette SlowMotion-Kamera, die in dem Video zum Einsatz kommt (kostet ca. 100.000$).

Aber eine viel wichtigere Frage: Spielt das Video in der HD-Version bei Ihnen ruckelfrei ab ? Bitte einen kurzen Kommentar unten schreiben. Denn bei mir ruckelt es ohne Ende. Und was bringt eine HD-Version, wenn es sich dann doch keiner anschaut, weil es nur nervig vor sich her ruckelt.