Broadcast cameramen might be interested to know about a novel broadcast camera equipment application. We have heard a rumour that a Go Pro Hero HD camera is to be fitted to the saddle of Her Majesty the Queen’s horse, Carlton House, riding in the Investec Epson Derby. Carlton House is a favourite to win the race. The idea is that the camera is mounted on the rear edge of the saddle, facing backwards. This will give a stunning POV or the rest of the field. The compact form and exceptionally low weight of the camera is thought unlikely to interfere with the jockey and horse’s performance. Can’t wait to see the footage, if the rumour is true!
Has anybody tried this before?
Being lucky enough to have accumulated a little bit of holiday I decided to take a few weeks off in November and head out to Thailand. The main focus of the holiday was going to be my second passion, climbing. Normally I hate taking cameras on holiday, they tend to either be too fragile, or weigh you down. Something you don’t want when you’re a hundred meters up in the air and searching for your next handhold. The Go Pro was a little bit different though, pretty compact, easy to use, and rugged. Here’s one of the resulting videos…
My only mistake was not reading the manual, which resulted in the video being a rather broadcast unfriendly 4:3 ratio 30p. To really see the quality hit the HD button in Youtube.