Started by Millstreet in Ski Chatter - 18 Replies
I also tried my Canon EoS 5D Mk.II with f2.8 wide-angle zoom in video mode, held in one hand. Of course, the picture quality was much better, but at 2.5 Kg it was hard to hold for very long and I was nervous about falling over onto it. It really needs something like one of those 'C'-shaped brackets that hold the camera under the handgrip (CamCaddie in the USA) I'll give this a go next season.
(As described below) Canon iXus held in one hand and poles in the other (as is obvious once I hit the sunshine).
+ Easy to pan
- Unexpectedly hard work balancing (see end).
Contour 1080HD, Hand-held
+ Easy to pan.
+ Less vibration than on goggle/helmet mount.
Canon EoS 5D Mk.II, 22 megapixels, hand held
+ Image quality
I looked at a lot of helmet camera videos, but took the view that the output tended not to follow the line. Hence I elected to hold a normal digital camera in my left hand, and two sticks in my right. I felt that I had sufficient control to hold the camera steady, and focus on the line of the run. For both of the following runs, I thought a lot about the safety aspect, and in each case figured out a back up plan.
It should be noted that these are runs I know very well, and I realise this is different from videoing the odd holiday run.
So, at between 85 and 95 kph:
And, at about 65/70 kph:
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