Aerial footage of surfers at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, California. July 21, 2013. Footage taken with a DJI Phantom quadcopter, GoPro HERO3 Black edition camera, Rotorpixel HERO3 gimbal (rotorpixel.com), ReadyMadeRC FPV transmitter, receiver, and remote monitor, and modified DJI Phantom radio. Footage captured and edited by Eric Cheng (echengphoto.com). Special thanks to George Krieger, David Merrill, and Jeff Honda for hanging out for the morning!
Full information about the setup is here: rotorpixel.com/journey/2013/7/22/quadcopter-footage-of-surfers-in-santa-cruz
Music: "May" by Marcel Pequel (last.fm/music/Marcel%20Pequel)
Edited in about an hour using Final Cut Pro X with Magic Bullet Looks.
Daytime and night timelapse footage from a short trip to Crater Lake, Oregon, in late June of 2013. All frames shot with Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 14mm f/2.8L II, 17mm TS-E and 24mm TS-E lenses. Special thanks to Stan Jirman for the loan of the tilt-shift lenses. Music courtesy mobygratis.com.
I was going through some old footage tonight and found this clip of Alex Mustard and Laz Ruda being buzzed by a large tiger shark. I miss sharks—it's been way too long since I've been on a proper shark dive.
DJI Phantom with balanced Graupner 8x5 props, GoPro HERO 3 at 1080/60p in Medium and Wide.
This is the stabilized version of the video found here: vimeo.com/60421962
Video footage taken with a DJI Phantom quadcopter with a GoPro HERO 3 Black camera shooting at 1080/60p, medium FOV. A few short fragments are slowed down 50% to match the 30 fps playback speed. Stabilized in post in FCPx.
DJI Phantom mods: balanced Graupner 8x5 carbon fiber props, and a two tiny strips of Sorbothane placed underneath the GoPro mount (the contact surface between the GoPro mount and the Phantom wasn't quite right after removing the mount a few times, and it was rattling around).