1. New York City

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    from trappy : TeamBlackSheep / Added

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    More information about our gear: http://www.team-blacksheep.com Team Black Sheep flying in New York, over the Brooklyn and Verrazano Bridge, around Downtown Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy!

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    • beta-testing the steadicam zephyr // first flight + bts

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      we've tried the merlin, pilot, flyer, and now the zephyr. across the line, the zephyr has got to be the easiest to setup, the most versatile unit to adjust in the field, the smoothest balanced, and a whole lotta fun. just to demonstrate how much fun it is, at the end of this clip we tried no hands operating and we were all so surprised with how smooth those shots came out. there is a disclaimer on this clip - it was super windy while we were shooting but we didn't have another time to shoot, so we made the best of it. if you like these results, i imagine i could have gotten more out of it had the wind not been so strong. i often fly the flyer with a canon 7d and a 14mm rectilinear. the 14mm has a very short hyperfocal distance, so it is great for moving shots and keeping everyting in focus, and i love the look of the distortion versus a 16-35. on a 7d, with the crop, it isn't too too wide either, which is perfect. around the camera there is a cinevate cage and mattebox, used to provide protection for the camera, lets you rest the unit upside down (if you don't have a stand) and add some extra weight. the zephyr test featured the same configuration to really see how it would compare. a couple big improvements to the zephyr for those of us who are dSLR shooters; // the gimbal handle now offers tool-less adjustment. // the gimbal handle also has straight edges on on opposing sides (which is part of the tango compatibility) and when using the zephyr alone allows you to feel where straight is // the stage and base of the sled have a ton more power options (not something that a dSLR shooter will take as much advantage of unless you get into adding follow focus units and such) // the biggest plus, and why i want a zephyr so much, is how the base of the sled accepts the same weights as the merlin and how it now adjusts. the post that holds the monitor and a second one that holds the battery can be unlocked and slid fore and aft, which allows you to quickly and easily achieve dynamic balance like never before on a rig this size. by adding the weights to the base i can make the rig heavier (more inertia, my personal preference for operating). being that we are shooting dSLR, we only have one monitor live at a time, so we have to choose the one on the sled or the LCD on the camera. i choose the camera LCD (much to tiffen's dismay due to proper operating procedure) but when shooting live events i find it easier to check focus and see what is about to happen when i am looking up. it certainly does make it a challenge and you need to feel the rig more when you can't see the LCD (which you will see in some shots in the clip). with these weights on the bottom, if you also choose to use the dSLR LCD, you could get away by removing the monitor as well as the battery plate and using just the weights as your counter balance. what that means is potentially tiffen could release a dSLR version without these components and sell it for less. i'm going to pitch that to them, but who knows if that will want to go that route as they strongly advise using the monitor on the sled when operating. as of now, the zephyr would be my unit of choice. no MSRP has been announced and i don't have any indication where it will end up, though after using it i would have to assume it would be above the flyer and below the archer. this test footage included about 10 minutes of setup out of the box. thanks to tiffen for letting me borrow one of the two units in existence to do some testing. this is footage from the first flight. thanks to the rayjoyce team for acting as both a model and providing bts coverage for me. music is 'michigan' by derby licensed through withetiquette.com P.

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      • boudoir film // RED SCARLET X // onyx cinema

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        A little while ago, we (Anthony, Georgia and Michael) all had the opportunity to test our SCARLET-X "Rockwell" on the Steadicam Zephyr and the Midas Mount on a boudoir shoot. We are having a blast filming with SCARLET-X. One of the tools we didn't get to use was the DSMC Side Handle. We're curious to try it out on set and see how well it speeds things up. People seem to swear by it. As much as we like the touch screen controls, we would like to get our hands on the hard keys. Filming in a location that was a natural bounce board made it so a lighting setup was unnecessary, but also put the dynamic range of the camera to the test. Even with us just learning how to operate "Rockwell", the Red footage impressed us with its flexibility, but also showed us the behavior of the footage when there are beams of sunlight, clipping the highlights. The flexibility of the R3D files allowed us to tweak to our heart's content, in Redcine-X Pro, to make a couple of clipped shots work well. Redcine-X pro is definitely a BIG improvement over Redcine-X and I can't go back. Along with balancing the package to the steadicam, it was a great overall learning experience made easy due to the subject matter of course. :) We took our R3D into Red Cine X Pro and transcoded out to Apple Pro Res 422 at 2k. Edited in Final Cut Pro. So nothing fancy in terms of 4k workflow. We still love the footage at 2k. Typography was done in After Effects. For the Behind the Scenes please visit: http://www.onyxcinema.com/2012/01/01/sexy-lingerie-shoot-with-the-scarlet-x-teaser/

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        • Winterwonderland

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          More information about our gear: www.team-blacksheep.com Cruising through the beautiful snow-covered back country. Visiting sheep, scaring dogs and blasting through trees, construction sites and power lines. Soundtrack: Mop Mop - Destination (Valique Dark Jazz Remix)

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          • Living FPV 2

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            from trappy : TeamBlackSheep / Added

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            When LastOneDown-Guy gets harassed, he resorts to drinking and abusive FPV flying! This one is dedicated to scrape. OSD: www.immersionRC.com Aircraft: www.ritewingrc.com Equipment: www.nghobbies.com Camera: www.goprocamera.com

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            • Long range is boring!

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              from trappy : TeamBlackSheep / Added

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              More information about our gear: http://www.team-blacksheep.com Long range flights are boring. As always, there are exceptions to the rule :)

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              • FPV Proximity Flying

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                from trappy : TeamBlackSheep / Added

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                Team Black Sheep takes proximity flying to a new dimension. Looks and feels almost like sitting in a wingsuit, only safer :)

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                • it's on like donkey kong // christine + ben's (yosemite) same day edit

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                  christine and ben are one of those couples that have a blast together in whatever they do. the morning of the wedding they wanted to go for a hike together (which is something they frequently do together) and decided to also pick up some senior's scooters for their grandparents to get around yosemite. the walk was rather reflective and romantic, but as soon as the scooters were revealed, pure mayhem broke out. you can see where ben's daughter, who was doing random interviews throughout the weekend, get's it from :) being a same day edit, it is often tough to weave together so many different elements of the day into one cohesive piece. for christine and ben, i couldn't be happier with how everything just seemed to fit so perfectly and tie into each other. the soundtrack is 'NADUS 03C spring' by daniel dixon, licensed through withetiquette.com shot with the steadicam zephyr (prototype), MKIV, and 7d. almost entirely shot on L-series primes. audio through on board rode video mics or wireless lavs into a zoom h4n. oh, and one more gear comment. i am absolutely in love with the image of the second last shot (the first kiss) shot with the MKIV and canon 50 f1.2. P.

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                  • Glider Formation FPV

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                    More information about our gear: www.team-blacksheep.com TeamBlackSheep meets TUN Modellbau in the air

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                    • Chicken or Black Sheep - Episode 2

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                      from Team BlackSheep / Added

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                      More information about our gear: www.team-blacksheep.com This time we went to Haslital in Switzerland to do a bit of long range and a bit more of low passes :) There is a GoPro contest running at RCGroups. The winners receive a GoPro! We'd appreciate your votes for our videos (trappy and RiSCyD, Team Black Sheep, Videos 4,5,38,39) url: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1319982 video 4, 5, 38, 39. Thank you!

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