Slow-mo Windsurfing

View count: 1913 | duration: 5:25 | date: 5 years ago on Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ken and Nev Wave Jumping

This was shot with my new Sony DSC-HX9V compact camera. This is an amaizing bit of gear for its size, weight and convenience. It has a 16x optical zoom, optical image stabalisation and shoots in full HD 1080 x 50p resolution. It was blowing a gale on the day (20+ knots) so it was a bit difficult to keep the camera steady. Still, not bad for my first go.

My gold Sony DSC-HX9V

The video is really crisp, and you can see a huge difference between this and the wide shots where were captured on my Panasonic DMC-FT2 at the same time - I used a two camera setup on a monopod.

The only criticism I would make of this camera is that the zoom barrel is a bit loose - only marginally so - and in the strong gusts the wind was actually causing this barrel to shake when it was fully extended. You see this as an artefact in the video - caused by the rolling MOS shutter - sometimes the image appear to flutter. In future I will need to do something to counteract this in strong winds. Maybe but standing next to someone or something so as to act as a wind break.

Nev's Mystery Object

Nev found this mystery object walking along the beach and wondered if anyone knew what it might be. It looks to be made of bone.

Nevs Mystery Object

Along the straight edge it looks like it is broken off a larger piece. The top side is textured almost like coral.

Nev with his mystery object

After session beer

Enjoying a cold one after another great day out on the water.

Sharing a beer after a session

Sharing a beer after a session

Caleb

Caleb - one of this years most improved kitesurfers

Andrew

Andrew

Justin

Justin - needs more time on water - as do I!

Justin and Caleb checking out some kit

Justin and Caleb checking out some kit

Board for sale

Posted by Henry Thomas, 5 years ago on Sunday, December 11, 2011

4 comments:

Gavin said...

Great camera work Henry! Slow mo the way to go for the jumps, Nev was just hanging there.

Posted 5 years ago on Sunday, December 11, 2011

Henry Thomas said...

Yeah, its pretty neat. I am looking forward to trying it out on some of the kitesurfers. I caught a few jumps in the video, but was mostly focused on Ken and Nev. The image stability is pretty amazing for such a long zoom lens.

Posted 5 years ago on Sunday, December 11, 2011

Gavin said...

The kitesurfer who flashes accross the top at 0:53 min looks awesome. Red and white board, Ray or Caleb perhaps? He just drops in and flashes accross the screen, leaves you thinking, where did he come from? Where did he go? Great stuff.

Posted 5 years ago on Sunday, December 11, 2011

simon blanshard said...

Great video Henry....will it be your next tutorial video?

Posted 5 years ago on Monday, December 12, 2011

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