Thread: Go Pro Swivel for Ski Pylon
02-06-2015, 03:25 PM #1
Go Pro Swivel for Ski Pylon
I am developing a SeaDoo ski plyon GoPro swivel that follows a wakeboarder or tuber etc. Just looking to see if there is any intrest from fellow PWC'ers. Still in the design process but is should be really awsome to have the GoPro follow the rope automatically. Comments?
02-06-2015, 04:07 PM #2
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Having the camera so close to rope level might not be ideal from a photography perspective.
Might want the option of mounting the camera higher so the rope and guide hardware is not so prominent in the frame.
Camera shake and engine vibration (conducted noise) may be issues.
02-06-2015, 04:09 PM #3
Dont take this the wrong way because I think its really cool but the biggest problem with using the gopro for this is that the cameras dont have zoom. You have to remember that the subjects are typically 20-50 feet away which makes it look really small.
Best of luck,
02-06-2015, 04:20 PM #4
The GoPro cameras have very wide 170 degree FOV. Even the newer cameras as medium FOV they are still very wide. With such a wide angle, the camera doesn't need to follow rider when over 15ft from lens. In many cases, having a stationary camera gives the viewer a better sense of speed when crossing wakes.
Make a similar device that mounts to helmet and rotates around head getting 360 degree camera coverage (facing rider). There are home made versions but haven't seen a pro version yet.
02-06-2015, 06:47 PM #5
02-07-2015, 11:57 PM #6
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- Nashville, TN
It's a cool idea! but as has been stated, the zoom is going to be an issue. Would the mount be universal so that you can mount a better quality camera on it?
02-08-2015, 12:08 AM #7
Friend has this on his mastercraft....
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