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Running like Bourne

If you ever wanted to know what it’s like to run across rooftops like Jason Borune, then the above video is for you.

If you just want to watch a video of people free running and doing crazy interesting Parkour, then this video below is for you:

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awesome DIY science video

A Super Fast GoPro!

YouTube users Sam and Niko together with their team at Corridor Digital 3-D printed an arrow casing for a GoPro.  They then placed it into an air cannon and fired it. It went better than expected.  The initial launch was successful, but the follow up straight up resulted in a broken GoPro. Not to worry, they had extras so they tried again.  They calculated the speed to be about 84 miles per hour.  Though, I don’t like their usage of Google Maps to estimate the distance the GoPro traveled.  It was only about 400 feet, they were in a field, they could have easily measured that themselves.  Anyway, that’s the difference between real scientists, and people having fun.

After it was all said and done, they stabilized the video.  You can see that towards the end above.  It’s not terrible, though it is nauseating to watch I think.  I’d rather watch the native one personally.  They could probably fix this by changing the aspect ration the camera shoots to square, or more square than the 1080p or 4k quality it’s currently set at.

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awesome photo video

Weddings from the Camera’s POV

It’s wedding season, and photographs are always an important part of it.  You always see the finished product, now here you can see what the camera saw as it was taking the photo, and the resulting photograph that Tom Harmon got out of the shot.  Tom is a photographer out of New Jersey, and in 2014 (yes, a few years ago, sorry) he attached a GoPro to his camera to record the whole thing.  It’s pretty ace if you ask me.  Especially to see the different size lenses he had on.  Like the field shot of the groomsmen from way up high and far away.  He had a zoom lens on there clearly.  It was very well edited with the final shots right after the GoPro video of the scene too.

After watching this video, I want to hire this wedding photographer, he took some really nice shots, things that you normally wouldn’t see in a regular wedding album.  At least, from my perspective anyway.