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Im not sure where to post this, but it might go in the "promotional" area... I found a wearable hd helmet cam for pretty cheap, and Im wondering if I can use it in a cool way... It might be cool to wear it to get better audiance reaction shots for promos. But can anyone else think of a justifiable reason to have a wearable cam?
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Saw the fire eating on your web site. Any kind of "danger" stuff looks cool if you can patch the camera into a live feed so the audience can see it from your perspective.

Also, it would be good to use doing walk around magic to get footage for your promo reel.
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That would be awesome, but the projector and system to patch it in would make it more expensive... I'll have to try and convince my wife I NEED one...
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This seems like one of those things that look better on paper than in practice.

The main problem being one of focus. The camera on the top of a helmet is not looking where your eyes do. You will get a LOT of very odd footage.
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I probably would wear it on my chest for some of the footage...
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Sure your arms won't be in the way ay all. Besides out of the same problem only a foot lower.
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On 2012-12-13 16:11, Dannydoyle wrote:
This seems like one of those things that look better on paper than in practice.

The main problem being one of focus. The camera on the top of a helmet is not looking where your eyes do. You will get a LOT of very odd footage.


Actually they are desgiined to be just like you are looking through the eyes or whoever is wearing them. The camera is angled down a little bit. It is like exactly what the person is lookin at if they were a couple of inches taller.

Have you ever seen the footage from these of extreme sports? It's just like being there.

I think it a pretty cool idea. With the fire eating and such even just for promos( not live streamed), I would think it would be be a definite advertising edge.
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We use GoPro cameras in our stunt show. We very specifically use head mounted harnesses to get POV(point of view) footage. The inrecible field of view (170 degrees), ensures you don;t miss anything.
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Yea a stunt show or extreme sports. But a magic trick?
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On 2012-12-14 10:02, Dannydoyle wrote:
Sure your arms won't be in the way ay all. Besides out of the same problem only a foot lower.

I'm just looking for some great reaction shots. I don't need an hour of perfect footage, I need a few seconds of great reactions...
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I think it a pretty cool idea. With the fire eating and such even just for promos( not live streamed), I would think it would be be a definite advertising edge.

True. I have not seen that anywhere else.
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On 2012-12-13 16:11, Dannydoyle wrote:
This seems like one of those things that look better on paper than in practice.

The main problem being one of focus. The camera on the top of a helmet is not looking where your eyes do. You will get a LOT of very odd footage.


Right as usual Danny!

That's why I use this "3rd eye" cam. I keep the magic low and audiences never notice it!

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Nice to see a fellow Doctor fan. I was about to write the exact same thing.
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