I love the GoproHD, great little HD sports cameras that you can stick anywhere. I have stuck them on cars, on my head and more interestingly inside P40 fighters for Lucasfilm to capture reference future that ILM could use to watch how light reflected, that was for the movie I worked on called “Red Tails” but this is bloody brilliant…
Some guys stuck the little GoPro HD on a weather balloon…here is what they said on Vimeo: “We are a group of engineers/designers from San Francisco. This was our second balloon launch on 6/5/2010. Shot with 2 HD Hero cameras from GoPro. Launched from the California coast near Davenport, landed in Crows Landing 70 miles away. Peak altitude 80,000 feet. Acquired GPS, pressure, accelerometer, and temperature data with a Shadowbox (www.shadowboxlive.com). The payload was tracked with a SPOT satellite personal tracker.”
This really shows just how bloody good the GoProHD is and how bloody rugged too!
Enjoy this footage, it’s brilliant! Thanks to DV Culture for the great pic at top of post!!