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#1 echeng

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 06:25 PM

The BBC has released sample footage of waves and a surfer from South Pacific, an upcoming documentary. The footage is shot in super slow motion (presumably in high-definition) with the new $100,000 TyphoonHD4 camera, which was designed by German high-speed camera expert Rudi Diesel.



To really see the video's true awesomeness, click through to YouTube and then click on the HD icon below the image [or click here to watch it in HD immediately].
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 06:33 PM

Housing shots:

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 07:18 PM

Awesome - thanks for posting that, Eric.
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 11:17 PM

Images are awesome.... Do you know any tech details of the camera Eric?

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 11:22 PM

Very nice Eric, would not want to loose it in the surf though.
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Posted 08 May 2009 - 12:29 AM

Very nice Eric, would not want to loose it in the surf though.



I wouldn't want to loose it anywhere at 100K.... I wonder how Epic will compare at the end of this year it'll shoot 320fps at 2k if I remember correctly?

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 12:31 AM

Here's Bali's showreel which is more awesome than that clip because he used mere mortal cameras to shoot it:



Btw the Typhoon HD4 is an older camera design. All that stuff was shot at 500fps at 720p. The Typhoon is so small compared to the Photron and Phantom HD(which can do 2k res at 555fps) cameras.
The new HD5 is sexier with bigger memory and lighter housing! Best of all, uses Canon and Nikon lenses as well besides PL mount.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 01:03 AM

Wonderful.
Inspires me to get back out there and into the water.
The camera's just keep getting better and better...
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Posted 08 May 2009 - 09:22 AM

Btw the series starts May 10 on BBC 2.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 11:40 AM

Anyone with 100k I can borrow. Payments to be made later...much later.
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 07:42 AM

Sorry I was a bit slow on this one. Caught it on the TV though and was great. The show had more of course and included "the making of"
For those of you that can use iPlayer you can watch the whole thing is on http://www.bbc.co.uk...rammes/b00jq11g
I definitely recommend giving it a watch.

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 12:48 PM

Yes I especially liked the Anuta Island segment and how it was juxtaposed against Rapa Nui excess.
Rich Wollocombe's Galapagos sequences were awesome as well but the Stricko's wave shots are legend!

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 09:10 AM

Anyone with 100k I can borrow. Payments to be made later...much later.
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Posted 16 May 2009 - 11:59 AM

Unreal!!

Thanks for sharing!
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Posted 16 May 2009 - 12:36 PM

Very nice, Lets just add that to WANT LIST along with a couple Reds.
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