December 24, 2016

Check out This Stabilized Footage of a GoPro Being Shot out of a Canon

These guys shot a GoPro HERO Session out of a canon and the resulting footage is pretty awesome!

The team over at Corridor Digital have really put the GoPro HERO Session to the test, first by shooting one mounted on a custom built arrow and now by shooting one out of an air canon. Now, that's all well and good—who doesn't like to see things shot out of other things—but they took it a step further and stabilized the footage to give you a pretty unique and interesting POV shot. Check out how they did it, as well as the result in the video below:

The team built the air canon out of PVC pipe and filled the air chamber using an air compressor. To build the specialized housing for the GoPro, they designed a 3D model that was not only aerodynamic enough to travel at speeds of up to 84mph, but could also withstand the impact of falling from over 250 feet. After 3D printing the projectile, they headed out to a field where they shot the GoPro over trees, straight up in the air, and even at each other.

Like in their previous test, they stabilized the footage in post using counter-rotation techniques, meaning they had to manually rotate the frame in the opposite direction in which the GoPro was spinning. The result is pretty impressive, but it does make you wonder what it would look like if more stabilization was added to reduce some the shakiness of the footage.      

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Seriously? Shot out of a "Canon?" Are there no editors working? You misspelled this 3 times in only a few sentences, and it was right there on the video...

December 24, 2016 at 4:10PM, Edited December 24, 4:11PM

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Zan Shin
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I was about to say this myself, but you beat me to the punch. There have been several typos on the last few articles, particularly quote style errors. There was also at least one occasion where a sentence was incomplete and just stopped midway through with no period.

December 24, 2016 at 4:46PM

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Charles Duoto
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you sound like a dumb faggot piece of shit talking out of your asshole. dumb faggot is dumb.

January 8, 2017 at 12:20PM

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Jreeeeeeeeeee
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Dude, calm down. She's sharing this on Christmas Eve with us. I know that holiday isn't observed by all, but the fact that she still posted on a holiday weekend is something to just enjoy. I'm sorry she inconvenienced and upset you so badly. There were plenty of nicer ways to point out this mistake.

December 25, 2016 at 3:05AM, Edited December 25, 3:05AM

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Zachary Lewis
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Not an excuse.

December 29, 2016 at 5:56PM

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It's a very common misspelling. It's really not something you need to get worked up over. You knew what she was talking about at least. You didn't assume that these guys shot a go pro out of a canon camera.

December 27, 2016 at 1:57AM

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The Mellow Filmmaker
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i'm sorry you swallow cum for a living. lol! u mad dumb cunt? :)

January 8, 2017 at 12:22PM

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Jreeeeeeeeeee
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Skip to 8 minute mark of this 10 minute video if you want to see the really uninteresting footage.

December 24, 2016 at 5:12PM

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Jake
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Uhhh!! Again, didn't we see one similar GoPro C@#$ a few weeks ago. Waste my time, second time again.

December 24, 2016 at 8:12PM

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kevinlee
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Fun idea. Useless execution.
Aerodynamics is a real expertise. So is shooting projectiles.
I guess that makes it pretty hard to prevent the wobbling without serious calculus and testing.

PS.
I'm no aerodynamics expert.
I only passed Aerodynamics A and quit studying aerospace engineering just before the B exam in 2nd year.

December 25, 2016 at 10:01AM

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WalterBrokx
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Dont you just love videos where they make a long how to and then end up with pointless crap???

December 26, 2016 at 4:20AM, Edited December 26, 4:20AM

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Torben Greve
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So many people in the comments bashing this video. This is just a fun video that is experimenting with shooting different footage. It's a fun concept that looked like fun to make. Honestly, it's not like any of you made this video and I respect these guys for putting it together.

December 27, 2016 at 2:00AM

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The Mellow Filmmaker
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It is the way it is presented that makes reations negative:
"These guys shot a GoPro HERO Session out of a canon and the resulting footage is pretty awesome! "
How is the resulting footage awsome? Wobbling and useless. The whole building was more fun. Showing how hard impact is on a fake skull was very intersting to see and should help people to remind how dangerous some ideas are.
But the footage is not awesome. They need to spend more time in refining their projectile to get better results.
So honetly, it is not like it was presented in a fair way.

:-p

I agree that it looked like fun to make. And I like it when people start MacGyvering to get diffferent kinds of footage. But that doesn't make it fun to watch ;-)

December 27, 2016 at 8:27AM

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WalterBrokx
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No: it's not a fun video. It's also not a fun concept and doesn't look like it was fun to make. Anyone could have made that video and probably would have come up with the same terrible result. But not a lot of us, it seems, have that much time to waste.

Why exactly are you respecting those guys ?

December 29, 2016 at 6:00PM

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