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News & Media

  • MRNSW member tests camera’s capabilities
  • March 26, 2014

Marine Rescue NSW units are being presented with new GoPro cameras to support their training, operational, promotional and recruitment activities.

Lisa Hardwick, from Marine Rescue Ulladulla, has compiled this video, shot at the Mollymook Outriggers State Titles and Regatta, at Ulladulla on March 9, showing some of the capabilities of the new equipment. Lisa reports:

“I experimented with the camera over the course of the day, shooting about 40 minutes of footage. The calm ocean and weather conditions, available time and fairly constant medium speed as the event ‘lead boat’ allowed me to experiment with the camera for different effects.

“The water and high shots were taken with the GoPro securely tethered to the end of a plastic boat hook, moved carefully to capture different angles.

“I then used the free GoPro Studio program to transfer the ‘clips’ to be converted to a different format to edit the footage into this eight minute production, adding a soundtrack and titles.

“The fixed focal length of the GoPro meant small subjects in the distance weren’t able to be captured clearly. GoPro Studio provides for some ‘zoom’ capability during the editing process, however, some clarity is compromised.

“Transferring the clips for editing took about two hours and uploading the finished product to the online file sharing site, Dropbox, took about another three hours. These times would be reduced with shorter videos and faster internet connections. Units wanting to use Dropbox for GoPro footage may need to upgrade to a larger capacity version. Dropbox does provide a certain amount of free data to begin with and is completely user friendly.

“We have now also acquired two GoPro storage cases to securely store the cameras and accessories. We are also looking at an external hard drive for the sole purpose of storing videos.

“Kel Greathead and Chris Wood are the two members featured in the video. Thanks to our Skipper and crew for the opportunity to experiment and extend video angles and effects.”

Click here for the Youtube video 


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