There’s no question we are total gear-heads here at DailyHouse, especially when it comes to video production. There’s also no question that GoPro, with its line of wearable ‘action cameras’, is fast become the go-to standard when it comes to recording POV sporting events. The cameras are relatively affordable, super portable, and with recent advances in digital tech, the images they produce are near broadcast quality.
The video above was shot at the most recent winter X-Games and what’s almost as amazing as the athletic performances themselves is the fact that the entire clip was shot only using GoPro cameras.
Something revolutionary is going on in digital media. Obviously, there are some shortcomings with these small HD cams (no adjustable focus, lack of depth of field), but conceivably an amateur filmmaker could, with 6-7 cameras at $300 bucks a pop, and a well equipped laptop, set up and produce a seriously impressive sports event. Obviously, it’s not nearly that simple, but increasingly it’s not the prohibitive cost of technology that is preventing people from setting up their own ‘tv network’ and producing quality events.
Now, we know YouTube has been a force for several years, and one could argue that people have owned their own ‘tv networks’ for a few years, but only recently has the quality been at this level and at this cost. It’s a pretty great time to be in digital content.