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    Drones Make Windsurfing Look Rubbish - Discuss

    Hey peeps,

    having watch lots of footage of windsurfing filmed by drones I have come to the conclusion that they are pretty much no use. The perspective really makes windsurfing look undynamic, slow and a little blah.

    That is my considered opinion after <5 videos.
    Anyone seen anything to the contrary?

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    Totally agree with you but suspect same applies to many sports. In snow skiing slopes look flatter , waterskiing looks slower ...To look dynamic drone would have to be a few feet away...sort of defeats object..

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    When seen from above the wide angle does flatten the waves out. However a good drone pilot filming down at wave level like the other years Aloha Classic can make it very dynamic

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    Quote Originally Posted by davida View Post
    When seen from above the wide angle does flatten the waves out. However a good drone pilot filming down at wave level like the other years Aloha Classic can make it very dynamic
    Definitely agree with your thoughts on the Aloha classic 2016. The drone pilot was a professional, knew the angles and the mixing of the footage from land to air really worked.

    I think one of the problems is amateurs using drone's often show a single shot with little cutting and editing. A similar static land shot would also seem less then engaging

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    Is this a spam post with the link removed?

    We had the same topic before, about a year ago, again from a 'new member'.



    On topic, drone footage is fantastic and part of windsurfing and surfing coverage nowadays. It makes windsurfing look good if the drone pilot knows what he or she is doing.
    Without the drone at the last PWA slalom event we would not have been watching the racing.

    As with any camera work, you need to get close to some action and the angle/view of the lens chosen will have some say in how big a wave looks.
    In slalom sailing, the drone camera can give a great over-view of a race.

    Drone footage has added another dimension to action/sports photography and video work.
    Last edited by basher; 29th December 2017 at 10:54 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by basher View Post
    Is this a spam post with the link removed?

    We had the same topic before, about a year ago, again from a 'new member'.
    I suspect you're right Basher. The above post is a word-for-word re-post of the post from 2014 (time flies eh!), albeit that one was not from a newbie, and started a good discussion.

    http://forums.boards.co.uk/showthrea...bbish-Discuss?
    Last edited by TwoFish; 29th December 2017 at 10:37 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by basher View Post
    Is this a spam post with the link removed?

    We had the same topic before, about a year ago, again from a 'new member'.



    On topic, drone footage is fantastic and part of windsurfing and surfing coverage nowadays. It makes windsurfing look good if the drone pilot knows what he or she is doing.
    Without the drone at the last PWA slalom event we would not have been watching the racing.

    As with an camera work, you need to get close to some action and the angle/view of the lens chosen will have some say in how big a wave looks.
    In slalom sailing, the drone view can give a great over-view of a race.

    Drone footage has added another dimension to action/sports photography and video work.
    I agree - with longer battery life, faster drones and more experienced flyers - plus having the ability to switch between drones, drones would be a great asset in selling sports like windsurfing to TV coverage.
    If they had exciting sailing to show at the Olympics, they would need drones to show it at it's best.

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