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Last month a client of ours asked us to demonstrate some of the new Panasonic GP-US932H cameras in a helicopter. The hope was to create a multi-angle video of his client’s helicopter tours over NYC. The tiny Panasonic cameras from their medical division seemed perfect for the job. We attached all of the cameras to a Panasonic (AV-HS300) switcher and recorded to the Flash XDR from Convergent Design. Check out the video from this test shoot.
Here are some shots from inside the helicopter. This was a quick test that we did in a day. The actual setup would have shock mounted cameras inside and outside the helicopter, all the gear would be hidden away, and the switcher would be set to automatically cycle between shots.