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Browsing Archive: April, 2014

Burj Khalifa BASE jump

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Wednesday, April 23, 2014,

I simply had to post this. Because, seriously, apart from the fact that these gentlemen have stones the size of Jupiter, the GoPro footage shot by their wingsuit cameraman is simply astonishing! Keep in mind that the guy was in a terminal velocity freefall, upside down, trying not to hit them or the building all at the same time.

Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen jumped into the Guinness Book of World Records with this BASE jump from the tip of Dubai's Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest building in...

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Recording the new NWU VC

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Tuesday, April 8, 2014,

I've had the pleasure recently of recording the new NWU vice-chancellor's first online video message to staff. I've recorded Prof Dan Kgwadi on a few previous occasions but this was the first recording since he took office as the NWU's most senior official.

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ND filters for your GoPro

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Tuesday, April 8, 2014,

I came across these clip-on ND filters for GoPro Hero 3 recently and the results are interesting. The world's most popular action camera is also notorious for very high shutter speeds that result in side effects like "jelloing" where the edges of the footage seems to wobble. If you've ever used a GoPro for motorsports you'll know what I'm talking about. 

Adding a clip-on ND filter seems to slow down the hyperactive shutter and noticeably smooths out the footage. In addition you've got all the...

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