[Lab] Dreaming about a Hat Cam

Andrew O'Malley aomalley at gmail.com
Thu Nov 25 12:51:13 EST 2010

I'd recommend recruiting some friends who can actually use a camera ;)

I'm sure someone from the ModLab would be competent to get good video for


On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 12:36 PM, Darcy Whyte <darcy at siteware.com> wrote:

> Anybody tried this?
> Dreaming about a Hat Cam<http://mambohead.com/2010/11/dreaming-about-a-hat-cam/>
> November 25th, 2010 No Comments<http://mambohead.com/2010/11/dreaming-about-a-hat-cam/#respond>
>  Edit <http://mambohead.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=135&action=edit>
> I’ve been working on a model airplane project and I want to make nice
> videos of the planes flying. The challenge is that I can’t seem to fly it
> and take video at the same time easily. The obvious is to get your friends
> to take the shots right?
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQug8GUVOQI
> In this video I’m explaining “Press the button… Now we’re filming…. Now
> press it again… now we’re not filming…”. I think I went over it about 10
> times.
> It’s really hard to get people to take video. In the video above, the first
> guy I tried could not understand how to operate the video camera despite
> explaining it over and over to him. Mind you were each had a plastic cup
> full of rum.
> So anyways, now I’m wondering what sort of video quality I’d get in terms
> of shakiness and staying on subject.
> I’ve also looked at making a camera stabilizer but that seems to need a
> camera operator so I’m still left with the guerrilla recruitment of people
> to take video.
> Here’s another fine example. In this example, I asked the lady to try and
> get the whole bike and myself into the picture. Not only did she fail to do
> that, she managed to give me mouse ears.
>  <http://mambohead.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/100_5306.jpg>
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