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Old 02-12-2012, 11:16 AM
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I'm thinking a private course designed for championship play with a network of permanently installed, solar powered wireless cameras mounted up on posts and in trees will be the way to get better aerial coverage down the road. I could see the IDGC eventually doing something like that on the Jackson course.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:01 PM
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IF there is enough money, getting good coverage is not a problem. A golf ball is much smaller and faster than a disc, yet there is no problem covering them in flight. Producing, directing, editing and filming disc golf would be no problem at all if money was no object. Alas, money is simply not present in our sport. That's not a bad thing. It's very inexpensive to play disc golf. I personally don't think that should change.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:07 PM
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.....and Kelly raises the d--- bar, once again!

Wonder what the rental charges on those choppers are?
^ this!
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:03 PM
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I was at flyboy when they were testing this and it is awesome! The only thing is, it would be kind of loud for tournaments. But you have to be an expert at flying a remote control helicopter. You could film some awesome drives with this thing!
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:06 PM
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Didn't read the whole thread but me and olemiss5931 were there together and that thing is amazing. The only problem he mentioned was the battery life but they were wiling out kinks in the system. Thi would be a big step forward for disc golf coverage. Good job Kelly and the Flyboy disc golf family!
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:28 PM
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I've though about getting an RC heli with a camera, but they are a bit limited in terms of battery and camera, and following a disc, or getting hit by disc if already in the fairway. I'd love to see this become feasible. Maybe mini blimps are a better option with good PTZ.

This was my other idea, to put the cameras on the discs, it's not perfect but my thought was to just get a vid flying through the fairway and edit it into the vid:
http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums...ad.php?t=47544
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:37 AM
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Wow, this thread is dated. I am currently working on a quadcopter video rig to film tournaments and course flyovers. Here is the first video I shot on a VERY windy day at Iroquois Park in Louisville KY. I have 2 cameras mounted on my quad, and am working out the video sync issues and stabilization. Let me know what you think.

http://youtu.be/svG1kuhR8Fc
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:49 AM
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Wow, this thread is dated. I am currently working on a quadcopter video rig to film tournaments and course flyovers. Here is the first video I shot on a VERY windy day at Iroquois Park in Louisville KY. I have 2 cameras mounted on my quad, and am working out the video sync issues and stabilization. Let me know what you think.

http://youtu.be/svG1kuhR8Fc
This has real potential, but to be honest I couldn't watch more than one minute of this video. Once you work out the stabilization and film on a calm day, it should improve greatly.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:59 AM
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I think it would be cool to use a Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter to create an introduction to a new course. Fly it along the intended flight paths of the disc, always pointing at the target.
I think they did that for USDGC recently. Anyone have link for that videos?
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:04 PM
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I would pay good money to watch this on a huge screen... Very exciting. I always thought DG would be boring on TV without a good way to capture the entire flight of a flying disc.
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