Occasionally I get an email asking about cameras
the details of the ones I use are here
An interesting thread appeared on YBW the other day
started by a delivery skipper who makes some lovely films about his work
The thread went in the usual direction with lots of posts of some great footage
but all with loud music smeared all over it and with the usual fish-eye views.
one contribution really struck home
" most people don't want the sound anyway.
I can only think of one sailing video that I've left the sound in, and it wouldn't really make any difference if it was taken out."
one bloke said go Pro does do sound and posted this great bit if film of a very dramatic gybe in a big boat
this is great stuff but imagine if you could hear what was going on as well
another chap said "most camera sound sucks without a mike"
this is sound on the waterproof xacti
I also made a film abou the Xacti - it was made on the old 720p not the newer one which is now sold as a panasonic
all the sound on here is from the Xacti
for me the sounds of sailing are almost as important as the visuals
worth buying a camera that is waterproof, does not have a fish eye lens and also does a decent job of the sound ... and one that is cheaper