How You Photograph A Man Free-Falling From The Edge Of Space

Felix Baumgartner's upcoming and record-setting 37km skydive has been hyped and promoted to the point that most of us just want him to jump already. But here's one bit of hoopla we're actually nerding out over — look at all the wonderful camera gear that will be documenting the free fall.

Onboard the capsule that will take Baumgartner to the edge of space will be 15 cameras documenting his initial leap and descent until cameras on the ground are able to spot him. And in addition to compact hi-def equipment, the stunt will be captured with RED's 4K digital cinema cameras, which require custom-made pressurised and temperature-controlled housings to keep them in perfect operating condition in the stratosphere. So apparently just strapping a GoPro to his helmet and hoping for the best just isn't going to cut it.

[YouTube via PetaPixel]


Comments

    If something goes wrong that's A LOT of camera. but the chances of
    something that catastrophic going wrong would result in the life of
    the human being in danger.... I guess that's a bit more important.

    Dunno, that camera is awfully expensive. Usually disasters are
    captured on cruddy mobiles or CTV, a RED should do the job very
    well.

    The video does say he has 3 cameras on his body. Most likely Go Pros. They should have made the cameras fall with the guy. This would require some serious control over the camera rigs fall speed and some parachutes to stop it smashing on the ground though. Regardless, should be some awesome footage.

      yeah, jeffrey is right. sotrawfe do that. also, cameras like yours is only for photoshoot purposes only, if you want your photos framed or styled, upload your photos on your computer and edit it.

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