48 GoPro Rig For ‘Bullet Time’ Video

Posted on Oct 11, 2011 by Alex Fice

A 48 GoPro camera prototype Array rig, which was designed to capture 360 degree high definition ‘bullet time’ video footage of Pro Surfer Mike Fanning in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Below is a new video for international surf brand, Rip Curl, that uses a mobile, waterproof 48 GoPro camera array to capture new perspectives of two time world champion surfer, Mick Fanning, doing what he does best in the warm waters of the South Pacific.  It was shot in conjunction with Tim and Callum Macmillan.   

“We are always looking to lead the way when it comes to camera array effects and identifying new ways to push the limits for creativity and to acquire unique shots,” said Tim Macmillan of Time-Slice Films.  “We’ve been waiting for the ideal camera technology to come along to do the video array. It’s like waiting for a wave.  You see the wave coming, you start paddling before everyone else and then it hits you and it is GoPro.

“No other camera could have enabled this shoot,” continues Tim Macmillan.  “What makes the GoPro Array revolutionary is shooting actual video, not still pictures arranged sequentially. Multiple cameras shooting 720p at 60 frames per second all synched together opens up a multitude of possibilities.”


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