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Swivl-Motion tracking camera docking station

In light of my current need for a new camera mount and after completing the survey @Horton has put together, I stumbled across another million dollar idea I had that someone else has produced first-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb_aDl7tvW0

Not sure about the rest of you guys, but my slack at one ball, -35 and -38 off play havoc on my pylon camera mount and using the rope to track the skier.
Maybe this has been discussed before, but I thought it has good potential for everyday skiing and tournament use.

$180.00 unless I'm reading the interwebs wrong.

Comments

  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,989 Mega Baller
    I am not sure it would pan fast enough.
    Mark Shaffer
    Than_Bogan
  • mwetskiermwetskier Posts: 1,332 Mega Baller
    @dstone124 -if that is like similar products -like soloshot for example -the camera base itself needs to remain in a fixed location. that is it cannot be on a moving platform such as a boat.
  • Jim NeelyJim Neely Posts: 291 Baller
    The pan is 45deg/sec My calculations indicate it needs 60-67deg/sec pan. Specs also indicate a tracking distance of 2-30feet. Would need a 60foot tracking distance to film 15off. Specs are close though.
    68" Vapor
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,682 Mega Baller
    This unit may not work but it's a step in the right direction. I don't see why the having the base on a moving boat would stop it from tracking? Maybe the transmitter could be in a waterproof case and mounted to the rope, 30 feet from the pylon.
  • mwetskiermwetskier Posts: 1,332 Mega Baller
    @Bill22 -the issue with soloshot 2 and maybe with this thing is that the transmitter ("tag") location is picked up by satellite and its gps data is forwarded to the base unit. but if the base unit does not have a fixed gps location the algorithm for determining the tag location cannot work. the base unit has to be able to ' see ' the tag location and if the system relies on gps to do that then the base unit must be immobile.
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,682 Mega Baller
    That makes sense now that I know it uses GPS. I thought the base did the tracking.
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,682 Mega Baller
    @dstone124 Zero Off or PP should make one of these. They already know the speed and timing a skier would need.

    PP has much better customer service so it would be better if they made one first.
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