I Want One!!!
Over the last few weeks the Peak District has been host to the Mammut Pro Team. This collection of uber wads have been sampling the delights of Peak Gritstone, both boulder & trad, and as usual with Mammut trips, they've been making a film.
A few years ago 'boom' technology helped evolve the climbing film, now it looks like their will be another evolution with the helicopter cam - or dedicam as the company behind it have named it. This thing of beauty is mad to look at, never mind the thought of trying to control or film with it. It works with 2 controllers - one doing the flying, the other controlling the camera. The cameraman wears some special glasses to see what the camera see's but I've been told that there is even an iphone app to control the camera on these flying machines, very cool. The Mammut film should be available to see in a few weeks so keep an eye on the blog and we'll let you know when it's live. Till then check out the films below.
You can see the camera flying around The Climbing Works below:
and see the camera in action on this short snowboarding film: