Not strictly aerial photography, but instead having to do with videoing models in flight, the improved hat cam:
If I keep the red loop on the object of interest, it's more or less in the center of the frame. Actually, it needs to be my dominant right eye doing the positioning, not the left, which can get a little confusing when doing something complicated like flying an RC plane . It's going to take some getting used to... The hat has to be put on exactly the same way it was on when the thing was set up as well, but preliminary tests indicate that it's way better than just trying to remember to point your head towards the plane. The cat thinks it's a hoot anyway .
I like it! The cat looks like he likes the sighting device.
Last fall I got a quick last minute idea and hot glued a velcro patch to my cap and then went to one of my grandson's football games. I thought I was real smart and innovative. Well turns out I needed a device such as yours.
My video turned out real nice..........of the 5 rows in front of me. Didn't get any of the field at all.
I like video's of modlers flying their planes but not cameras mounted on the plane taking pictures of the ground or trees they run into. I think its just me but its boring and pointless to watch. If i watch a video of the planes flying i can most times tell if it would be somthing i would like to fly ,but if its on the plane it could be the worst plane to own but you could not see it to tell. I have rode my motorcycle through most states a and seen the redwood forest ,canyon of fire plus red rock ,grand canyon ,hover dam been through tenn mountains aspen mountains ,sturges ,florida and many others so i think i have done enough site seeing and dont need to see some ground and skimpy trees from a plane. LOL this is just my opinion and others may like seeing things from a tiny plane. joe
I like to make both. I like on-board cameras because it makes me feel a bit like I'm up there with the plane. I often mix them up, and make videos that combine both onboard and 'hatcam' footage. These are all examples:
The problem with my 808 hatcam is that, unless the plane is kept really really close, it turns into a blurry dot in the sky, and I hate to put together 3-5 minutes of a blurry dot.
Thanks. The idea of taking onboard video is what actually got me into R/C flying in the first place.
I took a snap from an onboard video today which shows my hatcam in action. As you can see, my reticle is much cruder than yours: just a loop in the end of the wire. I've had to make a little wedge which points the camera up 5-10 degrees to compensate for the way I wear a cap on my head. It's all quite ugly-looking but works fine.
I've also attached a typical frame of hatcam footage that shows why I do so much onboard. That tiny white speck just left of center is my Parkzone SE5a.