Saturday, 29 November 2014

Garmin VIRB on Flymount - test

We have a new Garmin VIRB Elite which we've been testing in various locations from mountain biking to windsurfing in Tarifa and we'll have some more definitive reports in the next 2 weeks.
What I can say is that it is heavier than a GoPro and this can be a disadvantage on a rig where lightness is important so you may prefer to use it on a bike when the mass is lower down and far less obvious.
It seems that the Garmin is designed more for vehicles of some sort (bikes included) and they have added all the usual distance and position GPS and Wi-Fi stuff plus a small screen for set-up - which can be very useful. It feels quite nice in the hand, as well, and the controls seem pretty intuitive.
Here's a shot of it on the Flymount with the GoPro 2 adaptor for rigidity.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Great action image from Jason Polakow

Great Flymount action shot from Jason Polakow shows the creative opportunities from your versatile mastmount - and you don't need to have a full-on face shot!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Nice shot of Delphine Cousin by John Carter and Flymount

Delphine Cousin looking good at PWA, shot by the great John Carter using Flymount

Monday, 24 November 2014

Ingrid Larouche with her new Flymount and ISAW Camera USA

Ingrid Larouche tries her new Flymount and the ISAW Camera USA. Not a camera I've tried but it's a GoPro mount camera, and looks much like a GoPro so it will be interesting to see what real users make of it.
From the footage I've seen it's not such high saturation as the latest GoPros but that's not always a disadvantage for video. You can easily add extra contrast and saturation in post, but losing it is pretty well impossible.
We'll try and get hold of an ISAW to test over the next year and report back.
In the meantime, here are some shots from Ingrid's first trial of her new toys:

Friday, 21 November 2014

John Carter shot of the day

This is one of the most perfect images I've seen in a long time. While it's entirely photographic in the sense of capturing the moment - 'The Decisive Moment' as Cartier Bresson put it so succinctly - yet it's also painterly in its aesthetic.
The light, composition and action make me want to be there and feel the sun and air and sea on me.
I look out at the grey UK winter and dream.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Nice boom shot by John Carter at the PWA World Tour

This is a great view, different from the mast position, and it shows an alternative POV from normal. It's easy to do with a Flymount because you can move from mast to boom quickly and securely, with minimal effort.
If it's hard to move your camera you tend to leave it in one spot, not so good for getting variety in your images.
Position your camera where you can get yourself and, if possible, other windsurfers in the frame. This creates perspective and a feel for 'place' that is richly rewarding when you get back to shore and start to share your images and video.
This shot from John Carter at the PWA World Tour shows what I mean.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Flymounts now in South Africa, Bay Sports in Cape Town


Bay Sports of Cape Town is the place to get them!

Here's a couple of shots of Mitch Wagstaff testing the product out:

Flymount racing at Brands Hatch with Mazda Racing and MEV

Jonathan Blake was racing at Brands Hatch in the Mazda based MEV Exocet from the Nottinghamshire works of Stuart Mills's MEV workshop.

We wanted to fit Flymounts and a variety of small cameras - GoPro, Contour and Drift - to the body and roll-bars but we had to get through scrutineering first. Having tested the Flymounts they were pronounced safe and secure and the guys left for some warm-up laps.

Our original intention was to have two cars with cameras behind them and by the mirrors so we could build a decent set of sequences into a short video.

All did not go well because the Contour, left in the hands of the other driver, was not switched on - although he thought he had done. So we ended up with the GoPro facing Jonathan and the Drift shooting from the roll bar. The weather was great and the shots and video were brilliant, now I want to do it again but much better and with more, and better cameras. I think the sensible option is simply to use one brand so all the footage will match nicely, so it will be GoPro this time on both cars.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

New Flymounts with small cosmetic faults at big discounts!

Here is a chance to buy a new Flymount with full guarantee but with cosmetic faults that don't affect function. After one session they'll look normal!

"We have a batch of factory seconds now available from our online store:
These are the latest Generation 3 Flymounts, with just minor cosmetic flaws. They come packaged and fully guaranteed as normal. Grab a bargain before we run out !"

Federico Infantino ITA - 999 makes the Flymount image of the day

What a great use of light and motion, catching the breaking wave, kissed by the sun and highlighting all the sail colours.
The Flymount was there, making it all possible but not long ago this sort of image would have been spolit by burnt-out highlights. The tonal range of the new cameras is fantastic. — at Ho'okipa Beach Park.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Zara Davis shoots with JVC Adixxion and Flymount at UKWA Slalom event

Zara and her husband Pete Davis use JVC Adixxion cameras at the UKWA Slalom to film her  and this is what Zara says:

"Zara Davis, Speed Windsurfer Flymount was brilliant, it took all the jarring from the boat at speed to deliver some great footage and even some amazing stills."


Thursday, 13 November 2014

Great shot of the day, underwater with a Flymount on a mast

Versatile Flymount action camera mount works all over the place - only your imagination will limit the great shots you can bring back.

Great centre mast shots with the best action camera mount for windsurfing

Flymounts are great for boom and mast shots on a windsurf rig but there is a belief that you can only shoot one side or the other.
Here's the simple safe way to shoot great images down the luff and still have your Flymount quickly available for those side and bottom boom positions that make such good shots.
See the image on white below - just add the GoPro extension supplied in your pack - simple and very stable in action. This is using the Flymount GoPro 2 adaptor.
Ultra versatile Flymounts are the world's best action camera mounts for windsurfing.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Low profile, side mounted, the all new action cam adaptor for iPhones by Flymount

Another shot of the lovely new S1. Strong and beautiful, the new Flymount S1 encases your iPhone in a water resistant shockproof safety case, mounts on the side of your helmet and shoots through a new, patent pending lens system that turns the view sideways and widens the angle for great action footage with the phone you always have with you.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The new Flymount S1, the world's first side mounted low profile action camera adaptor for iPhones

Here's a sneak preview of the new Flymount S1 low profile, side mounted action adaptor for iPhones
Shoot wide angle helmet cam footage with your iPhone!
Flymount S.1 is the world's very first helmet cam adapter for iPhones that attaches to the side of your helmet.
Patent pending optical technology rotates and widens the iPhone camera's field of view, allowing it to be mounted safely on the side of your helmet. The specially designed case protects from water and impact.
Shoot, edit and share - all from one device.
On the fly photography

Friday, 7 November 2014

BMX shots with Braden Bradford and a Flymount.

There's nothing like BMX for hard riding and stress on rider and machine so we sponsored Braden Bradford of Nottingham with a Flymount and he kindly used it with a GoPro on Bunney's track in Bulwell, Nottingham.
Braden is one of the top BMX riders and you can see why when you are there by the track - astonishing skill!
Here are some shots and the Flymount Video has a sequence showing the view.

This is the Flymount video and the BMX footage is about three quarters of the way through.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Kiteboard mount by Flymount for twin tip boards

Made from glass reinforced Nylon 6-6 and comes with 2 types of stainless replacement bolts to fit on to twin tip fins, the Flymount kiteboard mount gives great security for your action camera - (only those that fit the GoPro standard)
You can get great images and shooting with the latest cameras you get such high quality video footage that stills look fine. Shoot from unusual angles, preferably at height and angle, to create really striking images that will bring back the moment that you were in the zone.

Monday, 3 November 2014

John Carter Flymount windsurfing shot of the day

Flymount on an Iceboard in winter

These crazy guys get up to amazing speeds on very unforgiving ice - and use Flymounts to get their shots.
Here's a review
Essentially they found that Flymounts don't break when you hit the ice at speed - I don't know about the riders, though - it looks hard to me!