Over the holidays I purchased a cheap older model of the DJI Phantom drone and tested how well it works to record aerial windsurf footage. Over the last couple years drones have become a cheap and powerful tool to capture aerial footage. With the new drones being capable of capturing smooth footage due to gimbals and several automated systems the biggest question for aerial windsurf fotography remains: How much wind can these drones take.
On Friday I had a nice session in Büsum, no records but good training and good fun! Maxed out at 42,7 kts/ 79 kmh with a really broad angle. I also used my new GoPro Hero 6 for the first time for this video, and what I particularly like is the improved electronic image stabilization and the GPS-overlay. I will write a little review about how well the new GoPro works for windsurfing in the next days
I love filming my windsurf-sessions. It’s good fun to review your sessions and to share the best moments with your friends or the internet if you like. I personally have used a GoPro Hero 3+ Silver and a GoPro Hero 6 Black and I’m really happy with the cameras for my purposes. In this article I’d like to give some tips and tricks on how to set your GoPro for windsurfing so you’ll get the best footage out of it.