So That's What That Looks Like: Footage From A GoPro Mounted To The End Of An Arrow

November 16, 2016

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This is a video from the guys at Corridor Digital of an arrow's point of view when shot from a bow. They accomplished the feat by attaching a GoPro to the head of an arrow and shooting it several times. Fascinating. So now you can cross 'Know what it looks like to be an arrow' off your bucket list just in case you haven't already seen Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves. Of course you can never know what it feels like to be an arrow though. "I just went straight through that man's guts! I...I killed him!" And you probably don't want to.

Keep going for the video, but skip to 4:30 for the actual shooting, then skip to 7:15 to see stabilized footage of the videos where the arrow doesn't appear to spin.

Thanks to Iris, who wants to see a cannonball's POV blasting from one pirate ship into the hull of another. YAAARR!

  • WhatsupDoc

    I'd like to know what software was used to stabilize the video. I see stabilized clips all over the internet with the cut-out box effect, but I'm not sure what software was used to do it. Surely it's not done frame by frame...

  • TalonDesigns

    In After Effects, you can place an 'effect' on a range of frames in a video. By doing this, if the object only rotates a couple times (like it does in this video), you just pick the start/end of the rotation sequence, and apply a rotation effect to the range of frames and reverse it.

    It's pretty simple. I would imagine that there are many other pieces of software that do the same thing if not better. But that is how I have done it.

  • Geekologie

    actual help in the comments section, what a time to be alive

  • TalonDesigns

    I'm not sure if I should reply with:

    "Momma always told me I was unique."

    OR

    "I'm sorry. It won't happen again."

  • WhatsupDoc

    Thanks for the info TalonDesigns! I appreciate it.

  • TalonDesigns

    You are very welcome man. Not sure if it helps a lot - After Effects isn't something that everyone just has sitting around.. :) Good luck!

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