15 Whaler SuperSport Drone Vid

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dtmackey
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15 Whaler SuperSport Drone Vid

Postby dtmackey » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:07 am

This summer my son captured roughly 30 minutes of drone footage of our 15' Supersport and edited it down to just under a 2 min vid. Thought I'd share

https://youtu.be/2hELY0-aRwU

Shot with a 4K Mavic Pro.

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Re: 15 Whaler SuperSport Drone Vid

Postby jimh » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:49 am

Very nice motion picture aerial photography.

I love seeing that narrow wake off the classic 15-foot hull running on plane at speed. How fast were you going?

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Re: 15 Whaler SuperSport Drone Vid

Postby biggiefl » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:44 pm

I recently bought a Mavic Pro as well but have not gained the confidence yet to bring it on the boat as they aint cheap to replace if it sinks.
On my 24th Whaler. Currently in the stable: 86 18' Outrage, 81 13' Sport(original owner), 87 11' Sport, 69 Squall. :roll:

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Re: 15 Whaler SuperSport Drone Vid

Postby dtmackey » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:35 pm

jimh wrote:Very nice motion picture aerial photography.

I love seeing that narrow wake off the classic 15-foot hull running on plane at speed. How fast were you going?


Hi Jim,

Most of the river running was done at full throttle with lots of trimming in/out for the straights and corners. On the straights the boat runs best trimmed out as far as possible and hits 43mph. Corners, I tuck the motor in to prevent porpoising and it provides more keel influence, so speed prob drops to 38mph.

It is a very fun easy to launch boat that and I'd venture to say one of the best 15' hulls out there based on weight, ride and capability.



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Re: 15 Whaler SuperSport Drone Vid

Postby dtmackey » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:00 pm

biggiefl wrote:I recently bought a Mavic Pro as well but have not gained the confidence yet to bring it on the boat as they aint cheap to replace if it sinks.


I certainly understand the hesitation on flying over water. He started with a Phantom 3 and picked it up quick, as almost any kid these days with electronics. He quickly surpassed the capability of the Phantom and upgraded. The Mavic Pro is a far better drone.

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Re: 15 Whaler SuperSport Drone Vid

Postby El Rollo » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:24 pm

So great. Thank you for sharing.

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Re: 15 Whaler SuperSport Drone Vid

Postby jimh » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:50 pm

Re the "4K"--in my professional work we have found that in order to shoot video in 4K resolution very special lenses are needed. A usual high-definition lens cannot be used because its optical quality is not sufficient to stand-up to 4K resolution. Very expensive 4K lenses are needed. I don't think you can really get 4K resolution optics aloft on a small drone.

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Re: 15 Whaler SuperSport Drone Vid

Postby grizzly » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:30 pm

Love that Fabulous 15! I hope to have mine (new to me) up and running like that soon!

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Re: 15 Whaler SuperSport Drone Vid

Postby dtmackey » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:18 pm

jimh wrote:Re the "4K"--in my professional work we have found that in order to shoot video in 4K resolution very special lenses are needed. A usual high-definition lens cannot be used because its optical quality is not sufficient to stand-up to 4K resolution. Very expensive 4K lenses are needed. I don't think you can really get 4K resolution optics aloft on a small drone.


I'm sure it's no Zeiss lens, but it does seem pretty impressive based on the specs and the vid we've watched on our 4K home TV.


Sensor 1/2.3” (CMOS), Effective pixels:12.35 M (Total pixels:12.71M)
Lens FOV 78.8° 26 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.2
Distortion < 1.5% Focus from 0.5 m to ∞
ISO Range video: 100-3200
photo: 100-1600
Electronic Shutter Speed 8s -1/8000 s
Image Size 4000×3000
Still Photography Modes Single shot
Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias
Interval
Video Recording Modes C4K: 4096×2160 24p
4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p
2.7K: 2720x1530 24/25/30p
FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/96p
HD: 1280×720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p

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Re: 15 Whaler SuperSport Drone Vid

Postby floater » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:11 am

Great video. That boat looks like fun.

ASIDE ON NEW TOPIC: I'm wondering how you manage to sit on those wooden seats without killing your spine? Do they make seat cushions for these boats? My spinal arthritis kills me in my Revenge on a bumpy day.

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Re: 15 Whaler SuperSport Drone Vid

Postby Phil T » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:55 am

ASIDE to FLOATER on NEW TOPIC--for OEM cushions, contact Tena at Anderson's. http://www.amfg.us
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