GoPro archery: Take a fast, stabilized trip through the air on the tip of an arrow


posted Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 11:20 AM EST


There's a game that adventurous types play called "arrowsoft," which is an archer's take on airsoft. Essentially, you go out with your friends and shoot each other with soft-tipped arrows. Where there's a competitive game, there are also typically cheaters. To help combat people not admitting to being hit with arrows, Niko Pueringer of Corridor Digital attached a GoPro camera to the end of an arrow, insuring that there would be video evidence of any hit, or lack thereof.

Besides there being cool footage from the GoPro, Pueringer also stabilized it. This was achieved by rotating the final footage in the direction opposite the arrow's rotation. There is a lot of background footage in the video below, but if you want to skip ahead to the action, go to the 4:30 mark. The stabilized footage can be found at near the 7:25 mark of the video.

In case you're curious, the GoPro used with the arrow is a GoPro HERO Session, which can be purchased here for just under US$200.

If you're interested in stabilizing video during capture rather than after the fact, you should check out our coverage of the DJI Osmo Mobile. While it cannot be attached to an arrow, it is still a neat-looking device.

(Seen via PetaPixel)