I thought the snow was great on Thursday, first time this season I felt like I was skiing on real snow at Wintergreen. Even the stuff coming out of the guns was pretty good due to the cold temps (temp was 14F when I quit at the end of the day).
I did get a snowmobile ride up while they were fixing the Highlands lift, which was fun.
Here's one of the test videos I shot with my new helmet cam:http://vimeo.com/2855680
Be sure to turn volume down, as the mic was not positioned right and I got a lot of static from the wind noise. I want to tweak the view up slightly (though it is cool to see pole plants). There was a nice line down skier's left of Devil's elbow which you can see towards the last 1/3 of the video.
First, much better quality than the low res video junk I post. Is that due more to the camera or use of vimeo?
All these are obvious, but I'll state anyway (mainly as notes to myself for future reference):
-aim up so that we get more of the whole trail in front rather than the patch of snow ten feet in front of you, although a pole plant or two was cool
-stop to pan the general scene once or twice during run, esp if there is a good view like top of cliffhanger.
-Got more interesting for the viewer when you followed behind those skiers in the second half, also liked going in and out of sun. it would be cool to use it following a super hot skier
-I guess a short intense run of 60 secs with bumps, trees, sun, shade, deep pow, a huck or two, a 360, a flip, and with beautiful scenery in background would be good for this; i.e. bring to Alta!
How sturdy on your head does if feel, any worries about it shaking loose? How expensive was camera and helmet rig? Can you use for quality regular shots, not mounted on helmet?