Catch Your Waves At The Crack Of Dawn With Auto Tracking Camera
If you’re the gnarliest surfer on the beach but prefer to catch your waves at the crack of dawn, odds are there won’t be anyone around to witness or film your exploits. So for extreme athletes lacking friends who wake up before noon, the Soloshot mount lets you capture all your fancy moves without a cameraman.
It sits between a tripod and a camera connecting to each using their standard mounting screws and automatically pans and tracks whoever is wearing an included waterproof armband. Since it’s all wireless the rig is free to rotate 360 degrees, and its maximum pan speed is over 40 degrees per second. So it should even be able to track a fast-moving vehicle as it whizzes by. And with a range of 2,000 feet, you’ll be out of your auto tracking camera‘s visible range before the mount loses track of you.
Now, there are a few niggles to deal with. You’ll have to adjust your auto tracking camera‘s tilt and zoom beforehand, and probably set its focus to infinite if you dont’ trust its autofocus capabilities to keep you crisp. And even with built in security measures to tether everything together, you’ll probably want to be careful where you set it up so it’s not an easy target for theft.
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The Soloshot autotracking camera mount automatically pans and tracks whoever is wearing the system’s armband, which is waterproof and shockproof to withstand all kinds of activity worth filming.
The system comes with a 5-foot tripod and the mount fits most cameras or camcorders up to 5lbs. Plant it where it’s got a good view, strap on the armband and away you go ¨C up to half a kilometre away, that is.
Within this range, the device can track your movements, allowing the camera 360-degree rotation up to 40 degrees per second ¨C fast enough to track a car travelling at 143mph.
The Soloshot is battery powered and lasts for about five hours of use, and a bright green LED constantly points your way so you know the device is keeping up.