Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Video: GoPro Camera Falls 3000 Meters While Recording
This video was actually found on a GoPro camera that someone stumbled across in their backyard in Sweden. When they took it inside they found the memory card was undamaged, so they examined the footage. Apparently it was dropped by a skydiver from about 3000 meters (9842 ft). The camera then plunged to Earth, recording the whole time. It also began to spin at ever increasing speeds until the ground looks like a mesmerizing pattern without any distinguishable features. That is, until it smacks into the ground, and continues to record while sitting in blades of grass. I guess this clip is a testament to how tough the cameras are, but be warned. Some may find the long drop to the ground to be a bit dizzying.