H/t: Peta Pixel
For Earth Day this year, Hi-Impact L&D stuck an Insta360 ONE X2 camera to a weather balloon and shot amazing footage of Earth from the edge of space at 80,000-feet. This camera is capable of shooting 5.7K 360°l; footage, complete with a Steady Cam mode, which uses FlowState stabilization to keeps your shot smooth even at insane altitudes.
How did it capture the 360° footage? It uses an Invisible Selfie Stick, enabling one to capture amazing aerial angles without a cameraman or drone. The selfie stick magically disappears in your edit, so you won’t need to hire a video editor. This flight reached a maximum altitude of 24,650-meters (80,873-feet) where the temperatures dropped to a chilling -45° Celcius (-49° Fahrenheit). Let’s just say that this flight cost the team a lot less than a trip with Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin.
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We have done more than 20 flights and have reached 33,000 meters (108,000 feet) a couple of times but we control the amount of helium according to the conditions and on this occasion, we loaded up with more helium in order to trigger an earlier burst as the winds were taking the balloon too far away,” Hi-Impact L&D explains. “In doing this, we sacrifice a bit of altitude as the balloon goes up quicker and bursts earlier,” said Hi-Impact L&D