live broadcast from cinestar 8

so, we did it :)

it is not first time in history of humanity, but it can easily be first time in estonia. as every other genius ;) thing, it's pretty simple:
- take a multicopter (such as cinestar from freefly)
- take an hd-camera (such as panasonic gh2 or sony hdr cx350)
- take an hd-video encoder (such as teradek cube)
- ask your friends from
helicam, if they can help you with piloting
- ask your friends from
streambuffet, if they can provide you a platform for broadcast
- ask your friends from
emt, if they can borrow you a 4G usb stick
- put it all together, shake a bit

here's the result. this is server-side recording - how it looked to people when they were watching it on the web when it was happening, with just couple of secs delay. i only trimmed video a bit, no other post-processing

watch in HD

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and yes, my cinestar is run by arducopter :)

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  • @Ellison, you are actually wrong - i don't have to press shift key, which means it will live longer! which means i pay less! ;)

    @Michael, thanks :)

    @John, i am talking to local guys to have hk blueseries esc's patched with SimonK firmware :) i think there is a bit of a pervert inside me :)

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    Arducopter on a CineStar frame, talk about having opposite ends. Someone might even call it heresy. :)

  • I did something similar (just a test though, not as successful as yours) using a teradek to send HD video down from a 50' blimp (I was helping Dan from

    Congratulations on your success!

  • Hey Jaan, nice achievement.

    Just one comment though, I don't think capital letters are more expensive than lower case. ;-)

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