CANON XF100 COMPACT VIDEO CAMERA

The majority of our video footage is shot on the Canon XF100 compact professional video camera. The Canon XF100 offers stunning image quality in an amazingly compact design.  The wide angle lens with Optical Image Stabiliser and Auto Focus allows us to quickly capture outstanding video footage in any situation.  The XF100 also makes it easy to put together a compact 3D system with impressiveimage quality in any situation.  Recording to readily available CF cards with an industry standard MXF format, the XF100 is probably one of the best pieces that we have with us through out our expedition.  Whilst the unit has been superseded by the new XF105, we decided to save our money and buy this one on run-out We found that the extra features of the new features of the new XF105 would not be of any real value to us in our intended environment, and it is the same environment that could ultimately be the death of the camera.  With the extreme heat, vibration and electronics killing salt air, we are quiet prepared to have to replace the unit before the journey is complete, but lets hope we can save the money for a cold beer or two upon our return.

GOPRO HERO 4 BLACK EDITION

We use Go Pro's industry standard portable action cameras for our on-board and drone footage, as well as any underwater video that's needed.  Because of their extremely compact and robust design we can carry a few of these cameras with us with to much of a concern in terms of weight and space, and the fact that they come with a waterproof housing as a standard feature means that we fully expect them to survive through out the duration of the Terra Australis-Girt by Sea expedition.  The high quality of the Go Pro camera means that we are able to use them as a back up camera should the main camera fail, or even to capture a different angle of the same subject.

 

SENA BLUETOOTH PACK

The Sena Bluetooth Audio Pack for *GoPro® is a specially designed adapter for the GoPro® Hero3 and Hero4 allowing for Bluetooth capabilities.  With the use of Bluetooth headsets, the Sena Bluetooth Audio Pack allows us to add our voices to the video on-the-fly using SENA's Bluetooth Audio Recording™ feature. Being able to narrate the video during recording not only provides us a whole new experience but also reduces the need for follow-up audio editing allowing for in the moment audio experiences.

As it is designed to connect to both Sena and non-Sena Bluetooth products, the unit allows us to pair our vocals with the video, not only our own voice but also audio from our companions through the use of an intercom to create a mixed audio experience.

SENA SPH10 Bluetooth Stereo Headset & Intercom

The SPH10 is a Bluetooth 3.0 Stereo headset with long-range Bluetooth intercom designed specifically for outdoor sports activities. With the SPH10, you can call handsfree on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigations by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with your companions. Thanks to the latest Bluetooth 3.0 and the advanced digital signal processing technology, the SPH10 offers the best sound quality for both incoming and outgoing sound in its class. Also, the easy-to-access and intuitive button operations make the SPH10 a perfect companion for outdoor sports.