Open Water Swimming From The Air

Aerial video footage of the 2012 aQuellé Midmar Mile was taken by RC Helicam‘s quadcopter outfitted with a GoPro and specialty lens to reduce fisheye distortion. The footage of the start and finish of the world’s large competitive open water swim was taken by the helicam pilot. Owner-operator Andrew Martens stood onshore with video glasses that allowed him to frame each shot with a live video downlink while flying the mini helicam above the water surface and crowds.

Andrew also took some outstandingly cool aerial 360 photos of the 2012 aQuellé Midmar Mile, see here.

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Steven Munatones