As I crossed the line I felt a weight lift off my shoulders. The
searching for ‘sporting success’ had ended. I was content. I didn’t need
faster times, more ironman victories, more accolades to be assured that
I had been the best athlete I could possibly be. That’s not to say I
don’t think its possible to go faster or maybe even win more titles. But
if I am honest, I am not sure that such measures of success truly
matter to me.
The next revolution in POV cameras and viewing software allows the watcher to control the view. Red Bull has teamed up with the tech company Making View to release a series of action sports videos captured with the ViewCam 360, a modular camera that records a really, really wide view. The company says that the camera can capture 360-degree, 4K x 2K equirectangular video at 25-50fps. The whole contraption weighs around 600 grams, or 1.3 pounds. The recordings are added to playback software titled the Making Viewer, which allows the online watcher to pan and tilt the footage for the view they want.
Push Pop Press co-founder Mike Matas chronicled his two-week-long, 3,000-mile, San Francisco to New York City road trip in the above three-minute-long, 5,000-photo timelapse posted to Vimeo. We've shown plenty of such road trip videos on the site before, but what's different about Matas' project is that he also made a website where viewers can gather more info about each picture. On MikeMatas.com, you can click on buttons at the bottom of each photo to check the location, see the lens used, and order a print.
“If we want to
restore public confidence and sponsors, we must act quickly and
decisively," LeMond told French newspaper Le Monde. "Otherwise, cycling will die. Riders do not understand that
if we continue like this, there will soon be no money in cycling.”