A mountain climber was somehow able to film his terrifying fall while climbing one of the highest mountains of the U.K.
Climber Mark Roberts was scaling Snowdon in North Wales when he fell after being hit by a chunk of falling ice.
He fell and slide down the mountain by approximately 100 feet before he stopped, according to International Business Times. Despite his tumultuous tumble down, his head-mounted camera was still recording.
“There was no feeling of panic, more a concerted effort to protect my head and neck and be aware of what was below me, where I was heading and what I could do to slow and stop myself before I got to the more serious rocky outcrops,” he told IBN. “… I had the foresight to check the cam was still attached and just hoped the vid had recorded. It wasn’t one for repeating.”
Roberts was rescued by the mountain rescue team and was taken to the hospital. He escaped with minor injuries.
And that folks, is why I’d rather keep my two feet on the ground.
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Two seventh graders are being called heroes after stopping a school bus from crashing in Washington. After the driver passed out and went unconscious, several students called 911.
Jeremy Wuitschick acted quickly, jumping out of his seat and taking control of the wheel. Meanwhile, another student named Johnny Wood began performing CPR. These kids are quick thinking heros! Who knows what would have happened if they weren’t there?
The “Catwoman” stuntperson came barreling down some stairs on a bike, and ran directly into the camera. As the TMZ video shows, you can clearly see the camera being blown into pieces.
It’s unclear if it was the stuntwoman’s fault, or the cameraman’s fault. Luckily nobody was hurt – except for a really expensive camera.
This will probably require a retake.
David Arquette was kicked out of a Prince concert recently, reports CTV.
The actor reportedly got into an altercation with security at one of Prince’s ‘Welcome 2 America’ shows at Los Angeles Forum.
Apparently, there is a no photography rule at the concert, but Prince announced they could take pictures for the next few songs. While David didn’t take out his phone, a young fan next to him did, and when security came to confiscate the item, Arquette stood up for him. And that lead to him being thrown out.
David said: “Prince was like, ‘Alright, I’m about to play my hits, so get out your phones’. I didn’t take anymore pictures but the kid next to me was taking pictures and I still had my phone in my hand.”
“Security came to take this kid away and they said, ‘You gotta get rid of all those pictures on your phone.’ I said, ‘Prince just said we could take the pictures.’ And so I got kicked out of the Prince show.”
I mean, this is silly. Security at these concerts can be really ridiculous sometimes. I don’t think this was worth being thrown out for, but hey, at least he didn’t get kicked off the stage for not dancing like Kim Kardashian.
Polaroid, who recently emerged from the fray of bankruptcy, is apparently set to release the first Gaga-themed products by the end of the year.
“I am so proud to announce my new partnership with Polaroid as the creative director and inventor of specialty projects,” said the pop star. “The Haus of Gaga has been developing prototypes in the vein of fashion/technology/photography innovation — blending the iconic history of Polaroid and instant film with the digital era — and we are excited to collaborate on these ventures with the Polaroid brand.”
Swann Communications, a security monitoring technology company, announced last week the release of its MovieStick camera and recorder. The MovieStick is one of the world’s smallest digital video recorders. The MovieStick weighs less than an ounce and is slightly larger than a pack of gum.
The MovieStick features a removeable Micro SD card for easy transfer to a computer for viewing, and has a lithium battery that is rechagred via the USB outlet at the bottom of the device.
The Movie Stick is available for approximately $120 U.S. and will soon be released to Swann’s retail and online resellers.
D-Link, a networking solutions company based out of California, has announced it is now shipping two different network cameras for the remote monitoring of your home or your office.
The D-Link(r) Wireless G Network Camera (DCS-920) connects to a home or small business network (via a wired or Wi-Fi connection) to enable a remote video viewing. Because the DCS-920 is wireless, the camera can be mounted in places previously inaccessible to remote viewing cameras, such as ceilings and walls. The other version of the camera, the D-Link DCS-910, is a less expensive but wired-only model that connects through standard Ethernet network cables. Both of the cameras allow users to watch what is being recorded by the camera from any computer with Internet via a web browser.
D-ViewCam(tm) 2.0, a free network monitoring software, is included with both of the cameras. The software enables simultaneous viewing of up to 32 cameras with a wide range of control features. The videos streamed through the software are high-quality MJPEG images. Both of the cameras can be accessed and controlled using any Java-enabled browser.
The cameras can be configured to detect motion, send email alerts when motion is detected and record to a computer on the home network for later viewing and playback.
The DCS-910 will be sold for approximately $99.99 and the Wi-Fi version, DCS-920 costs around $119.99. Both products are available through participating retail and catalogue companies.
SANYO Canada has launched the SANYO Xacti HD1000, the world’s smallest and lightest full HD digital camcorder. — (For consumer use Full HD digital movie cameras, size is by volume (as of August 30, 2007))
The SANYO Xacti HD1000 records in Full HD (1920x1080i) MPEG-4 video with the new AVC/H.264 Video compression ( File size up to 25% smaller than typical MPEG-4 files) and takes 4 megapixel stills (with a CMOS sensor). It also sports a 10X optical and 10X digital zoom, has a 2.7-inch LCD, and includes digital stereo sound, built-in stabilizer, in-camera editing features and a webcam function.
The HD1000 is HDMI compatible with its docking station and introduces a new ‘Xacti Library’ function that allows for easy HD movie saving and playback between your cameracorder, HD television and external hard disc drive. It is SD/SDHC card compatible with optional conversion lenses available in tele, wide and semi-fisheye formats.
The SANYO Xacti HD1000 is available at Canadian retailers including Centre HiFi, L.L. Lozeau, 2001 Audio Video, Bay Bloor Radio, Henry’s, TeleCity Electronics, Audio Warehouse, Advance Electronics, A&B Sound, NCIX, Best buy Online and Dell.ca for an MSRP of $1,099.99.