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    Posted: 10 February 2012 at 9:31am
My concrete guys were not very impressive... House was custom built in 2004.  What is a starch shelled paint? I have found paints like Xball scenario to be unbelievable with the Apex.  
 
Here is my latest video. Pretty proud of this one, as it really gives the "feel" of paintball, in a way that hopefully anyone (even someone who never played before) could enjoy, and actually SEE the action...
 
 
 
Plus the lens flare in the screen capture was pretty sweet!


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Have you shot starch shell paint thru the apex yet?  If not you'll probably freak out at how straight they fly but I think they are actually lighter and will be effected by the wind more.

I pegged your house for an early 90's build based on your basement walls lol

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I kind of hate to admit it...
 
But, I've only played at a public field once since I started playing paintball. (took my daughter when she was 10). Other than a church field I went to a few times (paintball junkeez). I have only played at my house with my friends...
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Yeah, what Kayback said.
 
It wasn't dark when I got home last night, so I had a chance to test it out before my event on Saturday. Ignore the massive amount of fog...
 
I went ahead and put it on youtube. I was testing a bunch of stuff in this, not really paying attention to where the paint went, just how the camera reacted to the shots, and where the shots were in the frame, and what affects holding the camera mount did to the audio/and if it hurt the dampening. Pole is about 70 feet away, and bucket about 100.
 
 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kayback Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 January 2012 at 1:45am
Lol I doubt he'd want this bunch contrary reprobates at his house :p

It would be cool but yeah.

I don't know if it would count in the USA but the high rear brake light does not count as a brake light here, it is an optional extra. The side lights are the "legal" ones. And motor companies and workshops love sticking their damn labels over the high lights to get free advertizing.

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Yeah we could graffiti his poured wall foundation in his basement.Smile
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Can I just say... if there's ever a chance for a forum paintball meet... FE's place would be perfect.  
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Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck JohnnyCanuck wrote:

Is it really a brake light, he has two on the back of the vehicle, at worst it's one of 3 brake lights.



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Is it really a brake light, he has two on the back of the vehicle, at worst it's one of 3 brake lights.
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Originally posted by choopie911 choopie911 wrote:

I'd be interested to see if this counts, because tail light covers are fine, and this still lets the light be seen:



I wonder if it has to be a certain percentage.  I dont think it will really matter though.  If he gets pulled over for that and he states he didn't know that, he most likely would just get a warning.  Kinda like when you get pulled over for having a tail light out.

BTW...both the sticker and camera are pretty cool.


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I'd be interested to see if this counts, because tail light covers are fine, and this still lets the light be seen:

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Just an FYI... obstructing a brake light is illegal.
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Originally posted by Kayback Kayback wrote:

Ah good points.

Would a wire frame or a WWII style AA-gunsight work to help you frame your shots?

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Hmm... Never considered that...
 
With my old mounting method it would move around, if you bumped it. This new one is stationary and a lot more stable, so a sight might actually work. I rarely pull the gun all the way up to my shoulder to fire though, as I shoot from the hip often, and I'm really good at pointing a camera at my subject without having to look through a sight. (years of filming bmx and other action sports freehand, where you only get ONE chance to capture the footage!).
 
 
Here is a video that shows the distance capabilities of my gear and why a ZoomCam is so much better than an action cam. Again, this footage is from my last event 12/31/11. Watch it in HD to see the best quality. (720 is fine)
 
 
Content is king in media... So learning to film this way, AND putting out 1080 footage will give me a product that will be desireable for a long time (I own the rights to all of this stuff, as I use my own graphics, and royalty free music), as I would think anyone involved in paintball would be interested in watching something like this... Long term, each view is money, and each ad click is money, that I only have to do the work once, and it is a long term revenue stream (Dave Ramsey would be proud). Especially when everyone gets fiber... And cable and satellite are gone and everyone gets their TV over the internet...
 
The long term possibility of making money from this stuff makes all the work worth it... I hope...
 
I'm glad you guys like it. I've had a vision in my head for years, but it has taken this long to figure out how to capture what I see in a way that is interesting to watch.
 
The shocking thing is, I was always under the assumption that any type of footage like this was like any other hand held footage, in that 90% of it should end up on the edit room floor...
 
But, I really think combining it with the helmet cam which tells the story of the game and then switching to the zoomcam for the shots, makes the video much more interesting as the viewer actually feels like THEY are the ones playing...
 
If that makes sense.
 
I would love to hear your perspectives on this, as clearly I am biased.
 
Here is game footage.
 


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Thanks FE, I was thinking more of having the ability to print my own designs. I have considered buying a personal vinyl plotter, since you can get a printer sized one for around $100 now, and could recoup some of the cost selling laptop decals and such.

Basically I just wish I had a 3D printer, laser cutter, vinyl plotter, and commercial printer in my house, and could just print things.
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Tallen, Thanks! I'm pretty pleased with what I can capture now, as all paintball videos I had seen didn't do the sport justice... And FPS perspective is just cool anyway.
 
 
Originally posted by Lightningbolt Lightningbolt wrote:

  Nice video.  This is the first good video that i've seen demonstrating the Apex.  Every other one I've seen is terrible.

What's the difference between the apex and apex2? 

 
Here is a video I made a while ago on the Apex 2.
 
 
The new style Apex 2 is much better in some ways, and worse in others. First off, both have 9 clicks of adjustment. Which confuses new players to ramping... And they don't really talk about where you should set it....
 
I leave my Apex 2 at 3-4 clicks for about 90% of my play. If I need to divebomb, or shoot around trees, I go full ramp (9 clicks) and then change back as soon as I elminate the player. The trick shots of the Apex 2 are MUCH better than the original as you can shot over bunkers at 80 feet! The old one you needed about 140 feet for the dive bomb to work. I plan on doing a video showing the capability now that I have the camera set up in a way I can capture the paint flight path.
 
The Apex 2 can be taken apart without a tool, so that is nice. The ramp is longer and fits more snuggly against the barrel meaning more of the paint hits the ramp when it exits the barrel (the old style was down a little so it was a little less consistant).

Things I don't like about it, It is harder to adjust, as the button moves up and down and with gloves, sometimes it pushes down instead of clicking into the next spot. But, it looks WAY better than the original. (mine are the first batch, so it doesn't have the empire logo like the production ones).
 
Both work well, and I used the shorter barrel with my Apex 2 tip until now, (my zoomcan needed the extra length) So we shall see how l like playing with a long barrel gun...
 
As always paint is critical, and the infinity I am shooting isn't as good as the old Xball Scenario I use to use, but it is orange and shows up WAY better than the camo woodsball paint I was using. Even though it isn't as accurate.
 
Everyone tries to shoot me out first in Revolutionary war, as I have literally shot out the entire other side by myself before when using good paint at 150 feet... So often I am one of the first to get hit, as EVERYONE shoots at me! lol. In the beginning of that game you can see 3 different paintballs almost hit me... And that was just the right side of me as the camera was over there! More paint was coming in on the other side! Fun times!
 
 
Choop, if this stuff lasts like they say it will, I'll let you know when we start selling it... As ordering one won't be that much... (course you are in Canada, and shipping would kill you...)
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Nice decal, I'd love to be able to print my own.
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  Nice video.  This is the first good video that i've seen demonstrating the Apex.  Every other one I've seen is terrible.

What's the difference between the apex and apex2? 



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Ah good points.

Would a wire frame or a WWII style AA-gunsight work to help you frame your shots?

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