We’ve teamed up with Nikon, who’ve just released the brand new KeyMission 360 Degree action camera, to create a series which focusses on the missions that drive those at the cutting edge of action sports. Here we review the KeyMission 360 and look at how this innovative technology could be a game changer in snowboard filming.
Imagine the scene: You’ve just come off the hill with your mates and you’re sitting back in the apartment reviewing the footage from that final epic park run. You were in the middle of the group with the camera, so you sit and watch the follow cam shots of your mate who dropped in first.
It looks good, he’s nailed his tricks, stringing them together nicely and you’ve got the filming spot on too – he’s always in shot. As he gets to the bottom it’s high fives all round. You rewind the footage to watch it again… except this time, you swipe the phone screen and swing the camera round to watch the guy who dropped in behind you… and then your mate who was riding the rail line to your right.
“360 filming looks very much like an idea whose time has come.”
It might sound like sci-fi fantasy, but filming multiple riders at all angles simultaneously is now possible thanks to the invention of 360 degree action cams like the Nikon KeyMission 360. Not only are these great fun bits of kit, they also open up a whole new world of possibilities. In fact, we reckon they will spark something of a revolution in snowboard film-making. Here’s why…