Dreaming about a Hat Cam

I’ve been working on a model airplane project and I want to make nice videos of the planes flying. The challenge is that I can’t seem to fly it and take video at the same time easily. The obvious is to get your friends to take the shots right?

In this video I’m explaining “Press the button… Now we’re filming…. Now press it again… now we’re not filming…”. I think I went over it about 10 times.

It’s really hard to get people to take video. In the video above, the first guy I tried could not understand how to operate the video camera despite explaining it over and over to him. Mind you were each had a plastic cup full of rum.

So anyways, now I’m wondering what sort of video quality I’d get in terms of shakiness and staying on subject.

I’ve also looked at making a camera stabilizer but that seems to need a camera operator so I’m still left with the guerrilla recruitment of people to take video.

Here’s another fine example. In this example, I asked the lady to try and get the whole bike and myself into the picture. Not only did she fail to do that, she managed to give me mouse ears.

Some Camera Footage
Update (Dec 14)

Here’s a cool video with one idea. It’s interesting to see if a head mounted camera is steady enough.