Archive for July, 2011

Helmet-cam Hockey: The Future Is Awesome

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Here’s an amazing hockey video we stumbled across, of an amateur adult league hockey game between the Division 1 Thrashers and Ice Dogs. What’s so incredible about it is that the video is shot entirely from the point of view of one of the players, from a camera mounted on his helmet, making watching the video almost like being there.

It’s not hard to imagine this being incorporated into NHL broadcasts in future. The video was shot with the GoPro camera, a body-mountable consumer-level HD video camera for sports, which is available to anyone for under $300. It’s not chump change, but for a pro team like the Canucks, Leafs, or Flames, who sell tickets for several times that, putting one of these cameras into a helmet (once it gets small enough, of course) seems like an inevitability.