As a last minute thought, I set up my secondary camera, a Canon G-12, on a suction cup mount inside my airplane to take videos. (Inspired to some extent by Mike Radomsky.) I have extra memory cards, so I decided to try to create a video montage across Canada using my spare camera and one of my spare memory cards. This is my first attempt. I notice that the video vibrates – obviously from the suction cup mount to my plexiglass side window. I will keep experimenting. I may decide to live with the vibration, or I may work on hand holding the camera.
One caution to self: There’s lots of things going on all the time. Flying the airplane, for example. Add to that radio communications, navigation, takeoffs, landings, looking out for other airborne traffic, and monitoring the weather. My hands are full. Mounting the camera on the window is pretty simple. It is handy to my reach. I need only one hand to start and stop the video. I am thinking that fifteen second clips, spliced together when I get home, might be interesting.
Let’s call this a work in progress – cancelable at any time without prior notice.