The Sony Action Cam ($499.99 at Best Buy) is a capable, tough GoPro alternative that lets you shoot up to 4K resolution (which we’ve mentioned before here on DailyTekk). In order to demonstrate some of the creative ways the camera is being used, Sony has released a few intriguing videos/demos that are not only fun to watch but might also plant some ideas in your head about how to use a Sony Action Cam to film your own creative projects (or family get togethers, next snowboarding trip, vacation, etc.).
Note: before you watch, I’d recommend changing the quality to 1080p for the best viewing experience (click the settings/gear icon in the bottom right of the video player).
Of the 3, Paperports is my favorite. It’s very neat to see a guy build a working miniature sea port replica out of paper. I can only imagine how many long hours it took to make and film. As he stop-motion animates his tiny town, the builder places the Sony Action Cam on a rig right in the center of the action (in the middle of the harbor, presumably). The camera rotates around capturing cars and boats that move, a working crane, a bridge that lowers and a mysterious pillow that appears and disappears—perhaps meant to be clouds or foliage in the background?
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