However, Jones, after spending a year out of the water with a back injury, has been capturing his reintroduction to giant tubes using the Fusion technology, and the results are awe-inspiring.
The hard thing with the tail mount is when you’re shooting with it in heavy waves it’ll just break off your entire tail.
We’ve been seeing these virtual reality/360-degree images and clips where it appears as though the camera is flying in the tube and following you.
Fun little project @robbiecrawford and I are doing called develop @developmovie These waves are from the last 6 months, I stated to shooting with a @GoPro fusion after I had to sit out a year of surfing because I had a fusion surgery on my back.
Jones was using GoPro Fusion, a camera that shoots 360-degree photos that can be watched in virtual reality with VR glasses.
The guys at Reef asked me to shoot some VR for a trade show in Florida, and I told them I’d shoot it, but I didn’t know how to edit it, so they hooked me up with Robbie Crawford [surfer and GoPro photographer].
I think the one that stands out most is the backpack mount where it looks like it’s shot by a drone following me in the barrel.
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