The camera I got my sticky little hands on yesterday belongs to our long-suffering friend Ted who not only spent several hours indoctrinating me into the hows and whys of getting the camera to work but went way above and beyond the call of duty and lunged Felix while I filmed - and a grand job he did as well.
The aim wasn't really to get hoof or biomechanics footage - it was just a chance to get more familiar with the camera and its incredible slow-mo capabilities so that I can hire one to take to the RRR - and then we can really start to have fun!
It was a glorious day - which is what this camera needs, because HD slow motion requires TONS of light. Some of the footage reflects this - or I messed up when putting it together - but thats' why its test footage.
For a random selection of horses and dogs in slow motion, take a look at the clip - and don't forget to let me know either as a comment here or on Facebook if there are particular (equine!) gaits, actions, speeds or surfaces that you'd like to see in this year's RRR footage.
We already have jumping and fast work on different surfaces (including corners) on the agenda, along with more footage of every angle of horses' movement. All suggestions are welcome!