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2014-02-11 11:42:00 PM  
That was awesome.
 
2014-02-12 01:08:21 AM  
Ooh, ooh, ooh, do it again! This time with the image stabilizer disabled. Best GoPro ending ever.
 
2014-02-12 01:22:20 AM  
Also found: lower jaw with teeth in a huge pile of pig shiat.
 
2014-02-12 01:46:39 AM  
1) Fake

2) If they put a streamer on the camera, it might have stabilized it just enough to actually see something

3) What if the camera had hit a pig, or a person? Those guys are assholes.
 
2014-02-12 01:47:05 AM  
Welcome to Erf.
 
2014-02-12 04:09:29 AM  

Fubini: 1) Fake

2) If they put a streamer on the camera, it might have stabilized it just enough to actually see something

3) What if the camera had hit a pig, or a person? Those guys are assholes.


My instinct says fake too, but could it be real?   Guy sticks camera out and air takes it out of his hand?   I'm skeptical when the camera lands facing up in pig shiat.
 
2014-02-12 04:40:04 AM  

Fubini: 1) Fake


I dunno, that's awfully good aim to purposely drop a camera in a pig farm from... I dunno how far up is it, couple thousand feet?
 
2014-02-12 04:46:43 AM  
I would normally call fake but there is no blatant GoPro advertising in the video or the video title..
 
2014-02-12 05:39:03 AM  
It might not be a fake but it sure is stupid. If I was the pilot there I sure wouldn't be thrilled over someone posting proof that I allowed an object to be dropped/thrown from my plane.
 
2014-02-12 07:49:51 AM  
I swear I read "pigeon" at first, which would have been far more interesting
 
2014-02-12 08:13:37 AM  
And the fact that it lands in a pig pen and the image is perfectly clear.  no dirt or shiat on the lens.

/concurring with those that called fake.
 
2014-02-12 08:15:50 AM  
And it took 12 hours of surgery to remove it.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-12 09:03:07 AM  
Initial drop and descent: totally real and interesting
Ending: fake, fake, fake
 
2014-02-12 09:05:46 AM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: I swear I read "pigeon" at first, which would have been far more interesting


You aren't the only one. I read it as pigeon twice.
 
2014-02-12 09:33:02 AM  
The ending is fake, but the fall is legitimate. It's really cool to watch it spin, faster and faster, until it's spinning around 30 RPS, which gives you a somewhat clear picture.
 
2014-02-12 10:11:50 AM  
Before the cries of "fake" drown out everything, note that the video was posted by a Mia Munselle, linked by an actual farm. Munselle Vinyards (https://www.facebook.com/MunselleVineyards ), who have a fb/web presence deep enough to assume that they aren't a fictional creation of a PR firm for the sake of a viral video. It would take a fairly unreasonable chain of events to claim that they're a false front for an ad campaign. I say it's unlikely but plausible that the camera happened to land face-up in a pig pen, it had to land somewhere after all, and the California vinyard area is a very well settled one, it would be a surprise to have it land somewhere where there wasn't human habitation.
 
2014-02-12 10:51:55 AM  
"It's not a camera brah, it's a GoPro."

/also fake. everything is fake. believe nothing.
 
2014-02-12 11:03:23 AM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: I swear I read "pigeon" at first, which would have been far more interesting


Oh, good not just me then.
 
2014-02-12 11:21:11 AM  
It's time for GoPro to release another faked viral video? Where does the time go.
 
2014-02-12 11:33:41 AM  
If its not probable it must be fake!  Just like the snow!
 
2014-02-12 12:56:46 PM  

wxboy: And it took 12 hours of surgery to remove it.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 640x480]


What kind of a meat processor takes 12 hours to butcher a pigpen?
 
2014-02-12 01:37:55 PM  
Pre-bacon.
 
2014-02-12 01:58:58 PM  

jfivealive: If its not probable it must be fake!  Just like the snow!


 the above comment was obvisously faked
/its the only logical explanation....
 
2014-02-12 02:30:11 PM  
Am I the only one who expected a fascinating journey through a pig's digestive system at the end?
 
2014-02-12 02:41:24 PM  

phimuskapsi: DammitIForgotMyLogin: I swear I read "pigeon" at first, which would have been far more interesting

You aren't the only one. I read it as pigeon twice.


I was picturing it landing on a pigeon and wondered if the pigeon was flying or sitting still.
 
2014-02-12 02:43:25 PM  

Savage Bacon: Am I the only one who expected a fascinating journey through a pig's digestive system at the end?


I was hoping for it, but not expecting it.
 
2014-02-12 02:45:14 PM  
I think their next television advert is now completed.
 
2014-02-12 03:29:04 PM  
I lost a GoPro of my motorcycle on I85 in Georgia.  Southbound, between x149 and x137.  I have always assumed it didn't end up in a pig pen.

/I tether the crap out of them now
 
2014-02-12 03:45:12 PM  

styckx: I would normally call fake but there is no blatant GoPro advertising in the video or the video title..


img.fark.net

Viral marketing is viral.  The only time I ever see people using GoPro cameras is mounted to a vehicle, helmet, or person. So the sheer number of "Oh, look what totally randomly happened to my tiny GoPro HD Xtreme Series 12,000 AwesomeCamXP!" videos seems a little contrived.  Cool or not, they're staged.
 
2014-02-12 07:02:04 PM  

xiola: Fubini: 1) Fake

2) If they put a streamer on the camera, it might have stabilized it just enough to actually see something

3) What if the camera had hit a pig, or a person? Those guys are assholes.

My instinct says fake too, but could it be real?   Guy sticks camera out and air takes it out of his hand?   I'm skeptical when the camera lands facing up in pig shiat.


I think it's legit. You could never aim the drop well enough to deliberately land it in such a small target. My guess is it was helmet mounted and the slipstream ripped the mount right off the guy's helmet. I just mounted mine GP on my ski helmet, and it's not nearly as secure as I'd like. As far as landing face up, with the shape of the camera it's a 50% chance it would land that way. Reasonable chance.
 
2014-02-12 07:12:57 PM  
RobotSpider:
The only time I ever see people using GoPro cameras is mounted to a vehicle, helmet, or person.

Since they sold about a million of them - just last year - the problem is most likely that you just aren't very observant.

I see GoPros all over the place. Yeah, people use them for the standard "extreme sports" stuff, but they also end up being used for shooting that requires a compact, reasonably-weatherproof and shockproof video camera that's cheap enough to lose without breaking the bank.
 
2014-02-12 08:00:05 PM  
The only thing that says "fake" to me is the claim that the camera was out there for 8 months and was not only found, but the video was fully recoverable.
 
2014-02-12 08:24:29 PM  

wxboy: The only thing that says "fake" to me is the claim that the camera was out there for 8 months and was not only found, but the video was fully recoverable.


But thats 8 months in pig years
 
2014-02-12 09:08:38 PM  

wxboy: The only thing that says "fake" to me is the claim that the camera was out there for 8 months and was not only found, but the video was fully recoverable.


Why wouldn't solid state memory be usable after 8 months? Even if the body becomes messed up without any battery power flowing through it to short something out a solid state memory card can sit in dirt without corroding. GoPro recommends class 10 memory cards. They're quality stuff and the contacts are gold plated.
 
2014-02-12 09:58:32 PM  
I think it's legit.  As far as landing face up, with the shape of the camera it's a 50% chance it would land that way. Reasonable chance.

If you want it to land face up you could always peanut butter the bottom side of it.    Or strap a cat under it,
 
2014-02-13 01:10:42 AM  

RobotSpider: styckx: I would normally call fake but there is no blatant GoPro advertising in the video or the video title..

[img.fark.net image 648x37]

Viral marketing is viral.  The only time I ever see people using GoPro cameras is mounted to a vehicle, helmet, or person. So the sheer number of "Oh, look what totally randomly happened to my tiny GoPro HD Xtreme Series 12,000 AwesomeCamXP!" videos seems a little contrived.  Cool or not, they're staged.


The "GoPro" part makes me call it fake every time one of these comes up. It's not Jello or Xerox, it's an outdoor camera. Not every phone is an iphone. The only time you need to mention the name so much is when it's an attempted (and unfortunately successful) viral video attempt.
 
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