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Feeling like I'm starting to hang around here enough that I should try to earn some badges. If someone had asked me even a few days ago I would have bet my first try would have been accuracy instead of speed. And I would have bet 100:1 that it also would not have been a frameless video either. But then that silly thread about the dark art of shooting frameless got going. So, while I have a lot to learn about both shooting and video making I hope this meets the requirements for entry into the 300 club. And if not, I'll learn something more.

Call it 300 fps via the dark path. Airsoft pellets, BB's, and 5/16" steel all over 300 fps with frameless shooting for my first shared video and first try at earning a badge. With 5 undamaged fingers still attached to my hand at the end no less.


 

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Feeling like I'm starting to hang around here enough that I should try to earn some badges. If someone had asked me even a few days ago I would have bet my first try would have been accuracy instead of speed. And I would have bet 100:1 that it also would not have been a frameless video either. But then that silly thread about the dark art of shooting frameless got going. So, while I have a lot to learn about both shooting and video making I hope this meets the requirements for entry into the 300 club. And if not, I'll learn something more.

Call it 300 fps via the dark path. Airsoft pellets, BB's, and 5/16" steel all over 300 fps with frameless shooting for my first shared video and first try at earning a badge. With 5 undamaged fingers still attached to my hand at the end no less.


Well done! I will put in for you badge.

Cheers ... Charles
Thank you Charles, I am excited to get a first badge and look forward to working on some accuracy ones in the near future. With better videos to boot!
 

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Here's my entry for the 300fps badge :)
I started out making a bunch of slingshot videos back in 2005 when I was making a bunch of gold mining tutorial videos. I deleted a lot of them... or I haven't found them yet, but the first couple clips on here are from way back in 2005, shooting down at my mining claim in California. I put a couple of gold mining videos up this week, one of which uses a couple hovercraft in Alaska if anyone's interested.
This day was a cold 57°f but I started out going for the 400fps badge anyway, and kept getting errors. I was getting errors on all of my perfect shots, lined up right down the middle of the chronograph... I learned later that day, that if I shoot across or down one side of the triangle, that I don't get any errors. I ended up shooting maybe 20 perfect shots well over 400fps but none were registering... finally, it broke leaving me with only one shot recorded... So I downgraded to 300fps, actually filmed shooting it with 3 different sets, then chose to shoot Tombo's Scout LT copy that he made and sent me to register for the 300fps badge.
This was shot back in December, before we got the new house, but I had to wait until I was moved in, with a good internet connection, to upload videos to YouTube. Most of my videos are between 2 and 7gigs and it takes all night with the large files. This one only took a couple of hours tonight :)

Fantastic video! Loved it! Will look forward to you hitting that day where all goes right and you break 500!
 
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