Jumping Camera is different during competition compared to training.
From a camera perspective, competition jumps aren't the best jumps to show off for any camera flyer - these are the reasons why...
During training your goal is to give the best view for debriefing - in competition you don't give a stuff about what it looks like as long as you get the optimal
view for the required grips to show the judges, and reduce the margin to allow NJs to occur to as little as you can.
This isn't quite the case with me as I cheated - just as the 8 members trained normally, in the last camp I trained mainly for competition jumps instead
which was selfish of me, but I needed the practise and no-one said anything!
You can't jump for stills as well as FS video during the competition, unless its a fun competition, no matter what anyone
says you have to concentrate on the video which requires more tuned-in flying.
The clips are not perfect, but who else has the balls to show their national competition skydives on the web -
we must be doing something right!
Last jump number 10, we had a camera mal.
Dave was spotting through cloud and we had to go around, then on the jump run my camera shutdown on a fresh battery.
I switched it back on, tried to signal to Tunksie but it was useless, we needed to get the last round done and I couldn't fuck them about, so we went on.
Camera shut down after 10 seconds in freefall - fortunately the backup camera worked.
Spot the deliberate mistake in round 1 when I set up 90 degrees out for the top of the 20.