I love shooting spring ski events. It forces me to spend the entire day outside on the snow. Yesterday I worked for my buddies from Echo in LA as one of 6 cameras covering the US Freestyle Nationals for Versus TV. The show will air April 5th.
For fun, I mounted my little Contour HD POV camera (the kind you'd put on a helmet) to the top of the broadcast camera I was using. The POV camera weighs less than a pound, the XDcam camera weighs between 20 and 30lbs. The POV camera is completely auto, we set the exposure, focus, white balance, shutter speed and focal length on the XDcam camera. As you can imagine, the coverage of the event on Versus will blow this out of the water, but here's a fun view of the men's mogul skiing final. It got a little crazy, yikes!