Kelp stretching video with GoPro HD

I co-teach an ‘Ecological Adaptations of Seaweeds’ course each autumn in Bamfield. One of the fun labs that we do involves figuring out how much force it takes to break a kelp stipe. These giant algae are remarkably stretchy and can withstand quite a lot of force. I made a video to show what we do, so check it out. This was filmed at 720p (60fps) with a GoPro HD Hero helmet camera, and edited in Final Cut Pro. I converted the native GoPro format to the ProRes 422 codec for editing.

Kelp Stretching BMSC Fall Program 2010 from ScienceFilm on Vimeo.

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