Alta Powder Day Video – Sony 4k Action Cam

Posted by on March 5, 2015

Matt Wilson, charging some deep Alta powder. This is a cropped framegrab from a video I recorded with the new Sony 4k Action Cam.

Matt Wilson, charging some deep Alta powder. This is a cropped framegrab from a video I recorded with the new Sony 4k Action Cam.

This Tuesday, March 3, 2015, was one of the best powder days I can remember. I was up before dawn and headed up the canyon to Alta with my DSLR and the new Sony 4k Action Cam. It was storm skiing all day long in Little Cottonwood Canyon and there was a lot of powder fever going around. Supposedly, it was dumping up to two inches per hour for a while. To be fair, it has been pretty dry this winter so any powder day is memorable. But everyone, including me, seems to agree that Tuesday was a pretty special day to be skiing in the Wasatch. It was legit. It wasn’t just the amount or quality of the snow, either. For some reason, Alta wasn’t that crowded and it never really got tracked out. I was even getting face shots on the groomers. It seemed like I got snow on my face almost every turn of every run. Don’t just take my word for it, though. As they say, the proof is in the pudding – in this case, it’s a tasty Alta powder day video pudding made with the Sony 4k Action Cam:

I hope you enjoyed that video. Although I keep thinking of things I missed and could have done better, I think it does a pretty good job of conveying how great the skiing was on Tuesday. I’ve been playing with Sony’s new 4k Action Cam for a few weeks now but this was the first time I had any footage actually worthy of editing into an finished video. Keep your eyes open for more from me on the new 4k Action Cam. I’m pretty excited about it – I even bought a GoPro Hero 4 Black so I can do a straight up shootout between the two cameras.

Sony 4k Action Cam Backpack Mount

The Sony 4k Action Cam mounted on the shoulder strap of the camera pack I ski with – the MindShift Gear Rotation 180 Professional.

One Response to Alta Powder Day Video – Sony 4k Action Cam

  1. Photo Dad June 25, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    This was a great video. It really made me want to be at Alta. Maybe someday I’ll get to ski powder like this again.

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