Keisuke Iwaya is an amateur Japanese astrophysicist. On July 20th, 2014, he sent a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera into the Earth’s stratosphere from Obihiro, Japan for the first time ever. The video captures a time-lapse view of the amazing voyage into the heavens as well as some behind-the-scenes views of the lift off and finding it after its free fall back down. If you've ever day dreamed of flying around the planet like Superman as a kid, this video will rekindle that fantastic flame from your youth! – check it out!
The BMPCC was sent up inside a special housing attached to a weather balloon and the mission was dubbed the Fusen Ucyu Project which translates to the Balloon Space Project. The camera recorded everything to an Atomos Ninja Star equipped with a 128GB CFAST card on its 2 hour journey up over 28,500 meters into the sky – that's over 17.7 miles!
From the filmmaker's (Raitank) notes:
Fusen Ucyu Project - BMPCC Goes to Space -
"Fusen Ucyu (Baloon Space) Project" is a young ambitious amateur astrophysicist, Keisuke Iwaya's private mission to send various cameras up to space beyond the earth's atmosphere with Meteorological balloons to shoot beautiful images of our blue planet.
On 20th of July, 2014, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was sent up for the first time with Atomos NinjaStar, with 128GB CFast card, to capture the whole two-hour-long journey from the ground to 28.5km (17.7mile) peak at stratosphere, and free-fall back to the Mother Earth.
Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
at 24fps ProRes 422HQ on Atomos NinjaStar (128GB CFast)
Lens: Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0
Filter: Kenko Pro1 Digital ND16 Wide
Edited with Final Cut Pro X, Graded with DaVinci Resolve 11
FUSEN UCYU PROJECT – BMPCC GOES TO SPACE –
Produced by Keisuke Iwaya
Creative Direction by Masaru Ishiura (TGB LAB.)
Shot and Edited by Raitank
Music by One Hundred MontBlanc (Ex MontBlanc)
Still Photo by Tsubasa Fujikura
Special Thanks to System5, Atomos Japan
© 2014 Fusen Ucyu Project, All rights reserved.
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