Adventurer and filmmaker Dave Cornthwaite has been interviewed in technology blog www.pluggedin.co.uk.
Dave Cornthwaite is a record-breaking endurance athlete, adventurer, author and filmmaker.
Not content with having skateboarded from John O’Groats to Landsend in January 2007 Dave completed his second skate-board journey, which took five months and a world-record 5823km to skate from Perth, in Western Australia, to Brisbane on Australia's east coast.
In 2009 he kayaked the entire length of the Murray river, which he filmed and edited himself, concluding a 2476km journey from source to sea of Australia's largest river.
What gadgets do you take on your trips?
I'm rarely seen without my Macbook Pro 13". It's my office. Books are written on it, films edited, website maintained, everything. Always keep one or two passport-sized 500gb hard drives with me too, usb/firewire powered, and these live in a different bag to my laptop and each other.
How do you manage to upload videos ‘on the road’ – what kit do you use?
It depends where I am. I'm yet to need a Sat phone for uploading but this will come with ocean crossings of the Pacific and Indian in coming years, and certainly at least one polar journey. In the middle of Australia when paddling the Murray I uploaded from my laptop via a NextG USB dongle, the connection was actually faster than most Wi-Fi networks I came across. Otherwise, the traditional way, log-on to wi-fi through my Macbook and the rest is history.
What camera(s) do you use?
I've got a Canon 500D with HD video that travels most places with me now. If I'm travelling light and have a separate video camera I'll take a Nikon 40DX, nothing fancy but does the trick. I use a variety of video cameras depending on the situation. JVC HM100 for FullHD stuff, GoPro HD is invaluable, Sanyo WH1 for journeys with water around.
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Photo Credit: www.davecornthwaite.com