The short doc is amazing. Watch it.
After watching it, and after fretting about why someone would climb a rock face without any kind of rope(!) I found myself wondering how they accomplished the super slow-mo in Dane’s 60′ waterfall drop. It’s gorgeous, but even this $6000 camera can’t shoot 1000 fps. 60 fps at 720p is the max. The answer is fleshed out on Corey’s blog which I suggest you read. However, to cut to the chase:
-60 fps video / slow motion: The new 60fps at 720p allowed us to shoot lots of slow motion of Rebecca on her bike and Dane in his kayak. Additionally, the 60fps enabled us to use Twixtor in post and slow the footage down even more (close to 1000 frames per second) when Dane drops over Tomata Falls. Using Twixtor and creating the ultra slow motion effect would not have been possible without 60fps.
Twixtor, that plug-in I actually used to own but could never get to work well (or didn’t have the patience to deal with at the time) does a stunning job.
Again, watch the video, read Corey’s behind the scenes blog, and go get yourself a D4.