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Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« on: Feb 11, 2017, 02:36 PM »
I have in my possession, incredible raw helicopter footage of QE2 coming into Dubai at the end of the final voyage.

I thought I'd share some screenshots here.

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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #1 on: Feb 11, 2017, 02:40 PM »
Four more images, as the helicopter swoops round the bow of the ship, amazingly close to her.
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #2 on: Feb 11, 2017, 02:45 PM »
Four more as the helicopter approaches from the stern, and zooms along the port side,
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #3 on: Feb 11, 2017, 03:05 PM »
After approaching the stern, the helicopter flies low over the decks, and right over the top of the funnel.
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #4 on: Feb 11, 2017, 04:17 PM »
Thanks for sharing these fantastic views!

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« Reply #5 on: Feb 11, 2017, 04:58 PM »
That is some nice footage indeed, they got really close, or they did zoom in a lot.

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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #6 on: Feb 11, 2017, 05:20 PM »
6 more attached.

The video looks clear when playing, but less clear when I freeze it to get a screen-grab... have asked an expert for help with this.

They get very close indeed at times.

These screenshots take me to 7 minutes into the video, which is nearly an hour long.... and includes close-ups of the yacht Dubai and the Royal Navy Salute.
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #7 on: Feb 11, 2017, 05:37 PM »
Some more.
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #8 on: Feb 11, 2017, 05:45 PM »
They fly very close, then zoom too.

I'm now using a deinterlace option on my video software which is helping the clarity immensely.
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #9 on: Feb 11, 2017, 05:50 PM »
More.

Can you see yourself!?
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #10 on: Feb 11, 2017, 06:33 PM »
I can see myself on the port bridge wing in several of the shots Rob!

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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #11 on: Feb 11, 2017, 06:40 PM »
I was on the forward look out area under the bridge, but not at this point. However, you can see the lion rampant flags I had hanging from the sun deck aft port side. Well done.
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #12 on: Feb 11, 2017, 06:42 PM »
I'm sure this would be the guy filming!
« Last Edit: Feb 11, 2017, 06:44 PM by Cunarder Man »

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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #13 on: Feb 11, 2017, 07:16 PM »
Rob, did they also make photographs, ore just only video?

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« Reply #14 on: Feb 12, 2017, 05:41 AM »
These are amazing photographs, Rob! Thanks for sharing them! :)
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