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    Toshiba Imaging’s IK-HR1S Hi-Def Camera used to film Nik Wallenda

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    This isn’t directly related to Niagara Falls, but if you are a technical person, you might be interested to know with what equipment the Nik Wallenda Niagara Falls walk was filmed.

    From ThomasNet News:

    Toshiba Imaging (www.toshibacameras.com), a leader in high definition (HD) color video imaging, provided the point-of-view (POV) camera for Nik Wallenda’s successful, record-breaking tightrope walk over Niagara Falls on June 15, 2012. The tiny IK-HR1S high-def imager captured the sensational footage from the balance bar of the internationally-acclaimed tightrope artist during the 1,850-foot trek. The one-piece HD camera was waterproofed and mounted on the balance pole by Aerial Video Systems (AVS-www.aerialvideo.com), the company contracted by ABC to provide all the audio and visual communications for the historic event.

    Greetings from Niagara Falls

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    From the Tonawanda News:

    This is, by far, the shortest distance I have ever trekked to do a travel story.

    Yet even though the Ontario portion of the cataract is only about 70 blocks from where I live, it is pretty much another world.

    Not to knock the natural beauty of the U.S. side of the falls, but from the States, Canada’s side looks more … well … fun. All those bright lights and tall, shiny buildings just call to onlookers.

    So in that spirit, the first installment in the News’ new travel series will take a look at Niagara Falls, Ontario, from a tourist’s point of view. Trying to simulate a family’s budget, we capped ourselves at $80 for the day. So no, that meant that we couldn’t go to the casino.

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