crane based on a tripod
Posted 19 January 2006 - 01:57 PM
now this new forum is up, i need to do a crane move from 12 feet to 5 feet with a beta kind of camera
Will a crane on a tripod be enough i remember a crane for video like this
Posted 19 January 2006 - 02:16 PM
Posted 19 January 2006 - 04:48 PM
There are several options out there. The cheap solution I think you're thinking of is the Cobra crane, which is not designed for cameras of the weight you describe. You can look into renting an EZ/FX jib or a Porta-Jib. I have a standard Porta-Jib and it has six feet of travel, but there are extensions available.
There are many lightweight jibs on the market that are designed to mount to regular tripod sticks with the tripod head mounted on the end. Look in your area to see about renting a Porta-Jib, an EZ/FX jib, a Seven Jib, a Cinekinetics jib, a Trovatto jib, or a number of other units. If you ask around and tell them what you require it shouldn't be too hard to find. These types of jibs generally rent for under $100/day.
Posted 20 January 2006 - 10:54 PM
Edited by johnhollywood, 20 January 2006 - 10:54 PM.
Posted 20 January 2006 - 11:37 PM
Posted 21 January 2006 - 12:33 AM
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Posted 21 January 2006 - 08:18 PM
I was using a Sony DSR-500 which is a heavier camera and doesn't have image stabilization. So you can imagine your footage probably looks smoother. I am disheartened and wonder if both of us complained enough we could get our money back. Probably not, and I am sure I won't get back the $70 I paid to ship it.
Hmm...mind if I ask you for some sample footage, John? I recently worked on a digital feature using that rig (an XL2 was mounted) and I too, wasn't that impressed, though it seemed decent enough for me to consider purchasing.