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#1 Nigel

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 03:36 PM

I am about to shoot a project which will be presented on portrait hung plasma screens. To film the footage I want to mount the camera on its side.

Does anyone have an idea for what sort of mounts are available, either purpose built or as adapters to place on a gel head?

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#2 Mitch Gross

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 04:19 PM

You need an L-bracket, which is an L-shaped thick metal plate which goes between the tripod and the camera. We have them available for rent.
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#3 thomas-english

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 06:14 PM

put the camera sideway onto a head and tilt the head to your angle, make sure you don t want to "PAN" for your shot though.
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#4 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 06:36 PM

If it's a really low angle shot or if you have a raised flat surface to put it on, you can always lay the camera on a sandbag or cushion. Just make sure your framing is balanced and even with the horizon.
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Posted 01 February 2007 - 04:00 AM

Thanks very much for the replys. My first time on here and I cannot believe I have not used it before. I think the side mounted tripod then full tilt is a good idea, allowing for PANs.

Ill post a reply when I have shot it.

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