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#1 Michael Jasen

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 08:10 PM

Hello! Hoping for a little help.

I need to mount a panasonic HVX-200 directly over-top of something and shoot down. Specifically, I need to have the camera above a record player and shoot the record dead on from the top. Tilting the record player doesn't allow the arm to work properly.

Is there a piece of equipment to do this?

Any other tips or tricks?

Thanks!

-mike
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#2 Darryl Richard Humber

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 09:07 PM

Hello! Hoping for a little help.

I need to mount a panasonic HVX-200 directly over-top of something and shoot down. Specifically, I need to have the camera above a record player and shoot the record dead on from the top. Tilting the record player doesn't allow the arm to work properly.

Is there a piece of equipment to do this?

Any other tips or tricks?

Thanks!

-mike


You don't mention what kind of equipment you have as far as heads, etc. If you have a dolly and an O'Conner head, it's simply a matter of putting a camera offset on the dolly and tilting straight down over the record player. There are a lot of ways to do it but it would help to know what you have to work with. Do you have a key grip or Dolly grip? He could also do this for you.
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#3 Michael K Bergstrom

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 12:51 AM

There's a lot of different ways you could do this. I've done cheese plates with heads mounted to speedrail, and I know in one instance I mounted a hihat to a pancake suspended from a C-Stand arm. The important thing to remember is to keep the subject and the camera safe. Get a good grip.
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#4 Tshaka

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 11:02 AM

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The HVX is lightweight enough to mount with a C-Stand and sandbag using the Digital Camera Starter, an Aluminum Baby Pin with a 1/4-20 Male Thread.

The Digital Camera Starter is manufactured by Modern Studio Equipment and available for online purchase from www.filmtools.com and www.cinemagadgets.com.

Mount the HVX anywhere you want.

A Cardellini clamp on the HVX Handle will work too.
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#5 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 11:19 AM

I've done the Cardellini on the HVX before and the other smaller cameras. Just bag the stand make sure it doesn't move.
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