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#1 Tony Brown

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 05:37 AM

Anyone know of a rig, preferably Euro based, that can 360 a moving car but be motion controlled?

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#2 ian mussell

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 12:00 PM

hi tony,
is the car driving during the move?
just a level 360 or jibbing up and down through out the move?

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#3 Tony Brown

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 12:07 PM

hi tony,
is the car driving during the move?
just a level 360 or jibbing up and down through out the move?

ian mussell


It will be moving. Ideally we'll jib of course, the odd bump and jolt |I think we can accommodate by shooting slightly wider that required and stabilising. If it were not for the jib I think it would be relatively simple to motorise the lateral arm movement.
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#4 Onno Perdijk

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 04:43 PM

Anyone know of a rig, preferably Euro based, that can 360 a moving car but be motion controlled?

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Hello Tony,

Does it really needs to be MotionControl? Or could you do with a repeatable movement as well?

Maybe this could do the job aswell: Move 'n shoot

Good Luck,

Onno
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#5 Tony Brown

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 04:52 PM

Hello Tony,

Does it really needs to be MotionControl? Or could you do with a repeatable movement as well?

Maybe this could do the job aswell: Move 'n shoot

Good Luck,

Onno


Thanks I've worked with that rig and cannot recommend those guys highly enough, but we need a 360 MoCo ideally
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Posted 27 February 2010 - 12:15 PM

as far as i know there is nothing already in existence for moco, only repeatable.
all i can suggest is to get in touch with the guys at alpha grip they may well be able to sort something for you.
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#7 Olex Kalynychenko

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 12:42 PM

The RUSSIAN ARM and the Flight Head is remotely - operated gyro-stabilized camera crane system that keeps the camera steady while going at high speed, across bumpy roads or off-road. Lightweight design allows the crane to be mounted on the roof of almost any camera car, boat, train or other mobile platform

http://filmotechnic....uipment/46.html
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#8 Tony Brown

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 01:10 PM

The RUSSIAN ARM and the Flight Head is remotely - operated gyro-stabilized camera crane system that keeps the camera steady while going at high speed, across bumpy roads or off-road. Lightweight design allows the crane to be mounted on the roof of almost any camera car, boat, train or other mobile platform

http://filmotechnic....uipment/46.html


Thanks Olex, I've used it the Russian arm.
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#9 Onno Perdijk

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 05:00 PM

Hello Tony,

I think a flighthead and a russian-arm as a combination does not gonna help you.
I would suggest to use a russian-arm-light-version for the rotation only and get an other remotehead like the ultihead from MrMoCo for the MoCo part of it.

At the other hand: You will need a MoCo rotation, a Moco Jib, and a Moco Tilt (to compensate for the jib-movement). This seems more a Moco job to start from and then enter the grippery ;-). I would suggest to contact Mark Roberts for a customized rig.

I am not done in getting my head around a decent solution... <_<

I'll be back!!!! :rolleyes:

Good Luck,

Onno
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