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#1 Dave Zed

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 08:28 PM

In the past because a significant part of the work I did was done close up and needed to be shot from several angles I used a home made two camera dolly and a couple of fixed cameras. However I'm considering restarting my work and I'm wondering if some one perhaps actually makes a product that would do this?
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 12:36 PM

Hallo Dave,

I think you will need to be more specific in your specs:

What kind of camera's (in weight)?
What kind of track lenghts?
What setup; ground dolly or lifted on tripods?
Operators on the dolly or walking? Distance between the camera's?

So far my questions before I can be of any help.

Good luck,

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 12:26 PM

Hallo Dave,

I think you will need to be more specific in your specs:

What kind of camera's (in weight)?
What kind of track lenghts?
What setup; ground dolly or lifted on tripods?
Operators on the dolly or walking? Distance between the camera's?

So far my questions before I can be of any help.

Good luck,

Onno


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#4 Dave Zed

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 12:38 PM

I'm shooting at a distance of three to 5 feet with HD video cameras with generous bounced lighting (I've rented units in the past and I expect to do so on new projects, it will depend on what the rental house has in stock.) My home made version didn't use tracks but used Pneumatic tires on carpeted or hard floor surfaces Operators stood on the floor. The dolly I used was set up to run in a 10 foot circle and a home made boom reached overhead to get a top down view and a fixed unit on the floor looking up.

The two cameras on the dolly were set up in a diagonal line, one to he upper right and one to the lower left with the operator really only looking at the lower left monitor.

Does that help?
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#5 Sherman Johnson

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 05:57 PM

I'm not sure I understand exactly what you are trying to accomplish, but in the past, I have seen a three hole offset used to mount two cameras to a single dolly. The offset was attached to the dolly (a Fisher 10) using the center hole and the camera heads were then mounted opposite each other on the ends.
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