technocrane horizontal libra ( bill pope mount )?
Posted 27 October 2010 - 02:12 PM
Posted 27 October 2010 - 04:08 PM
anyone got any pics of a libra mounted horizontally on a technocrane , ie on the same line as the arm , straight out the front . I need to make up the bracket and am curious on specs of how you did it .
I made a bracket for it but never had to use it. I'll try and dig up some pictures. It was a Mitchell to mitchell 90 degree plate for a push through a window. Hope we are talking about the same thing.
Posted 28 October 2010 - 12:24 PM
Posted 28 October 2010 - 12:26 PM
Posted 28 October 2010 - 02:19 PM
Posted 28 October 2010 - 03:04 PM
does the new head they have work on the same principal as the g3 or flighthead? I find these heads have to much lateral movement when faced tighter lensed tracking stuff.
Posted 28 October 2010 - 06:02 PM
didn't have time to get into details of the rig, (I was playing truant from my set), but it looked really different from any of the other heads. It would not work mounted sideways, because the roll axis is not a true 360 degree roll. It runs on what Ilooks like the guide rails from the Ronford slider, but curved on the roll axis., but it gives you only about 120 degrees of roll. It is huge and seems very rigid. It also seems adjustable (in the same way as a lambda head) to compress it to exactly the dimensions of the camera.
On a separate note, I start on my 1st 3d film in March, and I am not looking forward to it.
The cameras look like car crashes, with all the wiring hanging all over the place.
Posted 29 October 2010 - 03:13 AM
Posted 06 November 2010 - 01:22 PM
we've just been having the same problem with the imax on mi4, we wanted to do the same rig you're talking about but the weight is too much for the pan bearing of the libra (we're also using a modified blue stripe) i ended up using the front mount but with a 90 degree plate and hanging the head on that, so we basically lost the auto horizon and mounted the head on the same height as the top of the arm. saved us 16 inches with iso damp gone as well. here is the mount on the moviebird, showed this to our libra head tech and he says it's only possible with a light camera package (nothing more than a 435 with a lightweight zoom)
Posted 07 November 2010 - 01:09 AM
(much heavier than my rig )