Magnetic baby plate
Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:06 AM
Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:05 PM
Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:23 PM
Not sure what happens to magnets under heat though.
Pretty much it'll work, until it doesn't ...
Edited by Chris Millar, 01 February 2012 - 07:24 PM.
Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:35 PM
They can be handy, we keep magnets on our grip cart for blacking out with metal windows and such.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:11 PM
Do you need some?
Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:07 AM
Don't buy the crap at a hardware store, buy good magnets online, they're expensive, but cheaper than an accident.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:15 AM
I want to buy a baby plate with a built-in strong earth magnet. This would allow mounting lights in places never before mounted! What do you think? Has anyone ever seen this for sale somewhere?
I applaud your desire to stick a light were no grip has stuck one before. I keep a few neodymium magnets on my setcart. Over the years I have found their use to be quite situational...perhaps sticking a cut of diffusion to ferrous metal that, for whatever reason, can't be taped or clipped to.
I strongly urge you to use caution when hanging a light with your new "rig." Several things have an adverse affect on a magnets strength. Heat, strong electrical current, having other magnets in close proximity, radiation. 100lbs is a good amount of strength but is easily overcome by some electrician pulling on a light with it's cable, doors, scrim...remember dynamic force. Few things terrify me more than the thought of my rigs falling down.
Your plate could be useful to rig single tubes or LEDs to the body of a car that has a peel coat or a finicky owner that hates suction cups. You will also be able to show a refrigerator door who is boss as well!