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#1 Bob Hayes

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 03:46 AM

Any tricks to using a three axis hot head? I am very comfortable with the two axis head on a crane and can usually nail shots on the fly with out rehearsal. But add the third axis and I am lost.
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#2 Kevin Zanit

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 03:53 AM

A lot of it obviously depends on the shot. You only have two hands.

The few times I have ever dealt with a 3 axis head, I just had the 2nd operate the third wheel.

Maybe there is some technique I am not aware of. I have hardly ever used one.


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#3 Bob Hayes

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 04:04 AM

Yes a second operator is the answer for an extra hand. My problem is once the third axis starts turning the wheels respond in an uncontrollable manner.
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