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#1 robert weldoff

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 06:51 AM

hi all
another noob question

when one goes into low mode, does one try and keep drop time same as in normal?

i find i have to lengthen sled when go into lowmode to allow enough space for hand between gimbal and stage to maintain the same drop time, should i not bother and go for a really long drop time without changing the sled length,
just thinking of ways to speed up process on set by not having to many adjustments.

another thing i have crt monitor (marell hbm-5) and when i swing to lowmode i find its easier to tilt monitor up (raises cg) or must i flip the monitor arm (involves a few adjutsments :) )

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#2 Matt Burton

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 07:19 AM

What steadicam rig are you using ?
Yes generally you should aim for normal drop times and setup time shouldn't be an issue when you have the correct method in place.
10 mins to change over really shouldn't be an issue if it's well rehearsed

Edited by Matt Burton, 28 September 2010 - 07:25 AM.

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#3 richard bellon

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 07:36 AM

hi matt

i have 2,
modified efp/pro
xcs ultimate 2
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#4 richard bellon

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 08:04 AM

hi matt

i have 2,
modified efp/pro
xcs ultimate 2
regards



sorry was reading this and repliing to another post :unsure:
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#5 robert weldoff

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 08:48 AM

hi matt

i have 2,
modified efp/pro
xcs ultimate 2
regards



sorry was reading this and repliing to another post :unsure:
brain freeze



hiya
no problem there Richard
i do stupid things all the time :) and open mukltiple tabs and topics

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#6 Matteo Quagliano

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 09:19 AM

Hi Robert,

I can say I'm quite an expert in low mode (even if not an experienced op in general), every time I'm on a shot there's always a stop here or there that call for a low mode shot, I can say 30% of all my footage has been shot in low mode :)
For example my last job was supposed to be high mode coming down a university classroom, like an amphitheater, with high stairs and very narrow space to walk down. The end was on the girl first line, a kind of 180 degree to fall on here gaze to the teacher (35mm, RED shot). No space to turn while on the stairs, batt or monitor hitting all the way, a bit of tragedy in all our eyes (here I'm answering also another post regarding awkward operating situation, well to me it's praxis). 5 minutes I went low mode and we did the shot.
Answering your question I suggest a much longer drop time when in low mode, I don't have a scientific explanation for that, but almost zero help you control better movement and camera aiming. Meaning gimble very close to top stage and operating below it as normal operating. It's hard to keep the hand in that little space and have control but that's the best configuration for low mode that I figured out working best for me. Probably others will suggest different and I would like to ear since I'm a newbie here.

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#7 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 10:24 AM

hi all
another noob question

when one goes into low mode, does one try and keep drop time same as in normal?

i find i have to lengthen sled when go into lowmode to allow enough space for hand between gimbal and stage to maintain the same drop time, should i not bother and go for a really long drop time without changing the sled length,



Keep the same drop time as high mode. That way the rig will feel the same no matter it's high-mode or lo-mode.

Like I say it's about managing your challenges and the rig should not be one of those
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#8 Matt Burton

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 05:29 PM

hi matt

i have 2,
modified efp/pro
xcs ultimate 2
regards


2 rigs, twice the fun ehy :D

Can you post any pictures of your current low mode setup ?
Normally with LCD rigs extra weight has to be placed on the bottom stage to counter balance the camera being below. However with a CRT I would imagine you have plenty of weight up top depending on what camera weight your carrying.

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Edited by Matt Burton, 28 September 2010 - 05:30 PM.

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