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#1 Marko Butrakovic

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 04:32 PM

First view this : http://www.vimeo.com/18237484 then continue reading ...

Concept of vertical video isn't new, I've seen many good examples in advertising, especialy in fashion business. Tilted plasmas, LEDs or some kind of screen makes me think how steady flight would look like...so I have prepared this (in 10 minutes) "rig". Posted Image
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So any thoughts on this ? ( it is too late for shooting something today...maybe tomorrow ?!)
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#2 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 04:48 PM

For certain things I am a big fan of vertical or even square frames. Of course in this business we rarely get a chance to play with non standard aspect ratios. Looks like dynamic balance might be a bit wonky with your monitor setup but otherwise should work for a quicky setup. The counterweight is going to force you to fly the sled further away from the body than normal but with such a light setup probably not a deal breaker. An L bracket of some sort should allow you to fly the camera more centered.

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#3 Alfeo Dixon SOC

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 08:21 PM

you could just mount a bar out to the side. Dovetail -> Bar -> Ball Mount. that will allow you to offset the ball mount and thus bring your camera/mount CG back over the center of the sled. Check you monitor, some monitors have a 1/4-20 thread on the side, but if not, just go with the L bracket approach.
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#4 thomas-english

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 05:55 AM

I do this very regularly on fashion jobs. The RED camera is very easy to mount on its side without any L-Brackets and most Transvideos can easily be mounted on their side so long as you are using the Transvideo Spud bracket. Forget about the TB-6.

Not wanting to be pedantic but its called shooting in Portrait rather than Vertical.

I did some stuff for the stage show of a well known band where I used Anamorphic (Lomo) onto the 16:9 chip of a RED on its side. Very very long upright strip.
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#5 Marko Butrakovic

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 06:11 AM

It is unreal how tall the video is. Completely different perspective out of the "same"video ... funny. I've flown just 24mm+5D on it, damn I wish I had a 35mm for this one. 50mm is a utopia but this lens is soooo DOF sensitive...
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Posted 29 December 2010 - 06:39 AM

It is unreal how tall the video is. Completely different perspective out of the "same"video ... funny. I've flown just 24mm+5D on it, damn I wish I had a 35mm for this one. 50mm is a utopia but this lens is soooo DOF sensitive...


If you're doing it on the cheap with SLR's really right stuff do a great L-shaped bracket that mounts onto a quick release plate, worth a look for 5D stuff I reckon
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#7 Charles Papert

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 11:27 AM

That's a good tip from James, I heartily recommend the Really Right Stuff quick release system. It provides a much-needed additional point of contact since the DSLR's only have the single tie-down point and no locator pin to prevent rotation. It's very helpful when you start working with a remote focus system because the torque of the motor can be enough to push the camera out of square. I use the standard plates but it has occurred to me that the L plate would be good for rotating the camera sideways. This is a perfect application of it.
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#8 Marko Butrakovic

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 12:43 PM

Will try to look for some, out here in "wild" (eastern Europe) is sometimes hard to find anything a step away from a consumer electronics or accessories. Thanks for the advice guys.
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#9 Chris Poynton

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 08:15 AM

Joel San Juan has posted an article and rig pictures for a shoot he did using a Sony F3 in portrait/vertical mode (with antlers) on his site:

http://steadicamsg.w...l-horizons.html

Would love to see some of the footage from the 10 minute shot.

By the way, can anyone point to other professional portrait/vertical steadicam shots posted on the web???
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#10 Alfeo Dixon SOC

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 06:05 PM

DAMN! He brought up one hell of a good point... viewing!?!!? I THINK that I can rotate my image, but now I'm looking at a about 30% scale or less, I'll have to look into that!
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#11 Alfeo Dixon SOC

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 11:44 AM

I THINK that I can rotate my image

Yes. My UltraBright has a rotate function built in... again, the only issue with that is looking at a smaller image which is still about a 5 inches vertical image screen

I also happened along this bracket called the Ringo Head for ENG style cameras: http://www.spidersup...id=72&Itemid=76


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