quick low mode with crt monitor
Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:33 AM
i have a green crt monitor,
now i was wondering if there is a quick way to go to low mode with out flipping the monitor and rebalance
i.e. if u have a lcd on a yoke just tilt it but was wondering if anyone has any tricks?
(maybe attach mirror to ray shade or something)
Posted 11 May 2011 - 10:29 AM
Posted 11 May 2011 - 11:22 AM
thanks for the reply!!
yes i do have image flip
Posted 11 May 2011 - 03:13 PM
Posted 11 May 2011 - 05:19 PM
My setup:PRO2 monitor on Sacthler telescopic dual rod monitor arm. I operate normal, monitor about 60% extended on the arms.
Someone says "Next shot is low mode."
1. Attach F-bracket to gimbal arm (I keep it in my back pocket at all times).
2. Extend post to maximum (remember which notch I started at for going back).
3. Extend monitor full distance from post, tilt monitor up so screen is nearly-facing the post, but not flat to the post.
4. Unlock gimbal, slide it up an inch or two, just roughing it in.
5. Slide camera forward maybe 1/2" to 1".
6. Undock sled, flip it over on my arm, finish the camera fore/aft rough adjust. Trim the sled, and adjust the side-side.
7. Check drop time while still on the arm. Adjust gimbal position accordingly.
8. Final adjustments to trim and side-side static balance.
First time I do this, it takes a bit longer than my asserted 90 seconds. However, the subsequent mode changes happen quicker once I've memorized the notch and gimbal positions.
Since most of my jobs are on RED, sometimes I just have the AC's flip the camera battery so I can balance while booting up. I usually finish just about the time Windows95 finishes loading.
Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:27 PM
I do essentially the same as Will, but if I'm in 2 battery mode on my Steadyrig base, instead of extending the post, I'll just chuck an extra battery on the base.
Ive found that gives me just enough if using a lighter camera. Otherwise, yeah ill pull the post out a bit!.
My monitor (Boland HD) is on an old school bracket (the DeRose scissor one from a 3a I think it is), so i take the monitor off, invert the rig and put it back on (with the bracket upside down) and it works a treat.