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#1 Jacin Lowe

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 11:57 AM

Hey every one

So i have been a Glidecam User for a few years (company owns it personally getting a zypher 2012 some time) doing sports and what not but after just reading an old Steadicam Letter from 1994 ( i was 3 at the time lol) they were showing off these tv glasses called Virtual Vision Sport.

Now when i do marathons the company i freelance for uses Glidecam rather then handheld and i use the Vuzix wrap line of Tv glasses.
http://www.vuzix.com...0.html#overview

I find it awesome that the idea i had to use these for on bike shots was already a thought of long before i even knew about movie making and tv

Anyways is there anyone out there that still uses TV Glass for specialist projects or at all.

I have a gig coming up where i have to use them again hopefully i could show some video and pictures.
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#2 Janice Arthur

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:57 PM

Sure u can use them. Here are the hazards I know to look out for

1) it's hard to split your attention from image to the real world of navigating!!

2) what is level? Your head is seldom level

3) what is left/right ?

4) you end up looking like Ray Charles as your
Head figures these things out. ( no offense to RC)

5) it may not be possible to learn in your world depending on how fast the subject is

6) lots of practice and safety as u try it ahead of the events

Good luck

(had to say it, Baldwin has. . . had scotch older than u!!)

Hope u have nice career
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#3 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:19 PM

Hey every one

So i have been a Glidecam User for a few years (company owns it personally getting a zypher 2012 some time) doing sports and what not but after just reading an old Steadicam Letter from 1994 ( i was 3 at the time lol) they were showing off these tv glasses called Virtual Vision Sport.

Now when i do marathons the company i freelance for uses Glidecam rather then handheld and i use the Vuzix wrap line of Tv glasses.
http://www.vuzix.com...0.html#overview

I find it awesome that the idea i had to use these for on bike shots was already a thought of long before i even knew about movie making and tv

Anyways is there anyone out there that still uses TV Glass for specialist projects or at all.

I have a gig coming up where i have to use them again hopefully i could show some video and pictures.


Worst idea ever. Gre at way to get vertigo. A large part of operating is knowing where you are in space and knowing where your subject is realitive to you. With the glasses you take that away
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#4 Michael Tsimperopoulos SOC

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 08:10 AM

I agree with Janice and Eric.

I carry one of those systems with me, but it gets to see action less than once every year, and even if that.

Once in a while I’m faced with one of those flat-out running shots preceding the talent, where it is too narrow for a quad, a rickshaw or a handsfree, or there may be steps involved, uneven terrain or very tight turns, and I can’t afford to even turn my head and glimpse at the monitor. The headset allows me to keep one eye on the ground and the other on an image, to have at least an idea of where my subject is and its headroom.

Left-right is the same, tilt is in reverse, level is with the Force. It takes lots of practice and an even more Dramamine afterwards, but I had very satisfactory results with this approach and –admittedly- no real alternative. Sometimes, turning the sled’s base 180 degrees so I can face the monitor seems to do the trick, but it totally depends on the occasion.

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#5 Jacin Lowe

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:16 AM

Thanks every one for the replies im glad to see that so many people are taking time out for the little guys lol.

I can really vouch for what you guys are saying Eric and Janice.
The only time i use them is doing marathons on the back of a motorcycle as i have the rig facing backwards(Don Juan) and cant see the monitor so looking forward with the glasses makes flying on a bike soo much easier.

That being said i have had to transition from bike to foot an having the glasses on makes mee feel like Ray Charles lol.
I saw some of the 2nd cam footage and caught my self looking up at the sky and doing the Stevie Wonder lol.
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