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#1 Design Project

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 08:22 PM

We are a group of mechanical engineering students investigating various methods of camera control and mounting. The patented tilt mechanism of the Steadicam is of particular interest because of its efficiently clever design. We would like to understand it
better and see if we can develop any ideas for improvement. Any feedback from Steadicam operators regarding the current design and potential future designs would be most appreciated.

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#2 RobVanGelder

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 11:19 PM

I´m sure the Patent Office can give you more info about this.

Other than that, the next step could be a tilt-head that you can adjust on-the-fly, while maintaining the balance in the rig.
That will be a real technical challenge!
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#3 JamieSilverstein

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 08:59 AM

Rob;
How about a tilt head that can do all of that, AND make a nice cup of tea in the process..... Or maybe a frothy latte.
Sorry I just couldn't resist...........
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#4 JamieSilverstein

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 09:02 AM

By the way, where is the DESIGN PROJECT from? What university or college. Or is the DESIGN PROJECT just another manufacturer soliciting ideas????
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Posted 22 February 2005 - 09:11 PM

Thanks for the feed back, Rob. Any other Ideas?

Jamie, we are from Villanova University.

4mat, what is that picture about? Please explain.

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#6 Matt Burton

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 11:16 AM

Thanks for the feed back, Rob.  Any other Ideas?

Jamie, we are from Villanova University. 

4mat, what is that picture about?  Please explain.

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lol sorry bit confusing ehy, the pic is my signature however i have yet to photoshop my name on it. Might change it now anyways as i'm just confusing everything.

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oh look i changed it. a little more abstract but perhaps wont attract any unwanted attention. :P
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#7 PeterAbraham

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 10:30 PM

Jerry Holway is the legally recognized designer of that tilt head. Before you go rushing to file patents on a newly improved one, and since you're in the same area code, why not talk to the man who made it?

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