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#1 Matt Burton

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 06:19 AM

Anybody ever use a setup like this ?
Must be hell to controle Posted ImagePosted Image

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#2 Mikko Wilson

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 09:24 AM

Hot damn! Handheld bullet time!

..Obviously *someone* has.. who is that in the picture?!?!

Is that a steadicam type rig? - I dont' seen an arm or gimble (i don't think...), Or is it just a harness thing (like polecam)?

That thing looks just WiLd! :blink:


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#3 Benjamin Treplin

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 10:04 AM

http://www.actionpro...tion/clips.html
http://www.actionpro...ion/photos.html

Hope this helps.
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#4 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 12:35 PM

There's also a photo in Blaine Brown's book on Cinematography
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#5 Matt Burton

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 04:26 PM

http://www.actionpro...tion/clips.html
http://www.actionpro...ion/photos.html

Hope this helps.

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Well no that doesn't really help but thanks anyway. I sore the original pics on the actioncam website in the first place. There is no info on the stopmotion setup at all other than a vid clip and photo's. Who made it ? actioncam ?? Who did the stopmotion setup for the actioncam. Why did they go with that strange arm setup on their rigs ??
Can anybody shed some light on this great toy ?

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#6 thomas-english

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 04:56 PM

Thanks for the link Benjamen, and for pointing it out matt.

Those photos have really made my day... I love it!

Im sure he's using the arm and gimble (although not in the traditional way) . It would be very heavy otherwise.

It looks like one film camera (motion picture) and 12 x 35mm stills camera's. I can t work out what film camera it is though. I think the results on the video look brilliant! love it , shame i can t seem to get the hi res video to work.
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#7 Nicholas M. Chopp

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 06:18 PM

It's much more likely that they're DSLR cameras, not 35mm.

That is one SWEET setup. Can't imagine what a bear it'd be to run, though. Their results look pretty damn awesome.
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#8 Mikko Wilson

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 06:28 PM

A while back there was a thread if there were any inovators left in the steadicam biz.. well here's one fine fine example.

Imagination is the limit.

.. now how about having all those camera's be motion cameras. - oh yeah, and paired to do it in 3D? :rolleyes: ..Something new for NFL to think about!


P.S. I wonder if that thing is in D.Bal? :o


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#9 LeighWanstead

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 10:10 PM

Anyone sucessfully play the mp4 extension file on that site? After unzip, the player says the video corrupt, though some mp4 from other web site can be play.

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#10 RobVanGelder

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 10:23 PM

Well, these pictures have been around for some time( a few years). If I remember correctly it was made to make a pov from a musquito or a wasp,and combined with not stop-motion but time/slice camera┬┤s and a little 16 or video cam in that array as well. So he could approach a subject and at a certain moment they made the virtual move (in post) out of the camera array.

The guy from Actioncam is certainly an inventive person, though I think he used for important parts of his rigs a too low grade design/material.
But I still admire his idea of th one-spring arm with a range greater than the "big" arms and as much lifting capacity.
It has just not been developed fully (yet?.
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#11 Matt Burton

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Posted 10 March 2005 - 04:24 AM

But I still admire his idea of th one-spring arm with a range greater than the "big" arms and as much lifting capacity.
It has just not been developed fully (yet?.

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Anybody use this arm yet ?
Also who wants to make me a dslr array arm like that one, with remote shutter controle and possibly a timecode link to the video cam ? :rolleyes:
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#12 Mikko Wilson

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Posted 10 March 2005 - 07:55 AM

TC to still camera's? umm...

- I guess you could have an extra still camera that took a picture of a TC display form the motion camera.. :-)


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Posted 10 March 2005 - 01:30 PM

that goes back a few years ago.
Thats Brian the maker of the actioncam a very innovative guy.
I think the set up was one bolex s16 and 11 slrs.
placing the bolex on one far side and tracing the image throu video assist, and also tracing the image of the last slr, covering a 100 degrees curve or so, in varius angles using the roll and tilt of the sled as he was running around with the sled horizontial to the ground.
the arm was the old action arm with a torsion spring.
Now Ikonoscope makes these really nice s16 cams that weight with lens and bat and mag 1.5 kilos.
Who is gonna buy 12 of them?Hi Hi
Constantine Tirintzis :lol:
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