Low mode operation
Posted 31 January 2004 - 03:21 AM
Posted 01 February 2004 - 09:24 AM
The main problem with most low mode setups is that the arm and it´s post is too close to the rig, and in the switch you can hit the battery or even the camera. This can also be the case in normal mode but when you have to raise the camera to maximum height.
My way to avoid this is a little round bar of aluminium, diametre 2,5 cm/1", approx 12-15 cms long (5-6") with on one side a hole that slides over the existing post and on the other side a short stub that fit´s in the gimbal.
That way you put the arm further away from the rig and in most cases you can steer clear of your battery or even the camera.
Drill a hole through the stud and you can turn it upside down, with a pin through the gimbal for even lower shots
Hope this helps,
Rob van Gelder, Bangkok, Thailand,
Posted 03 February 2004 - 10:20 AM
Are you in Bangkok? What mobile nos can I reach you?
Will call you when I got your nos.
Posted 11 May 2004 - 02:13 PM
i have notice that in some type of shoots the cage have some vivatring movment...
more or less on fast movments...its this normal ....cause i dont have this effect all the time ...but when i have it realy big on the screen...
u all have the same problem or it is the 3a topstage also helping to have this problem ?
ps i still looking for a bob the rose low mode bracket for arri 3 ...any one have one for sale?
(erwin did u find yours?)
thanks guys .....
and i hate that f...ing low mode cage....
Posted 11 May 2004 - 05:50 PM
Markus have made a strong cage (no more F...g vibrations)
i love low mode but my back hate it (specially in long shoots)
Posted 11 May 2004 - 06:31 PM
Posted 14 May 2004 - 08:12 AM
Posted 14 May 2004 - 10:18 AM
as george wrote BAERBEL does have a very nice low mose cage and i promise there is no shaking even with fast movements. it´s easy to build up and the camera gets squished very tight in it.it works with most cameras (sr2,sr3,35III,all video-cameras and as far as i know also with a 435 an other 35mm cameras).
i have one myself,use it very often and i´m really pleased with it
no,i don´t work for Markus but i like his stuff
Posted 18 May 2004 - 02:53 AM
yeah its strong... me chuffed
good value too
Posted 11 June 2004 - 06:38 PM
i was working today and i was ask to shot walking guy as reference and on the background on a floor numer 4 other guy saluting the guy that was walking
so i was low mode cause of the angle of the shoot and on the high point of the arm...
the first caracter was walking 2 meters from the wall of the building where the other guy was on floor 4
i end up walking with the post almost horisontal on low mode but with the arm all the way up ...cause they want to see both guy at the same time
this shoot was a pain in the but......
any ideas ...or way to make this shoot more freandly to operate...
a rickshaw was not posible to use ...cause of the space...but that was not problem
the problem for me was the angle that i have to operate the post ..i have put the camera backward ( so the balance keep the shooting up )and the drop slow ...its this ok ? i was trying to not make much force with my operating hand..but was hard
i now that the steadicam have that space on the waist hight that some give u problems
i hope i make my self undertand and it wasent to boring and long explenation ...(u now what i mean with that jim" focus " bartech)
Posted 11 June 2004 - 07:57 PM
And you can make the drop time from the rig much longer, 6-10 seconds or even neutral.
Then you don´t need so much force to keep the rig in a certain position.
Also harder to control the horizon but on a tilt like this all lines are distorted and it might be less noticible if you are a bit off.
Putting the camera more backwarts will give you a certain offset for the angle but also it is harder to control as it is basically not well balanced.
Rob van Gelder
Posted 11 June 2004 - 08:02 PM
and for me the mayor problem was the working low mode puting the arm on the more high position ...
what about the isolastic arm will help on this case?
Posted 14 June 2004 - 12:21 PM
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Posted 10 November 2004 - 12:51 AM