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#1 Adam Miller

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 07:54 AM

Hello all. First post but I've been reading a lot on here.

So I recently bout a used flyer (f24 I think). I'm using a 7dright now to practice and get my kit set up and problems worked out.
So I'm flipping to low mode and trying to shoot with the camera upside down. I can't figure out a decent way to flip the monitor tho.
I know it's not meant to do that but I thought perhaps somebody worked something out and could pass along some helpfull tips.
Thanks. Adam
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#2 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:13 AM

Don't worry about flipping the monitor, you don't gain enough to make it worthwhile. Just tilt the monitor for best visibility, and adjust the battery paddle to aid in rebalancing.

Hello all. First post but I've been reading a lot on here.

So I recently bout a used flyer (f24 I think). I'm using a 7dright now to practice and get my kit set up and problems worked out.
So I'm flipping to low mode and trying to shoot with the camera upside down. I can't figure out a decent way to flip the monitor tho.
I know it's not meant to do that but I thought perhaps somebody worked something out and could pass along some helpfull tips.
Thanks. Adam


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#3 Adam Miller

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:46 AM

Hi Mark. Thanks for the reply.
Let me rephrase a little. I want too "flip" the monitor so that I don't have to look at the upside down image due to the fact that my camera is upside down. Perhaps I'm missing something simple but I can't figure out a decent way given the monitors mount, to view in an upside down position so that my image not the monitor, is right side up.
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#4 Jerry Holway

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:18 AM

Hi,

Peter Abraham here, sitting at Jerry's laptop. Basically you have already solved the problem. Envision this:

The rig gets turned upside down. Now, if you're doing "poor man's Low Mode" where you leave the camera mounted to the stage normally, your camera is now upside down. It's going to record an image upside down. No problem, flip in post.

The gift here is that two negatives equal a positive. Your camera's upside down- and SO is your Flyer monitor. The apparent image when you do this will be an upright image you can frame by.

If, on the other hand, you are using the low mode handle clamp and the camera's body and lens are oriented upright and proper, then your image is upright and your monitor is flipped. No worries. The Flyer SD monitor has an image invert in the menu.

In terms of safety and movement, I always advise against taking the monitor on any rig and putting it on the top side of the monitor arm/ rod/ mount. This is because unless you are doing very low pushed down low mode, there's a real risk of having the monitor resting at the horizon or above it. This makes focusing in on your monitor a rather risky proposition. Always try to keep the monitor a bit lower, below the horizon.

Best to you, and man does Jerry have a nice MacBook !!

Peter Abraham, SOC
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#5 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:26 AM

Hi Mark. Thanks for the reply.
Let me rephrase a little. I want too "flip" the monitor so that I don't have to look at the upside down image due to the fact that my camera is upside down. Perhaps I'm missing something simple but I can't figure out a decent way given the monitors mount, to view in an upside down position so that my image not the monitor, is right side up.



Adam, your picture is up-side down and if you leave the monitor mounted just the way it is in regular high mode then the monitor will also wind up up-side down, thus essentially flipping your picture for you. As they often say in this business: do nothing, get ahead. Like Mark suggests, you will need to flatten the monitor on it's mount towards the post so you can view it.
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#6 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:17 AM

Here's the idea...(Zephyr and F3 but the concept is the same):

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#7 Adam Miller

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:58 PM

Wow! Thanks to all for the replies. Great advice that makes a lot of sense. Thanks for reminding me to not over complicate things.
Back at it.
Adam
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