Low mode or Antlers on RED EPIC
Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:17 PM
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:54 PM
Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:09 AM
Not that you asked, but we used 15mm rods out of the back to mount two A/B Dionic HC batteries. This combination, coupled with a 15-40mm or 28-76mm with two Preston motors made for a light but (fairly) stable camera. Since the camera was being powered by the HC’s up top, I only used one HC battery to power my sled. I mounted the Wevi down below to better distribute the weight, and since none of the moves we did were very long, having it at the base worked reasonably well.
We had no issues on steadicam with overheating due to the top dovetail plate, but we did experience some issues with heat in conventional mode (dolly) when doing long takes (15 minutes plus – don’t ask). It sucks to be shooting a close-up on an iconic A-list actor as he delivers a quiet monologue in a highly emotional scene, only to have the fan kick on…did I mention that I dislike this camera? Grateful my current film is using the Alexa.
Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:23 AM
Yes I am aware of upside down low mode! I am though interested in how on earth you would do it if you couldn't go upside down.
There are instances where video village can't handle upside down or rolling shutter needs to match for compositing where you can't go upside down.
Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:51 AM
As for proper low mode, the handle that comes with many Epic setups comes with numerous 3/8-16 and 1/4-20 screw holes. If I had to, I'd just mate those holes to my dovetail.
Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:51 PM
Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:20 PM
I agree rotating the camera upside down is definitely the best, quickest and most solid option. However even if your technique does work in-camera it still doesn't fix the rolling shutter being from the wrong direction and doesn't fix my antlers.
Really what I am asking is. Dovetail on the top of the Epic? Is it overheating it?
Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:59 PM
We did not have any problems with the Epic overheating due to having a dovetail plate mounted on top of the camera for low-mode.