Ball head on a stage
Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:49 PM
Posted 01 November 2012 - 03:56 PM
Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:16 PM
I'll just add that static balance has no set position. Static balance is simply the balance of the rig at rest (static). Essentially, the rig is in static balance when you say it is. "Perfect" static balance is particular to a shot and is subjective to the operator. You may begin with a static balance that has the post vertical, and then trim for headroom to get perfect static balance for the shot. Or you may decide you prefer to keep the post balanced vertical for a variety of possibilities. Dynamic balance requires the post to be vertical. I know ops with motorized stages who program multiple static balances for shots with lots of tilting so that they can change static balance during a take. It's all in what works for you and how you choose to use it.