Tango at fast speed in cold weather. Worth of trying?
Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:09 AM
How does Tango behave against the air resistance at the speed like 20-50kph (13-31mph) ? What about extreme climate conditions? Is the friction of pan cables gone if they get any moisture or ice?
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:22 AM
Also the panning mechanism is driven by a very low tension nylon cable which can be adjusted, but I feel that at those speeds you will have slippage in the panning which can happen with a few whip pans.
It was a novel idea and if you have the time to test it out in that situation... go for it. But I would try something a bit more beefy for the combination of your conditions.
Good luck and report back
Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:22 AM
I'd be extraordinarily careful about doing vehicle w a tango while wearing the vest (soft mounted)
If that arm hit something or got tangled on something outside the vehicle w that much torque on u it would be nasty to say the least
Definitely experiment but hard mount the rig to the vehicle !!
Alfeo had good points but try it if u can.
Research is never wasted!
Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:05 PM
And I agree with the other points above.
Let us know if you try it and how it goes!
Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:09 PM
Incidentally don't do ANY vehicle mount work unless hard mounted.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:55 AM
Let's see. Anyway there's gonna be workshop with Tango before the test ride/competition in spring. And before that we should find a good light HD camera for a Tango that should be easy to connect to the wireless transmitter/control system Maybe Sinacam?
Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:56 AM
I highlighted this thread to Garrett to get his opinion. He is currently at a workshop with variable internet but asked me to post this reply.
Robin, please post this reply on my behalf:
Viability of Tango on the back of snowmobile is about the same as ordinary Steadicam. With a small light polecam-type camera like Sinacam or Toshiba and the 'slave end' in neutral balance, vibration is zero problem and vectran drive line for panning function should not be affected by cold. Wind will only affect the 'master end' but the long pole contributes to additional overall stability.
I think it will work very well. The lens can skim the ground or be several meters in the air and will be away from the snow kicked up by the vehicle. Let's facilitate a test. Tango can be more useful on Segway than normal Steadicam and I think, within similar limits for speed and weather, will likely provide big added value for this.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:00 PM
Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:14 AM
The GoPro sounds a great idea and common in TV production now (not live yet). Watch out for the wide angle getting the spar in shot.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:59 AM
The Tango has to work a bit more out in front of you than normal rigs, so do be careful and get the best damn pilot you can... not the craziest guy, but the most careful one... stay clear from the ones named "Goose, Iceman or Maverick!"
the inertia of the fully extended boom can steer YOU on quick vehicle changes in direction.
Which event... those guys/gals are usually hauling butt. Yes, a clear bath does help. Thanks for caring about your personal hygiene
shooting a skier in a winter sport competition using a Tangos low/high mode option on a snowmobile and maybe get a little better angel with a skier.....and of course the bath we are driving must be clear.
Good luck with your test, sounds like Tiffen will help make it happen! Report back and link us to your test footage.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:18 PM
Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:32 PM