Manual follow focus, no assistant?
Posted 06 July 2006 - 03:59 AM
My budget and other practicalities do not allow me to have an assistan pull focus via wireless. (I do documentaries with children, and need to be alone). When using my HVX200 I expect to use a wired Varizoom remote to pull focus, with the control mounted on the gimbal part, close to where it meets the arm, and a flexible cord connected to the post beneath the stage.
Here's the other stupid idea: Can I use my 35mm adapter (MPIC), and its mounted follow focus by controlling the ff manually from the post? -My thought is to mount a remote ff handle on the post, below the red handle, beneath the gimbal. Connection to the ff can be done either via a flexible whip or other type of transmission. This will not affect the gimbal action.
I realize that there might be several downsides to this, but has anyone tried something similar?
Posted 06 July 2006 - 09:59 AM
Posted 06 July 2006 - 01:20 PM
I just checked his site on your recommendation and discovered that he has a new gimbal mounted hard wired control for the remote there. I'll have a talk with him. Best, Soren
Posted 06 July 2006 - 02:14 PM