low mode varicam
Posted 16 March 2008 - 05:05 PM
i have a varicam shoot coming up
and i spoke with the dp,he mentioned a few low mode shots
but with very little turn around time
so my question is,does the varicam do image flip
when turned upside down or via menu
Posted 16 March 2008 - 05:48 PM
I'm not shure if you can flip the image upside down. But I know there is a "scan reserve" function you can turn on when using an 35mm adaptor. Well...if I think correctly it should do the same effect to the image, doesn't it?
Posted 16 March 2008 - 08:17 PM
Did low mode that way, no probs...
Posted 16 March 2008 - 10:23 PM
Posted 17 March 2008 - 04:37 AM
to the positive responce
Posted 17 March 2008 - 11:10 AM
How about a solid VLS bracket which grasps the entire Varicam chassis with complete rigidity and adds complete functionality for low mode rigging and accessory mounting like Antlers and transmitters while in high mode?
Allows for all tape functions and button access.
In stock and ready to ship.
VLS_8386ss.jpg 69.52KB 125 downloads
Posted 17 March 2008 - 12:32 PM
Just yesterday I was on a Varicam job. It was a music video, and we were going back and forth from high to low quite frequently. We were using the scan-reverse feature since it made the switch a sub-60sec procedure. However, during a break, the 1st AC commented that it's a good thing the Varicam will flip the image because she didn't trust those little low-mode handle clamps. "Oh, you haven't seen...." I said as I pulled out the VLS. She was more than impressed. To paraphrase, her reaction was something like, "Obviously, that's how it should be done."
Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:12 AM
Posted 19 February 2009 - 03:49 PM
Is the standard tripod adapter plate solid enough for doing upside down low mode? Anyone had any problems with wiggle or accidental releases?
Posted 19 February 2009 - 05:30 PM