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Old February 12th, 2006, 02:52 AM   #16
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O_O i want one,put a motion control head and pulley on it!!!
Working on it!!!

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Old February 18th, 2006, 03:23 AM   #17
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i think if you pull the lines more taught or use steel cable, it will have less tendancy to sink it or sway. try it and lemme know
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Old February 19th, 2006, 08:40 AM   #18
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i think if you pull the lines more taught or use steel cable, it will have less tendancy to sink it or sway. try it and lemme know
Riley,

What I did not say is this was temporary set-up.
It was done with cotton clothesline so pulling tight enough to get the slack out most likely would have resulted in breaking the line. I just wanted to get some images to post before the impending storm arrived.

The test bed will use a nylon type of line and the final product will use cable or Spectra.
Thanks for the comment. :-)

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Old February 19th, 2006, 04:57 PM   #19
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I was thinking...it can't be that much harder to make a rig with a seat so it can take an operator. All you need is steel cable, put one end round the tree and hook it over its self then pull the other end tight by attaching it to a 4x4 and reversing. The weight of the operator would hold it steady and a knot in the cable at the other end would stop him hitting the tree. Plus you would have more control over the shot, framming and pan/tilt etc.

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Old April 25th, 2006, 03:36 PM   #20
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any update on this? hows your rig
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Old May 20th, 2006, 08:20 AM   #21
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Max,

Sorry kind of lost track (pun intended) of this thread.
No new news got on to other things, however it time with the better weather to get back to it.
Iíll post again when I do.


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Old October 1st, 2007, 03:57 AM   #22
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i`m very intrested to know if this came along any further. I need to make one or borrow one for filming in late october.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 04:58 PM   #23
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i made one myself last year, its pretty simple and effective

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=76948
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Old October 4th, 2007, 01:37 PM   #24
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i saw that post and it looks pretty good aside some shakiness...did you ever make a tutorial?
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Old October 10th, 2007, 03:07 PM   #25
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Just noticed your post Nathan, yeah the shakiness was because i was on my own and i was also in the shot so i had to attach a rope and run the camera up to the start which meant getting it to stop shaking was hard, if i'm up the ladder and its an actor running i can stop the shake altogeather.

I never made a tutorial , i did use the rig recently for a promo shoot though and it worked really well.

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Old October 14th, 2007, 08:59 AM   #26
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Ah. Unfortunately the shoot I was thinking to use it for is getting rushed and will likely be next week so I don`t have any time :\ Maybe next time
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