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Old October 21st, 2006, 07:19 AM   #1
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I am interested in making a fly-cam style cable cam. Using one wire as it would be easier to setup outdoors. Just a few questions (if anyone can answer them)

- What is the best type of cable to use?

- Best way to send the video back so that I can view what the camera does - preferably wireless

- Best way to control the camera (Canon XL1) - - preferably wireless - found this on the net...

- Best way to control pan/tilt of camera mount? - preferably wireless

- and last of all what would be the longest reach that it would be able to be used over?
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Old October 21st, 2006, 10:21 AM   #2
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Hey Andrew, i'll direct you to a thread i posted with a video clip and some pics of my rig which is the same design as what your after.

As for the type of cable i used 5mm galvanised steel rope and i got 100 meters of reach with it.

To see the footage you need a video sender, you can pay what you like for them ranging from $30 up into the hundreds.

You get various remote heads for pan and tilt as long as your willing to pay a lot for them, just do a google search .

Hope it helps.

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