Glidecam's CamCrane 200 QUESTIONS at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Support Your Local Camera > Jibs / Cranes / Booms


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 22nd, 2004, 07:42 PM   #1
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 2,898
Glidecam's CamCrane 200 QUESTIONS

Thinking about picking up a CamCrane 200. Few questions...can it be panned? Does the crane automatically keep the camera leveled during booming? Any additional equipment needed other than a good set of legs? Thanks.
Glen Elliott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2004, 09:17 PM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Savannah, GA
Posts: 66
The camcrane can be panned. It sits on your tripod and has a base on a platform to rotates. The end of the tripod where the camera is mounted to held level at all times throughout the boom. You just mount your tripod head to the end of the boom and whatever position you set it at during the boom is where it stays. All you should need is a good set of legs, decent tripod head and a set of weights. Depeding on your camera you might want more or less. I use camera's up to 17 lbs at full length and I have to put about 60 lbs worth of weights on the back. Invest in about 5 2 1/2lbs weights, 2 5lb weights, 2-3 10lb weights and depending on your camera 1-2 25 lbs wights.
Mark Jervis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2004, 09:55 PM   #3
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 2,898
The only thing I'm having trouble envisioning is how the boom head stays level. It has to pivot somehow because if you boom up it would then be pointed at the sky (if it were fixed). What kind of mechanism allows it to stay level during booming?

How's the set-up time....is it something I'd be able to do after a wedding ceremony in time for the photo session?
Glen Elliott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2004, 09:24 AM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Savannah, GA
Posts: 66
The head stays level. At this point in time I can't really describe how (really tired) but it does.. I'll take a picture of it later so you can see the head. Initial setup will take you a good hour or 2 but once you figure out how to do it it won't take long. By turning mine into three sections and using a wrench and an electric drill I can have my unit up and running in under 20 mins. Not bad considering the results it produces.
Mark Jervis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2004, 11:15 AM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 280
The Camcrane 200 works on a parallelogram design, as do many of the cranes out there. This keeps the head and tail perfectly level at all times. The pictures on our website *should* illustrate this (www.glidecam.com/camcrane.html). Also, for remote pan and tilt operations, we now offer a remote head for use with the Camcrane, the Glidecam VistaHead (www.glidecam.com/vistahead.html).

Hope this helps,
__________________
Casey Visco
Glidecam Industries, Inc.

Casey Visco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 31st, 2007, 04:19 AM   #6
New Boot
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Greece
Posts: 9
Which is the difference between Vistahead and PT20? Who made it first and why is almost the same construction;

thanks!
Kostas Madalias is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Support Your Local Camera > Jibs / Cranes / Booms

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:23 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network