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Old October 22nd, 2007, 12:07 PM   #1
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budget motion control head (for time-lapse and more!)

Hey all, new to the community and thought I'd share one of my little secrets... I've been working with Meade telescope mounts for a while now to achieve fluid pans in time-lapse. I'm also working on software to script drive the head (via laptop) and have found that it does have some application potential in real time as well ( teaser )

It's really inexpensive and fun to use. I've used it primarily for a DSLR but people are starting to see the potential for video as well... here is a guy that made a nice robust bracket and says that it works fine with a HVX!!
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 03:28 PM   #2
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Any way this could be modified to be used as a remote head on a crane? I'm thinking of building a crane, but would like to have a remote controlled head.
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 05:34 PM   #3
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Any way this could be modified to be used as a remote head on a crane? I'm thinking of building a crane, but would like to have a remote controlled head.
I think so... just a flat surface with a 3/8" fine thread (it doesn't have the industry standard tripod stud... go figure?) It's about 5lbs (plus camera of course)

Dolly would be very doable as well. In fact there is a guy messing with that...
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