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Old January 3rd, 2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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Motorized tripod head?

Can anyone recommend a fairly cheap, , remote controllable, motorized tripod head? I need something that can do the following:

- rotate (up/down, right/left)
- save presets (so with a single press it goes to a predefined placement)

That's all I can think of for now. Would be cool if it could zoom the camera (HG20) as well but I don't imagine there is any integrated solution that can control a tripod head and the camera (speaking of which, I wish the HG20 was fully controllable from the computer - has anyone hacked these Canon camcorders to implement something like that?)!



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Old January 4th, 2009, 05:48 AM   #2
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In the EX forum there have been users using telescope tripod heads for this. Here's a link to get you started: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/special-m...ipod-head.html

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Old January 4th, 2009, 07:57 AM   #3
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A search brought up this link Weatherproof Motorized Pan and Tilt Systems, Indoor-outdoor Motorized Heads, Wireless Remote Controls, Automatic Scanning, at 21best.com. I think some are engineered to work with Sony Lanc control so the consumer Canon's will not have the control for camera control but the rest will work.

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Old January 4th, 2009, 10:54 AM   #4
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I had come across that one at 21best.com but to get presets you have to get their $600 outdoor version. It looks way overkill for my needs.

Now that one at telecope.com looks promising but the link didn't work.

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Old January 5th, 2009, 06:04 PM   #5
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Now that one at telecope.com looks promising but the link didn't work.
If you mean this one Orion TeleTrack Altazimuth Tracking Mount - Telescope.com it works fine for me...

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Old May 11th, 2009, 11:26 AM   #6
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This is probably overkill for what you need, but it's pro level, and you need a DMX controller.
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