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Old April 11th, 2007, 08:34 AM   #16
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i created this topic while ago, by now i already have my own cable cam system, now you brought it back again.
My cable cam system works great, almost never shaking, bad thing is just setting it up, takes a lot of time...

I have heard of some our students trying to build helicam also, their main convern was shaking, so they worked out a special softwere for removing shake.
Best helicam footage is probably can be seen in Winged Migration, its just amazing.

Friend of mine went past the cable cam system, and built human cable cam. Like in bike video Roam. So far it works really well...
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Old April 11th, 2007, 01:34 PM   #17
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I'm working on a system now to augment my current helicam setup. This is working very well so far. It has only pan/tilt and 2.4ghz downlink set up for remote monitoring. Takes two to operate. One for pan/tilt, and one for speed control. Runs on remote control radios.

This brief clip is pre KS2 gyro. With the KS2 gyro, there is absolutely no camera shake. I have done 300-350 ft shots successfully. I will be doing some 700 foot shots in the winter of 07/08. My system was designed to be light, as I have to haul it around in the mountains to set it up. I am 'flying' a Sony FX1 and a Pany SD1 on it. It works better with the heavier weight of the FX1.

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www.pitonproductions.com/RandomVids/Cablecam.wmv
I would recommend using a K-8 gyro, and possibly two of them. There is considerable shake that can be very distracting to viewers. Besides that it looks pretty cool. Good work!
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Old April 19th, 2007, 05:36 PM   #18
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I'm working on a system now to augment my current helicam setup. This is working very well so far. It has only pan/tilt and 2.4ghz downlink set up for remote monitoring. Takes two to operate. One for pan/tilt, and one for speed control. Runs on remote control radios.

This brief clip is pre KS2 gyro. With the KS2 gyro, there is absolutely no camera shake. I have done 300-350 ft shots successfully. I will be doing some 700 foot shots in the winter of 07/08. My system was designed to be light, as I have to haul it around in the mountains to set it up. I am 'flying' a Sony FX1 and a Pany SD1 on it. It works better with the heavier weight of the FX1.

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www.pitonproductions.com/RandomVids/Cablecam.wmv
Hi Derek what helecopter are you lifting that with?
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Old April 20th, 2007, 09:42 PM   #19
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there's a pretty good picture of a guy with his camera swinging on a cable cam at:

http://www.thecollectivefilm.com

(once you enter the site, you need to click on the "teaser" menu to get the picture, on the far right).

do you know any climbers? they could probably rig a bomber cable cam for you. or ask darcy wittenburg, the guy who i think is pictured on the cable cam in the "teaser" menu....

and while you're at it, buy the film. some of the best cable cam footage i've ever seen.....some truly impossible shots.
the movie by the collective, ROAM is great. a 16mm mountain biking filming which features the filming aspect of it more than any other I have seen. some very interesting techniques.
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Old April 20th, 2007, 10:04 PM   #20
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the movie by the collective, ROAM is great. a 16mm mountain biking filming which features the filming aspect of it more than any other I have seen. some very interesting techniques.
Yup watched it at the Mountain Film Festival in Cumbria (UK) last year, a quality piece of work, do this type of video work in my spare time (mountain bikes, i've lots of friends into it) they always seem to pull something new out of the bag in there videos, on the DVD (I think it''s the ROAM one anyway) they show a little of them setting up the cable cam, any one thinks you can throw one of these up in 5 mins is in for a real shock!
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Old June 21st, 2007, 03:00 PM   #21
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Ziplines are fun. And what you can do it build a light-duty zipline and then simply develope a carriage for the camera. You might also add monitors.. and that sort of thing i you want to watch what is happening.
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 11:14 AM   #22
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hello,

i found some months ago a website of a "cable camera" constructor, it was an us web site,
i forgot to save it in my favorites and now i can't find it,
is there some guys who know which website i'm talking about?
Thank you.
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