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Old January 15th, 2006, 12:29 PM   #196
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Simple walking shot

Camera at shoulder height
Side shot
Focus distance around 2 meters
Focal length 6.4mm

Film length 01:22

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Old January 15th, 2006, 05:47 PM   #197
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Saw it

Hi there Leigh,

I saw your last clip and liked the quality of the stabilized shot a lot. It shows a good grasp off a tracking shot.

Now it's time to do something like this.

http://indicam.com/media/Sneek&Scare256.wmv

Do your next clip similar to the one above (multiple type shots) and we'll see how things go.

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Old January 17th, 2006, 04:39 AM   #198
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Hi Terry,

Thanks for the suggestion.

CNC machine is really cool. I look forward to purchase one which will cost around US$100,000 plus. All you need to do is input the data and the machine made the goods for you. ;-)

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Leigh,

If you think that all you need to do is input data into a CNC machine and good parts jump off the table then you are in for a painfull education. Learning the machining trade has so far taken me 27 years and I still don't know how to make parts as easily as you described. It like anything else you've got to "go through hell before you get to heaven."

Michael Stevenson

P.S. Why do you have to make a quote, reguardless of it's size, every single time you do a post? (I know I just broke that rule but leigh made that CNC comment several pages ago.)
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Old January 17th, 2006, 11:23 AM   #199
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Hi Michael,

Thanks for the information.

I have never used CNC machine, so something just imagined very simple.

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Old January 17th, 2006, 12:29 PM   #200
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Hi Michael,

I thought it might help to avoid misunderstanding.

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P.S. Why do you have to make a quote, reguardless of it's size, every single time you do a post? (I know I just broke that rule but leigh made that CNC comment several pages ago.)
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Old January 17th, 2006, 10:17 PM   #201
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Leigh,

Not when the passages you are refering to are on the same page. You are effectively doubling this thread without presenting any new information. :-) Trust and believe CNC machines and perfecting manufacturing processes is anything but simple or cheap. You will need the assistance of a very skilled and knowledgable CNC wizard to get you up and running. And that level of expertise can't be found in any book or trade school.

Aight? Peace!

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Old January 18th, 2006, 10:55 PM   #202
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Leigh and Michael,

Here is a picture of our machinest with the CNC machine. He's making one of our gimbals I believe.

http://www.indicam.com/index.php?opt...d=10&Itemid=48

Michael is correct in that not only do you have to buy the CNC machine but you also have to make jigs for holding the billet aluminum. Then you have to be literate at computers and layout because this machine reads the .DWG format (anyone want to learn Autocad?).

It's been fun though learning the whole process from our point of view.

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Old January 22nd, 2006, 07:16 AM   #203
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Terry,

CNC machines do not read .DWG files. A .DWG file is Autocad's format for CAD (Blueprint) data. CNC's read a standard code format known as RS-274D. It's the standard for numerically controlled machines developed by the Electronic Industry Association (EIA) in the early 1960's. This RS-274D coding is also known as "G-code."

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Old January 22nd, 2006, 08:49 PM   #204
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Michael,

Thanks for the info. I only know that I had to deliver the specs for my sled in the .DWG format. I suppose the machinest/computer operator converted it to the correct format for his machine. The next time I see him I'll ask.

Either way, it turned out very well.

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Old January 24th, 2006, 01:48 AM   #205
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Terry,

Cool. It's fairly easy to load a .DWG file into a CAM system and create the toolpaths necessary to make a part which is then converted to the final "g-code" program that runs the CNC. It does require a few different steps and creating some new geometry though. I am impressed with your website. Keep up the good work.

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Old January 24th, 2006, 11:02 AM   #206
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Michael,

Thanks for the great information. There is a lot we have learned in making a stabilizer and there is still a lot more we want and need to learn.

Our first Indicam Pilot sled is on ebay at the present time. We're selling it with no reserve to see what the market thinks it is worth. We know how much we need to make in order to continue making them but we thought the first one should be a promotion.

Thanks for the comments on our website. We do apprecitate the input. If you see that anything's messed up please let us know.

Leigh,

Hey, where's that video with complex moves we were hoping to see.

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Old February 5th, 2006, 06:39 PM   #207
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Another video to share.

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Old February 5th, 2006, 06:53 PM   #208
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200MB .. for 4 mintues?

You have got to be kidding Leigh.

Sorry, but that's just way too big for me to download.

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Old February 5th, 2006, 07:35 PM   #209
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"And in this corner we have weighing in at... I love the Mikko-Leigh thing.

Mikko,

Maybe if it was a good as one of the Super Bowl comercials we could handle the 200 MB. Incidently, did any see the Steadicams in use on the field (Endzone) and during the halftime show?

I can appreciate that Leigh loves quality and his pictures do have a good composition to them mostly but you CAN judge the steadycam shots without the huge MB hit.

Leigh,

Can you condense this to a shorter and less bandwidth grabbing file? I would like to see your progress.

We are in the process of planning out our trip to NZ and places downunder.

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Old February 5th, 2006, 08:47 PM   #210
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Hi Mikko,

If you revisit the same link, you will see two more download links for your comments. The smaller video is around 20mb. I am just busy compressing and uploading the videos.

200MB .. for 4 mintues is just standard mpeg2 size which is quite reasonable. BTW, I don't own hvx200, so just relax. I won't put hd video on the net for now. ;-)

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200MB .. for 4 mintues?

You have got to be kidding Leigh.

Sorry, but that's just way too big for me to download.

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