Spreaders, yes or no? - Page 2 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Support Your Local Camera > Tripod Sticks & Heads


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old October 16th, 2004, 09:10 AM   #16
Trustee
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Gwaelod-y-garth, Cardiff, CYMRU/WALES
Posts: 1,215
If you intend using the camera in "the great outdoors" then I wouldn't think that there would be any need of a spreader. It's main function is to stop the legs from splaying. If the leg spikes are dug into grass or dirt - even sand - then you'll be ok. Maybe even a frozen lake .... ;-)

Robin
Robin Davies-Rollinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 16th, 2004, 09:14 AM   #17
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 408
Hmmm. The Gitzo 1228 legs do not have spikes. Does that change you answer?
Stephen Sobel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 16th, 2004, 09:17 AM   #18
Trustee
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Gwaelod-y-garth, Cardiff, CYMRU/WALES
Posts: 1,215
www.markins.de sell spikes for the Gitzo range - titanium as well!!!

Robin
Robin Davies-Rollinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 16th, 2004, 09:35 AM   #19
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 408
Thanks! I'll check it out.
Stephen Sobel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 16th, 2004, 10:09 AM   #20
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Northridge Ca
Posts: 734
"I do believe that carrying a camera on the tripod is a stellar way to drop it."

You are certainly welcome to your opinion, Mike, but the method I described has been used by generations of motion picture operators and assistants, and is quite safe when the head has a standard locking device.

Removing and replacing a camera from the panhead has its own potential for disaster. I have done my share of eng shooting, and I often carried the camera using the directions I supplied.

Cheers
Wayne Orr, SOC
Wayne Orr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 16th, 2004, 10:40 AM   #21
Warden
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 8,267
There is always some risks involved in any type of production work. I've been using the method described by Wayne and at times even shouldering the whole rig to move the camera and support gear. It's a risk I'm comfortable taking.
__________________
Jeff Donald
Carpe Diem




Search DVinfo.net for quick answers | Where to Buy? From the best in the business: DVinfo.net sponsors
Jeff Donald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 16th, 2004, 07:20 PM   #22
Wrangler
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Vallejo, California
Posts: 4,049
Jeff, Wayne, I'd probably trust either one of you to move a camera in that fashion.

Most people, however, lack the fine concentration and the practiced movement and carrying techniques that allow them to safely operate in that manner.
__________________
Mike Rehmus
Hey, I can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel!
Mike Rehmus 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 > Tripod Sticks & Heads

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:09 PM.


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