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« on: October 31, 2011, 13:47 »
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Exciting new product for videographers, expecting mine in the post tomorrow:

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2011, 05:58 »
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looks very nice and simple.  I keep thinking that I'm going to shoot more video but have a hard time getting started.

« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2011, 06:46 »
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How can you aim it where you want or see what you're aiming at or control focus or anything?

« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2011, 08:37 »
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lol - useless. Sean already brought up all valid points.

« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2011, 09:01 »
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How can you aim it where you want or see what you're aiming at or control focus or anything?

easy, you get your assistant to sit on the end of the stick with the camera

« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2011, 09:04 »
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Yowch!

« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2011, 09:07 »
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I thought you had to purchase the "add-ons" for aiming, focusing and monitoring for a lousy $8,598.99.

« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2011, 10:47 »
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As with many other cheaper crane/jib arrangements, you need to preset focus and think ahead a bit. It's done a LOT, and is a nice way to get a bit of movement into the frame. As long as you're not overly ambitious, it looks like it can be effective.

« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2011, 11:29 »
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Even with pre-focusing and thinking ahead it still limits the use of this thing significantly.

« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2011, 11:43 »
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Even with pre-focusing and thinking ahead it still limits the use of this thing significantly.

I agree, but I was taking objection the the outright dismissal as "useless". Quite useful for most videographers.

« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2011, 14:37 »
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Sometimes prefocusing is the solution. Sometimes you can stand by the camera when moving and use a standard follow focus with a whip. I will use it with my Lilliput monitor when needed. For those who can afford it, an Okii USB focus controller could do the trick for that need.

As with everything filming with DSLR there are problems and solutions.

The great thing with this one is the size and weight. I just received mine, but havent had the time to try it out for anything yet.


 

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