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11-26-2007 08:12 PM  10 years agoPost 1
Hans Idar

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I have been reading on this webpage, and found that theese guys really know how to make a camera stand "still" while moving.
Anyone think that this techniqe will be able to convert into an aerial platform?

http://www.steadicam.com/

Best regards Hans Idar Haldorsen, Alta - Norway 69,58 degres north 23,14 degrees east.

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11-26-2007 11:10 PM  10 years agoPost 2
JohnHeli

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Steadicam

Hello,

Steadicam was invented (more or less) 40 years ago by Garret Brown (http://www.garrettcam.com/) and is based on inertia. It uses weights, springs and mechanical parts in order to dump the movements.
Its way to work is to use weight to counter the movements, and you dont want to put extra weight on you RC Helicopter.
In my humble opinion I dont think it will ever be used on a RC Helicopter. The best way to dump vibrations and helicopter movements seams to be by the use of gyros and IMU.

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John

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11-27-2007 02:21 PM  10 years agoPost 3
aambrose

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Its way to work is to use weight to counter the movements, and you dont want to put extra weight on you RC Helicopter.
Unless the weight is already there.


Tony

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11-27-2007 03:25 PM  10 years agoPost 4
46Taylorcraft

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Unless the weight is already there.
batteries

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11-27-2007 05:22 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Envision

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I stumbled onto that last week and was thinking of the possibilities. That Garrettcam link has some great things. I've always wondered how those shots were accomplished.

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11-27-2007 06:36 PM  10 years agoPost 6
aambrose

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batteries
No, silly!


Tony

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11-27-2007 09:46 PM  10 years agoPost 7
wesb1999

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The steadicam concept ought to work well for low frequency vibes. I agree with using the existing weight as counterbalance. I've been devising a structure to do just that on my eRaptor - using the weight of the batteries as counterweight to dampen low freq movement.

Wes

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11-30-2007 03:44 AM  10 years agoPost 8
ollie73

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bigger problem

hi everyone just started postin, steadycam has a major problem that even the manufactures carnt get around.The wind.Camera men on the ground have a hard time combating the wind,we just never see it

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11-30-2007 05:14 PM  10 years agoPost 9
AceBird

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Camera men on the ground have a hard time combating the wind,we just never see it
Use a totally enclosed golf cart that the camera man stands up in. Cutting a hole in the roof and installing a lazy Susan bearing would allow a dome to be driven around by the camera mans body so a small glass window would stay aligned to the lens. Just a thought.

Ace
What could be more fun?

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