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More on Attaching Cameras & Using Gimbals

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:41 pm
by drdehave
I'm still evaluating whether there is much advantage to using these Gimbals. Time will tell. One thing for sure, you need to be careful the distraction doesn't kill you!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGtzJuWGuyE

Re: More on Attaching Cameras & Using Gimbals

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:41 am
by Flocker
drdehave wrote:I'm still evaluating whether there is much advantage to using these Gimbals.


I think so! Nice video.

PS - quick question about the fuel trailer in the corner of your hangar - it looks like the DIY one on flyunleaded.com. Is it? Did you build it yourself?

Re: More on Attaching Cameras & Using Gimbals

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:22 pm
by Jack Tyler
Rich, you are really building the curve for this kind of video work for others to climb.

WRT the gimbaled videography, my own impression is that its value lies in being used as brief segways - IOW the viewer is allowed to 'look around' the whole scene, just as a passenger would when out flying - between established views that last somewhat longer and might be showing scenes which are the main purpose of the video in the first place (e.g. the undulating sands of a desert or the snowfall spread across a mountain range). And that is how panning is typically used in film, too. The latter (panned) views would be of the 'Here's what I brought you along to see' type while the former is more the 'Here is where we are - cockpit, people, plane & 'out there'.' Personally, I really like the scanning shots as they are like the seasonings one puts on the salad or pasta, making the whole much more than the sum of the parts.

You are da' (video pilot) man!

Jack

Re: More on Attaching Cameras & Using Gimbals

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:48 pm
by drdehave
"PS - quick question about the fuel trailer in the corner of your hangar - it looks like the DIY one on flyunleaded.com. Is it? Did you build it yourself?"

Whoops! I answered this earlier, but I bet I forgot to hit the "Submit" button!

Yes, that's a build-your-own, from the plans on the internet. Not sure whether the DOT permit I got with the tank, makes me legal--but let's not go to that gray area, right now. The 109 gal Transfer-flow tank and pump are mounted on Lowe's smallest utility trailer. I make about 1 run a month and will be doing the 4-hour RT again tomorrow--for more Ethanol-free, pure-gas!

And thanks, jack!

Rich