Flying my MōVI on an old crane

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  1. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    This is going to be fun! I had an old Glidecam Camcrane laying around that I had bought from a guy off Craigslist years ago, but I've never used because without proper camera control it seemed pointless. But a few weeks ago I was straightening up my studio and I had a good look at it, and had an idea. Without any additional hardware besides a Toad in the Hole quick-release mount, I was able to get my MōVI M5 attached, balanced, and operational, and the results are pretty awesome. It’s a two-person operation, and gives me some truly gorgeous camera movements. Here's the first test shots in my studio, then a shot of it working at a gig this week. I'm using the GH4 on it right now.

     
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    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    Here's some "real" footage from the crane.

     
  3. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Interesting idea, Steve.
    Lot of wind noise on the real footage? No dead cat?

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  4. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    I was running audio from another camera with a properly muffled Sennheiser shotgun, plus the MC had my SM58 running into my PA, which had a field recorder on it, too. The audio actually came out quite nicely. :)
     

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