Well, the story is simple.
That pan'tilt head was the most cheap way to remote video cameras in the
studios, it only had 2 speeds, and the weight you could put on was limited
(keep in mind we are talking about big videocams) So they are not
"followers", nor thr pro gearv you normally have on a crane, that mimics
whatever you are doing at the base with the control.
Ib UK there is someone selling them whith a small hack done, that is
removing the limit allowing only 180 degrees of pan.
+- 15 degrees of tilt, unfortunately, is a limt. The whole thing should have
been projected differently to overcome this.
Plus is that is working on batteries, in the new units!
People who built the automate simply took this head
and made a controller for it.
costs less, is smaller and has +- 60 degrees tilt!
I guess it can be converted to batteries.
2009/9/27 Mark D. Fink <markdfink@...
> I didn't realize there was such a long history behind this unit. Do you
> details on that? It would be interesting to read up on.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com <PanoToolsNG%40yahoogroups.com>[mailto:
> PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com <PanoToolsNG%40yahoogroups.com>] On
> > Behalf Of luca vascon
> > Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2009 2:14 PM
> > To: PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com <PanoToolsNG%40yahoogroups.com>
> > Subject: Re: SPAM-LOW: [PanoToolsNG] Re: Canon 7D or SONY Alpha 850 -
> > which one would you buy?
> > Uh! I Know that head... was selling under a fair amount of brands, as a
> > cheap waty to pan and tilt videocams.
> > Limited, heavy, noisy...
> > Well, I mean at least 10 years ago.
> > :-/
> > Hope they built that thing better than before
> > 2009/9/27 Mark D. Fink <markdfink@...<markdfink%40northernlight.net>
> > >
> > >
> > > What about using an Automate - <http://www.thegadgetworks.com/>? It's
> > more
> > > expensive, but certainly seems to provide all the bells and whistles
> > > could possibly need for remote control, plus you get a gigapixel
> > platform.
> > >
> > > Mark
> > > www.pinnacle-vr.com
> > > www.northernlight.net
> > >
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