• Investigating Pan/Tilt mechanisms?

    Looking into adding a remote control pan/tilt unit to use in conjunction with a tripod or on the end of a camera crane. The camcorders could be as light as a consumer Sony HDR-HC1 (almost 2 pounds) and perhaps a little heavier than a HDR-FX1 (about 5 pounds). If I add a mic and high capacity battery, the weights go us about a pound. I found the... show more
    Looking into adding a remote control pan/tilt unit to use in conjunction with a tripod or on the end of a camera crane. The camcorders could be as light as a consumer Sony HDR-HC1 (almost 2 pounds) and perhaps a little heavier than a HDR-FX1 (about 5 pounds). If I add a mic and high capacity battery, the weights go us about a pound. I found the Bescor MP101 unit for about $125 and the Jony and others for $1,400 and up (Sachter, Cambo, Vinten, Barber Tech and several others). The Bescor can easily deal with the HC1; but is right on the edge with the weight of the FX1. I can't find anything in the $500-$1,000 range on which I would be comfortable with putting my FX1 (or other prosumer or pro camcorder of similar weight). Suggestions?
    1 answer · Camcorders · 8 years ago
  • All of us should be thanking these guys...?

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20091006/ts_nm/us_nobel_physics "Charles Kao, a Shanghai-born British-American, won half the 10 million Swedish crown ($1.4 million) prize for a discovery that led to a breakthrough in fiber optics, determining how to transmit light over long distances via optical glass fibers. Willard Boyle, a... show more
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20091006/ts_n... "Charles Kao, a Shanghai-born British-American, won half the 10 million Swedish crown ($1.4 million) prize for a discovery that led to a breakthrough in fiber optics, determining how to transmit light over long distances via optical glass fibers. Willard Boyle, a Canadian-American, and George Smith of the United States shared the other half for inventing the first successful imaging technology using a digital sensor."
    3 answers · Computer Networking · 8 years ago
  • We all should be thanking these guys...?

    "Willard Boyle, a Canadian-American, and George Smith of the United States shared the other half for inventing the first successful imaging technology using a digital sensor." http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20091006/ts_n...
    "Willard Boyle, a Canadian-American, and George Smith of the United States shared the other half for inventing the first successful imaging technology using a digital sensor." http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20091006/ts_n...
    1 answer · Camcorders · 8 years ago
  • We all should be thanking these guys...?

    "Willard Boyle, a Canadian-American, and George Smith of the United States shared the other half for inventing the first successful imaging technology using a digital sensor." http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20091006/ts_n...
    "Willard Boyle, a Canadian-American, and George Smith of the United States shared the other half for inventing the first successful imaging technology using a digital sensor." http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20091006/ts_n...
    2 answers · Cameras · 8 years ago