Usually jib shots are infinite or a deeper DOF, so focus shouldn't be too hard (I'm agreeing with you wgzn). It seemed that the handheld and shorter pole were more steady (naturally), but I wonder if a light spring or something like that was put in to dampen the free swing a bit, if that would work.
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03-10-2011 07:36 AMLaughing helps. It's like jogging on the inside
03-10-2011 11:33 AM
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03-11-2011 11:00 AM
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I was amazed by the handheld shots too. i will be building this tomorrow morning i think. So cool!
03-12-2011 03:14 AM
it looks a bit too shaky for my taste, and I think one of the main reasons is the way the hinge is built: it's too crude, I don't think that part will rotate smoothly enough
but how about this...
get a flycam nano or some similar stabilizer, plus a strong painter's pole; make sure it's strongly secured, and use the pole as an extension of the flycam's handle
this setup has two problems:
* a lot more weight on the head (not so much if you go for a lightweight stabilizer like the nano)
* you're not able to control where the camera is pointing at any time (you can move it, but it will always be pointing in the same direction throughout your moves)
on the other hand, I think it'll be much smoother
but maybe it's just easier to use the stabilizer as usual, and move it up or down... we'll have to wait until someone with the required hardware tries this out (and that could be me in a few months)