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[DPRG] Videoing robot/steadycam

Subject: [DPRG] Videoing robot/steadycam
From: David P. Anderson dpa at io.isem.smu.edu
Date: Fri Jul 29 18:02:53 CDT 2005

Dale,

Yes, same guy from the MAKE article.  

Seems like I've gone from something like a 3 lb camera to something like an
8 lb camera (with steadycam mount) so I can imagine it might get a little
heavy after a while.  I'll let you know... ;)

cheers,
dpa


> 
> David,
> 
> That sounds like the DIY steadycam featured in the premier edition of O'Reilly's 
> MAKE magazine.  I'd be interested in seeing the results.  I'm also wondering if 
> it will be fatigue-inducing (if it's the same technology).
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Dale Wheat
> http://dalewheat.com
> (877) DALE WHEAT
> (972) 486-1317
> 
> 
> David P. Anderson wrote:
> > Howdy,
> > 
> > I have been doing a lot of videoing of the new outdoor robot
> > and I have run into the following problem (and solution):
> > 
> > Because the robot goes FAR AWAY, I can't sit in one place and
> > shoot the video.  This means I have to be on the move, chasing
> > the robot through the woods or where ever it decides to go.
> > 
> > And that means that the videos are all shaky and bouncing up and
> > down from my continuous walking, which gets old and slightly
> > nausea-producing on the finished mpegs.
> > 
> > This in spite of the "steadycam" capability of my video camera.
> > 
> > But last night I came across the following website:
> > 
> > <http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~johnny/steadycam/>
> > 
> > and today I spent the $14 and built one, and it works just dandy!
> > 
> > It's actually pretty amazing.  It smooths out all the bouncing
> > and shaking, even when I am going up/down stairs.  Remarkable!
> > 
> > I'll post some video as soon as I get something worthy...
> > 
> > best regards,
> > dpa
> > 
> > 
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