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June 1, 2006 at 8:28 PM #163509AnonymousInactive
I’m a noob here…. I’ve been using Panasonic GS series 3 chip cameras together with camera mounts I’ve designed for our unmanned radio control helicopters.
it’s been a challenge to get smooth stable, vibration free video but we’ve managed well.
here’s a few clips
we edit on a Discreet Smoke and color grade and composite on Discreet Flint.
a few samples of our video production work
The ultimate goal is to be able to carry our JVC HD100U but probably at least a year away from a helicopter that can carry that much weight.
anyhow… just wanted to introduce myself here.
June 1, 2006 at 8:28 PM #36808AnonymousInactive
Excellent video from RC. VJ, you should be proud of your accomplishments. I am an amateur radio operator and really enjoy the RC hobby. I myself, haven’t flown RC aircraft, but am very interested.
I know you have a chunk of money in your endeavour. That is a beautiful chopper. I would like to know the details of it, such as make and size.
I wish you the best in your business. I work for an oil refinery on the Texas gulf coast. We have several flare stacks that have to be inspected from time to time. We use a manned helicopter, but you would be able to do the same much more reasonably priced, I’m sure. Take care.
June 2, 2006 at 7:42 AM #163510AnonymousInactive
would think that might solve your vibration issues.
we’ve mounted the camera on a swing arm and is isloated from vibration on 3 axis. The video is amazingly smooth considering the source.
do you have a way to monitor the video while shooting, to help with framing, etc.?
yes. we have a real time feed to a ground monitor. the camera operator has control of pan/tilt.
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