I'm planning to build a camera jib/crane (hoping that if I build it, they will come. Somebody better come!)
my question is for anyone that has had lots of experience with a jib/crane -- Do I really need to design the head to to "pan" as well as "tilt"?
I don't mean to be lazy, but it is going to be a heck of a lot easier to build with a tilting head only. Of course the entire rig pivots over the tripod, so will the head panning really be that necessary?
I'm thinking that if we need to pan, we can either rotate the the entire boom, or just hand hold that shot.
you know what I mean? What do you think?