Vertical mount for shooting piano?

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    • #71116
      Avatarvideodx
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      Has anyone come across an easy DIY method for mounting a camcorder so it is able to shoot straight down at a piano keyboard? I don't need anything permanent, just a one time throw away deal.

    • #209060
      AvatarWoody
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      I built a DIY Jib a couple years ago and mounted a Manfroto 128RC head on it but I'm still using it today. I think if you looked up a couple of those on the internet you'll find something you can do cheap. Just mount a release plate out front rather than on top.

    • #209061
      Avatarvideodx
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      Yeah, should be able to come up with something, just have to see what's available. I figured I wasn't the first that had this need =)

    • #209135
      AvatarLaguna Hiker
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      I used to use a horizontal arm that mounted on my Manfroto. Like Woody, I mounted the tripod head on the arm.

    • #209137
      Avatarvideodx
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      Oh, so I should just be able to buy something to attach to my regular tripod? I didn't even think of that. I'll check with B&H

    • #209139
      Avatardcasler
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      I do overhead shots as part of instructional videos I make. I took a 1×2 piece of wood, cut about 18 inches for the horizontal part, and about 6 inches for the vertical part (which hangs down from the horizontal part – a picture would really help here) and then a simple 1/4-inch bolt which screws into the camera with a wing nut to tighten it. I simply put the horizontal part on a shelf, put something heavy on it, and the vertical part hangs out directly over what I'm shooting. Total cost, using scraps already on hand? Zero.

    • #209141
      AvatarLaguna Hiker
      Member

      That's pretty cool!

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