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Post Keyframe MoCo Backpack - First Test
My final set-up for pan-tilt-focus-zoom with the Keyframe MoCo controller. Working from that backpack. :)

Packs into the backpack compartments (except tripod) and it is carried easily ... Shot this afternoon.

Good battery life ....etc.

I have waited a year for this moment. I set my heart on a simple truly portable pan/tilt/zoom/focus system that was accurate and could multi axis keyframe back in early 2012. This was after after experimenting in 2011.

It's not perfect yet but it ain't bad (for me) ........ its hand built :D

You just switch on, point it at the keyframes and it works. Hope you like the pics and video :-)

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Angel Test 3 by SiriusJohn, on Flickr

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Angel Test 1 by SiriusJohn, on Flickr

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Angel Test 2 by SiriusJohn, on Flickr

And the video (not too bad for 30 minutes work) ...
Video developed from 2 keyframes flexing pan/tilt and zoom (nothing fancy :) ) >>>>>



Now a need a mountain :)

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Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:41 am
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So this is where all the stonework ends up ;) Looks like a neat, portable achievement especially for a stepper driven system John. Is the zoom driven by a worm arrangement, motor is at right angles to lens?

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Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:38 am
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MikeA wrote:
So this is where all the stonework ends up ;) Looks like a neat, portable achievement especially for a stepper driven system John. Is the zoom driven by a worm arrangement, motor is at right angles to lens?


Hi Mike, I wish mine ended up in there but my stone carving is not quite up to that standard. Working on it though ;)

I'm using spur gears at the moment but have thought about worm gears for finer control. It seems to work with just spurs but I have to ensure a good mesh. Not stalled yet but have not tried it with my better lenses at this point (they will need more torque).

By the way, I bought an old Tamron SP 70-219mm f/3.5-4 model 52A the other day for the job but i've not fitted yet. Bit worried about the weight. Might need to modify the tilt to cope with the increased load.

More test footage today ... Must render at some point. System works well (takes about 5mins to set up) but I am thinking of clip mounting the controller on the pan tilt head itself I.e. much like a surveying head. There are too many wires at the moment and there is no reason why the controller needs to be separate.

Hey ho .... It will be finished one day :D

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Nice John. Why can't I see the video on my phone? I'll check it on my desktop later.

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Doug K wrote:
Nice John. Why can't I see the video on my phone? I'll check it on my desktop later.


Hi Doug, thanks. Have now downscaled and will soon dismantle this particular rig. Headed towards a more lightweight solution. Also want to try an articulated arm.. It's the control element that interests me most and I want more movement. :geek:

On the display front I have the same issue with my iPad and iPhone. I think it's something to do with the way the video from Vimeo embeds. I can see the video on Vimeo via my iPad and phone but not via the timescapes site (both under Safari) It always bugs me as I use the old iPad most of he time :cry:

John

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