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  1. #1
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    Apr 2010
    Okanagan Valley, BC

    Question 180 degree film clips?

    Hey again guys,

    I'm a novice with a new camera, so any help you can offer is much appreciated at this point. Basically, I am trying to shoot 180 degree film clips (approx 1 minute long). Now, I have a tripod and I am reasonably steady, but I need to produce smooth 180 clips without jerking or fluctuation in speed. My shoots are typically landscape movies, showing areas of our city (usually mountain, lake scenes)

    I figure I need some kind of motorised tripod, as my static one is no use and my free hand films are steady"ish" but I struggle to keep the height & speed steady.

    Any advice very welcome, although I don't have a ton of money to throw at this project right now. Would $200 buy anything respectable, keeping in mind, I simply need a smooth 180 rotation, nothing else.

    All the best,
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    Analog Photographer, Digital World Axle's Avatar
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    Dec 2004
    Milton, ON, Canada

    Re: 180 degree film clips?

    I'm having a little bit of a problem understanding your request. Are you looking for something that will rotate your camera while it takes photos?
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    Mineral Point, WI, USA

    Re: 180 degree film clips?

    Sounds like you are trying to do something like what Brent is trying to do. You should check out this thread.

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