Wheelchair Camera Mount
Posted 25 April 2009 - 12:42 PM
Posted 25 April 2009 - 01:00 PM
Here's one solution I found, you can google for the parts which combine a 2915 Super Clamp without Stud, with a Bogen / Manfrotto 2930 Magic Arm with 2933 Camera Platform or similar make.
We combined a Bogen Super Clamp and the ever functional Israeli Arm, which features universal 360 degree locking movement and a locking 1/4-20 thread, for the ultimate video camera and LCD mount. Supports up to 20 pounds. Nothing flimsy here, just pro grade components that lock onto dollies, pipes, cranes, jibs, walls and more.
Posted 25 April 2009 - 05:22 PM
But I often find it to confining for either my power chair or my manual, so I use a monopod with a tilt/swivel fluid head...both are bogen/manfotto products...using a monopod doesn't tie me down to one position, allowing me to respond to moving objects, birds, cars and/or people. The fluid head also has a quick release plate, thus giving me the ability to remove the monopod support when responding to quick moving subjects.
I shoot with some very heavy old 35mm film gear as well, pro cameras and large telephoto lenses. Sometimes the camera/lens combo exceeds 8 to 10 lbs, if you plan to shoot heavy equipment make sure you get a heavy duty monopod and a fluid head; The fluid head can be used on a traditional tripod as well.
Good luck with your search, if you want product numbers for the equipment I use, just send me a message and I'll get back to you.
Shooting With Still Fingers - http://shootingwiths...s.blogspot.com/
Posted 25 April 2009 - 06:59 PM
Posted 23 May 2009 - 04:40 PM
here are some pics with a custom setup for a camera on a powered wheelchair, but without technical details. If you(or one of your freinds) are skilled, maybe you can do something for your own use and make some pics for us to see the result.
ps: if you search on youtube for steadycam, you can find there how they do it
Edited by uoc, 23 May 2009 - 04:52 PM.