Indie Film Live

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Head on wire camera

Here is the first rugged set ready head on wire si1920. It's a nice size and weight. We will be recording and controling on wire so the operator only shoots for composition the rest is controled at the wafian VT station. All is looking good. Steve, Jason and Ari we had some of those blooms again after we sheared the edge off the block frame plate that fit's over the OPLF. Again we resolved this by rotating the glass as Shown in our previous email diagram. Also we mave have cut a little too much off which did't help but we've made a make shift fill until richard can machine a super acurate plate.Do the filters have to have the pink stripes down the edges. They are what seem to cause the porblem. If we had glass that was totally clear to the edge (as clear as the centre) it would eliminate this issue without having to move thing around and find a happy home for all the parts. I assume there is a reason why those stripes are there. At least we are in control.

All Is going well. Both heads are making excellent inages. Everyone here is crowded around the monitors in disbelief. Very very excited. We shoot tommorow. I will try and post something - maybe even a shot or two. It's not a big shoot day but it will show the image off any way. We should decide how to post the data because WMV won't do it justice. This image is sooooo clear.


  • I am looking forward to seeing any kind of footage.

    Best of lucks,

    By Blogger xy, at 7:20 AM  

  • Simon,

    We have 2 new OLPF on the way just to be safe. The dimension of the filters are a tight fit (very little spare border). Even a little shift could expose the edges of the glass which may not have perfect coatings. Therefore, you need to make sure they are well positioned with the new filter holders.

    Can you send a few full size pictures of the head on wire system. It looks great!

    I too am looking forward to seeing some footage!


    By Anonymous Ari Presler, at 2:53 PM  

  • Wow, when will you guys post the footage, the anticipation is killing me!

    By Anonymous ogar, at 9:41 PM  

  • Wow, when will you guys post the footage, the anticipation is killing me!

    By Blogger Ogar, at 9:57 PM  

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