Technology

Canon G1X-Rig with image transmission

I built the Canon G10-Rig during february and march 2013. It has a 12V-accupack, which supplies the image transmission and over a potential transformer the servos with power. Das Rig can be zoomed with a servo and triggered with the gentWIRE-Focus.

I can make aerial videos, without having restrictions while taking a photo, by using an additional Servo.
Optionally I can attach with few handles a fixture for the GoPro Hero2, so that parallel extreme-wide angle photos are possible. The rig weight increases by the mounting and the GoPro Hero2 to a total weight of 1.550 g.

Rig: 730 g
Canon G1X: 534 g
Accupack: 115 g
Videotransmitter: 25 g
Overall: 1.404 g


Canon G1X-Rig

 


Canon G10-Rig with image transmission

I built the Canon G10-Rig during january and february 2011. It has a 12V-accupack, which supplies the image transmission and over a potential transformer the servos with power. Das Rig can be zoomed with a servo and triggered with the gentWIRE-Focus.
 
Rig: 657 g
Canon G10: 475 g
Accupack: 115 g
Videotransmitter: 63 g
Overall: 1.310 g


Canon G10-Rig

 


GoPro Hero2-Rig

I have built the GoPro Hero2-Rig at the end of April 2013. It should become a light rig to be able to use it already with the lightest breath of wind. The admission direction and the inclination are adjustable by hand. In the plastic housing is a small videotransmitter with 10mW (PL0642 - 5V) which is supplied by a small rechargeable battery with power.
 
Rig: 189 g
GoPro Hero2: 99 g
Videocable: 9 g
Overall: 297 g


GoPro Hero2-Rig


Graupner MC-12 radio control

The Nikon CP5000-Rig and the Canon G10-Rig can be completely radio controlled from the ground. I am able to rotate each rig horizontal and vertical, to activate and deactivate the image transmitter, zoom and trigger the camera.


Graupner MC-12 radio control


Monitors with 2,4 GHz receiver

The VF-120M-Monitor has a 2,5 inch TFT display with an integrated 4 channel 2,4 GHz-Receiver and a speaker.

As a shade I equipped the monitor with a Kaiser DigiShield.


VF-120M-Monitor with integrated 2,4 GHz receiver

   
The VF-140M-Monitor has a 3,5 inch TFT display with an integrated 4 channel 2,4 GHz-Receiver and a speaker.


VF-140M-Monitor with integrated 2,4 GHz receiver


2,4 GHz-transmitter

Meanwhile 5 different 10mW-transmitters are available to me for the 2,4-GHz area. The transmitters of IBW, Fatshark and Jesmay can be fastened with a few handles to my Rig. All that 3 transmitters work with 12V-operating voltage. I have inserted the RangeVideo transmitter in my PAP box. He is supplied about a voltage converter with 5 V.


2,4 GHz-Stereo transmitter from IBW-Electronic


2,4 GHz-transmitter from Fatshark


2,4 GHz-transmitter from RangeVideo


2,4 GHz-transmitter from Jesmay


2,4 GHz-transmitter from Kamera2000


Video-tray with 2,4 GHz receiver and monitor

The video-tray (adapted from Ralf Beutnagel) is equipped with a TFT-display and a 2,4-GHz receiver. For the electricity supply an rechargable 12V-battery with 2,500 mAh is available. It can be loaded directly about a loading socket. The dimension of the tray is 20cm x 25cm. It can be mounted with a tripod screw on a photo tripod.


Video-tray


Picavet-Suspension

I use a picavet-suspension for my rigs based on the floating ferry in Rendsburg.
The suspension is build with carbon fibre and t-connectors. The line rolls over ball bearing mounted rolls from ship modelmaking.


Picavet-Suspension

 

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