Once only in the domains of Hollywood and high-end sports, cablecams have started to become more common of late. There are a number of DIY solutions out there, and a couple ready-made commercial cablecam systems. One of those companies is High Sight, who’ve announced a new “Mini” cablecam, designed for use with motorised gimbals such as the DJI Osmo.
One of the fun ways to ad motion to a movie is by using a cable cam. We featured a short tutorial about building a gravity driven cable-cam back in February, but as the name suggests it was gravity driven, meaning you have very little control over the speed and duration of the movement.
This tutorial uses (not one but two) motors for making a 2-axis cable cam that is more controlled. Specifically, they are using the Genie, but even if you don’t have the budget for this (and willing to let go of some control), you can use slower servo motors instead. [Read More…]