A&P first test shot of my motion rig

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  1. Jcolman

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    just finished building it. Used the wife's car for a test subject.


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    fucking EDU!

    please? :)
     
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    Now that I have another camera I can throw my D50 on one and I've been trying to find some good tips :noes:
     
  4. Jcolman

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    Here's an unretouched shot


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    I'll have to shoot some shots later of the attached rig but basically it's a square tube mounted to the hood with two industrial suction cups.

    i still have some issues with a little camera bounce but I can fix that.
     
  5. verbal

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    I'd have such a hard time trusting my gear to two suction cups.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    no supercar no care
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    that's probably why he was doing 5mph in a saturn instead of 5000mph in the supercar
     
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    I wonder how a long exposure night shot would look using this. does the rig wobble at all? I think it would look pretty cool with the wheels all blurred and tons of light streaks in the background
     
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    You'd need a serious fast lens. Because I should think even the smallest bit of wobble on an exposure over 2 seconds would ruin the pic.
     
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    more solid rigs use 2-3 poles to reduce camera shake. another way to minimize shake is to pop the car in neutral before the shutter is release and let momentum keep the car in motion; this reduces the amount of shake with throttle response and engine vibration. some people have the engine off, car in neutral, and people pushing it from the rear.
     
  11. Jcolman

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    That depends more on the ambient lighting I used a .5 second exposure for the test shots.
     
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    I was walking along side with my hand on the camera strap. The suction cups were quite strong and never showed any signs of letting go.
     
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    That's my next goal. I just need to find the time to do it.
     
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    too bad its raining right now :p
    at least it is in carrboro
     
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    Damn I need to do this :eek3:
     
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    :werd: im gonna try building one of these when i get back home after graduation.
     
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    I was referring to a night situation like planb said.
     
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    Thats is awesome man, good job.
     
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    Thanks. I'm in the garage now working on improving it. I'll post some pics of the rig when I'm finished.
     
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    If I saw this coming down the street I'd be like :ugh: :rofl:
     

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