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3 Axis CineDrive Remote Head

a short demo video of the smaller and much simpler version of our roll axis. it can be used for both timelapse and realtime video. it also can be run with camcorders like the canon c series or sony FS100 / FS700 for example. sony F5 / 55 and red should be also work.

gearlist seen in the video:
kessler crane shuttle pod ( 8ft version ), CineDrive Pan / Tilt head, custom roll axis
the shuttlepod and P/T head is controlled via netbook and kOS. the roll axis is controlled with a oracle controller ( changing this soon to cinedrive ).

Tutorial: Creating a “Vertigo-Effect” in a Timelapse Shot with After Effects

this is a little tutorial about how to create a “vertigo” effect with a z-push or pull (moving the camera towards or backwards in the shot) timelapse move using after effects.
i show you this technique on a what we call it “Walklapse” timelapse which is pretty much like a stop motion move. that’s the reason for why we also call it a stop motion timelapse. some people call this technique a “Hyperlapse” which is for my taste … you know … sounds like a overhyped mainstream thingy. personally i don’t like this word. don’t know what’s so hyper on this …. it’s a camera move … nothing more or less ;) …. a big one OK …. but still a camera move :)

anyhow … here is one way how you can do a vertigo effect with such a move.

if you wanna see some more Walklapses, Stop Motion Timelapses, Hyperlapses, Freakoutlapses, Alienlapses or what so ever you wanna call these kind of shots here is our USA Trip video from 2012. :-)

Tutorial: Bird removal from a Timelapse in After Effects

here is another little quick tutorial. this time i show a method using after effects to get rid of popping birds which often appear in a timelapse shot. especially when you shoot clouds in a urban environment.

Tutorial: Creating Startrails in After Effects

a tutorial that shows a quick method to create a “motion startrails” effect on your star or astro timelapse shots using adobe after effects and only one onboard plugin. the plugin is call “CC Time Blend FX”.

to watch some other examples of trailing stars feel free to watch our night skies video we shot on our vacation trip in the USA back in 2012.

Motion Control: 5 Axis Rig Experiment

this is a  “just for fun experiment custom rig” made with some Kessler Crane motion control devices. we had this rig in mind so we put this thingy together. it’s been a while as we build this so there might be a few new products out like the multi angle mounting plate which we could now use instead of our own custom build angle made from an old backplane hdd case. :)
below you’ll find some more detailed shots of the rig. we also used 3 oracle controllers and one basic controller to bring this beast to motion. this experiment shows also how strong one small 500:1 geared motor is to hold so well on this big weight. We did a test shot outside but unfortunately lost the shot because the cf card screwed up.
but as soon as we get our hands on the new Cinedrive by Kessler Crane we will build this beast again and make a new shot so we all can see what’s coming out. than we also get 2 axis more to our 5 axis ( motorized focus pull and zoom ).