Saturday, July 19, 2014

Pre prototype of the ergocine Follow Focus "Focus Sphere"


On Monday I am going into Egli to sit down with Denis to start our next project developing a rosette mounted follow focus based on the sphere, for now let's call it the Focus Sphere.  I put this together out of a box of spare parts, including an old scuba housing, so do not be thrown by the cheapness in the end we will be using high quality machined components.  Also we will have to integrate a way to slide the Focus Sphere in and out from the lens barrel.  The way we work is I get the idea down by modeling and Denis brings his CAD, engineering and machine expertise to the table making the design an elegant thing of beauty.   This is belt driven as you can see but, in the end we will be releasing it with gears though the belt may be a option.   This post also gives another look at how you can use the Flyweight  the Focus Sphere makes the chest cam configuration rock, and the low mo feels great.  I would really like some comments as to what you think and what you are looking for, now is the time, so go for it.  Also if you purchase a Sphere or Grip Package (non clearance items only) between now and the time we release the Focus Sphere you will receive a $65.00 credit toward the cost of the Focus Sphere.







Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

Putting weight on the top of the Blade

Some rigging ideas for the flyweight rig if you want to use it for a heavier camera setup.  
My thought is to move the weight to the top of the blade.  
 I am using these brackets cheep and low profile.
http://www.coollcd.com/super-lightweight-15mm-railblock-3_p942.html
You can use these blocks to go right angle off the rod.
You can also make a right angle out of two rail block.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Branding the Lion

We are now shipping the Lion R2 branded with the ergocine logo.
Below see the Lion R2 all dressed up and ready to go, one of the images for the new site which we plan to have up on Wednesday.  We have done a lot of new photography, and a good deal of refinement of the individual pieces. Please tune in on Wednesday.
Lion R2 with the triggered grip package for LANC cameras (C100, 300, 500 and BMCC plus many more).


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Emilio Albertini's tricked out rig


Emilio sent me these picture of his rig all put together and ready to shoot.   
It is so nice to see a rig come together like this.
  
 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Installing new buttons

In this video I swap out a Momentary button for a On/Off button.  I use a 2.5mm hex driver for the set screw, and tweezers to help grab the wires.  Be careful it is delicate work.  One trick that I did not address in the video, when you are threading the wiring for the Hirose through the grip give it a 90 degree bend to help it round the corner.