Uber Low – Tracking with Modified Flycam Nano

Some BTS of a DIY stabilizer we put together last minute. Working with the GoPro 3D Rig we wanted to get an unusually low tracking shot. A wheeled dolly would have a hard time in the urban streets, so a slightly modified Flycam Nano was the solution. The Flycam Nano received an extension below to hold the GoPro 3D Rig, and an extra GoPro was used to output the video up to the SmallHD DP6 monitor. A few counterweights taped to the top was added to balance it all together. I need to get the awesome footage from the GoPros later..it was quite amazing to get flying shots at that super wide low angle..



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9 thoughts on “Uber Low – Tracking with Modified Flycam Nano

  1. Pepe

    I love it when people just take a risk
    and adventure into the unknown ...
    like 'Steve' called them ... the crazy
    ones ...

  2. Emm

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    @wma - Yeah there's a list of comments in the Flycam articles (look through my site) but my unit (had for a long time now) does not have that problem. I actually haven't seen this problem in person either, so it's hard for me to figure out what's going on.

  3. wma

    Hey Emm,

    This might be a OT question but I purchased a Flycam Nano not too long ago and it appears the gimbal was unbalanced and needed recalibrating/replacing.

    I've read other articles that this was a common issue and after replaced it has the same problem.

    Wonder if your copy showed any of the same symptoms where it will balance with the camera straight forward and works fine when walking straight, however when you turn the camera 180 degrees the unit begins to topple.

    Any insight?

  4. You so da man! Express35's prices are actually fairly competitive in this case. I might buy from him so some of the money stays in the US.

  5. Emm

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    @Apostolos - The Flycam is still working the same way stabilizing the entire setup. It looks weird, but the principle is still the same. Weight on top balanced with weights at the bottom.

    For 90 degree clamps, there's a variety of inexpensive ones on eBay here: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trkparms=65%253A16%257C66%253A2%257C39%253A1&rt=nc&_nkw=dslr+rig+90+clamp&_sticky=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_sop=15&_sc=1

    And also Express35 has the best ones found here: http://express35.com

  6. So, let's see some footage already! So, in this case the gimbal is essentially stabilizing the rod on the bottom? Hey, Emm, I've got another question for you. I just got my first Gini in an Ebay auction. I'm emailing the guy to see if he can add his follow focus to the shipment but I haven't heard from him yet. So, as I'm looking at the rig, I'm wondering if there are any inexpensive 90-degree clamps (for the 15mm rods) if I need to custom configure it a bit. I went to his website and I think he sells his for either $45 or $55 per clamp, which is rather steep if you consider that the whole rig was $200 plus shipping. (Yes, I have seen RedRock Micro's prices, that's why I'm shopping in Korea.) So, do you know any inexpensive such clamps?

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