iFixit Teardown Camera Setup
Hey Everybody! I've been working on a top-down camera setup for documenting projects and teardowns. I'm looking for some input. What do you guys use?
I just implemented this rig the other day. So far, it has been working pretty well. I like this solution because it positions the camera square with the table and puts the camera up and out of the way. Having the camera at this elevation allows me to easily document my projects and do teardown timelapses. It also frees up my hands and lets me continue to use my swivel chair without hitting into a tripod. I control the shutter and video button with a remote trigger, so there's no vibrations from hitting a button on the camera. The camera arm also swings closed to it doesn't hit me in the head when I'm not using my camera.
I had a Kodak external flash unit sitting around from a brownie camera, so I just re-purposed the mount and attached it to a swinging aluminum tube sourced from a walker that was discarded. The walker would have went to landfill, and it's a nice aluminum tubing, so it really came into use. I'm using the rest of the walker to make a gimbal stand in the future.
What do you guys think? Thanks.
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