Video Camera Dolly

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Project by Jim posted 02-09-2015 02:20 AM 1002 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wanting to make a camera dolly for doing panning video shots of my woodworking projects. It needs to be able to go in a straight line like most camera dollies but I also wanted it to be able to track a circle around an object. I’ve been looking at commercial ones but they are crazy expensive so I made this one from scrap in my workshop. The only thing I had to buy were the wheels which came from Lee Valley. The tripod head is from an old broken one that I had laying around for parts. I can’t wait to use it on my next small turning project.

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#1 posted 02-09-2015 03:56 AM

Nice … I went to my goodwill and bought in-line skates, you get 8 wheels for around $4.50

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#2 posted 02-09-2015 04:03 AM

It would be interesting to use an RC car drivetrain and controls in a platform like this.

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#3 posted 02-09-2015 06:19 AM

Looking forward to the videos. We got one of these cameras as a gift, but not sure what to with them, but this gives some ideas.

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