Tripod Head Mount Pt. 1
Pushing forward with the mounting of the tripod heads to the structure to provide the slickest, easiest way for the video cam operators to get the shots they want, with style and grace. Major break through (that will also save money) is that I can safely dismantle the Manfrotto tripods to create the mounting system for the tripod heads (I’ll regrease them after!). The shaft that extends below the true fluid tripod head is triangular, 1″ thick, and 12″ long, so creating something that conforms to this out of parts from McMaster would also take time. Rather than do that, why not just take the legs off and secure the top part where the shaft goes through to something stable at an appropriate distance from the camera turret?
This is what I’m talking about:
And here it is with the shaft though it.
The trick will be to find a way to secure it to some 2×4 with a hole drilled where the tripod head shaft goes through. But wait… those hex screws go ALL THE WAY THROUGH, so if I get these 1 3/4″ 10-32 socket cap screws and these threaded inserts I can put it all together. They arrive on Tuesday. It will be important to remember that the screws have to come through the bottom with the inserts butting against the tripod threads because the screws only come partially threaded. Bummer.
More images of the disassembly/reassembly.