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Motorized tracking system to use with Video Camera

Postby 24pfilms on Sat Jan 31, 2004 11:59 am

I am wanting to find a go-to system than can do pan and tilting with my video camera. For example mark position 1 then pan and tilt camera mark position 2. Define duration of the move say 4 hours.

Can this be done?
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Postby Stan @ Opticsplanet on Tue Feb 03, 2004 3:39 pm

Dear Sir,
Thank you for your interest in www.OpticsPlanet.com. Taking photos or video can be a very involved procedure. There are a few ways to do that. We carry an electronic eyepiece, which has the camera built in, http://opticsplanet.com/me-electronic-eyepiece.html. It comes complete with video cable to attach to a computer. If you want to attach your camcorder, you will need special camera adapter as well as a very good telescope for tracking. You might want to contact a local astronomy club and talk to someone who has done a lot of videography. I hope this helps. Good luck.

If you have any other questions, please let us know.
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Stan Mack
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