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Old 08-12-2011, 08:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default new Trex 550 Helicam video behind the scenes

Hi here is a new video I shot with my Trex 550 Helicam and a Canon 7D
hope you like it.

http://www.44magnumproductions.com/a...nd-the-scenes-
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default .....VERY NICE...

THANKS FOR SHARING....

That was great. I went to your website and watched ALL of your videos. You have a lot of great footage and the video effects were spot on. Most people try to overdo the effects in video, but I was very impressed.

Do you mind elaborating on your setup ??

What software are your using to edit and stabilize..??

Keep up the great work.

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Old 08-12-2011, 03:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nice scenery and very smooth.

I notice you're flying line-of-sight and not FPV? How do you determine framing and composition?
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks the Base is a Trex 550 stretched to 700, 550 main blades GY520 gyro.
The camera mount is what you see basic but having bought almost every mount available and not able to isolate Vibes this is what works best for me.
secret is to dial the head speed in to your setup and camera. do this by hitting record and take some test footage if their is jello than increase the throttle bit buy bit until you find your correct frequency. also run a flat curve ramp it up as quick as possible and run flat so your speedy does not have any bumps.

Software is a mix of FCP stabilise and AE
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks I work hard at tuning the heli and I use a wide angle lens Tokina 11-16mm have had allot of practices over the last 4-5 years.
Flying FPV is not legal in Australia.
But looks like fun.
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Old 08-13-2011, 03:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Interesting point about using throttle to help minimize vibrations.

A long time ago I read something about certain machinery being placarded against running in certain RPM settings. Don't recall what it was, but the equipment would develop detrimental harmonic vibrations at certain frequencies.

Might have been aircraft engines.

By avoiding specific power ranges they could avoid getting excessive vibrations.

Thanks for the reminder!
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Have U Change the Motor ?
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Old 08-15-2011, 02:55 AM   #8 (permalink)
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no its stock 600MX sa well as ESC I pulled it apart to check bearings the other day they looked good but I changed top one anyway. power is good.
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Old 08-16-2011, 04:36 AM   #9 (permalink)
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hi what is your flight time with that set up (heli+ 7D)??
thank you
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
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very well done. One minor suggestion...try to keep the helicopter shadow out of the shots...nice to keep the audience guessing how the shots were done and that gives it away. I imagine, that's sometimes easier said than done. Beautiful scenery in some of your other vids. Nice editing as well.
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Thanks for the kind words, when possible for self promotion I want to get HeliCam shadow in the shot. It helps me sell myself as most people have no idea what I am talking about when I an trying to tell them of my services. For most clients I make sure their is no shadow I am very aware of it.
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Flight time all loaded total weight 5.6KG with a 5000ma 6s is around 6-7 minutes.
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Regarding the Trex 550, where did you get the colored tubes attached to the skids?

How are they attached?

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Old 08-17-2011, 11:11 AM   #14 (permalink)
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very well done. One minor suggestion...try to keep the helicopter shadow out of the shots...nice to keep the audience guessing how the shots were done and that gives it away. I imagine, that's sometimes easier said than done. Beautiful scenery in some of your other vids. Nice editing as well.
Funny thing is, when the shadow of the heli is in the pic, you're most likely to get the best light.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:58 PM   #15 (permalink)
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what camera mount is that?

nice work
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:07 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Hey maximus210, what's the legalities in Australia for this kind of thing. I thought they were very strict and did not allow using it for commercial use?
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