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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:09 pm 

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Location: Walsall, UK
Hello all,

I'd like a dolly to try time lapse. I've been googling around and found a few systems such as dynamic perception ( but are all quite pricey. My first question is are there any other motorised dolly systems which are reasonably prices (few hundred tops).

I wouldn't mind having a go at doing it myself. It seems relatively easy to create an unmotorised dolly where you can simply move it along by hand. LIkely just having a continuous motion with a motor doesn't seem impossible.

I am trying to figure out a way to have the motorised system stop while the picture it taken. So the process would be: fire, wait, move which is repeated continuously.

Does anyone have any thoughts how this could be achieved?



PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:59 pm 
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A cheap motorised dolly may require a bit of DIY, but an interesting effect (courtesy of my pal Scott Kennedy) is to pop the camera on an egg timer and let it rotate very slowly!

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