Mobile Camera Rig: Plans and Materials


#21

@kdeangelo do you have a BOM for what you ordered please? don’t want to experiment too much with shipping to the UK :slight_smile:

Cheers,
Neil.


#22

Ok, put my BOM together since there’s a sale. My BOM.


#23

360 + 50 shipping? stiff! and there is no caster on that BOM right? that and all the material that’s a pretty expensive Guillotine!


#24

I haven’t been able to make the numbers work with another portable rig.

I’ve either researched a solution that barely saves you any money and isn’t as convenient, or it much more expensive.


#25

After drooling over Karl’s portable rig at FPF I decided to make my own.
I wanted to try and make one that was inexpensive and very portable as I New I would need to get through doorways and had to do it relatively quick. I also wanted to be able to get between games that were next to each other head to head and could go from standard to widebody fast (old Bally’s). I also wanted to have the cameras in place like Karl’s so I didn’t have to do too much adjusting on the fly with the exception of changing scoring from a DMD type game to a 4 player early SS.

I took 2 mic stands and basically made this.

Obviously the picture of paragon I have the bar low and not what someone would stream at. Just wanted to show that the height is adjustable because I used the mic stands.

I did a test video so you can see it in action.
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/337352891

The quality of the test video was garbage as I was testing the limits of my wireless HDMI through walls and I had my computer and mic 2 rooms over. The video shows me moving it from paragon to Dialed In. I was really testing it out as I made the rig that morning and was streaming a tournament the next day.
It’s not pretty but it works good and was pretty inexpensive.

The stream went well and the portable rig worked great.
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/337620958

A couple of times I forgot to go back to my computer and put the camera moving scene on. You can actually watch me moving the rig from game to game. lol


#26

Thanks Karl!


#27

annoyingly they look like they ship internationally but when you check out and put the address in it defaults to collect at depot :frowning: :angry:

They have a local disty but knowing british effort/service levels I’m not holding out too hopeful!