Overhead Gyro Support Issues
Finding overhead attachment points
for a camera/gyro or camera counterweight system is a problem inside most vehicles.
In cars there are seat belt attachment points, handles and existing or accessory
roof racks, if the door can remain open. Rarely are there attachment points
exactly where you want them for convenient operating and shooting angles and
also for support for the operator's arms. One option is building a frame that
rests on the floor and maybe against the ceiling. Frames can be made of EMT
conduit with telescoping fittings. (See Telescoping
Pipe and Tube) You might use heavier PVC or Speed Rail ©. Be careful
of tearing or damaging your wife's or friend's van headliner. You can anchor
a "horse" to the removed seat attachment brackets. Tensioned between
the floor and the open door frame is a possibility. Support for the bungee or
rubber tubing can have some flex and not effect stability of the camera system.
For body supported systems there should be no flex between the operator's body
and the body harness.
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