A bit more than pan tilt head for BMMSC

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Re: A bit more than pan tilt head for BMMSC

PostFri Dec 31, 2021 11:45 am

New year, new tricks.

This is a hobby project though, for now anyway. Maybe it helps to see into the future :)

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Re: A bit more than pan tilt head for BMMSC

PostTue Feb 01, 2022 1:23 pm

A demo project we had at the end of 2021 with Metropolia University.

The project demo by the students.


The goal was to transfer main functionalities of LeViteZer Control SW to Node RED Web user interface. Both coding and user interface is with web browser. The demo succeeded well and also some new features where experimented. Thanks for the student on this project; Arto Kotti, Amanuel Zewdie, Axel Keil, Mikael Multanen and Ram Mishra

We had already before experimented with Node RED, this demo strengthened the believe Node RED or a like environment could be good for multi-platform (Win, Mac, Linux etc.) camera and gimbal control user interface.
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Re: A bit more than pan tilt head for BMMSC

PostTue Feb 01, 2022 9:21 pm

Nostalgia, maybe.

Around 2005 I got interested of drones, starting 2012 had possibility to focus on that more, and came finally up with the idea of a drone that can see up, down and every direction and build couple of prototypes. This video material is from 2014 test flights, so over 7 years ago and what drone today could do the same?



The above video was with GoPro. I also made almost ready setup for BMMCC but then cave up the idea. This was very clearly a pilots drone, without any automatisation, and the automatisation was coming popular fast, and prices dropping to level that killed the idea.

This was the BMMCC drone version of it (prototype)



and the gimbal got reused, but has remained as a prototype.



Now and then I get tempted to put some effort again on these.
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Re: A bit more than pan tilt head for BMMSC

PostWed Feb 09, 2022 7:37 am

Tough our wold has been pretty small during the past couple of years

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The LeViteZer 360 Pro gimbal made an interesting trip last summer :)

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Re: A bit more than pan tilt head for BMMSC

PostWed Feb 09, 2022 1:31 pm

Nice! Extremely interested in this... even a couple of them
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Re: A bit more than pan tilt head for BMMSC

PostThu Feb 10, 2022 5:25 am

We would be happy to provide :)

Many of our customers want the system to be integrated with their existing remote control panels and we fully support that by providing easy interface for the gimbal and camera control, the LVZ protocol. There is example codes etc. for that. On the above example they also implemented tracking, the very accurate, responsive and smooth gimbal control, with feedback of current angles is well suited for that.

We do also have the web based user interface that is easy to configure for your needs. And few concepts for custom build controllers.





Currently working with this setup, to fully support the Sony ES8230 with LVZ protocol. When that is done we can easily support also other VISCA protocol cameras.



The gimbal is also silent, even at high speeds, on the above video you can hear the cables 8-)
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Re: A bit more than pan tilt head for BMMSC

PostSun Apr 24, 2022 7:50 am

It has been a while since I have worked with BMD camera related projects, but now looking into something interesting, this is about camera and lens control, about that later on.

I have for the project Zoom and Focus demand, but did not realise to ask for the attachment clams, it got too difficult to have all freely moving around the table so 3D printed one :)

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It goes around the Manfotto MVH502AH handle, that fluid-head though is not quite enough for this setup, but will do for the development. The camera is URSA Broadcast G2.

Edit: B4 Lens control box, more about it in here viewtopic.php?f=4&t=165607

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Re: A bit more than pan tilt head for BMMSC

PostWed Aug 17, 2022 12:04 pm

While waiting new studio camera, this thread has lost its focus somewhat. However I will be working during the fall with the BMMSC, B4 lens control, VISCA pan tilt control, and SDI control, and maybe post something here.
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Re: A bit more than pan tilt head for BMMSC

PostThu Aug 18, 2022 11:16 pm

Kim Janson wrote:While waiting new studio camera, this thread has lost its focus somewhat. However I will be working during the fall with the BMMSC, B4 lens control, VISCA pan tilt control, and SDI control, and maybe post something here.


Your developing VISCA for your pan & tilt head would be of significant interest. We currently use Mark Roberts Motion Control software to subject-track with Canon PTZs (via ethernet VISCA). It works superbly. I'd like to be able to put an Ursa Broadcast on a P&T head, then subject track with MMRC via VISCA.
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Re: A bit more than pan tilt head for BMMSC

PostFri Aug 19, 2022 2:19 am

Thanks for the feedback.

We have done VISCA gimbal control couple of times on custom builds, Via Sony camera that provided VISCA Pan Tilt and BMD Micro Studio camera. Those where both over serial, but we are using serial over Ethernet for our own protocol also, so we should just put everything together and test.

I realise now we should have done that long time ago.
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Re: A bit more than pan tilt head for BMMSC

PostSat Sep 24, 2022 4:45 pm

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