The trick for smooth pans

I tried the trick for smooth panning today. It works as advertised! It’s amazing how a $0.05 item can add so much value and quality to your work! Explanation of the trick here and here. Right click to “save link as” this 2 MB .mp4 video where it shows how a panning looks like when using your hand to move the tripod fluid head’s handle, and how it looks when using the rubber band.

Conclusion: if you are shooting video and you do pans regularly, make sure you bought a tripod with a fluid head and you use that rubber band trick!

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Ivan wrote on September 16th, 2007 at 11:02 PM PST:

E, this movie doesn’t play. Only the title shows.


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Eugenia wrote on September 16th, 2007 at 11:15 PM PST:

Yes, it does play. Reload. Or, move the playback cursor a bit further. :)


Nine wrote on September 25th, 2007 at 7:11 PM PST:

Ivan and Eugenia are both right. It doesn’t play PROPERLY, but you can get it to play. It plays about one second, then stops. Reloading doesn’t help, however. Move the playback cursor a little to the right does work.

Not the most convenient way to watch a video, though, and not very user-friendly. I can see this confusing people.


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Eugenia wrote on September 25th, 2007 at 7:15 PM PST:

It plays fine on my PC. It might be your Flash version that’s the culprit, in conjunction to Youtube’s buggy re-encoding. I run the latest Flash 9.x beta btw. Only few Youtube videos have the bug btw (I’ve seen it on other videos).

Just move the cursor a bit on the right in the youtube window and it will playback better from that point on.


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