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Selecting a stand or tripod

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Video: Selecting a stand or tripod

Now, you need to put that table somewhere, and the good Put that onto the tripod itself here, there we go. Turn that, and it's really solid.

Selecting a stand or tripod

Now, you need to put that table somewhere, and the good news is, is you probably have some production equipment that's well suited. You could take a standard tripod, and if you need something that's ultra portable, this is going to work well. You've got a thread mount here that usually the tripod head connects to. Well, there's a hole right here on the bottom that does the exact same thing. And I can just line that up. Put that onto the tripod itself here, there we go. And with a couple of quick spins that goes right down and it's going to work. Now that's fine and if I needed a portable solution I'd go that route but it's not the most solid piece of equipment I have.

So let's pull that out and instead Imma take advantage of a classic C stand. Now a C stand is a pretty heavy piece of equipment with really solid legs on the bottom. This is designed not to tip over. It's heavy. It's solid. It's got a wide base and you don't have to worry about it coming undone. So you see there, that's really solid. And I've got the thread here so I could just drop that right on. There we go. And I'll tighten that down a bit, looks good.

Turn that, and it's really solid. Now, what I'm doing here is I put the lid at the back. So as I push onto the laptop, it's going to have something to keep it from getting pushed over the edge. Really solid platform here. Things are tightened down. But remember, with a C-stand, you can easily adjust that to the height that you need. Just don't go any higher than you need to, because the higher off the ground it is, the more likely it is to fall. Let me grab a laptop. Drop that in. That's looking pretty good. And let's just take the strap out and take that across.

Now the nice thing is, is the strap's really small, so it's designed to fit above the keys and not actually interfere. Depending upon on the thickness of your laptop, you may have to adjust things a bit. But it's an elastic strap with a little bit of give. That looks good. Take it across. There we go. And then give a little tug to just secure that. Now, that's designed to keep it from accidentally slipping off. So you bump the back, it doesn't go flying, It gets tilted, it pulls it right back down. So you see, it's pretty secure. Between the lip at the back and everything else, this is really solid.

I don't recommend you try to tip it over, but the good news is, is that this whole system is designed to hold the laptop in place and minimize the chance of anything falling over. Now that we've got it connected, I can place it on set into a convenient spot. I'm going to set it a little bit over to the side here so it doesn't actually get in my way, but I could work. That's going to be about right. And what we're going to do from this point is just go ahead and connect up our cables. I've got both USB and HDMI, which is going to allow me control and additional monitoring options on set.

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Tethered Shooting Fundamentals

41 video lessons · 5315 viewers

Richard Harrington
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  1. 2m 5s
    1. What this course covers
      41s
    2. What you should know before watching
      1m 24s
  2. 9m 56s
    1. An overview of tethered shooting
      3m 17s
    2. The benefits of tethered shooting
      5m 23s
    3. The drawbacks of tethered shooting
      1m 16s
  3. 7m 49s
    1. Why are you tethering?
      1m 58s
    2. Creating a stable platform
      3m 51s
    3. Quick-release mounting for handheld shooting
      2m 0s
  4. 13m 14s
    1. Connection options
      4m 9s
    2. Securing the cable to the camera
      4m 44s
    3. Using tethered live view
      3m 3s
    4. File management for tethered shooting
      1m 18s
  5. 13m 32s
    1. Using a table for tethering
      1m 58s
    2. Using a dedicated tether table
      2m 17s
    3. Selecting a stand or tripod
      3m 4s
    4. Connecting the camera to a computer with a USB cable
      1m 49s
    5. Connecting the camera to a monitor with an HDMI cable
      1m 58s
    6. Keeping cables safe
      2m 26s
  6. 36m 3s
    1. Introduction to software
      46s
    2. Tethering with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
      8m 34s
    3. Tethering with Apple Aperture
      5m 28s
    4. Tethering with Canon EOS Utility software
      4m 59s
    5. Tethering with Phase One Capture One Pro
      9m 21s
    6. Tethering with Sofortbild
      4m 46s
    7. Keeping data mirrored on two devices
      2m 9s
  7. 11m 19s
    1. Choosing a card
      1m 54s
    2. Pairing the card to a mobile device
      3m 15s
    3. Using a camera with built-in wireless or an adapter
      6m 10s
  8. 32m 45s
    1. What is the CamRanger?
      1m 27s
    2. Creating a CamRanger network
      1m 10s
    3. Connecting the CamRanger
      1m 24s
    4. Adjusting the camera settings with the CamRanger on a laptop
      4m 25s
    5. Pairing the CamRanger to a mobile device
      58s
    6. Adjusting the camera settings with the CamRanger app on a mobile device
      2m 49s
    7. Shooting HDR with the CamRanger
      8m 28s
    8. Focus stacking with the CamRanger
      5m 35s
    9. Shooting time lapse with the CamRanger
      6m 29s
  9. 9m 6s
    1. Shooting with a GoPro
      1m 15s
    2. Setting up the GoPro
      2m 40s
    3. Tethering with a GoPro
      5m 11s
  10. 41s
    1. Wrapping up
      41s

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