April 3, 2016 at 5:32PM
Mounting a video camera sideways (L-bracket)?
Rarely does one need to shoot video sideways (unlike photos), but now that has come up for me. I'm shooting doorways/elevators to be later composited into triptych-like sequence (of doorways/elevators).
I'm using a Canon C300 (a 1080p camera) and thought I would try to maximise my resolution by shooting each doorway sideways - then possibly assemble the "triptych" on a 4K timeline. This would also allow me to use lenses with longer focal lengths, less distortion, and even allow some shots I couldn't get at all (sometimes the wall opposite the doorway/elevator will be very close).
So how do I go about this? Most of the L-bracket's that come up when I google the term seem flimsy and intended for particular models of photo-camera's. Not that my C300 is some juggernaut, but I'd like this to be a sturdy, solid solution. Do any of you have tips or experience with this?
(I imagine this technique would also be helpful when shooting a full-length shot of a person on a green-screen, for example).