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Initial 2-axis motion rig test

Port of Oakland - Ships passing cranes at night. Medium panning shot, assembled as a 24fps timelapse by QuickTime Pro 7, no further post processing. Using my DynamicPerception Stage Zero motion rig with a new Stage-R rotary block, I was able to guesstimate the panning speed needed to track the ship through the harbor. I think I need to decrease the angular velocity of the pan for this focal length and scene magnification so the final sequence is a bit smoother.

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