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Camera Hardware

2011 October 15
by YosemiteSteve

My job takes me all over Yosemite National Park, and wherever we go, we always seem to bring a lot of gear. Here is some of the interesting camera hardware that I use for my work.

Spaceman Josh Helling operates the KesslerCrane at Bridalveil Fall

Like the Innovision Spinning Rain Deflector for shooting in the mist of waterfalls.

and a 12-foot KesslerCrane is real handy for peering over a 300 foot cliff.

The CamBLOCK Motion Control System is a programmable robot that follows my every command.

To see some of this gear in action, here’s a behind the scenes video that we made for the “Moonbows” episode of Yosemite Nature Notes. Enjoy!


6 Responses
  1. Bill Myers permalink
    October 16, 2011

    What I-Phone program do you use to see where the moon is going to rise and fall at?

  2. YosemiteSteve permalink*
    October 16, 2011

    It’s called MoonSeeker, and it would be so easy for them to add a Moonbow “predictor” feature to that app!

  3. October 17, 2011

    How to you think a Rain Deflector would work in snow? I would love to use one of those to keep my lens clear on powder days like this

  4. YosemiteSteve permalink*
    October 17, 2011

    It works awesome for snow. Basically, the snowflakes approach the spinning glass (which is going around at like 2 or 3 thousand RPM) and they just blow away before they even touch the glass. I was just reviewing some footage that I shot in Giant Forest last winter in a pretty good snow storm, looking straight up the Sherman Tree into the falling snow, and it looked great. You see snow falling, but it never shows up on the lens. It’s an amazing tool.

  5. Jeremy permalink
    November 4, 2011

    I am interested in that rain deflector. My father and I have gone up to shoot the moon bow at Yosemite Falls a few times and would love to get my hands on that device. Where’d you get it and what’s the price range?

  6. YosemiteSteve permalink*
    November 4, 2011

    It’s made by Innovsion and it’s called the Spintec Rain Deflector. They work very well, but they’re also VERY EXPENSIVE!, basically my system cost $2000.

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