DE202014007776U1 - Movable camera carrier system for motion-controlled time-lapse photography, 360 ° product photography, panoramic photography and videography - Google Patents

Movable camera carrier system for motion-controlled time-lapse photography, 360 ° product photography, panoramic photography and videography

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DE202014007776U1
DE202014007776U1 DE201420007776 DE202014007776U DE202014007776U1 DE 202014007776 U1 DE202014007776 U1 DE 202014007776U1 DE 201420007776 DE201420007776 DE 201420007776 DE 202014007776 U DE202014007776 U DE 202014007776U DE 202014007776 U1 DE202014007776 U1 DE 202014007776U1
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16MFRAMES, CASINGS, OR BEDS OF ENGINES OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS OR SUPPORTS
    • F16M11/00Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon Stands for scientific apparatus such as gravitational force meters
    • F16M11/02Heads
    • F16M11/04Means for attachment of apparatus; Means allowing adjustment of the apparatus relatively to the stand
    • F16M11/06Means for attachment of apparatus; Means allowing adjustment of the apparatus relatively to the stand allowing pivoting
    • F16M11/12Means for attachment of apparatus; Means allowing adjustment of the apparatus relatively to the stand allowing pivoting in more than one direction
    • F16M11/14Means for attachment of apparatus; Means allowing adjustment of the apparatus relatively to the stand allowing pivoting in more than one direction with ball-joint
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16MFRAMES, CASINGS, OR BEDS OF ENGINES OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS OR SUPPORTS
    • F16M11/00Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon Stands for scientific apparatus such as gravitational force meters
    • F16M11/02Heads
    • F16M11/04Means for attachment of apparatus; Means allowing adjustment of the apparatus relatively to the stand
    • F16M11/06Means for attachment of apparatus; Means allowing adjustment of the apparatus relatively to the stand allowing pivoting
    • F16M11/10Means for attachment of apparatus; Means allowing adjustment of the apparatus relatively to the stand allowing pivoting around a horizontal axis
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16MFRAMES, CASINGS, OR BEDS OF ENGINES OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS OR SUPPORTS
    • F16M11/00Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon Stands for scientific apparatus such as gravitational force meters
    • F16M11/02Heads
    • F16M11/18Heads with mechanism for moving the apparatus relatively to the stand
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16MFRAMES, CASINGS, OR BEDS OF ENGINES OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS OR SUPPORTS
    • F16M11/00Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon Stands for scientific apparatus such as gravitational force meters
    • F16M11/20Undercarriages with or without wheels
    • F16M11/2007Undercarriages with or without wheels comprising means allowing pivoting adjustment
    • F16M11/2014Undercarriages with or without wheels comprising means allowing pivoting adjustment around a vertical axis
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16MFRAMES, CASINGS, OR BEDS OF ENGINES OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS OR SUPPORTS
    • F16M11/00Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon Stands for scientific apparatus such as gravitational force meters
    • F16M11/42Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon Stands for scientific apparatus such as gravitational force meters with arrangement for propelling the support stands on wheels
    • F16M11/425Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon Stands for scientific apparatus such as gravitational force meters with arrangement for propelling the support stands on wheels along guiding means

Abstract

Movable camera carrier system for motion-controlled time-lapse photography, panoramic photography, 360 ° product photography and videography, which can be modularly assembled from individual system components which can be detachably connected to one another and which has at least system components:
a control module (1) with a programmable control and regulation unit, a display (2) and a control panel (3) and with interfaces (4) for the connection of signal lines,
a plurality of drive modules (5) for the execution of defined movements within the overall motion sequence camera carrier system (6), wherein each drive module (5) has a housing (7) with therein motor (8) with a self-locking worm gear (9) and
at least one interface (10) for the connection of a signal line and an outside of the housing (7) located, rotatably driven by the motor (8) with worm gear (9) mounting plate (11), and wherein each drive module (5) by the control module (1) for executing a movement sequence of the mounting plate (11) independently of the activation of further drive modules (5) can be controlled,
at least one impeller assembly (12),
a camera mounting device (13) and
a base plate (14) with tapped holes, exceptions and / or bushings for receiving or connecting to system components,
characterized in that
a first (5.1) and a second (5.2) drive module form the roll drive of the camera carrier system, wherein the rotatable by the motor (8) with worm gear (9) drivable mounting discs (11.1, 11.2) of the first (5.1) and the second (5.2) Drive module can be used as drive wheels both on a flat surface and on a rail system.

Description

  • The invention relates to a camera support system for camera shots according to the preamble of claim 1, which can be used as a camera slide or camera carriage for motion-controlled time-lapse photography, panoramic photography, 360 ° product photography and videography with digital cameras such as DSLR cameras and with the addition of rotary, pan and Tilting / tilting movements of the camera can be performed.
  • Camera sliders (camera sliders) and camera dolly (camera dolly) for the named recording techniques with photo and video cameras are known in various designs, which are described as both manually movable and motor-driven embodiments, from the prior art.
  • The prior art discloses camera slide systems with single or double rail system on which a camera slide is slidably mounted or rolling.
  • Such a camera carriage is exemplified in the US 7,891,777 B2 discloses a camera carriage for a rail system discloses having a base plate on which are arranged on both sides of a pivotable web two pairs of rollers.
  • In the DE 10 2009 043 957 B4 Also, a camera carriage is disclosed which has a lateral guide are mounted in the horizontally arranged guide rollers. This camera slide can be mounted on a tripod head to provide degrees of freedom for choosing a convenient camera position.
  • A disadvantage of the use of camera slide systems is that the path of the camera carriage is limited both by the length of the rails and spatially determined by the track layout.
  • Camera dollys, so-called camera dollys, which can be moved freely on a level surface, offer greater freedom for the execution of camera movements.
  • Exemplary of some embodiments of camera dollies are the DE 20 2013 100 207 U1 , the DE 10 2004 043 043 A1 and the DE 10 2011 122 887 A1 named.
  • For rotating, tilting or tilting or tilting the camera, the prior art provides expansion systems such as panoramic heads or tripods that allow camera movement in the respective axes of motion.
  • A disadvantage of the available camera support systems is that they are available as complex finished devices and these are expandable at high acquisition costs only by purchasing more complex, mostly self-contained device systems in their functional range.
  • The object of the invention is to provide a camera support system for camera movements, in which the camera support can be used both for driving on a rail system as well as for driving directly on a substrate, for this purpose, no or only minor modifications to the camera support are required. Another task is to specify a camera carrier system that has a modular design based on the principle of a modular system and in which the system components can be combined individually depending on the recording technique.
  • To achieve the object, a movable camera support system for motion-controlled time-lapse photography, panoramic photography, 360 ° product photography and videography is specified, which can be modularly assembled from individual system components that can be detachably connected to one another.
  • As a system component, the camera carrier system has at least one control module, a plurality of drive modules for the execution of defined movement sequences, at least a first and a second drive module, at least one impeller arrangement, a camera attachment device and a base plate.
  • The control module comprises at least one programmable control unit, a display and a control panel and interfaces for the connection of signal lines.
  • Each drive module has a housing in which a motor, preferably a stepper motor, and a self-locking worm gear are set up. At least one interface is set up to connect a signal cable. On the outside of the housing, a mounting disc rotatably driven by the motor with worm gear is arranged. Each drive module can be controlled independently of the activation of the further drive modules by the control module for carrying out movements of the mounting plate.
  • The base plate is equipped with threaded holes, exceptions and / or bushings for receiving or connecting to system components
  • The camera system is characterized in that the first and the second drive module form the rolling drive of the camera carrier system for locomotion on a substrate or a rail system, wherein the rotatable by the motor with worm gear drivable mounting discs of the first and second drive module as drive wheels on both a flat Underground as well as on a rail system can be used.
  • The camera carrier system according to the invention enables an application-dependent, programmable control of coupled driving, turning and tilting movements as well as triggering of the cameras installed on the camera attachment device.
  • An advantage of the camera support system according to the invention is that the modular structure of the camera support system according to the invention is based on only a small number of structurally different basic system components, from which the camera support system required for a desired recording technique according to the principle of a modular system individually created and disassembled into its system components after use can.
  • The system components are designed for this purpose as individual components that can be detachably connected to each other and depending on the structure of the modular composite camera support system within the camera support system can take on different functions in the overall structure.
  • Already from a basic configuration consisting of a base plate, two drive modules, a control module, an impeller assembly and a camera attachment both a camera slide for use on a rail system and a camera car for use on a flat surface can be constructed, which the user already with minimal equipment a wider range of applications is available than with known camera carrier systems. The power supply of the camera carrier system preferably takes place via accumulators.
  • The core of the camera support system according to the invention is the universally applicable drive module for the execution of controlled movement within the camera support system, which can be used both as directly on the ground or the rail placing roll drive and as a drive for the execution of rotation and / or tilting movements of the camera.
  • It is essential that each drive module of the camera carrier system according to the invention is controlled independently of the control of another drive module by the control module.
  • Preferably, the drive modules used as rolling drive can be synchronized via the controller, so that the camera support system for linear straight-ahead driving can be guided true to the track, which is particularly advantageous for trips on rail tracks. For cornering, however, the drive modules used as rolling drive are controlled asynchronously, so that they perform mutually different movements to perform cornering or individual trips can.
  • Each embodiment of a drive module according to the invention is of identical construction in the basic structure. In a housing of the controllable with the control module motor, preferably a stepper motor, and a self-locking worm gear coupled thereto are arranged. The mounting plate sits laterally outside the housing of the drive module and is fully rotatable in both directions without limitations. The connection between worm gear and mounting plate via a guided through a passage opening in the housing shaft, in particular a shaft flange to which the mounting plate is mounted. In a preferred embodiment of the worm gear on both sides from waves or shaft flanges, which are preferably guided mirror-symmetrically on opposite sides of the drive module to the outside.
  • The overall movement sequence of the camera support system is determined by the respective movements of the driven mounting discs, wherein the movement sequence of each mounting disc is composed essentially of the individual components of motion "rotation speed, rotation, rotation, direction and direction and movement stops" and wherein the temporal change sequence of the parameter (Parameterverlauf ) of a component of motion independently of the parameter profile of another component of motion can be entered and executed.
  • Another parameter profile that flows into the control and regulation of the camera carrier system relates to the control of the camera, in particular the control of the triggering intervals during image acquisition.
  • Such parameter curves, which may be stored as a function of a control program in the control module, are hereinafter referred to as parameter ramps, insofar as in phases subdivided linear interval change is not synchronous and not constantly controlled.
  • Defined parameter ramps are travel ramps, angle ramps, temporary ramps and time ramps.
  • The term "outrigger" refers to phase programmable path interval curves, for example in time-lapse recordings. Angular ramps are defined by phase-programmable angular interval profiles, for example in time-lapse photography. And the term "Temporampe" stands for phase-programmable speed curves. The term "time ramp" includes in phase programmable time interval traces for camera triggering and motion instructions, such as time-lapse photography.
  • For carrying out special recording techniques (time-lapse photography, videography, etc.), the parameter profiles or parameter ramps can be programmed in isolation, selected separately and combined with one or more other parameter ramps or parameter profiles in order to create and execute defined motion modes.
  • Possible movement modes which can be carried out with the camera carrier system according to the invention are:
    • a) normal star-sky or object-tracking time-lapse photography
    • b) combined starry sky and object tracking time lapse photography
    • c) normal or object-tracking video recording
    • d) manual, wireless and analog controlled video recording
    • e) Cylinder or sphere panorama shot
    • f) 360 ° product uptake or 360 ° product presentation
  • The self-locking worm gear can be single, double or multi-start worm gear. The use of a self-locking worm gear has the advantage that when stopping the rotational movement, the position of the mounting plate is held without additional energy expenditure at a standstill. This is particularly advantageous for time-lapse recordings with long, motionless waiting times, in particular in structures according to the invention in which the center of gravity of the camera lies outside the axis of rotation of a drive module and / or where the weight of the camera or the entire system could cause a change in position. By reducing the system's internal energy consumption, u. a. achieved when using a rechargeable battery as an energy source, an extension of the battery life.
  • A drive module can be connected on the housing side as well as on the mounting plate with the base plate or with other system components such as a mounting plate.
  • For this purpose, the housing of the drive module is advantageously provided with threaded bores into which threaded pins for fixing to the base plate or for attaching further system components, such as, for example, for attaching a web as a connecting link to a further drive module, can be screwed. The mounting plate also has threaded holes, recesses and / or passages, which are designed for connection to a system component and / or for receiving at least one system component.
  • The mounting disks of the drive modules used in the system may vary in their configuration and, for example, have different diameters and / or different skeleton structures regarding the arrangement of threaded holes, recesses and / or bushings for receiving at least one system component.
  • In an advantageous embodiment, the mounting plate may be equipped with a tire of the window edge to ensure, for example, when used as a drive sufficient friction on the rail or the ground. In the simplest form, the tire is a rubber coating releasably applied to the impeller surface of the mounting disk, for example in the form of a rubber or plastic tape.
  • In an advantageous embodiment, the passage opening for the shaft of the mounting plate is decentrally arranged in a side surface of the housing, d. H. the center of the passage opening is arranged at a distance from both middle perpendiculars of the side surface.
  • Advantageously, the housing is cuboid shaped with substantially rectangular side surfaces. In such a case, the distance x of the center point of the through-hole to the long edge of the side surface is 0 <x <B / 2 and the distance y to the short edge of the side surface is 0 <y <L / 2, where B is the width of the side surface and L is the Indicates the length of the side surface.
  • In one embodiment of the drive module, the mounting plate is designed or arranged on the housing such that it protrudes with a segment over one or more adjoining side edges of the housing of the drive module.
  • In an advantageous embodiment of the movable camera carrier system, the first and second drive module are arranged on the upper side of the base plate, wherein the respective mounting plate in use as a drive wheel preferably passes through the bottom side through a slot-shaped passage in the base plate and a segment of the mounting plate on the bottom side protrudes from the base plate. Alternatively, the mounting plate may be guided laterally past the base plate in use as a drive wheel. The distance between the support point of the drive wheel on a rail or the substrate and the underside of the base plate is dimensioned in both embodiments such that the camera support system has sufficient ground clearance.
  • Preferably, the camera carrier system according to the invention comprises a plurality of interchangeable mounting discs with different diameters and / or with mutually varying skeleton structures, produced by material recesses, threaded holes and / or bushings for receiving at least one system component.
  • Furthermore, the movable camera support system can have one or more mounting plates as a connecting element between at least one system component and the base plate, wherein in each mounting plate threaded holes for attachment to the base plate threaded holes and / or recesses for receiving at least one further system component such as the camera attachment means are set up.
  • In addition, the mounting plate can have at least one receptacle for a top part of a quick coupling.
  • The mounting plate is versatile in their functionality and is used within the camera support system according to the invention as an adapter plate or as a mounting bar. The mounting plate can also be used simultaneously as a mounting bar and as an adapter plate.
  • In function as an adapter plate, the mounting plate is mounted on the base plate and carries on top one or more other system components such as the camera mounting device with the camera.
  • In function as a mounting bar, the mounting plate is used as a connection or extension component to expand the base plate in the horizontal direction. For this purpose, the mounting plate is fixed on the top side or bottom side of the base plate such that the mounting plate laterally projects beyond the base plate with a portion on which, for example, an impeller assembly is attachable.
  • The term impeller assembly herein refers to a passive rolling element that is not driven by the control module.
  • In one embodiment, such an impeller arrangement has at least one impeller mounted in a steerable manner with an axle holder and a cover plate arranged above the axle holder with at least one connection means for connection to the base plate or to the mounting plate. Preferably, the impeller is a bottom wheel, which is prepared for rolling on a flat surface.
  • In a further embodiment, the impeller assembly comprises an impeller holder having a connection means for attachment to the base plate or to the mounting plate and two impellers attached to the impeller holder. Preferably, the wheels are designed as rail wheels, which are prepared for rolling movements on a rail system, wherein the rail wheels are arranged spaced from each other in track width of the rail system.
  • In an advantageous embodiment of an impeller arrangement for rolling motions on a rail system, two rail wheels arranged vertically above one another and spaced apart from one another are arranged laterally on a web-shaped impeller holder. The rail wheels are arranged spaced from each other such that between the running surfaces of the upper and the lower rail wheel, a rail of the rail system with rolling contact on both sides of the rail wheels is feasible. The impeller holder is equipped at one end with at least one connection means for connection to the base plate or to the mounting plate.
  • Preferably, the impeller assembly engages with its upper rail impeller freely movable through a pass-shaped passage of the base plate, wherein a segment of the upper rail impeller projects beyond the base plate on the upper side.
  • A further impeller arrangement for rolling movements on a rail system consists of a web-shaped impeller holder, at one end of which a rail impeller is arranged at the side and at the other end at least one connection means for connection to the base plate or to the mounting plate. This impeller assembly forms the mating impeller to the drive wheel in a preferred embodiment of the camera carriage according to the invention, wherein between the running surface of the upper drive wheel and the running surface of the vertically disposed rail transport wheel below a rail of the rail system with simultaneous rolling contact of the rail wheel is feasible.
  • The camera attachment device may be a tripod, a ball head tripod, a panoramic head that can be swiveled manually, a panoramic head that can be swiveled by a motor or a 360 ° turntable that can be driven by a motor.
  • The motorized pivotable panoramic heads are also modular design, wherein the rotational and / or tilting movements are performed with one or two drive modules according to the invention.
  • A motorized pivotable panoramic head according to the invention consists of a third drive module which is fastened with its housing on or on the base plate or on or on the mounting plate. The camera is mounted on the mounting plate and can be pivoted by rotational movements of the mounting plate.
  • A further embodiment of a motor-driven panoramic head is formed from a third and a fourth drive module, wherein the third drive module is mounted with its rotatable mounting plate on the base plate or on the mounting plate and the housing of the third and fourth drive module are connected via a web such that the rotatable mounting plate of the fourth drive module is aligned perpendicular to the rotatable mounting plate of the third drive module. On the rotatable mounting plate of the fourth drive module, an L-shaped angle element is arranged slidingly, which consists of two mutually movably arranged legs and is prepared for receiving a camera. The web and the L-shaped angle element are detachably connected to the respective system components.
  • By means of the third drive module, the entire panoramic head is rotated. The fourth drive module is used to perform tilting and tilting movements of the camera.
  • The camera support system according to the invention also also allows use of the assembled from the module system according to the invention motorized pivotable panoramic heads with control module without the movable base of a camera slide or camera carriage according to the invention (construction without roller drive and impeller assembly combined with the base plate). For the recording of recording sequences, a motorized swiveling panoramic head can also be mounted on stationary holding devices such as tripods.
  • In another embodiment, a single drive module may receive a turntable disk via the mounting disks to rotate objects placed on the stage turntable.
  • For the manual input of control commands, the camera carrier system according to the invention may comprise an input device for carrying out movements of at least one mounting plate of a drive module, which may be integrated in the control module or connected to the control module via a signal line. The latter input device is preferably a PC or a tablet PC.
  • Likewise, an input device may be a wireless radio remote control, for example a tablet PC, a smartphone, a gamepad or a joystick. For the reception of input and control signals of the radio remote control, the control module is equipped in this embodiment with a transmitter-receiver unit for the wireless reception of control signals.
  • The camera carrier system according to the invention preferably has at least one unit for recording manually entered and executed movement sequences. The sequences of movements to be recorded can be the overall movement sequence of the camera movement, but also only sequences of movements of individual drive modules or merely sequence of movement sequences.
  • To repeat a sequence of movements, the stored data can be retrieved from the recording unit and, preferably as often as desired, executed again and fully automatically. In particular, the recording unit is a memory unit set up in the control module.
  • The control module has several interfaces via which the control module is connected to the drive modules for the transmission of control signals. An interface may be a socket for connecting signal lines or a Bluetooth unit.
  • Advantageously, the drive modules are connected to the control module via a six-pole power cable, in which serve four poles of the power supply and control of the stepping motor and two poles of the detection of the transmission ratio of the worm gear.
  • For ease of handling during assembly of the camera support system according to the invention, each interface of the control module has a defined position and / or function of a associated therewith drive module within the overall structure of the camera support system according to the invention. Simply by connecting a drive module to a selected interface, the mode of operation and the functional scope of this drive module are defined.
  • The drive modules can also be connected in groups, in particular in pairs, with an interface of the control module for more effective control. Drive module groups form, for example, the drive modules for the roll drive of the camera carrier system or the drive modules of the panorama head composed of two drive modules.
  • As previously stated, the camera can also be operated via the control module. For this purpose, the control module has an interface for connecting a signal line to the camera, with the camera-specific control programs or control signals, such as a required trigger mode relating to the timing and frequency of image capture, can be transmitted to the camera. Likewise, the camera can be controlled with the remote control, wherein the signal forwarding via the control module takes place.
  • Furthermore, the moveable camera carrier system for the embodiment as a camera carriage comprises a rail which can be assembled from rail track modules and which can be extended as desired by attaching further rail track modules on one or both sides. Preferably, the rails are formed of carbon fiber rods which are connected to cross connectors to form a rail track.
  • The invention will be explained in more detail with reference to several embodiments.
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  • 1 : A drive module,
  • 2 : Drive module with possible add-on elements and connecting elements as well as exchangeable mounting washers.
  • 3 : the control module,
  • 4 : moveable camera carrier system in a first embodiment using a camera carriage that can be moved on a rail system,
  • 5 : moveable camera carrier system in a second embodiment using a camera carriage with panoramic head and movable on a rail system
  • 6 : moveable camera carrier system in a third embodiment using a camera dolly movable on a flat surface
  • The 1 and 2 show the basic structure of a drive module 5 with a cuboid housing 7 for a better view in 1 partially glass is shown.
  • As 1 shows are in the case 7 the controllable via an interface with the control module stepper motor 8th and a self-locking worm gear coupled thereto 9 arranged. The drive shaft of the worm gear 9 is end with a shaft flange 21 fitted.
  • As 2 shows is the shaft flange 21 through a passage opening in the housing 7 guided to the outside and prepared for the assembly of a mounting plate. The passage opening for the shaft flange 21 is in the side surface of the housing 7 decentralized, that is, the center of the passage opening is spaced from both mid-perpendicular of the side surface arranged.
  • In the 2 are furthermore an alternative embodiment of a mounting plate 11.3 , which is preferably attached to a drive module of a panoramic head according to the invention, as well as the front and rear view of the connecting web 18 and a mounting plate 16 played. Their functions are listed below 4 . 5 and 6 explained in more detail.
  • The two mounting disks shown 11.3 and 11.1 differ both in their disc diameters and in their skeletal structures.
  • In the 3 is a control module 1 displayed. For ease of use is every interface 4.1 to 4.5 the control module assigned a defined position and / or function of a drive module to be connected thereto within the overall structure of the camera support system according to the invention. the interface 4.6 is for connecting the camera and the interface 4.7 prepared for connection with a PC. Furthermore, the control module has 1 via a connection interface for a power supply, for example, to charge the battery of the control module. On the top are the control panel 3 as well as the display 2 ,
  • The 4 and 5 show one each from the system modules (system components) assembled camera support according to the invention for camera movements on a rail system.
  • The illustrated camera carriages each comprise a control module 1 , a first 5.1 and a second one 5.2 Drive module and four impeller arrangements 12 , a mounting plate 16 in function of an adapter plate and a camera mounting device 13 , The system modules are on or on a base plate 14 fastened with threaded holes for screw connections and bushings.
  • The first 5.1 and the second 5.2 Drive module are used as rolling drive, the mounting discs ( 11.1 . 11.2 ) as drive wheels directly on the rail system. In this construction, the drive modules 5.1 and 5.2 on opposite sides on top of the base plate 14 arranged, with the respective mounting plate 11.1 respectively. 11.2 in use as a drive wheel through a slot-shaped passage 15 in the base plate 14 bottom side passes through, so that a segment of the mounting plate 11 bottom side of the base plate 11 protrudes.
  • The carriage is on the bottom side with two different embodiments of an impeller assembly 12.1 respectively. 12.2 equipped for a rail system.
  • The first two impeller arrangements 12.1 for rolling movements on a rail system have laterally on a web-shaped impeller holder 24.1 two vertically superimposed and spaced track rail wheels 25.1 and 25.2 on. The respective rail wheels 25.1 and 25.2 are arranged spaced apart in such a way that between the running surfaces of a rail of the rail system with rolling contact on both sides of the rail wheels 25.1 and 25.2 is feasible. The wheel holders 24.1 are at the top of a screw with the base plate 14 connected.
  • These impeller arrangements 12.1 grip with their upper rail wheels 25.1 freely moving through a pass-shaped passage in the base plate 14 by, wherein in each case a segment of the upper rail wheel 24.1 the base plate 14 surmounted on the top.
  • The second two impeller arrangements 12.2 for rolling movements on a rail system each consist of a web-shaped impeller holder 24.2 , at the lower end of which a rail wheel 25.3 is set up. The wheel holders 24.2 are at the top of a screw with the base plate 14 connected. These impeller arrangements 12.2 form the mating wheel to the drive wheel 11.1 respectively. 11.2 , wherein in each case the drive wheel 11.1 respectively. 11.2 upper side and the rail wheel 25.3 lie on the underside each under formation of a rolling contact on the rail.
  • In the 4 and 5 Pictured camera slides differ only in the structure of the camera mounting unit.
  • In 4 is the camera 20 on a manually operated ball head tripod 13 attached.
  • In 5 is the camera 20 on a motor pivotable panoramic head according to the invention 17 mounted, consisting of a third 5.3 and a fourth 5.4 Drive module is composed. The third drive module 5.3 is with its rotating mounting disc 11.3 on the mounting plate 16 attached. The fourth drive module 5.4 is on the housing side via a connecting bridge 18 with the housing of the third drive module 5.3 connected, wherein the rotatable mounting plate 11.4 of the fourth drive module 5.4 perpendicular to the rotatable mounting plate 11.3 of the third drive module 5.3 is aligned. On the rotating mounting disc 11.4 of the fourth drive module 5.4 is slidingly movable an L-shaped angle element 19 arranged, which consists of two mutually movably arranged legs and on which the camera 20 is appropriate. The connecting bridge 18 and the L-shaped angle element 19 are detachably connected by screw connections with the respective system components.
  • By means of the third drive module 5.3 the rotation of the panoramic head is performed in a horizontal plane about a vertical axis. The fourth drive module 5.4 is used to perform tilting and tilting movements of the camera 20 around a horizontal axis.
  • The 6 shows a composite of the system modules (system components) camera support according to the invention for tracking shots on a free surface.
  • The camera carriage shown has a base plate 14 on that the control module 1 , a first 5.1 and a second one 5.2 Drive module and a mounting plate 16 and one on the mounting plate 16 in the function of an adapter plate mounted panoramic head 17 wearing. The panorama head 17 is according to an embodiment of the invention according to 5 from two drive modules 5.3 and 5.4 built, which has a connecting bridge 18 connected to each other and for turning and tilting movements of it via an L-shaped angle element 19 attached camera 20 are set up.
  • In function as a mounting bar, the mounting plate connects 16 the base plate 14 with a truck assembly 12 , For this purpose, the mounting plate is screwed on the top side on the base plate, wherein the mounting plate 16 the base plate 14 the front side is surmounted by a section at the bottom of which is an impeller arrangement 12 is appropriate.
  • The impeller assembly 12 consists of a steerably mounted impeller with an axle holder and a cover plate arranged above the axle holder, which are connected to the underside of the mounting plate 16 is screwed. As impeller has the impeller assembly 12 via a ground wheel, which is prepared for rolling on a flat surface.
  • Also in this embodiment of a camera support according to the invention, the first 5.1 and the second 5.2 Drive module used as a rolling drive, whose mounting washers ( 11.1 - covered by drive module 5.1 . 11.2 ) can be used as drive wheels and sit directly on the ground. Also in this structure, the drive modules 5.1 and 5.2 at the edge on the top of the base plate 14 arranged. However, in this embodiment, the mounting disks used as drive wheels are laterally on the side edge of the base plate 14 passed, with a segment of the mounting plate 11.1 respectively. 11.2 protrudes on the underside to produce sufficient ground clearance.
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Claims (12)

  1. Movable camera support system for motion-controlled time-lapse photography, panoramic photography, 360 ° product photography and videography, which can be modularly assembled from individual system components which can be detachably connected to one another and which has at least one system component: a control module ( 1 ) with a programmable control unit, a display ( 2 ) and a control panel ( 3 ) as well as interfaces ( 4 ) for the connection of signal lines, several drive modules ( 5 ) for the execution of defined movement sequences within the overall movement sequence of the camera support system ( 6 ), each drive module ( 5 ) a housing ( 7 ) with engine ( 8th ) with a self-locking worm gear ( 9 ) and at least one interface ( 10 ) for the connection of a signal line and one outside the housing ( 7 ), by the engine ( 8th ) with worm gear ( 9 ) rotatably driven mounting disc ( 11 ), and wherein each drive module ( 5 ) by the control module ( 1 ) for performing a movement sequence of the mounting plate ( 11 ) independent of the activation of further drive modules ( 5 ) is controllable, at least one impeller assembly ( 12 ), a camera mounting device ( 13 ) and a base plate ( 14 ) with threaded holes, exceptions and / or bushings for receiving or for connecting to system components, characterized in that a first ( 5.1 ) and a second one ( 5.2 ) Drive module form the roll drive of the camera carrier system, wherein the rotatable by the motor ( 8th ) with worm gear ( 9 ) drivable mounting discs ( 11.1 . 11.2 ) of the first ( 5.1 ) and the second ( 5.2 ) Drive module can be used as drive wheels both on a flat surface and on a rail system.
  2. Movable camera carrier system according to claim 1, characterized in that the first ( 5.1 ) and second ( 5.2 ) Drive module on top of the base plate ( 14 ) are arranged, wherein the respective mounting plate ( 11.1 . 11.2 ) in use as a drive wheel through a slot-shaped passage ( 15 ) in the base plate ( 14 ) on the bottom side, wherein a segment of the mounting plate ( 11.1 . 11.2 ) on the bottom side of the base plate ( 14 ) stands out.
  3. Movable camera carrier system according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the movable camera carrier system comprises a mounting plate ( 16 ) as a connecting element between a system component and the base plate ( 14 ).
  4. Movable camera carrier system according to one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that the camera mounting device ( 13 ) a tripod, a ball head tripod, a manually operable panoramic head or a motorized swiveling panoramic head ( 17 ).
  5. Movable camera carrier system according to claim 4, characterized in that a motorized pivotable panoramic head ( 17 ) from a third ( 5.3 ) and a fourth ( 5.4 ) Drive module is formed, wherein the third drive module ( 5.3 ) with its rotatable mounting disc ( 11.3 ) on the base plate ( 14 ) or on the mounting plate ( 16 ) and the housings ( 7.3 . 7.4 ) of the third ( 5.3 ) and fourth ( 5.4 ) Drive module via a connecting web ( 18 ) are detachably connected to each other, wherein the rotatable mounting plate ( 11.4 ) of the fourth drive module ( 5.4 ) at right angles to the rotatable mounting plate ( 11.3 ) of the third drive module ( 5.3 ) and wherein on the rotatable mounting plate ( 11.3 ) of the fourth drive module ( 5.4 ) movably pushes an L-shaped angle element ( 19 ) is arranged, which consists of two mutually movably arranged legs and for receiving a camera ( 20 ) is prepared.
  6. Movable camera carrier system according to one of claims 1 to 5, characterized in that the drive module ( 5 ) for connection between the worm gear ( 9 ) and the mounting plate ( 11 ) with a through a passage opening in the housing ( 7 ) guided shaft flange ( 21 ) to which the mounting plate ( 11 ) is mountable.
  7. Movable camera carrier system according to one of claims 1 to 6, characterized in that an impeller assembly ( 12 ) is prepared for rolling on a flat surface, wherein the impeller assembly ( 12 ) from an axle-mounted steerable ground wheel ( 22 ) with an axle holder ( 23 ) and a cover plate arranged above the axle holder ( 24 ) with at least one connection means for connecting to the base plate ( 14 ) or with the mounting plate ( 16 ) consists.
  8. Movable camera carrier system according to one of claims 1 to 6, characterized in that an impeller assembly ( 12 ) is prepared for rolling movements on a rail system, wherein the impeller assembly ( 12 ) a web-shaped impeller holder ( 24 ) and two laterally on the wheel carrier ( 24 ) on a vertical axis one above the other and spaced-apart rail wheels ( 25.1 . 25.2 ) and the rail wheels ( 25.1 . 25.2 ) are aligned with each other such that between the rail wheels ( 25.1 . 25.2 ) a rail of the rail system with double-sided rolling contact with the rail wheels ( 25.1 . 25.2 ) and the impeller holder ( 24 ) at one end with at least one connection means for connecting to the base plate ( 14 ) or with the mounting plate ( 16 ) Is provided.
  9. Movable camera carrier system according to claim 8, characterized in that the impeller assembly ( 12 ) with the upper rail wheel ( 25.1 ) by a pass-shaped implementation of the base plate ( 14 ) or the mounting plate ( 16 ) passes freely through, wherein a segment of the upper rail wheel ( 25.1 ) the base plate ( 14 ) or mounting plate ( 16 ) surmounted on the upper side.
  10. Movable camera carrier system according to one of claims 1 to 9, characterized in that an input device for manual input of control commands for the execution of movements of at least one mounting plate ( 11 ) of a drive module ( 5 ) which is inserted in the control module ( 1 ) or with the control module ( 1 ) is connected via a signal line.
  11. Movable camera carrier system according to claim 10, characterized in that the input device is a radio remote control and the control module ( 1 ) a receiver for the wireless reception of control signals of the radio remote control for controlling a movement sequence of at least one mounting plate ( 11 ) of a drive module ( 5 ) having.
  12. Movable camera carrier system according to claim 10 or 11, characterized in that in the control module ( 1 ) a memory unit is set up in the type and sequence of control commands entered manually into the input device for executing a movement sequence of at least one mounting plate ( 11 ) of a drive module ( 5 ) can be stored and retrieved from the memory unit for automated repetition of the manually entered movement sequence.
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