Want to see a DIY orbiting timelapse camera rig working and explained?
Frank Howarth got cracking and made his vey own orbiting camera rig capable of handling timelapses, so… yeah you can see one running.
I have made an orbiting time lapse camera rig that allows me to shoot a time lapse while moving slowly and smoothly around a subject. I built a 1:100 gear reduction with two 80 tooth gears and two 8 tooth gears. The gears were cut out on the CNC router from ½ inch birch plywood. This gear reduction is between a variable speed motor and a camera boom. This allows the camera boom to rotate at a very slow speed.