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A small camera sensor on the left hand side of the
camera's body is set up to capture the videographer's
hand as he/she cranks an imaginary arm. Simulating the
first film cameras, the crank speed would regulate how
fast the picture is captured. Crank slowly and you get
Crank quickly and you can get
slow-mo. Simple motion tracking and a wide-angle lens
is all that is required. A display on the LCD screen would
show you how over/under your speed is. Software control
would also allow for freewheeling and speed regulation
to make changes in speed smooth. For those who don't
understand the physics of film cameras, a reverse speed
mode would allow you to crank slowly for slow mo and
fast for fast motion capture.
You mean like this?
Hand Cranking an Arri D-20 [ytk, Mar 28 2012]
||The camera should be concealed in the supporting hand.
||Why can't the camera have a real crank?
||Sounds like a wind-up to us.
||[hippo] because there's no room with the LCD screen
sticking out on modern digicams.
The camera sensor might be located on the end of
the LCD screen.