October 8th, 2015
I would like to ask if anyone is using a powered panning head for real estate video, I am using a slider but sometimes a nice clean pan shot is what I want and I am too jerky for smooth pan.
Powered, panning heads are frequently used to control cameras on poles or for making complex moves while doing time-lapse video. However, for just video panning on a tripod, the way to insure smooth pans is to use a quality fluid video head.
With a powered head you can only make it pan at a fixed rate or pre-program it ahead of time to pan a specific way. Compared to manually controlling a fluid head I think controlling a head like this with a remote controller is very awkward.
Is anyone using a powered panning head other than poles and time-lapse?