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    Default Support for tethered laptop

    Hi all,

    What do you use for supporting a laptop when shooting tethered? A fold-up table or something else?

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    Default Re: Support for tethered laptop

    On location is always something else because it's a waste of time moving a table around. Chair or lighting bag is most common.


    Or you could do this, Holiday 2012: Tethered Shooting | BH inDepth

    quite expensive though unless you can get one made locally. But still I wouldn't trust people not tripping over tripod legs. The only stand I trust is a C-stand but who wants to leg that around just for the laptop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBob View Post
    Hi all,

    What do you use for supporting a laptop when shooting tethered? A fold-up table or something else?
    A writing desk. Tethered is usually in a studio so....
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    Thanks. Funny, I use the Manfrotto 131DD, but with an Elinchrom EL-Notebook support table.

    Just wanted find out what others were using...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBob View Post
    Thanks. Funny, I use the Manfrotto 131DD, but with an Elinchrom EL-Notebook support table.

    Just wanted find out what others were using...
    I see, you find it stable?

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    I do, but recommend a sturdy tripod. I also added a velcro strap to secure the laptop.

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    ya.. that's the problem... I guess it depends on what kind of setup you have, how many assistants and what's SOP for you. Personally have thought of getting a table like yours but stop at the fact it's another heavy thing to carry on location, and the trouble in moving it about per angle/shot outweights its usefulness. It might be nice for clients so they don't have to bend up and down but for us we're used to it.

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    if u have the funds and using a macbook, u can check out the iWorkCase.com - iWorkCase your on location workstation
    or
    Laptop Stand, Portable Laptop Computer Stand, Portable Laptop Table, Notebook Stands, Laptop Tripod or
    Tether Table Aero Laptop Workstation and Wallee iPad Tablet System Mount on Tripods, Photography Light Stands and Arms for Tethered Photography.

    but i just bought a cheapo foldable table from deal.com
    so i can tether shoot outdoor but may consider tabelz in the future

    i do shoot tether for jobs - in the studio
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    I use Digiplate... Simply awesome- can be attached to tripod or on a light stand. http://www.nine-volt.com/main/digiplate-features.php

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