What is your must have on a "workstation"?
By Martin Larsen
on 6/3/20, 4:25 PM • 231 views
Hei all, hope y’all are healthy and safe!
So, I’m thinking to invest in a Inovativ Axis system, https://www.inovativ.com/shop/axis/axis-digistation/ with an extra top shelf. Anyone using this as your focuspuller workstation? Pros/cons? And what is your must haves on a workstation?
Can't say much to the workstation itself as I never work from one. I did however, out of frustration with what the rental houses were offering, buy the Matthews Monitor Stand II with the Rock 'n roller wheels. The stand reaches from sitting to standing height easily and has indoor wheels attached. This makes the footprint quite a lot smaller for indoor and studio work. You add the Rock 'n rollers for outdoor work. Most Axis components should mount to this stand as well as they're based on Mafer clamps. In my mind it's a better option to the Axis stand.
Convert as an answer Teemu Koivisto
on 6/8/20, 1:24 PM
On 6/11/20, 6:17 AM
I just went ahead and built myself a work station as I couldn't find anything that suited what I was after. Essentially I took a reasonably heavy duty hand trolley/sack barrow and cut MDF to make a set of folding shelves that collapsed to form a backing plate as well as a making a larger foot plate for Accessory bags/cases. To clarify: the trolley can be used 2 ways:- 1) horizontally as a lens barrow to cart heavy cases around 2) upright with the shelves folded out as a work station.
I made a bracket on the back for a block battery to power my 1303 all day and trawled through a couple of lighting/camera stores to find a clamp and swivelling bracket that allows me to mount my monitor on top of the handle.
The shelves have been marine carpeted so you can velcro accessories down for transport around set. It works really well and cost a fraction of what a store bought one would have.