Don, it is not impossible, but it is not so easy as you know that from our sbs-rigs. With my controller ste-fra lance I can access the menus of both cameras and change the settings of both cameras at the same time, but that is also not a very fast way since you have to navigate through the menus what is not so easy (becomes better it you are trained to it). Ffor sure the two knobs are faster, even if you have to do it twice.
- The base I can use is only 9-10 cm at the moment. That is driven by the two facts, that the cameras have a great wide angel of ~30mm and that I start to see the edge of the rig in the monitor, and that I had to fix them a little bit outside the rig to be able to open the monitor. I think about if it is necessary to reach the monitor, but since I have no field monitor it is I need a preview, and Ihave to be able to reach the touch screen monitor from time to time.
So maybe it would be possible to bring the cameras more inside the rig, maybe by 2-3 cm, what would help to increase the base one can use.
- It is not enough to calibrate the rig. Even when I have done that, the calibration must be done again with the cameras, similar to what I have seen with the sbs rig. It is the adjustment in the height, and to set the axis parallel what had to be done - in my case.
And one have to familirise with the fact, that the preview of the refleting camera is mirrored of course!