Originally Posted by jrref
, Which level to line up your probes are you using again?
I am just on my way out of the door to work, so I don't have time to actually set up now to show how it all actually looks in use, but you can see in the attached images the basic concept.
I use the self levelling laser on a purpose made staff set behind the positions of the 2 probes with the cross line aimed directly at the center cross of the meter positioning pattern on screen.
I then adjust the height of both probes so that the level laser line isa running through the center of of each ones sensor.
If running one probe after the other, the vertical line then lines up with the center of each in turn so that each aims directly to the center of the pattern on screen.
If running simultaneous, I place each a couple inches either side of the vertical line, but as the laser line continues through you still have the point of reference for the probes to aim for.
The boom mic stand holding the i1d3 has the little level bubble on a camera adapter so ensures the i1d3 is level on the stand.
The tripod has a similar level bubble which is barely visible in the picture but is easily visible in actuality.
I then just use a measuring tape to set distances of the meters, and this is something I'm still playing with to see if I can find an ideal safe distance to set to give consistent readings with a larger area in my environment.
All of this is moot with professional meters as they have built in aiming lasers, but as consumer meters do not, and I have all this extra stuff laying around from the work I do, I've just made use of it the best I can.