Not quite Steadicam equipment, but it does have value for traditional operating. Plus, I've occasionally had to throw something on the rig in a pinch and a Noga arm came in handy.
So... what is the best, strongest, articulate, reliable onboard monitor arm you've worked with? I've had a collection of Noga arms over the years that work with modest payloads, but many 7" monitors can be too much for them at full extension. Looking to see links to other products that are top performers.
Also, any quick release solutions for monitors on and off the camera quickly? Threading sometime takes too long when the panic starts on set. Also, I'm sure we've all had a grip pull a camera off our shoulder only to see the onboard monitor spin loose and smack the back of the camera. Some solid way to quick on/off that is positive lock would be swell. My assistant bounced my monitor off the pavement last night trying to thread the monitor arm back on. Figured there has to be a better way that the camera kids can handle reliably.
How are the Zacuto's with heavy payloads? And what about those funky dinosaur bone thingamajigs? Whatever they are called?
Edited by Brett Manyluk, 13 July 2016 - 03:11 PM.