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Canon HF11+Merlin settings?

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#1 Jan Oeding

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 06:12 PM

Hi all

I just received my Merlin and now the balancing work begins!

I was wondering if anyone had a Canon HF11 (no accessories) and could let me know their settings to get me started.

My camera weights 425g

Right now my setup is very wobbly, mind you I've only spend 1h trying to balance it.

I am using 1 forward front weight as well as 1 Start and 1 Finish for the lower weights
The camera is mounted to hole C and the camera doesn't have any locator pin
On the plate my setting is currently 0
The Arc is set to its smallest position (20.7cm from plate to middle of bottom screw). Contrary to what is stated in the manual, I can't get it smaller than that. The manual says the minimum is 17cm. Does anyone have an idea why that is?

I'd like to use the cookbook calculator but am missing one value:
Camera weight: 425g
Camera vertical Center of Gravity: ?mm (not really sure how to get that value)
Nose weight: 60.8g

If anyone has any additional info that would be greatly appreciated! :)
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