Posted 29 November 2009 - 10:54 PM
Posted 03 December 2009 - 12:58 PM
Posted 03 December 2009 - 02:24 PM
That doesnt really answer my question. Naturally one would want to put the slide bar perpendicular to the base since thats how a normal camera would sit, but i am hoping someone with a better understanding of steadicams can explain which alignment would be more in line with the principle behind the pilots balance.
To the Steadicam, the weight on top of the rig is just that - a weight. The sled doesn't care whether the weight is long, or wide, or tall. So long as it's balanced left-to-right and front-to-back, and the gimbal is placed appropriately, it'll make no difference whether it's 1 or 2 cameras. The Steadicam should stay configured as-is for proper operating though. It seems like it would be almost impossible to operate the rig properly at your side if the bottom of the sled was pointing from left to right. Also, seeing the monitor seems like it would get quite a bit more difficult.
Posted 03 December 2009 - 06:25 PM