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Canon 7D on Flyer LE

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#1 Eric K. Boucher

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:38 PM

Hey All,

Somewhat still a little new around here.

I've been asked to fly a 7D on my Flyer LE for a music video. The director had done a similar video a little while ago [7D on a steadicam; not sure what model].

I have read some topics of the forum but am still relativley in the dark on what to do for weight. I'm under the impression that the 7D with a lens won't be heavy enough for the arm to drop comfortably.
Last time they had a Bartech for the focus puller, and I heard they may have had a lcd somewhere on the rig.

I have no mod's to my Flyer if that makes any difference [in terms of adding led weights or things of that nature]

Any suggestions are welcomed and appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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#2 Mike Germond SOC

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 05:08 PM

Canon 5D to light for flyer

that addresses your weight problem...if you have any questions specific to the 7D, search for any of the seemingly endless topics already on here. I can think of a few off hand that address the video output..
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#3 Jayson Wilkins

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 04:44 AM

I'm relatively new too but I did recently fly a 7D on a Pilot. I had to beef up the rig with a few extra weights and open the arms up a lot. I'm not sure if you can add weight to the Flyer's sled but give it a shot. You might also try to find a way to beef up the camera itself by adding weighted plates between the camera and the mount.
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