--The first issue I had was a pain in the kidney area from the weight. When I sat down, the pain went away. Does this mean that I don't have the distribution of weight low enough on my hips? I have extended the plate almost all the way. If I stand straight and sway back a bit with my body, most of the pain goes away, but I do have to go sit down after five minutes or so. Is this a bad sign or can I train my muscles and body to overcome this. It seems they are all tensed up.
-- Until I added more weights, I was getting a bobbing up an down. Used to get this with a Merlin a lot! It seems to be less when I added four more weights all around, but is not completely cured. If I add more weights will it disappear as the rig becomes more weighty and stable? I think I am balanced okay. When on a C stand, if I push the rig back and forth and around, it stays pretty steady and doesn't bob around. I try to use the same action as with the Merlin, where you through your arm out in front of you and back again and watch for any movement of the camera.
--Since I don't have any more weights left, I am thinking about putting the whole thing in Bruce Dorn's U-Boat Commander, and having a bunch of accessories mounted on top such as a mike and a Zoom recorder. The U-Boat is a kind of cage, so am i on the right track here? Then I can take my weights and use them on the bottom.
Oh, and one final question,,,what is meant by framing? Is it being rock steady with whatever you've got?
Edited by Timothy Palmer-Benson, 06 September 2010 - 02:56 PM.