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#1 Chris Callarman

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 12:40 AM

Last year I ran steadicam for a show that wants to turn one of the handhelds they had into a second steadicam for this years show. Since the op who was on that handheld is steadi-trained (on my Master Series), production agreed to rent a rig for him so he can stay on the show. Camera Support seemed like a good place to rent from since the 3 rigs they have are all HD and have Stanton zoom/focus units. The choices are a Master Series Broadcast, an MK-V and a Studio Lightweight. Our first thought was to rent the master series since my friend is already familiar with it, but then the idea of a lighter rig seemed appealing because it is a live show with only a few chances to rest. Since I have never personally used either of the other rigs I don't really know what to suggest.

What do you guys think?
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#2 John atkinson

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 07:20 AM

Last year I ran steadicam for a show that wants to turn one of the handhelds they had into a second steadicam for this years show. Since the op who was on that handheld is steadi-trained (on my Master Series), production agreed to rent a rig for him so he can stay on the show. Camera Support seemed like a good place to rent from since the 3 rigs they have are all HD and have Stanton zoom/focus units. The choices are a Master Series Broadcast, an MK-V and a Studio Lightweight. Our first thought was to rent the master series since my friend is already familiar with it, but then the idea of a lighter rig seemed appealing because it is a live show with only a few chances to rest. Since I have never personally used either of the other rigs I don't really know what to suggest.

What do you guys think?



You answered your own question. Lighter is better on this type of show. You will need tally, program monitor, lightweight jumper for camera cable as well as the zoom/focus.

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