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#1 Cameron Brown

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:32 AM

Hey everyone,

I've uploaded a few shots of my work with my Steadicam Merlin 2 so far. Although it feels balanced when I move it side-to-side and forward and back, when I walk (even though I feel I'm going slow and straight), I'm getting a forward-to-back wobble and was hoping someone could help diagnose the issue.

I've read the instructions, played around, etc... Just can't seem to achieve that 'perfect balance'. Of course, I know the operator is to blame for some of this and I'll keep practising! Any suggestions would be greatly, greatly appreciated.

Steadicam Wobble



Edited by Cameron Brown, 27 June 2012 - 08:32 AM.

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#2 RobinThwaites


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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:42 AM

Hi Cameron
Try reducing the drop time/bottom weight. As per the setup DVD this should be around 1 second, too much weight on the bottom will make it swing around.

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