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The Phantom is dead, long live The Shadow


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#1 John E Fry

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:42 PM

Hi all.

So it seems the Phantom perhaps was too scary a name for a Steadicam, so instead what appears to be the same rig is now called the Shadow series.

Does anyone know what the differences are between the Phantoms & the 'new' Shadows? Literature seems almost identical. And perhaps someone knows what prompted the name change? Is it just a renaming for some copyright issue, or do the Shadows represent a markedly different or improved take on the Phantom design?

Many thanks!
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#2 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 01:03 PM

Hi all.

So it seems the Phantom perhaps was too scary a name for a Steadicam, so instead what appears to be the same rig is now called the Shadow series.

Does anyone know what the differences are between the Phantoms & the 'new' Shadows? Literature seems almost identical. And perhaps someone knows what prompted the name change? Is it just a renaming for some copyright issue, or do the Shadows represent a markedly different or improved take on the Phantom design?

Many thanks!


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#3 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:03 PM

But I have to say, is the shadow the best name?

Got any other idea's ????
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:32 PM

What's wrong with the Flying V? Steady V? The Vuona?
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#5 David M. Aronson

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:54 AM

Don't we try to avoid shadows?
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#6 kurt nolen

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 04:03 PM

are they naming them after 1930's comic book/ radio characters? because I see a trend....

Maybe they'll do Mandrake or a Flash model in the future.
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