Hi Steadicam operators!
Just spent quite a few hours setting this up... did I balance it right? Here is an image:
Camera: Canon 5D3
Weight: 2.4 lbs
Front Weights: 1 Mid 1 Finish
Lower Weights: 3 Mid 1 Finish
Arc Size: About 12"
Mounting Hole: O
Stage Number: Top portion at 4.
No G splat.
After I did this it looked kinda balanced but it was bottom heavy so I fixed with rotating the gymbal counter and then I did some horizontal and vertical trimming using the blue rollers on the bottom.
I'm kinda worried about operating because it keeps wobbling. I see operators on YouTube move it left to right like it's cake but if I do it I get some lots of inertia like you're on a boat. Is it because I am using a pancake lens, making the balance odd?
Is there something wrong with my Steadycam, or is it just me?
I would appreciate any helpful advice.
Edited by Michael Barnes, 09 July 2013 - 12:15 AM.