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#1 ripleyfilm

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 07:31 AM

Hi there,

Was wondering if anyone had any tips about good - cheap - steadicams to use with the Canon XL2. Movement would be with the cam operator mainly going backwards.
I've been recommended the Steadicam JR but it looks impossibly lightweight to me...?!
Any suggestions would be appreciated..

Matt
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#2 mattmarek

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 08:19 AM

good and cheap and steadicam cannot be put into the same sentence :D well, actually they can : 'you cannot get a good steadicam for too cheap ' :D

if you're on a super tight budget, you may want to look at a do it yourself approach.
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#3 jay kilroy

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 08:39 AM

Hi there,

Was wondering if anyone had any tips about good - cheap - steadicams to use with the Canon XL2. Movement would be with the cam operator mainly going backwards.
I've been recommended the Steadicam JR but it looks impossibly lightweight to me...?!
Any suggestions would be appreciated..

Matt

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Hire someone who has a Flyer. Especially if you have no experience. You can't just pick up a rig, any rig, and do it well.
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Posted 17 June 2005 - 03:04 PM

good and cheap and steadicam cannot be put into the same sentence  :D  well, actually they can :  'you cannot get a good steadicam for too cheap '  :D

if you're on a super tight budget, you may want to look at a do it yourself approach.

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steadicam jr. is definetly not recommendable.
i´ve got a heavily modified one and a dvx100 is the max on it.
try a flyer or a glidecam smooth shooter.
sachtler is going to bring out another rig in that weight-class, but it won´t be available till end of year.

and don´t forget to get an operator with that rig ;)
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#5 LeighWanstead

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 03:27 PM

Hi there,

Was wondering if anyone had any tips about good - cheap - steadicams to use with the Canon XL2. Movement would be with the cam operator mainly going backwards.
I've been recommended the Steadicam JR but it looks impossibly lightweight to me...?!
Any suggestions would be appreciated..

Matt

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Hi Matt,

What is the price range to define cheap? Will US$2,000 for the rig to use with XL2 be cheap? Just interested to know.

Regards
Leigh
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