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#1 Lars Erik

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 12:16 PM

Hello people.

This is my first topic in the steadicam rig. I'm looking into starting with steadicam.

Now there's a lot of different steadi rigs out there, Steadicam, Sachtler, GlideCam etc.

Is there any distinct differences between them? And if so, which ones do you have the best experiences with?
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Posted 30 July 2005 - 04:37 PM

in norway, you may be able to get by with one of the lesser known rigs, and for starters, you cant really go wrong with glidecam if that's the system you can afford.

i know in areas like canada and usa, and parts of europe, a lot of weight is placed on the gear you own. a producer may not want to spend the big bucks on you if you have an old rig or a rig he's not familiar with. they'll want the guys with the so called 'real deal' what's sad about this, is again, it's the operator in that rig that is delivering the goods. the fanciest gear in the world wont save your shot if you dont know what you're doing.

what are you getting into? film, video? tv, movies, music vid's??? i know a few guys that can get by easily on a provid as all they do is betacam type work.
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#3 Lars Erik

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 04:06 PM

I'll be aiming for film, commercial and music videos. But will most likely have to do a good chunk of tv in the beginning.
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