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#1 Mariano Costa

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 03:44 AM

I`ve seen quite some unique rigs designed to carry brushless gimbals, but this thing...look for yourself:

 


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#2 Lucas Delbanco

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 06:29 AM

Well that's... different.  It also seems to not work all that well, considering the amount of shake evident in the video.  Why not just mount the gimbal to a steadicam if you so desperately want to use it, or just use a steadicam by itself?  People are weird...


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#3 Markus Kuballa

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 07:09 AM

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#4 Janice Arthur

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 07:30 AM

Hi all

The first steadicam must have looked funny too back in the day

They spent a lot of time and energy to make it work and I see it as another good effort. On my phone it seemed fine but its Friday so maybe I didn't see what u saw?

I see device as helping people with limited arm lifting for daily life like veterans?

Peace to all

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#5 Mariano Costa

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 12:21 PM

Hi all

The first steadicam must have looked funny too back in the day

They spent a lot of time and energy to make it work and I see it as another good effort. On my phone it seemed fine but its Friday so maybe I didn't see what u saw?

I see device as helping people with limited arm lifting for daily life like veterans?

Peace to all

Janice

I think the main point I am critical of is that the gimbal is not attached directly to the rig. Why the heck would anyone wear such a thing to get rid of the weight but then still carry it with the hands and risk your hands' joints??

But just as you I'm seeing some potential for people with disabilities.

Edited by Mariano Costa, 12 September 2014 - 12:22 PM.

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#6 richard bellon

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 11:41 AM

Still don't get eye level…
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#7 Mariano Costa

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 07:55 AM

...another video of it - I won`t even comment about the safety of by standers...

 


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#8 Janice Arthur

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 08:24 AM

Hi all;

Except for a helmet on the op and maybe gloves or knee pads I was more worried when he was running with both arms used on the first video.

Running, as we know without the use of your arms, is very hard/dangerous.

I think running or some vehicle assisted steadicam shot would have been a monster.

The roller blades I think are a nice piece and the op can skate well.

The lob sidedness of steadicam has always made it a hard device to run with was my opinion over the years at least the lifting here is done evenly.

Let's see if anyone else can use the device?

Janice
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#9 Twojay Dhillon

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 12:32 PM

Seems incredibly dangerous should the Op trip and fall forward. Facial reconstruction and perhaps some shoulder surgery may be on the agenda. Why not hire an Op that can hold the gimbal-contraption on their own accord? 


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#10 Mariano Costa

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 01:47 AM

Looks like actioncam wasn't the only one with this idea:


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#11 Kevin Andrews SOC

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 10:21 AM

Look at the elbows bounce on that arm. 


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#12 Quaid Cde Baca

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 04:53 PM

It seems more attempts to replicate Steadicam shots with a tool not meant to do that job. Gimbals are great for some shots, but kinda ridiculous how some guys are trying to reinvent the wheel. 

Innovation will weed out the crap.... which will then surface to PROAIM websites ha.


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#13 Tommy Stork

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Posted 06 November 2014 - 05:57 PM

I don't know that thing sans gimbal could have some use for a senior citizen or two or in tool lifting!  My grandparents have no exuse for buying not buying me heavy stuff because they can't lift it anymore.


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#14 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 06 November 2014 - 09:24 PM

Wow.  I'm on year 16 as a steadicam PRO owner operator.  I am not nor have I ever been the least bit worried about loosing my job because I get replaced by a MOVI (just like I'm not worried about getting replaced by a technocrane or a dolly or a hand held camera, they are all different tools)......................  But, I think those things (EXO Arms?) are bad ass!  I'm going to look into getting a set. 

I do a lot of action stuff with steadicam, step on, step off, car rigs, running up and down stairs or off road, riding a bike with the rig and I have actually chased cars down a parking garage on rollerblades with an arricam and a 15-40 on my PRO.  But there are TOTALLY applications for those exoarms.

 

My 2 cents.

 

P.S. I want full credit for the name 'ExoArm' from this day forward!


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#15 Tommy Stork

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 04:31 AM

I agree, they are BADASS!


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