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curious of initial opinions.... anyone at IBC tried this?

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#1 Christopher McKay

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 07:26 AM


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#2 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 08:30 AM

Haven't tried it, but going through this will be a b*tch TimelyCoverHotel.jpg

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#3 Lars Erik

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 09:21 AM

I'm still so surprised that no one, or at least very few in the industry is talking about how little the people who manufacture these items seem to consider the ergonomics of the tools they want us to use. Be that it's a Helix or a square camera like the C300 or RED or whatever. 

I've tried various brushless gimbals and even though I see there a market for them, I think it's not an optimal tool. I'm not impressed by it nor will I consider buying one. Simply because I think the ergonomics of the units are totally screwed.


If we aren't careful we'll end up with cameras and tools like the one from this post WW2 photo.



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#4 thomas-english


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Posted 14 September 2015 - 02:55 PM

I could put a 235 on a glidecam 4000HD

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#5 Michael Shu

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 12:58 PM

Supposedly the exoskeleton can fit through doors my twisting the rig sideways (camera stays upright because of gimbal). However, I can see how that can screw with the Z axis all too easily.


I concur with Lars about the ergonomics of these rigs. The Sachtler Trinity seems like a hardcore turnkey fusion of steadicam and gimbal though. https://www.cinema5d...teadicam-combo/

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#6 Steve Acheson

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 01:27 PM

wow why would not just use a Steadicam...

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#7 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 10:21 AM

I believe the Sachtler system, although cool, also uses a 2nd operator. but I'm sure it has a majestic mode as well like the Movi or Ronin. , Still I still cant get used to the lag when operating the system alone.

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#8 Mariano Costa

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 12:32 AM

While the new sachtler rig looks impressive, the sample footage from that WW2 docu thing was underwhelming to me. Unlike a rig which has horizon and tilt stabilization it looked quite jittery.
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