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#1 Brian Nordheim

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 10:37 PM

Any reviews on this system after the demos at Cinegear 2016
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#2 Jarrett P. Morgan

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 09:01 PM

I just got mine in on Tuesday and used it on a commercial this week. It is a godsend. I did a soccer scene just running around everywhere with the actors and didn't worry about the horizon at all. The VTR operator actually mentioned to me that he was "super impressed there weren't any horizon issues, cause that's my least favorite thing about steadicam". I had to show him the new toy. 

 

So far I would say it is fantastic, but I still haven't used it enough to firmly say one way or the other. 

 

Let me know if you have any questions.


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Posted 19 June 2016 - 12:04 AM

"I did a soccer scene just running around everywhere with the actors and didn't worry about the horizon at all."

 

​Any high frequency vibration while running?


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Posted 19 June 2016 - 09:16 AM

Hi Jarrett, 

 

Can you provide ordering info? Price, contact, lead time for ordering? I went to Betz website,

but no ordering info. Thanks for your assistance!

 

BK


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#5 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 10:27 AM

info@betz-tools.com

Christian Betz or Isabell Mahlo

6000 EUR plus cables

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#6 Jarrett P. Morgan

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 08:53 PM

"I did a soccer scene just running around everywhere with the actors and didn't worry about the horizon at all."

 

​Any high frequency vibration while running?

not that I noticed. It was a very solid build. Amira with the UAP-2.

 

I didn't do very much full on running though. I would be interested to see some actual sprinting with it. When I get some downtime next week I can do some tests.


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#7 Bud Kremp S.O.C.

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 09:55 AM

Thank you very much, Jens!
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#8 Brian Nordheim

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 12:16 PM

What about the size of the unit ? Could it be made smaller? Does it raise the camera higher than normal
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#9 Brian Nordheim

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 12:42 PM

Also do you think it could be a substitute for the K-6 gyros
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Posted 20 June 2016 - 02:01 PM

Brian,

It does raise the camera a good bit. Probably 2.75". It is not heavy at all.

 

It is a different effect than gyros. I'm not going to sell my gyros. But I can myself using the wave way more than I use my gyros. It being silent is huge.


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 02:59 PM

I just wish it was smaller and then they could beef it up.  Frankly, 5-10 degrees correction is more than enough then it would not have to be as wide!


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#12 Jarrett P. Morgan

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 05:48 PM

I just wish it was smaller and then they could beef it up.  Frankly, 5-10 degrees correction is more than enough then it would not have to be as wide!

Agreed. It doesn't get in the way too badly, except in low mode. I did hit my knee the first time in low mode. after I did it once I made sure I didn't do it again!


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#13 Nikolay Kerezov

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 12:28 AM

Agreed. It doesn't get in the way too badly, except in low mode. I did hit my knee the first time in low mode. after I did it once I made sure I didn't do it again!

Using F-bracket in low mode is must.

I dont really think that this kind of device can be any thinner than the Wave....the only way is to make one that attaches directly to the post ,then you can be lower with the size of the top stage.

My 2 cents is that this is amazing product ,especially for the price . 


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#14 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 09:31 AM

I'm more concerned with the width than the height.  You don't need 25 degrees of correction and I'd imagine this gets in the way of the vest, etc.  The height is not great, but if its not as wide, perhaps it could be slightly shorter, but more importantly,  it would weigh less, which also lowers the CG.


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#15 James Baldanza SOC

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 12:06 PM

The width has not bothered me at all.
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